Toronto Neighbourhood Guide

Etobicoke

The Elms

Recreation in The Elms

The Elms Community School, located at 45 Golfdown Road, has an indoor swimming pool and gymnasiums. During the school year this centre offers preschool, children, youth and adult programming. Some of these programs include dance classes, piano lessons, gymnastics, cartooning, ballet and drama classes. Programming is halted during the summer when the Elms summer camp program begins. Every year in June The Elms Community School hosts an annual "Fun Day" where neighbourhood residents come together to enjoy games, a garage sale, entertainment and a barbecue.

The Berry Creek Valley that runs through the centre of this neighbourhood is a watershed of the Humber River Valley. Elms Park is located in the section of the Berry Creek Valley between Islington Avenue and Norfield Crescent. This park contains a paved walking trail and a children's playground.

The West Humber Parkland Trail can be accessed off Albion Road at the north end of this neighbourhood. This 5.5 kilometre paved trail follows the valley to the Humber Arboretum where a large variety of plants and wildlife can be discovered. Across the street from the West Humber Trail parking lot is Summerlea Park. This pretty park includes a baseball diamond, a children's playground and tennis courts which are used as an artificial ice rink in the wintertime.

Pine Point Park is a long linear park that forms the southern boundary of this neighbourhood. This multi-use recreational park includes the Pine Point Indoor Arena which is the home of the Etobicoke Hockey League, a figure skating club, and a ball hockey league. Next to the Arena is the Pine Point Banquet Hall which hosts a variety of social, cultural, and business events. Pine Point Park also includes four clay surface tennis courts, an outdoor pool, an outdoor hockey rink, a sports field, and a children's playground. In addition this park is also the starting point for a 1.7 kilometre paved trail with bridges across the Humber River and nearby Berry Creek.

The Humber Valley Golf Course located at Albion Road and Beattie Avenue is a par 70 course with a combination of links and valleyland holes.

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