Chess Clubhouses

Registration helps support chess programs for local communities in need.

Welcome to the Chess Clubhouse, a neighbourhood club designed for elementary-aged children, aged 6-14. Our 2-hour program offers a fun and friendly environment where your child can play, socialize, and learn under the guidance of a trained Host.

We meet in-person at community spaces like libraries, religious buildings, and community centers, ensuring a safe and welcoming setting. At the Chess Clubhouse, we believe chess is more than just a game—it’s a valuable tool for the development of both problem-solving skills and social skills.

No prior experience is necessary to join. Our Clubhouse sessions are carefully guided to emphasize cooperative activities, puzzles, and games. This approach allows players of different skill levels to support and learn from one another, creating a nurturing environment for all.

Every child, regardless of ability, age, or gender, is warmly welcomed here! Give your child the gift of chess, companionship, and laughter at the Chess Clubhouse. We’re excited to meet and welcome them to our growing community.

Click name of the Library below to register at your Clubhouse




Deer Park Library

Mondays 4 pm - 6 pm

40 St Clair Ave E

Toronto, ON M4T 1M9

Parkdale Library

Tuesdays 4 pm - 6 pm

1303 Queen St W

Toronto, ON M6K 1L6

Fort York Library

Wednesday 5 pm - 7 pm

190 Fort York Blvd

Toronto, ON M5V 0E7

Community Hubs

Registration is free – paid for by local sponsors.

Looking for a fun and inclusive way to connect with your community? Look no further than CIC Community Hubs, where chess is the great equalizer! Our hubs welcome people of all ages and skill levels to come together for casual chess games, friendly competition, and engaging discussions.

Our motto is simple but powerful: Chess Anyone? Chess Everyone. We believe that chess is a universal language that can bring people together, regardless of their background or experience. Our community clubs are designed to bridge generational and gender divides, and to foster a sense of belonging and togetherness among our members.

At CIC Community Hubs, all you need to bring is your love of chess. We provide the boards and pieces, as well as a trained instructor who can guide you through the game and offer helpful tips and strategies. We also facilitate group discussions about life skills, so you can learn from your fellow community members and build deeper connections with them.

So why not bring your family and friends for a night of wholesome fun at one of our Community Hubs? To find a location near you, simply click here.

And if you’re interested in setting up a Hub in your neighborhood, we’d love to hear from you – just click here to inquire.

Let’s bring our community closer together! Chess anyone?


Find your location, attend when you can, no registration necessary.




Regent Park Community Hub
Wednesdays 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Parliament Public Library
269 Gerrard St E.
Toronto, ON  M5A 2G3

Starting August 2, 2023