East Lions Community Centre

The East Lions Community Centre is located at 1731 Churchill Avenue.

  • Parking at East Lions Community Centre is free. 
  • Check London Public Transit for public transit locations, times and fees.
  • For general recreation program inquiries or to book a rental, call 519-661-5575 or email recreation@london.ca. Call 519-661-2489, extension 4406 to get in touch with facility staff. 

Hours of operation

The hours of operation may vary based on registration.

Recreation customer service hours

  • Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Registered programs

Check our Play Your Way website to register and pay for programs that take place at East Lions Community Centre. 


Cancellations and closures

Check our cancellation page to ensure your program is running as scheduled.


Amenities

The 42,000-square-foot community centre at East Lion’s Park features a six-lane, 25-meter indoor lap pool and smaller leisure pool; a gymnasium; multi-purpose activity spaces; a community kitchen, a lounge; universal change rooms; and art spaces.

Gymnasium
  • Double gymnasium dividable with a drop-down curtain
  • Hardwood floor
  • Sport specific details: 
    • Badminton - full gym, three net set up
    • Pickleball - full gym, three net set up
    • Volleyball – full gym, two net set up
    • Basketball – two courts available; one on each half, and centre court option (full gym), six height adjustable basketball nets
    • Floor hockey - plastic sticks only (only kids programs allowed)
    • Soccer – indoor ball
  • Special events and other activities such as fitness programs, etc.
  • Viewing area in lobby on north side of gym
Aquatics
  • Six-lane, 25-meter lap pool
  • Smaller leisure pool
  • Accessible ramps in both pools
  • Universal change rooms with adjustable change tables and ceiling transfer lift
  • Accessible washrooms
  • Program offerings include recreational swims, lane swims, women-only swimming and aquafit classes, swim lessons and aquatic leadership programs

Please visit london.ca/aquatics to learn more about our aquatics programs.

Multipurpose Room One
  • Suitable for recreation programs, leisure activities, meetings, private rentals, gatherings, passive activities that do not involve throwing, kicking, etc.
  • Can be divided in two with dividing wall (side A is on west side closest to reception/customer service counter, side B is on the east side adjacent to kitchen space)
  • Attached to kitchen space (on east side, side B)
  • Book at least half (side B) when booking kitchen for programs
  • One sink and countertop on west end (side A)
  • Projector and screen on west end of room (side A)
  • Roller shades for privacy
Multipurpose Room Two
  • Suitable for recreation programs, leisure activities, meetings, private rentals, gatherings, passive activities that do not involve throwing, kicking, etc.
  • Can be divided in two (side A is on west side closest to reception/customer service counter, side B is on the east side)
  • Shuffleboard lines painted on floor
  • Sinks and counter tops on both sides (A & B)
  • Projector and screen on west end of room (side A)
  • Roller shades for privacy
Community kitchen
  • Teaching kitchen with commercial appliances including one fridge, two stoves, two ovens, overhead electrical outlets for small appliances, six stainless steel counter tops and moveable height-adjustable workspaces
  • Suitable for recreation and teaching cooking programs, private rentals and community events
  • Dividing wall can be closed between multi-purpose room #1 and kitchen
Activity studio
  • Suitable for recreation fitness programs (aerobics, yoga, strength etc.) and dance
  • Sprung hardwood floor, ballet bar and floor to ceiling mirrors
North Art Room
  • Suitable for art-related programs and activities, and private rentals for meetings
  • Includes sinks and counter tops, SMART TV for program instruction demonstrations
  • Glass divider between north and south art room
South Art Room
  • Exclusive access by Weavers and Spinners for their looms and spinning wheel
  • Instruction programs available by expert artisans, SMART TV to assist with learning demonstrations
  • Glass divider between north and south art room
Aquatics Meeting Room
  • Priority to aquatics leadership programs

Rentals

Visit our rentals page to learn more about renting a Community Centre space. For more information on rental booking, pricing and for recommended room capacities, call 519-661-5575 or email recreation@london.ca

Sponsorship & Donation Opportunities

Through sponsorship of and donations to the Community Centre, we are able to enhance building and park features and amenities; offer affordable programming, services and modern equipment; and provide inclusive and accessible activities in a space where everyone feels a sense of belonging.

There are several ways you can help:

  • One time financial donation;
  • Donations in memoriam, birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions;
  • Donation in celebration of a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion.

Donations over $20.00 will be issued a tax receipt. Contact us at eastcc@london.ca to find out how easy it is to make your donation today! 

For sponsorship and naming rights opportunities, please see our Sponsorship and advertising page.

Last modified:Wednesday, January 24, 2024