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Playground covered in snow in front of new East Lions Community Centre.

East Lions Community Centre

The East Lions Community Centre is under construction! 

Although progress has been made, it isn’t sufficient for the East Lions Community Centre to be open in February as planned. Unfortunately, ongoing challenges with supply of labour and materials has meant further delay.

Wherever possible, programs that had been scheduled to begin in February will be moved to alternate locations. Where there is not an alternative, they will be cancelled and refunds will be provided. Those who have registered for programs will be contacted directly by Parks and Recreation Staff. 

We look forward to the East Lions Community Centre opening, now expected to be in the spring of 2020.  We'll continue to provide updates, and will look forward to offering tours and free drop-in programs when the facility is open. We know this is disappointing news, and thank everyone for their patience.  

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 – Spring 2020

Final Design

The Final design for the East Community Centre was revealed at the Ground Breaking on November 8, 2017. 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 (2019)

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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