Adult Programs at Humbercrest

Book Discussion

Why meet to discuss a book? Often discussion with other people who have read the same book leads to new insights. It can cause one to look at the world, themselves or history in a different way. We read a variety of books, both fiction and non-fiction. The book discussion group meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 7:30 in the Friendship Room. New members are always welcome. Please feel free to join us at any of our meetings.

Some of the books we have read include:

  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
  • Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo (the story of life in a Mumbai slum)
  • Under an Afghan Sky by Melissa Fung
  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  • Bride of New France by Suzanne Desrochers

Canadian Tai Chi Academy

The Canadian Tai Chi Academy teaches 108-move Tai Chi, a style developed by Master Moy Lin-Shin. Classes are held Tuesday evenings at 7:00. Email for more info.

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is a series of yoga movements done sitting on a chair and also some standing
postures with the help of a chair. As a result, it improves seniors health.

Yoga is an excellent way for older adults to:
* loosen and stretch painful muscles ,
* reduce stress
* improve circulation
* develop greater flexibility
* helps lower blood pressure
* protects joints and improves range of motion, (great for arthritis)
* builds strength and balance

It is interesting and fun!

Chair Yoga (Tuesdays 1.30 – 2.30 pm)  Eve Marouchou  416-912-2062

Metro Mothers Network (MumNet)

Got Kids? Need a break? Whether you’re a stay-at-home mum, on maternity leave or working full or part-time, there’s a MumNet group that is just right for you! Metro Mothers Network is a not-for-profit, registered charity that offers a network of support and friendship through weekly group gatherings that include exercise, discussion and on-site childcare. It’s two hours a week that is all about YOU!

We run 15 groups across the city, with a group running at Humbercrest United on Wednesday mornings. Come and meet women in your community! To find our more and to register, visit or call us at (416) 487-MUMS (6867). You will be so glad you did!

Planet Matters

At Planet Matters we explore our role in living consciously and in caring for creation. We meet in the Friendship Room the first Monday monthly, normally at 7:30 pm, but often beginning at 7 pm when we have a lengthy film. Join us to expand the conversation and engagement in living more lightly upon this beauteous planet.

Planet Matters is currently on hiatus. 

Quilters Group

Meet every Monday 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. to spend the morning working their magic with beautiful fabrics. All are welcome to bring their skills or desire to learn. Click here to view quilts for sale. Contact Jenny Davies at 416-769-5986 if you wish more information.

Scottish Country Dancing

Meets on Wednesday evenings in our Heritage Hall with Deirdre MacCuish Bark, from the Royal Scottish Country Dancing Society, as leader/instructor. We begin at 7:15 PM and end at 9:15 PM; newcomers are invited to arrive at 7:00 PM. This social group is intended for dancers who wish to practise their reels, jigs and strathspeys at a reasonable pace in a friendly atmosphere. Cost is $7.00 per session. Call Dorothy Lothian, 416-762-5037 or Barbara Kalmuk, 416 766-3879 for more information.