The City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division is increasing accessibility in facilities and locations. Each facility (pools, arenas, community centres) may currently have a different type or level of accessibility.
To determine whether a facility meets your accessibility needs, please call ahead and/ or arrange a visit before registering for a program. Please be prepared to ask very specific questions of the staff related to your accessibility needs.
If you require any further assistance, please contact the Adapted and Integrated District representative (recreationist) responsible for programs and services for people with disabilities in your district.
PFR partners with community agencies and is building our inventory of equipment that allows persons with a disability and/or special need to participate fully in recreation programs (e.g. skis, sledges, adaptive skate equipment, shower chairs, and a variety of transitional equipment).
New and improved sledges are available at some facilities. Sledges are adaptive skating devices that give people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in leisure skate and hockey activities. This equipment makes our facilities more accessible to all. Please book your sledge in advance by calling your district representative.
Come and enjoy the beauty of our City’s beachfront from the sand! Available for free short-term loans, the City of Toronto has two beach wheelchairs which allow individuals who use day chairs or have mobility issues to experience our great beaches. All of our Blue Flag beaches have wheelchair accessible washrooms.
Located at Donald Summerville Pool at Woddbine Beach, reserve a beach wheelchair 24 hours in advance by calling 416-392-7688. There is also a wheelchair available as a first come first serve basis.
Please note: the individual must bring a support person as the chair cannot be manually pushed by the user due to the large smooth tires.
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation would like to invite you to the Snoezelen Room at Agincourt Community Centre. A Snoezelen Room provides a multi-sensory
environment that allows individuals with disabilities
to enjoy gentle stimulation of the primary senses,
including visual, tactile, auditory and aromatherapy.
This room aims to provide an oasis of tranquility
where the user can relax and be given the
opportunity to choose an activity at their own pace.
Session times must be pre-booked in advance.
Agincourt RC, 31 Glen Watford Dr
For more information, or to book a session call 416-396-7760.
Throughout the City, playgrounds are no longer off limits to the children with disabilities. All new playgrounds must meet the Accessibility Guidelines and provide equal opportunity for all children to enjoy the playground, develop fine and gross motor skills and social with others. Specialized playgrounds are also being developed in certain key parks in the City including Oriole Park and Earl Bales Park which include accessible water play features.
For many persons with disabilities, swimming is an opportunity to feel freedom through weightlessness. Increasingly, pools are being retrofitted as accessible pools (those with aquatic chairs and lift chairs). A small number of our City pools are kept as designated “Warm Pools” those with temperatures of 88 degrees or above to accommodate those with muscular, circulatory or neurological impairments requiring warmer temperatures.