• Port Union Mural Launch

    On Thursday September 8th, community residents gathered to celebrate a mural unveiled this week by the Centennial Community and Recreation Association, depicting local history, from aboriginal life to European settlement up to today's vibrant waterfront area. Come and view our mural opposite the Port Union Community Centre. More

  • Summer Concert Series

    On Sunday July 10th, the Scarborough Concert Band was enjoyed by a large audience at the first free Sunday evening concert of the summer series co-sponsored by the CCRA and held at the Port Union Community Centre. More

  • Heritage Day Exotic Birds

    The Highland Creek Heritage Day each June is partly sponsored by CCRA and includes a parade, food and entertainment all day.
    Photo: Pickart Photography

  • Port Union Waterfront Trail

    Ribbon cutting at the opening of the Port Union Waterfront Trail, June 2013

  • Port Union Village

    Close to nature, living near the waterfront at Port Union Village

  • Charlottetown Park

    Centennial's parks are enjoyed in all seasons

Welcome to the CCRA


President's Message

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Jennifer McKelvie


It has been a fantastic summer in Centennial!

CCRA sponsored several great events this summer and the weather certainly cooperated. The Highland Creek Festival, Port Union Waterfront and the Summer Concert series were all well attended. I enjoyed canoeing at the annual Paddle the Rouge event on June 18th featured on page one. I was delighted that Prime Minister Trudeau was there to announce that the Ontario government will be transferring provincial lands to the National Park.

I have been working very hard to launch the Scarborough Community Renewal Organization (SCRO). SCRO is a multi-stakeholder group of community volunteers seeking to Renew Scarborough.¬† We have been busy promoting our message that Scarborough is great place to live, work and play. At RIbfest, we had a map of Scarborough where people could mark their favourite places. I’m proud to tell you that several great spots in Centennial were chosen, including Colonel Danforth Park, the Port Union Waterfront, Adams Park, the hill named “Big Jake” behind Charlottetown JPS and the Port Union Library.

Thanks to a partnership between CCRA, Mural Routes, the Scarborough-based arts organization, and the funding received from the City of Toronto’s StreetARToronto program, we will soon be able to add the Port Union Mural to this list! Make sure to come out for the official unveiling on Thursday, September 8th at 5 pm. More



Community Updates

coyote pup rescued july 30th
Toronto Wildlife Centre seeks help to care for coyote family
Three pups have been rescued but wounded father cares for at least one other pup while rescue workers attempt to save the family. More


Paddling Towards Rouge National Park
Government of Canada tabled amendments to the Rouge National Urban Park Act to enhance ecological protections. More



Save our water's edge trail

The Toronto Regional Conservation Authority is now assessing options for a waterfront trail from Highland Creek to Bluffer's Park. This is the extension of the Port Union Waterfront Trail to the Guild and to Bluffer's Park. More


Events

mural opening september 8th


Centennial Park Plaza Mural Opening Celebration

First Nations educator Patrick Nadjiwon concludes a smudging ceremony with Mural Routes Executive director Karin Eaton to open the Port Union-Rouge Park Mural. CCRA was the lead partner in bringing the mural to our community. Mural Details


Dinner and a Song

Saturday October 1st
the Miller Lash House presents Jory Nash, Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter and Storyteller. More


ARTSIDEOUT

Thursday, October 6th
UTSC is hosting a large scale, multi-disciplinary arts festival that celebrates arts and culture in both physical and conceptual spaces. More



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