Registration for City of Toronto fall recreation programs begins this weekend

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Registration for fall recreation programs and Holiday CampTO starts Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11 and continues next week. More than 10,000 programs are available to allow Torontonians of all ages and abilities to try an activity, develop talent and stay moving this fall. Fall programs begin Saturday, October 1.

The quickest and easiest way to register is online. Program and registration information is available on the City’s Fall Recreation Programs webpage:
The City will offer over 10,000 fall recreation programs with more than 114,000 spaces, including arts, fitness, sports, skating and swimming. The City is the largest provider of recreation programs for people of all ages, skill levels and interests.
Registration for fall recreation programs and Holiday CampTO starts at 7 a.m. for the following areas:
•       Saturday, September 10 – Etobicoke York (including York South-Weston)
•       Sunday, September 11 – Scarborough
•       Tuesday, September 13 – North York
•       Wednesday, September 14 – Toronto and East York

Extended hours are available to help residents prepare to register by calling customer service at 416-396-7378 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on September 9 and 12. For in-person registration support, five community centre locations will be open on the following dates, from 7 a.m. to noon:
•       Saturday, September 10 – Driftwood Community Recreation Centre, 4401 Jane St.
•       Sunday, September 11 – Centennial Recreation Centre, 1967 Ellesmere Rd.
•       Tuesday, September 13 – Dennis R. Timbrell Resource Centre, 29 St. Dennis Dr.
•       Wednesday, September 14 – Wellesley Community Centre, 495 Sherbourne St.
•       Wednesday, September 14 – Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centre, 220 Cowan Ave.
Residents need a family and client number to sign up for recreation programs and are encouraged to have them ready before registration day. To get a client and family number, residents can set up a new account or retrieve their existing numbers at or by phone at 416-396-7378.

How to register
Step 1: Get account numbers
Residents need a family number and client number to sign up for recreation programs. Those looking to register are encouraged to get their numbers before registration day by creating an account online or calling the customer service line at 416-396-7378.

Step 2: Choose programs
Residents are advised to prepare a few backup choices  in case their preferred program is full. A listing of programs can be found online at

Step 3: Register
Residents are encouraged to have all information and payment options ready before registration starts. There are three ways to register:
•       online at (online is the easiest and fastest way to register)
•       by telephone with help from staff at 416-396-7378
•       in person at select locations
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 and Lower-Cost Recreation Options webpage:

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

SOURCE City of Toronto

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