The City is committed to increasing access to recreation by offering free drop-in programs, free centres, subsidies and older adult discounts.

Etobicoke/York District

North York District

Scarborough District

Toronto/East York District

West Toronto/York

There will be a waitlist for programs that are full. If you cannot attend the program you are registered for, please call us at 416-338-4386 so we can offer the spot to someone else.

Many community centres offer free recreation drop-in programs including leisure swimming and skating and drop-in programs for children, youth and older adults.

The Welcome Policy is available to help individuals and families with low incomes participate in City recreation programs.

Adults 60 plus years who register for adult programs will receive a 50% discount. For more information, please contact a customer service representative at 416-338-4386.

Free centres were originally established in 1999 as a way to increase access to programs in neighbourhoods with high levels of low income by eliminating program fees. People still need to register (and “check out” using when logged in to their account) for these programs.

Programs/services that are free at these Community Centres

  • All City-delivered, registered and drop-in programs for all age groups
  • Passes and memberships for all age groups to fitness centres and weight rooms
  • Permits for local non-profit groups in rooms, gyms, and kitchens for all age groups

Programs/services that require fees

  • Registered programs for residents of other municipalities
  • Memberships to tennis clubs and other sports clubs
  • Permits and rentals to private and commercial groups
  • Permits and rentals in pools, arenas, ice rinks, dry-pads, sports courts, and other unique facilities
  • Permits to Boards of Education