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East Lions Community Centre

East Lions Community Centre

Update – July 2020

Throughout the construction of East Lions Community Centre, it’s been important to us to keep the community informed about the project and progress we are making.

The City of London has taken control of the East Lions Community Centre construction site because of contract issues.  

As you can see from the photos, we have made great progress in recent months. The construction of the East Lion’s Community Centre is over 85% complete at this time and it is expected that the sub-trades will return to work in the near future. In the interim, we’re providing security to protect the site including re-installation of the fencing. We will also continue to maintain the landscaping as necessary.

An updated timeline for completion will be shared as it becomes available.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to resolving this and to seeing construction resume as soon as possible.

East Lions Community Centre

The new 42,000 square foot community centre at East Lion’s Park will feature an indoor pool, gymnasium, multi-purpose activity space, community kitchen and Artisan space.

This project will create a beautiful, modern space within the community and provide a wide range of programs and services to the local neighbourhood and serve as a regional destination for indoor aquatics. More than a recreation facility, this new centre will become a community hub where neighbours can come together and build new relationships, where children can meet new friends, and where Londoners of all ages can learn new skills and enjoy the benefits of recreation through participation.

The East Lions Park site was chosen after an extensive public engagement process and evaluation of several sites. Located in the heart of the Argyle neighbourhood, this location has excellent public transit service and is easily accessible by surrounding communities. The large size of the park provides an opportunity to integrate the building with the park and form a connected experience while preserving as much of the park space as possible.

Construction Schedule

  • Final Design completed June 2017
  • Demolition of existing building, outdoor pool and tennis courts – November 2017
  • Construction began - November 2017
  • Park construction - Started Summer 2019
  • New Building to be Open – See "update" above.

Final Design

The images below showcase the final design for the East Community Centre.. Monthly construction updates will be posted on this web site.

East Community Centre exterior picture


Exterior view





East Community Centre Interior Lobby



Interior Community Space


East Community Centre Interior Gym Picture







Interior Gymnasium

East Community Centre interior Pool








Indoor Pool







East Lions Park Redevelopment

A Master Plan for East Lions Park was created through community consultation in 2016. See the park design concept.

To view the Floor Plans, click here.

Sponsorship & Donation Opportunities

For sponsorship and naming right opportunities, please see our Sponsorship and Advertising Program here.

If you are interested in making a donation toward this exciting project to enhance the Community Centre, please visit to learn more!

November 2018 Construction Update
East Community Centre Ground Breaking
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