Active Living Centre

A place for energy, creativity, and community

Members of the Active Living Centre (ALC) have access to a fitness centre, a café, an arts room, computer work stations plus multi-purpose rooms for classes, services, programs, travel and events. There’s even casual seating space for reading, cards or socializing. All conveniently located on the Yonge subway line at Finch.

Membership for adults 55+ is available throughout the year and gives you access to all these benefits to help you ease into and enjoy your retirement lifestyle. At the ALC, you’ll be encouraged to be active, live well and stay socially connected.

  • Arts and culture programs
  • Fitness Centre and classes
  • Health and wellness services
  • Lifelong learning classes
  • Multicultural social groups
  • Recreation and leisure activities
  • Special events and travel opportunities

Programs delivered during COVID-19

Following the recommendation of the authorities of Ontario, the Active Living Centre is closed to the public. However, members, clients, and volunteers can access our activities via telephone through a free telephone-based program called“Seniors Centre Without Walls,” and virtual programs through our Facebook Group Page. Non-members have access to the videos through our YouTube Channel.

The programs are designed considering the specific demographic and include mindful meditation, book club, games, conversation, poetry readings, information workshops, and support sessions, just to name a few.

For more information call 416 733.4111

older ladies doing yoga on blue mats


Limited street parking is available where signs permit (limited number available), as well as at Hendon Park with a special permit. You must present your valid membership card to obtain a parking permit from the Program Office.

There is paid underground parking available at the North American Centre. Once you’ve parked, take the 5700 Yonge Street elevators to ground level and exit the doors directly across the corridor. The rate is $4 daily for visitors to the ALC with a rebate ticket; please see the volunteers at reception to get your rebate ticket and instructions for use at the pay station.

There is a Green P parking lot at Finch Station with a daily rate of $5 from 5 am – 3 pm on weekdays, and an afternoon/evening rate of $2 starting at 3 pm. Parking is free on weekends and holidays.

Need a Ride?

Our friendly, professional and courteous drivers can take you where you need to go. North York Seniors Centre operates a fleet of four well-maintained and comfortable mini vans. We will safely drive you where you need to go. Why not leave the driving to us?

Our transportation service operates daily Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. This service is available to eligible seniors living within our service area. Call us to find out more about leaving the driving to us.

Drop Off

There is a drop-off zone directly in front of the ALC entrance on Hendon Avenue.


We’re conveniently located right beside the Finch Subway Station. Exit the station via the North American Centre concourse. Once inside the concourse, turn right and walk past Rexall. Take the escalator up to ground level and walk left to the doors exiting the building. The ALC is located directly across the driveway circle. Please use caution when crossing the driveway! The ALC sells TTC tickets which can be purchased at the reception desk. You can purchase 10 senior tickets for $18.50.


Stay connected with Wifi while you are at the ALC. Please visit reception for the password.

We’re Listening!

Please help us improve so that we may provide the programs and services you want. Give any suggestions or feedback by dropping a comment card in the suggestion box located in the lobby. You may also speak to any of our program staff, and fill out a Member’s Experience Survey when you renew your membership.


Why not visit the ALC Café!

Open Monday to Friday:

Light Breakfast from 9 – 10 am
Lunch from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Lunch options include a hot special, or soup and sandwich as well as salad and beverage selections – all at very reasonable prices.


This menu is for the week of Mon October 11, 2021 to Fri October 15, 2021

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Lunch special includes:
Main protein, side(s), soup, garden salad and a drink or dessert

plate with knife and fork showing lunch price and time
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