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Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre

656 Elizabeth Street N5Y 6L3   City Map
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The Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre (CHOCC) is a multipurpose facility featuring gymnasiums, a swimming pool, meeting rooms, fitness centre and aerobics studio.  The community centre is ideal for large or small, public or private group gatherings including meetings, birthday parties, special events, tournaments, receptions and training events.  The double gymnasium has a hardwood sprung floor, 2 electronic scoreboards, divides in half and in thirds using drop down canvas curtains, bleacher seating and is complete with 4 team change rooms with showers.  The Fitness Centre is equipped with cardio and strength equipment and open to anyone aged 16 and up.  We have Spectrum Programs, Memberships and pay-as-you-go programs available.


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  • Air conditioned
  • Data projector and video screen
  • Free parking
  • Change rooms/stalls
  • Fully accessible change rooms
  • Family change rooms
  • Diaper Deck
  • Showers
  • Heated Pool
  • Heated viewing area
  • Chairlift into pool
  • Lockers
  • Aquatic rock wall

Meeting Room

  • Tables and chairs
  • Capacity of 200 people standing, 150 - seated
  • Dividable
  • Room A has capacity of 75 people standing, 40 seated
  • Room B has capacity of 125 people standing, 100 seated
  • Kitchen access
  • Video screens
  • White board


  • NCAA standard size court
  • Hardwood sprung floor
  • Two electronic scoreboards
  • Dividable in half or thirds with canvas curtain
  • Maximum capacity of 952 people including viewing mezzanine
  • Half or full rental
  • Basketball: 1 full court or 2 half courts, 4 practice nets
  • All nets with glass backboards
  • Badminton: 8 courts
  • Volleyball: 3 full courts
  • Floor hockey: 2 metal nets, one set of 12 hockey sticks

Conference Room

  • Ideal for small group gathering and private meetings
  • Comfortable seating for 8 persons

Aerobics Room

  • Perfect for exercise classes
  • Maximum capacity 150 people standing
  • Hardwood floors
  • 4 large wall mirrors
  • supplied with aerobics steps, gymnastic mats, yoga mats

Weight Room

  • Cardio Equipment (Treadmills, elliptical, exercise bike)
  • Strength Equipment (Free weights; universal machines)
  • Stretch and core equipment


  • Counter space
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator with freezer
  • Double sink/single sink
  • Stove top and oven


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