Recreation in Syme
Black Creek Park is a large open green space located off Rockcliffe Boulevard. The Black Creek flows through the centre of this park guided by a concrete channel that has been designed for flood control measures. The Toronto Region Conservation Authority began tree planting in this park in 1991 as part of their Black Creek Rehabilitation Project. The Toronto Parks and Recreation Department has recently put a paved walkway in Black Creek Park making it more pedestrian friendly.
Caffney Park is a narrow greenbelt that begins at Castleton Avenue and ends at Blakely Avenue. This park includes a paved trail, a children's playground and panoramic views of the Black Creek Valley.
The George Syme Community School located at 69 Pritchard Avenue offers a variety of recreational programs to residents of this community.
The Dave Appleton Community Centre situated at 33 Pritchard Avenue serves as the home of the George S. Syme Seniors' Centre of York. This centre hosts a variety of clinics, workshops and special events. Bingo and dancing are popular activities at this centre which includes its own ÎSyme Cafe.'