Our Ward

Spadina–Fort York, Ward 10, is home to our downtown communities – the city of Toronto’s most exciting ward to live, work, and enjoy! 

With boundaries spanning from Liberty Village in the west to the Distillery District in the east, from Toronto Islands and all along the Waterfront and up to Trinity Bellwoods and Chinatown and City Hall, Ward 10 is vibrant and full of a diversity of destinations, neighbourhoods, and communities, including:

Alexandra Park, Chinatown, Cityplace, Corktown, Distillery District, Entertainment District, Fort York, Gooderham & Worts, Grange Park, King West, Liberty Village, Ossington, St Lawrence, The Esplanade, Toronto Island, Trinity Bellwoods, Waterfront, West Don Lands, West Queen West. 

 

Map of  Toronto Ward 10 - Spadina--Fort York ward boundaries

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Residents Associations

Ward 10 is home to many active Resident and Neighbourhood associations - volunteer organizations composed of residents who advocate for and organize activities within their particular neighborhood. Please consult the list below and click through to their websites if you are looking to get involved with your local community’s group.

Business Improvement Associations (BIAs)

A Business Improvement Area (BIA) is an association of commercial property owners and tenants within a defined area who work in partnership with the City to create thriving, competitive, and safe business areas that attract shoppers, diners, visitors, and new businesses. By working collectively as a BIA, local businesses have the organizational and funding capacity to be catalysts for civic improvement, enhancing the quality of life in their local neighbourhood and the City as a whole.

As of 2018, Toronto boasts 84 BIAs across the City — the largest number of BIAs of any urban centre in the world — representing 45,000 members. Together, they generate more than $34 million in funding towards street and sidewalk beautification, marketing and promotional campaigns, street festivals, clean street / graffiti-removal campaigns, and crime prevention strategies. BIAs also act as a unified voice to address issues on behalf of their membership. (source: Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas)

Ward 10 is home to thirteen thriving BIAs. Click through to learn about each organization’s mandate, membership, and local businesses.

  • Chinatown BIA
  • CityPlace and Fort York BIA
  • Financial District BIA
  • Liberty Village BIA
  • Little Portugal on Dundas BIA
  • Ossington BIA
  • Parkdale Village BIA
  • Queen Street West BIA
  • West Queen West BIA
  • St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA
  • The Waterfront BIA
  • Toronto Downtown West BIA
  • Trinity Bellwoods BIA

Community Centres

Community Recreation Centres, Community Centres and Librairies are at the heart of our neighbourhoods’ activities and social well-being – committed to fostering a sense of community, promoting civic engagement and enhancing the quality of life through their community, recreational and social service programs.

  • Alexandra Park Community Centre
  • Canoe Landing Community Recreation Centre
  • Scadding Court Community Centre
  • St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre
  • Trinity Bellwoods Community Recreation Centre
  • Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre
  • City Hall Library
  • Fort York Library
  • Sanderson Library
  • St. Lawrence Library

Parks

Ward 10 is home to 71 unique parks and parkettes! View the full list of parks in our ward here, which include:

Trinity Bellwoods Park – this heavily used 14.6 hectares park is the largest park in the downtown core. It features ball diamonds, tennis and volleyball courts, an OLA, picnic areas, a wading pool, a playground, and an outdoor artificial ice rink.

Canoe Landing – a 3.1 hectare park featuring two multipurpose sports fields, multiple walking paths, and a temporary OLA. Soon to be connected to the Block 31 project including a community centre and two schools.

Nathan Phillips Square – a civic square located at in front of Toronto’s new City Hall. Every year 1.8 million visitors attend a variety of community and special events hosted at the Square. It features a heavily used artificial ice rink, a peace garden, a fountain, and a podium greenroof.

Toronto Islands Park – Toronto Island Park is a 13 minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto. The park is made up of several islands, including Ward’s Island, Centre Island and Hanlan’s Point. It features beaches, trailers and children’s amusement rides.

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