Close to 500 present as UJA Federation breaks ground on Sheff Family Building, the future home of the expanded Prosserman JCC on Sherman Campus


TORONTO, OCT 2017 - The excitement was palpable as close to 500 Jewish Toronto community members, including some 300 donors, attended the much-anticipated groundbreaking of the Sheff Family Building, the future home of the expanded Prosserman Jewish Community Centre on Sherman Campus.


Emceed by Senator Linda Frum, the event included a number of moving speeches from dignitaries and leading donors such as Barry and Honey Sherman z"l who helped celebrate this highly anticipated milestone.


“Congratulations to UJA on today’s groundbreaking,” said Toronto Mayor John Tory. “Community Centres are so important to our neighbourhoods. It’s where we come together as a city. This centre will provide a sense of community, bring neighbours together and connect people by acting as a space for recreation and community gatherings.”


Opening in early 2020, the 106,000 square foot state-of-the-art Sheff Family Building will offer a myriad of programs, including swim and fitness classes, youth groups, cultural and art classes and see the return of the summer camp to the campus.


Exciting new spaces such as the Charlotte & Lewis Steinberg Family Cultural Pavilion, the  Cynamon/Sokolowski Sports Complex, and the Honey & Barry Community Park, along with the existing Donald Gales Family Pavilion, will transform Sherman Campus into a dynamic hub of Jewish community engagement, offering the community expanded state-of-the-art sports, cultural, youth and family programming.

Sheff Family Building Groundbreaking

October 15 Recap Video

Prosserman JCC Video



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