The Ontario Sports and Recreation Centre Inc. (OSRC) serves as a focal point for the amateur sport and recreation community in Ontario, Canada.
The Centre houses the administrative offices of provincial sport and recreation organizations.
The OSRC’s mandate is to promote and develop sports and recreation in the province of Ontario by providing services and facilities for provincial sport and recreation organizations and emerging provincial sport and provincial recreation organizations. In addition, the OSRC provides programs and services to meet the needs of not only sport and recreation associations and their members, but also those of the general public.
Since 1968, the OSRC Inc. and its predecessor the Ontario Sports Administration Centre Inc. has built a track record of service and commitment to amateur sport and recreation in Ontario.
Sport and recreation are an integral part of the daily lives of almost 2.5 million Ontarions. The sports and recreation community is served by more than 81 provincial sport organizations, committed individuals in the educational sport sector, countless municipal parks/recreation staff and volunteers, and private sector fitness facility providers to help improve the daily lifestyle of people in Ontario. The amateur sport sector sponsors more than 10,000 local, provincial, national and international tournaments and competitions on an annual basis.
The participants of Ontario’s sport and recreation spend more than $1 billion a year on supplies and services to meet their needs. The majority of these 2.5 million people participate for personal recreation and self-satisfaction, versus high calibre athletes who participate for a sense of competition. It is estimated that 50% of the 2.5 million participants are over the age of 18 and under the age of 45. It is also estimated that 1.2 million participants are under 18 years of age. It is further projected that the participant rate for those under the age of 18 will remain stable during the next five years.
Sport and recreational activities continue to be a daily part of the lifestyle of Ontarions. The OSRC Inc. is committed to continue being the primary liaison and choice of the volunteer community for leadership development.
The Ontario Sports and Recreation Centre Inc. is located at the very hub of Metropolitan Toronto. Unique transportation facilities located around OSRC provide access to commuters from across the city and major bus terminals for GO and TTC (Toronto Transit Commission). The Centre is also immediately accessible to the city’s main north-south arterial road (Don Valley Parkway) which is minutes from Highway 401.