In 2019 the Forest City Sport & Social Club (FCSSC) celebrated 10 years of bringing more fun, friends and fitness to London. 10 years is a significant milestone for any business; one that FCSSC celebrated with the purchase of their own office building on the edge of London’s downtown core.
Over the years the club’s membership has grown from 220 players to over 26,000 players. With that growth has come an increase in the size of the FCSSC team, and the club’s sport equipment inventory.
FCSSC’s new building is a heritage building on King St, still close to the Old East Village neighbourhood where the club has resided for eight years, and even closer to the downtown heart of the city, in an area that is still gentrifying, much like Dundas St was when FCSSC moved in there in 2012.
FCSSC’s new building is undergoing a complete transformation, being designed and built to meet the needs of the club and our members. FCSSC will vacate their current space at the end of February, and move in to their new building in May 2020. Until May, the FCSSC team will work out of temporary space and will meet up with members at game locations in the evenings or by appointment during the day. As always, the FCSSC staff will be reachable online and by phone during office hours.
“FCSSC has been ready to move in to our own, larger space for a while. The building was hard to find and the process of making the building what we need it to be has been even harder, but it will be worth it,” says FCSSC Founder, Kyla Woodcock. “The new building on King St. will be a fabulous clubhouse for FCSSC for years to come.”
In addition to expanded office and storage space, FCSSC’s new building has a private driveway & parking lot, ideal for playing shinny and hoops, secure bicycle parking, an outdoor patio, access to the downtown fibre optic and 5G wireless networks, a comfortable hangout space, and fresh, bold art created by local artists. It will be a fantastic gathering place for staff, and members, to enjoy.
“We will host a celebration in our new space once we’re settled in, likely in late summer,” says Woodcock.
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