City of Toronto launches fall recreation program listings

Poster for fall recreational programs

The City of Toronto’s fall recreation program listings are now available online to help residents prepare for registration dates next month.

Registration for City fall recreation programs opens at 7 a.m. on both Tuesday, September 12 (Etobicoke York, including York South-Weston, Toronto and East York) and Wednesday, September 13 (North York and Scarborough), for programs that begin on Saturday, September 30.

Residents can visit the City’s Fall Recreation webpage at to learn more about registration dates in their area and to find program and registration information.

The City is Toronto’s largest provider of recreation programs for people of all ages, skill levels and interests. Approximately 12,700 registered courses with about 129,000 spaces will be offered including arts, fitness, sports, skating and swimming. New programs starting this fall include PA Day CampTO, Kalimba, Micro-Gardening, Electronic Club and Dungeons and Dragons for Older Adults.

The quickest and easiest way to register for recreation programs is online. Registration by phone will also be available by calling 416-396-7378 from 7 a.m. on registration dates. For in-person registration support, five community centre locations will be open on the following dates, from 7 a.m. to noon:

• September 12
o Driftwood Community Recreation Centre, 4401 Jane St.
o Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centre, 220 Cowan Ave.
o Wellesley Community Centre, 495 Sherbourne St.

• September 13
o Centennial Recreation Centre, 1967 Ellesmere Rd.
o Dennis R. Timbrell Resource Centre, 29 St. Dennis Dr.

Residents who require help preparing for registration can call 416-396-7378, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to normal operating hours, the City will offer extended hours on Monday, September 11 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The call centre will be open for extended hours on registration days from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The City’s recreation programs are popular, and many have waiting lists. If registrants are unable to attend their program, they are asked to contact their local community centre or call the customer service line at 416-396-7378 to cancel their registration, so that a spot can be offered to someone else.

Discounts and free recreation programs
Many community centres offer free recreation programs including leisure swimming and drop-in programs for children, youth and older adults. Participants 60 years and older receive a 50 per cent discount on the regular price of adult recreation programs excluding private, semi-private and small group lessons. More information about free programs and other subsidies for recreation programs is available on the City’s Free & Lower-Cost Recreation Options webpage:

Welcome Policy yearly credit
The Welcome Policy credit can be used to register for City recreation programs including fall recreation. Those receiving social assistance (Ontario Works) and living in Toronto are pre-approved to receive this credit and should speak to their caseworker or apply online. Toronto residents with a before-tax total family income below the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) threshold may also apply for the Welcome Policy by visiting the City’s Welcome Policy webpage:

Recreation jobs
The City continues to hire for all recreation positions including Skate Programs Instructor, After-Recreation Care – Preschool and Children Program Leader, Fitness Instructors and Aquatic Program Assistants. More information about positions and upcoming information sessions is available on the City’s Recreation Jobs webpage:

“It’s gearing up to be a lively fall season in Toronto with thousands of recreation programs that cater to every interest, age and skill level. The City is committed to fostering a vibrant and inclusive community and I encourage residents to embrace the opportunity to explore and learn together through these numerous upcoming activities.”
– Mayor Olivia Chow

“We’re delighted to announce a diverse array of engaging fall recreation programs. From sports to arts, there’s something for all ages and skill levels to enjoy. I encourage residents to browse the listings and wish them a season filled with fun, growth and connection.”
– Councillor Alejandra Bravo (Davenport), Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee

SOURCE: City Of Toronto

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