Cabbagetown Youth Centre (CYC), a not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1972 as the Cabbagetown Boxing Club, a boxing club designed to support neighbouring youth with sports and recreation opportunities.
The CYC has been working to serve the Cabbagetown, St. Jamestown, and Regent Park neighbourhoods for 47 years. As a result of the loss of significant government grants, the Centre is facing imminent closure. They will no longer be able to maintain their core programming and operations.
The City of Toronto currently operates a number of programs designed to support our vision to address community safety, anti-poverty, and youth engagement initiatives. With equitable access to recreational services in the Downtown East being an ongoing concern, it is imperative that we review opportunities to increase support for the CYC.
There is a timely opportunity to strengthen City's recreation for all vision through supporting the CYC with interim funding to maintain its operations.