Recreation in Riverside
The Ralph Thornton Town Hall and Cultural Centre is a multi-purpose community facility located at 765 Queen Street East. This centre offers programs for people of all ages. This centre features a computer resource area, recreation and educational programs, and meeting space for a variety of neighbourhood events.
The Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre located at 870 Queen St East features an indoor swimming pool and multi-purpose rooms. There is an outdoor ice rink located directly beside the main building. Jimmie Simpson Park a large greenspace surrounding the recreation centre, has two tennis courts, one soccer pitch, a four net outdoor basketball court and one baseball diamond.
The Opera House located at 735 Queen St. East, was originaly a vaudeville theatre. This popular entertainment venue has hosted a number of big concerts. It is also used a popular choice for feature film shoots, videos, commercials and television productions, comedy acts, DJ's and MC's local and international, corporate, special and fund raising events.