Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) upcoming events

By Wes Smiderle

Manor Park Community Council (MPCC)'s new recreation room at 1805 Gaspé Ave.

In Manor Park we are known for our vibrant community spirit! And what brings a community together more than community events for all ages entertained and engaged. From music and movies to art and childcare, the upcoming weeks are set to be a treat for everyone. Here’s a listing of Manor Park Community Council fall 2023 events.

Grand Opening of 1805 Gaspé

The doors at 1805 Gaspé Ave. will officially open from 5 to 7 p.m. September 19, and you are invited.

Formerly known as Encounters with Canada/Terry Fox Centre, 1805 Gaspé is now the home of Manor Park Community Council (recreation, child care and events); Ottawa Street Markets and the Farm Store; Bacannalle foods; and Polaris School and Centre.

The opening event begins with the unveiling of the three-storey mural created by Ottawa muralist Emilie Darlington and local youth artists. Then everyone is invited inside for tours of the space, food and drink, activities and workshops. Meet instructors who will bring you arts, fitness and sports programming.

Manor Park Child Care Centre opening, 1805 Gaspé Ave., September 2023

The long-awaited Manor Park Child Care Centre is set to open its doors in September, providing full-time licensed child care for toddlers and preschoolers! Staffed by experienced early childhood educators who believe that children learn best when they are provided with nature-focused and child-led experiences.

That’s why our new centre boasts big, beautiful windows that provide natural light and ample green space that encourages children to explore and connect with nature.

Our outdoor play area will include natural elements such as trees, logs, rocks and sand, that encourages children to use their imagination and creativity while developing their gross motor skills.

For a tour or to join our waitlist, email

Rock The Block, sports fields at 100 Thornwood Rd. Friday September 19 starting at 5:30 p.m.

Mark your calendars to Rock the Block on September 29! Gather your family, friends and neighbours- and head over to the Manor Park community centre sports field (100 Thornwood Rd.) at 5:30 p.m.! Come hungry and enjoy some of our local food vendors for dinner. Or skip to dessert and grab a slice of pie from the pie baking contest entries. Stay for games and glitter tattoos. Watch Hocus Pocus on the outdoor big screen. Movie starts at 7:30pm.

The famous Pie Baking Contest is back! Get inspired watching the Great Canadian Baking Show and practice your recipes – we want to taste your pies! Visit for full Pie Baking Contest rules and instructions.

Need space for a party or meeting?

Consider renting space at 1805 Gaspé! We are happy to offer three separate newly renovated rooms sure to suit the event you are planning. Consider the studio, an open modern space, or the art room, a bit smaller and more intimate but with huge windows, or the main event just off the foyer.

There is an ideal spot for your wedding reception, baby shower, birthday party, bridal party, meeting or conference. For information or to arrange a tour send an email to