News Release
May 13, 2024

To help residents plan and prepare to register next month, the City of Toronto has published a full list of its summer recreation programming.  

The City’s summer programming begins on Tuesday, July 2 and runs until Friday, August 30. Residents can learn more about registration dates in their area and find program and registration information on the City’s Summer Recreation Program webpage. 

The City is Toronto’s largest provider of recreation programs for people of all ages, skill levels and interests. Approximately 9,300 registered courses with close to 75,000 spaces will be offered including arts and crafts, yoga and fitness, general interest, sports and swimming.   

Registration for summer recreation programs starts at 7 a.m. on the following dates:  

  • June 4 – Etobicoke, York (including York South-Weston) Toronto and East York  
  • June 5 – North York and Scarborough  

Residents who need help preparing for registration 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, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both registration days.  

Registration for After-School Recreation Care programs for the 2024/2025 school year will begin on June 7, at 7 a.m.

Call centre support will be available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Summer day camp spaces still available

Spaces are still available at many locations for in-person Summer CampTO programs, which includes programs at the Toronto District School Board’s Forest Valley Outdoor Education Centre, home to Environmental Adventure for more than 65 years.  

Set on 55 acres of conservation land, this summer day camp allows attendees to learn about and appreciate the natural environment. The camp features workshops, themed days and activities that may include hiking, archery, nature exploration, ecology, outdoor cooking, swimming, sports and the arts.  

In addition to in-person programming, the City also offers Virtual Adapted CampTO programming that Torontonians can take part in from home with family and friends. Creative and active fun activities are led by qualified staff with a wide range of options including science, storytelling, crafts, games, dance, cooking and music activities.    

For information on these programs as well as others with spaces available this summer, visit the City’s CampTO webpage

Recreation jobs and jobs in After-School Recreation Care

It is not too late to get a summer job as the City continues to hire for all recreation positions including sports instructors, specialty sports instructors, visual arts instructors, music instructors and rink guards.  

The City is also hiring for roles in its After-School Recreation Care Program which runs during the school year from Monday to Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. in community recreation centres and public schools across Toronto.  

The program is designed to enhance life skills for children and youth ages six to 15 by promoting physical activity, health and wellness and nutrition in a welcoming and inclusive environment.  

The deadline to apply for these jobs is May 20. More information about positions and upcoming information sessions is available on the City’s Recreations Jobs webpage.   

Welcome Policy annual credit

The Welcome Policy credit can be used to register for City recreation programs including CampTO. Those receiving social assistance (Ontario Works) and 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, free programs and other subsidies for recreation programs can be found on the City’s Welcome Policy – Recreation Fee Subsidy webpage

Discounts for older adults

Participants 60 years of age 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, visit the City’s webpage. 

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