Registration for the 2024/2025 school year will open on June 7, 2024.

The letters A, R, and C are flanked by illustrations, from left: a yellow triangle with arms holding a pencil, a green apple smiling, an orange circle with arms holding a basketball net and a blue square holding a book.

  • The After-School Recreation Care (ARC) Program, for ages six to 12 years old, offers activities including sports, outdoor play, special events, creative activities, and homework help.
  • The Community Leadership After-School Program (CLASP), for ages 10 to 15 years old, is designed to promote physical literacy, health and wellness, and community involvement through leadership workshops.

Visit Our Commitment to Quality Recreation to find out what makes ARC a quality program.

Visit For Parents and Caregivers for day-to-day ARC program information, including what to bring, age requirements and details on sign-in/out procedures.

Registration for Fall 2024 starts on June 7, 2024, from 7 a.m. Learn How to Register for Recreation Programs.

Registration for Winter/Spring 2025 will take place later this year.

Registering for Fall will guarantee a spot for Winter/Spring.

Programs run from:

  • September 3, 2024, to June 20, 2025
  • Monday to Friday, excluding PA days, school holidays and statutory holidays
  • School dismissal to 6 p.m. (5:40 p.m. at some locations)

Registration is based on five days per week: $3.15 per day for Fall 2024 and $3.22 per day for Winter/Spring 2025.

The total amount for the 2024/2025 year: $580.86
Session Amount
(September 3 to December 20, 2024)
(January 6 to June 20, 2025)

The scheduled payment option is only available through telephone-assisted or in-person methods through a Client Service Representative. This process is no longer automated and requires both staff and client follow-up prior to the payment due date.

Age Criteria to Register


  • Minimum age: In grade one or six years old on or before the first day of the program
  • Maximum age: 12 years of age on or after the first day of the program.


  • Minimum age: 10 years old on or before the first day of the program
  • Maximum age: 15 years of age on or after the first day of the program

Fee Subsidy

The City of Toronto’s Welcome Policy offers a financial subsidy for people with low incomes.

Program Withdrawal and Refunds

If you wish to withdraw your child from the ARC program:

  1. Request a Withdrawal Form from your on-site ARC Program Coordinator
  2. Submit the completed form to the on-site ARC Program Coordinator or submit in writing via email to
  3. All withdrawals must be submitted two weeks prior to the withdrawal date.

Credits and refunds will be prorated based on the date withdrawal is requested. A $13 administration fee will be deducted from any credit or refund amount per person, per program for all withdrawals. The effective date of the withdrawal is the date the withdrawal notice is received by the City, regardless of the date the participant stopped attending the class.

Any request for a refund must be submitted in writing and dated. Call 416-396-7378, option 1 for assistance.

Healthy Snack

ARC provides a daily nutritious snack for all program participants. Each day ARC participants get to pick two healthy snacks, learn about nutrition and making healthy food choices. If your child has specific dietary needs, please inform our ARC staff so we can ensure that a snack can be provided for everyone. Note there will be no snack the first week of program. Please feel free to provide your child with a peanut and nut-free snack that week.

Inclement Weather

If there is inclement or severe weather, call our General Inquiry line at 416-338-2512, 311 or visit Recreation Centre Closures and Service Alerts to ensure that the ARC program is operating.

Supervising Your Children

Staff-to-participant ratios are always maintained to ensure the safe supervision of your child.

Age Ratio
Six to 12 years (Child) 1:10, on an exception basis max 1:15*
13 to 24 years (Youth) 1:15

*After School staff can have a maximum ratio of 1:15, with Supervisor approval, in specific circumstances (i.e. staff emergency or illness).


Where possible at certain locations, ARC staff provide a group walking escort to children who are within walking distance from their local school to the after-school location.

We welcome and include children and youth with disabilities to participate in the After-School Recreation Care program at a level of participation suitable to their ability and facility access. We require participants to be able to participate independently or provide their own caregiver if needed.

Register at the desired location and contact staff at 416-338-1351 or email

Etobicoke York District

North York District

Scarborough District

Toronto/East York District

Etobicoke York District

Chalkfarm Community Centre (Jane/Wilson, 180 Chalkfarm Dr.)

North York District

Antibes Community Centre (Bathurst/Finch, 140 Antibes Dr.)


Everything you need to know about ARC and CLASP in an easy-to-print document.