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Committed to Supporting the Communities We Live and Work In


The Community Engagement Committee is appointed by the Board of Directors of the Club. The Committee is responsible for making recommendations to the Board in respect of ensuring the Club fulfills its civic responsibility, through engagement with the Communities, with a specific focus on Parkdale and High Park. The Committee shall act in accordance with the strategic direction set by the Board.

Community Matters

The Boulevard Club has been a fixture in the Parkdale, Roncesvalles area since 1905. With interests extending far beyond a group of like-minded individuals focused on their own sport, the Club embraces—and is engaged in—contributing to our community.

The Club is a responsible neighbour that is compassionate and empathetic to the causes that concern our communities, making dedicated efforts to provide positive contributions to non-profit organizations, including the following:

Supporting our Community!

Join us on Wednesday, November 15th 4pm to 8pm

We will have over 50 vendors – local artists and crafters set up. Start your Christmas shopping and support local!

If you know of any artist or crafter that would love to join us for this wonderful opportunity, please ask them to contact our Club Concierge, Zena Laing – [email protected].

Swim To Survive lessons to our Community. Working with Kids Up Front, Parkdale Food Bank, we had 48 participants in the Swim to Survive program. Ages 6-12.
Many thanks to those assisting this initiative:
  • Parkdale Food Bank
  • Native Child and Family Services
  • Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre
  • Families in Transition Assistance Centre
  • Irvin Family Assistance
  • uniFOR
  • Native Child and Family Services
  • Romero House
  • 4reasonZ
  • Rexdale Community Health Centre
  • MJKO - Mentoring Juniors Kids Organization
“Last year's free swimming lessons proved to be invaluable opportunities for the children in our community. Many families face financial barriers that prevent them from accessing such essential activities. The parents were overjoyed to see their children receiving these swimming lessons as they could not afford them otherwise. The impact of these free lessons extended beyond the pool. The children not only gained practical swimming skills but also developed a sense of confidence, accomplishment, and personal growth. They learned to overcome fears, embrace new challenges, and build resilience. Additionally, these lessons promoted social integration, allowing the children to interact with their peers in a positive and supportive environment.”

The overwhelming response from parents and children alike speaks volumes about the importance of continuing this initiative. The children, who benefited greatly from the lessons, are eagerly looking forward to the possibility of more free swimming spots this summer. The parents deeply appreciate the organizers' dedication and generosity in offering their children these valuable opportunities.
Li Li
MSEP Settlement Worker
Dixie Bloor Neighborhood Centre
The Boulevard Club members and staff donates to good causes such as assisting
Sick Kids and the Ukraine families in 2022. The Boulevard Club hosted a fundraiser 
for the Ukrainian families that arrived in Toronto in need of medical 2022
The Club raised $17,780.
  • Annual Christmas Food Baskets: multiple years of family volunteers assisting in delivering baskets to 230 recipients in the Davenport area

  • Bottle drives: full Member participation with all proceeds to Dovercourt

  • Charity Tennis Tournament: in 2018, the Club held a charity tennis tournament that raised $9,200 to fund Dovercourt’s After School Snack Program, Teaching Garden, and subsidies for camp programs

The Boulevard Club has been supporting ‘Adopt A School’ since May 2016—donating over $19,000 in services and cheques—with initiatives including:

  • Grade 3 “Swim To Survive” lessons: assistance to 90+ students

  • Christmas gift drive: presents for students that would not be experiencing a Christmas

  • Book donations and reading program: Members volunteering to assist teachers with weekly reading sessions for students needing extra assistance

  • Badminton program: donated used racquets and summer clothing

The Boulevard Club has supported Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre (PARC) since 2019, donating over $375,000 to the Community Meal Program along with social and recreational activity donations, including:

  • Annual Gala fundraisers

  • Clothing and shoe drives

  • Valentine’s Day card drive

  • Service ware for the kitchen, including dinnerware, platters, and equipment

Since 2015, The Boulevard Club has donated over $40,000 through annual fundraisers.

Since 2012, The Boulevard Club’s tennis program has donated over $129,000 from calcuttas and tournaments, as well as offering tennis camps for kids.

The Boulevard Club supports local artisans at the annual, winter Boulevard Marketplace with a Christmas tree lighting event and vendor tables showcasing local artisans.