Community Building

Bathurst-Finch Network

The Bathurst-Finch Network is a group of community members and workers in the Bathurst-Finch area. We came together in 2009 to work together for our neighbourhood. Today, we have a steering committee and several sub-committee including food, seniors, ESL, women and events.

To read about the values and goals of the Bathurst-Finch Network, please click here.

To read a recent article from the steering committee of the Bathurst-Finch Network about our first anniversary, our structure and our hopes for the future, click here.

To find out more about the Bathurst-Finch Network, to join one of our sub-committees, or to join our email list to find out about our events and campaigns, please email: 

Highlights of our work

Over the past year and half, we’ve worked together to:

- Convince City Council to designate Antibes Community a free ‘Priority Centre’ for 2012.
- Help create a city-wide conversation about access to recreation and the Welcome Policy.
- Convince the City to open Centennial Library on Mondays.
- Lobby the Toronto District School Board to open Northview Secondary School for free community use.

Our programs include:

- A free and friendly ‘Meet and Speak’ conversation circle every Monday at Centennial Library from 10:15 am to 12:00 pm
- A free and friendly ‘Employment Café’ every Tuesday at Centennial Library from 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm
- A free monthly community women’s dinner at various locations.
- A fun and festive weekly Good Food Market in the summer months, selling fresh produce at on average below supermarket prices.

Our regular events include:

- Community candidates debates during elections.
- Annual Bathurst-Finch ‘Community Day’ celebration
- Annual Bathurst-Finch Community Picnic
- General meetings where we discuss community issues and Bathurst-Finch Network campaigns and programs

There are lots of ways to get involved! Please email the Bathurst-Finch Steering Committee at:  or visit us at our website:


Our Locations

Lawrence Heights
12 Flemington Road
Toronto, ON M6A 2N4

1651 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M6M 3W2
Tel: 416-653-5400

540 Finch Avenue West
Toronto, ON M2R 1N7
Tel: 647-436-0385

1541 Jane Street
Toronto, ON M9N 2R3
Tel: 416-645-7575

Links for more information

Bathurst-Finch Network