East York Civic Centre

The East York Civic Centre was the municipal office of the former borough of East York, now part of Toronto, Ontario, Canada as the result of municipal amalgamation. The two-storey civic buildings, located on the western side of Coxwell Avenue, were completed in 1990. Prior to 1990 it was the site of the East York Municipal Offices.[1] The Township of East York Municipal Building was located nearby at 443 Sammon Avenue.[2]

East York Civic Centre
East York Civic Centre.jpg
General information
Typecivic
Architectural stylepostmodern
Location850 Coxwell Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M4C 5R1
Inaugurated1990
OwnerCity of Toronto
Technical details
Floor count2

Since 1998, the building's former council chambers have not been used for any municipal-council function. The East York Community Council became the Downtown Community Council (later renamed Toronto East York Community Council) and sits at Toronto City Hall. From 2002 to 2005, the council chambers were used to hold public hearings in the Toronto Computer Leasing Inquiry. The former chambers is rectangular room with a semi-circular desk seating 11 members and small second floor visitor's gallery, named the True Davidson Chambers after former mayor True Davidson.

The building is used for offices for various committees and city departments including services for residents of East York A farmer's market takes place at the Civic Centre from May to November. A cenotaph is located on the Civic Centre's Memorial Gardens, a simple park surrounding the building.

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  1. ^ http://heritagetoronto.org/the-story-of-billy-mckay/
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-08. Retrieved 2015-12-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

Coordinates: 43°41′28.5″N 79°19′42″W / 43.691250°N 79.32833°W / 43.691250; -79.32833

Preceded by
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East York Civic Centre
1990–1997
Succeeded by
Toronto City Hall