Youth Centre

A modern youth centre young people can call their own.


New Youth Centre/ Wyatt and Nicholas Ave (Rendered Image)

As part of the Regent Park Revitalization, the apartment building that housed Dixon Hall's youth centre was demolished. Since then, we've been operating our youth programs in a temporary space in a Toronto Community Housing building at 417 Gerrard Street. Thanks to generous support from all three levels of government (with support from the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure and Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa West–Nepean, and his worship John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto),  and donations from the corporate partners, foundations, and individuals, Dixon Hall has raised over $5 million to construct this important new facility for the young people we work with.

Once completed,  the new youth centre will stand at the corner of Wyatt and Nicholas Avenues, adjacent to the Regent Park Athletic Grounds. The land was generously donated by the City of Toronto and Toronto Community Housing Corporation. The building will be 4 storeys tall, and will have 10,000 square feet of program space. Features of the new building will include an expanded kitchen, several multipurpose rooms, a recording studio, and a jam room. Our youth workers involved the young people they work with throughout the planning process, helping determine how the space would be used and what it would look like. Our construction partner for the project is Cambria Design Build.

The new youth centre will be home to both our Children & Youth department and Dixon Hall Music School. We are looking forward to bringing these two groups together under one roof, and giving youth in Regent Park new opportunities for mentorship, recreation, and music programs. This new space will enable us to serve more young people in the downtown east community than ever before.

We'll be sharing updates throughout the construction process on our blog.

contact-info

Interested in supporting our new Youth Centre?

Contact

Rebecca Hare
Director, Philanthropy and Communications
e. rebecca.hare@dixonhall.org

Our Supporters

Dixon Hall would like to thank these donors for their generous support of our Capital Campaign. Thanks to you, we're building new Youth Centre in the heart of Regent Park.

$1,000,000+

Cathy and the Honourable Bill Graham

$100,000 – $999,999

Ada Slaight
Nancy and Rod Bolger
Clark Family Foundation
The Daniels Corporation
Employees of CIBC Capital Markets, through United Way Toronto & York Region Campaign
EY
The Gordon and Ruth Gooder Charitable Foundation
The Honourable Margaret McCain
The Judith and Wilmot Matthews Foundation
Jon and Nancy Love Foundation at Toronto Foundation
TD Bank Group

$50,000 – $99,999

BMO Financial Group
E.W. Bickle Foundation, through United Way Toronto & York Region
The Fyfe Foundation
Pat McNamara
Pace Family Foundation

$25,000 - $49,999

Scott Bell and Susan Nickerson
Vivien Dzau and Daniel MacIntosh
Element Financial
Neil Hetherington
Hal Jackman Foundation
Tom Kierans and Mary Janigan
Martin Lundie
Nancy MacKellar
Judith Malkin and Elliott Jacobson
Myfanwy Marshall and Matthew Willis
RBC
Scotiabank
Martha Tory

$10,000 - $24,999

CIBC
The Elizabeth and Tony Comper Foundation
Patrick Gossage
Gordon Henderson
Diane King
Suzanne Labarge
Malone Family
Nancy and John McFadyen
Pat and Tony Minard
Bill Morneau and Nancy McCain
Kathleen and David Penny
Valerie and Andrew Pringle
Robins Appleby LLP
Junior Sirivar
Kate Stark
Tim Moseley and Yung Dai
The Thompson T. Egbo-Egbo Arts Foundation

$1,000 – $9,999

Sachin Aggarwal
Audrey S. Hellyer Charitable Foundation
Jean Blacklock and Andrew Auerbach
Haris Blentic
Rob Brien
Raymond Chang
Charles Coffey
Darren Cooney
Irene David
Dan Donnelly
Janet and Bill Hallett
Nona Heaslip
Mary Jane and Tom Heintzman
IBM Canada
Jackman Foundation
Francine Lewis
Lok Hing Liu
Adrian and The Honourable Donald S. Macdonald
Sue and Steve Murphy
Nancy Riley and Blake Murray
Golden Credit Card Trust
Jane Roy
Jim Salem
Cameron Scrivens
Nancy Smith
Sarah Caskey and Richard Swan
Danielle Szandtner and John Fox
Heather Thomson
James Tucker
Barbara Volk
Joanne Warner
Sandra Young
Kate Zeidler and Peter MacKenzie