Registration for City of Toronto spring recreation programs begins March 5

Matty Eckler Recreation Centre swimming pool (City of Toronto)

Registration for the City of Toronto’s spring recreation programs start tomorrow.

The quickest and easiest way to register is on the City’s Spring Recreation Programs webpage:

With approximately 13,500 registered courses and more than 127,000 spaces offered, the City is Toronto is the largest provider of recreation programs for people of all ages, skill levels and interests.. Programs include gardening, arts, fitness and wellness, sports and more.

Registration for spring recreation programs starts at 7 a.m. on the following dates:
•       March 5 – Etobicoke York (including York South-Weston), Toronto and East York
•       March 6 – North York and Scarborough

In-person registration

Five community centre locations will be open on the following dates from 7 a.m. to noon for in-person registration support:
•       Tuesday, March 5
o       Driftwood Community Recreation Centre, 4401 Jane St.
o       Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centre, 220 Cowan Ave.
o       Wellesley Community Centre, 495 Sherbourne St.
•       Wednesday, March 6
o       Centennial Recreation Centre, 1967 Ellesmere Rd.
o       Dennis R. Timbrell Resource Centre, 29 St. Denis Dr.

Those who need help preparing for registration or want to register by phone can call 416-396-7378, Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The call centre will be open for extended hours on Monday, March 4, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on registration days from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Residents will need their family and client numbers to sign up for spring recreation programs and are encouraged to have this information ready before registration day. Residents can set up a new account or retrieve their existing client or family numbers by phone or online.

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 the spot can be offered to someone else.

Spaces are also still available for Summer CampTO, which begins July 2. More information is available on the City’s CampTO 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 or Disability Support) and are living in Toronto are pre-approved to receive this credit and should speak to their caseworker or apply online. Toronto residents with family income that meets the criteria may also apply. More information on the criteria and how to apply can be found on the City’s Welcome Policy webpage:

Discounts for older adults

Participants 60 years old and older receive a 50 per cent discount on the regular price of adult recreation programs excluding private, semi-private and small group lessons. For more information about free programs and other subsidies for recreation programs, please visit the City’s Free & Lower-Cost Recreation Options webpage:

Work for the City

The City is hiring for all recreation positions including camp counsellors, lifeguards, wading pool attendants, gatekeepers, specialty camp instructors and special needs program staff.

More information about positions is available on the City’s Recreation Jobs webpage:

SOURCE City of Toronto

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