Recreation in Little Italy
The West End YMCA at 931 College Street, includes a gymnasium, a swimming pool, and community meeting rooms.
The First Portuguese Canadian Cultural Centre at 722 College Street, has recently undergone a major renovation/expansion. The centre's facilities include lecture halls, a games room, a bar, meeting rooms, and a restaurant. Evening programs range from performances of Fado music to dances.
The College/Shaw Public Library serves as a community meeting place and offers reading material in a number of languages, that reflect the general population of the area.