Under current provincial lockdown measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, indoor recreation facilities, including arenas, gymnasiums, walking tracks, indoor sport courts and pools are closed. Change rooms and lockers are unavailable.

Community centres are open for limited activities, including child care, After-school Recreation Care (ARC) programs, food bank services and public access to washrooms.

Stay up-to-date on all changes to City services by visiting COVID-19: Changes to City Services.

Find the schedule for the nearest centre online and plan your visit.

Before entry to any community centre, you must complete the Ontario Ministry of Health self-assessment for COVID-19 and if you do not pass the assessment, you should not visit any community centre.

Find out about A New Way to Play: Recreation During COVID-19 for activity-specific information, and learn about  Recreation Reservations.

Everyone – including staff, program participants and other facility users – must sign in when using a community centre or an indoor pool. This means:

  • providing a first name
  • providing an email address or phone number
  • answering COVID-19 screening questions

This will help with Toronto Public Health contact tracing if it’s necessary.

Capacity has been reduced for community centres and indoor and outdoor pools. The maximum number of people in any one community room is 50 unless posted otherwise. Learn about capacity at indoor pools.

Community recreation centres have:

  • line management and protective barriers at service counters
  • signs and floor markings to maintain the safe flow of indoor traffic

Continue to follow Toronto Public Health guidance while visiting community recreation centres or indoor pools:

  • practise physical distancing and stay two metres apart – even when wearing a mask
  • wash your hands or use hand sanitizer often
  • sneeze or cough into a tissue or your elbow
  • limit contact with people you don’t live with

In compliance with the City of Toronto Mandatory Mask or Face Covering By-Law 541-2020, wearing a mask/face covering is required in indoor public spaces. This includes:

  • changerooms
  • washrooms
  • all other inside spaces

The face-covering can be a mask, scarf, bandana, other cloth covering or non-surgical paper mask as long as it covers your nose and mouth. Learn more about wearing a mask or face-covering when swimming.