Partner Programs

The Ralph Thornton Community Centre is home to a wide variety of programs and services offered by partner agencies and organizations.

Ralph Thornton Community Organization (RTCO)

The Ralph Thornton Community Organization (RTCO) was established in February 2001 to raise funds for the Ralph Thornton Community Centre (RTCC) and other local community organizations. As a City of Toronto agency, the RTCC was not permitted to solicit public donations to fund its programming at that time. RTCO encouraged donations and facilitated fundraising by providing donors with tax receipts.

RTCO is incorporated in Ontario as a not-for-profit corporation and registered charity. It works to support the establishment, operation, programming, and projects undertaken by the RTCC, other community centres, and not-for-profit organizations or groups that serve and benefit our community. Our partners include the RTCC, the Riverside BIA, the South Riverdale Child-Parent Centre, and Riverdale Share.

RTCO hosts several fundraising events to support community activities, and we welcome your ideas for these initiatives and programs. We plan to continue being a community partner for participants of all ages and welcome involved, committed residents who want to engage with our activities.

Donations to the Ralph Thornton Community Organization will be used to support a wide range of activities, including programming for children, youth, and older adults; amateur athletics and sports; culture (including literature, drama, art, music, or dance); community celebrations; education; handicrafts and hobbies; recreation; public policy dialogue; and community development and betterment.

Previous Funded Projects include: RTCC’s Mentor Programme; Annual RAC Camp; Annual Antler Breakfast; Riverside community engagement and development

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Toronto Public Library Queen/Saulter Branch

Toronto Public Library Queen/Saulter Branch, located at 765 Queen St. East in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood, is one of the best used neighbourhood library branches in the city. Located on the ground level of our building, this Toronto Public Library branch has a diverse collection, including children’s books, periodicals, and local history.

The library inspires the spirit of exploration, the joy of reading, and the pursuit of knowledge for people of all ages and backgrounds, beginning with the very young. TPL also offers programs for children and families to promote reading and community.


Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12:30-8:30
Wednesday: 10:00 – 6:00
Thursday: 12:30 – 8:30
Friday: 10:00 – 6:00
Saturday: 9:00 – 5:00
Sunday: Closed

416-393-7723  Website

South Riverdale Child-Parent Centre

The South Riverdale Child-Parent Centre, incorporated in 1978, is committed to encouraging and supporting positive parent-child relationships, providing opportunities for learning, building on family strengths and increasing family involvement in the larger community. The Centre runs a family resource program, which provides a cluster of programs designed to meet the needs of individuals caring for young children at home. SRCPC also has a toy/parenting book lending library, a clothing exchange and offers developmental screenings to families in the community.

Drop-in Hours

Monday:  9:00 am to 1:30pm (0-6 years)
Tuesday:  3:30pm to 5:30pm (0-6 years)
Wednesday:  Workshop/outing days*
Thursday:  9:00 am to 1:30 pm (0-12 mo.)
Friday:  9:00 am to 1:30pm  (0-6 years)
Saturday:  9:30 am to 12:30pm (September – end of April, except long weekends)
Sunday:  Closed

* Workshop/outing days require an email to register

Office Hours

Monday:  1:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tuesday:  Please call ahead
Wednesday:  Please call ahead
Thursday:  1:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Friday:  1:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Saturday:  Closed
Sunday:  Closed

Phone:  (416) 469-3776
@southriverdalecpc (Instagram)
SRCPCentre (Facebook)

Don Valley Community Legal Services (Satellite Office on RTCC Mezzanine)

Don Valley Community Legal Services is an accessible, non-profit, community-based, poverty law clinic governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The purpose of our organization is to provide professional services with respect to individuals and groups within our geographical area.

Phone: (416) 441-1764, extension 1

Main location hours*:

Monday:  9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday:  9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday:  9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday:  9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday:  Closed
Sunday: Closed

*Due to Covid-19, no walk-in services