News Release
February 13, 2023

The City of Toronto’s spring recreation program listings are now available online to help residents prepare for registration dates next month.

Registration for City spring recreation programs opens on Wednesday, March 8 and Friday, March 10, for programs that begin on April 1 and run until the end of June. Residents can visit the City’s Spring Recreation webpage to learn more about registration dates in their area and to find program and registration information.

Approximately 10,000 registered courses with close to 102,000 spaces will be offered, including arts, fitness and wellness, general interest, sports and swimming. Programs include sewing, Caribbean dance, Tae Kwon Do, Zumba and more. The City is Toronto’s largest provider of recreation programs for people of all ages, skill levels and interests.

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

  • March 8 – Etobicoke York (including York South-Weston), Toronto and East York
  • March 10 – North York and Scarborough

Spaces are still available at select locations for in-person and virtual March Break CampTO and Summer CampTO. Please visit the City’s CampTO webpage.

The quickest and easiest way to register for recreation programs is online. Registration by phone will also be available at 416-396-7378, from 7 a.m. on registration dates. For in-person registration support, five community centre locations will be open on the following dates from 7 a.m. to noon:

  • Wednesday, March 8
    • Driftwood Community Recreation Centre, 4401 Jane St.
    • Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centre, 220 Cowan Ave.
    • Wellesley Community Centre, 495 Sherbourne St.
  • Friday, March 10
    • Centennial Recreation Centre, 1967 Ellesmere Rd.
    • Dennis R. Timbrell Resource Centre, 29 St. Denis Dr.

Residents who require help preparing for registration can call 416-396-7378, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The call centre will be open for extended hours on Tuesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The call centre will also be open for extended hours on registration days (March 8 and 10) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The City’s recreation programs are popular, and many have waiting lists. If registrants are unable to attend their program, they are asked to contact their local community centre or call the customer service line at 416-396-7378 to cancel their registration so that a spot can be offered to someone else.

Welcome Policy yearly 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 a before-tax total family income below the Low income cut-off (LICO) threshold may also apply for the Welcome Policy by visiting the City’s Welcome Policy webpage.

Discounts for older adults

Participants 60 years old 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, please visit the City’s Welcome Policy webpage.

Recreation jobs

The City continues to hire for all recreation positions, including camp counsellor/playground leader, lifeguards, specialty camp instructors and special needs program staff. More information about positions and upcoming information sessions is available on the City’s Recreations Jobs webpage.


“Toronto’s great selection of recreation programs makes it easy for the whole family to get active, be creative, or learn an exciting new skill. With spring registration around the corner, I encourage residents to explore this season’s offerings online. You’ll find thousands of engaging programs, including sports, dance, crafts, hobbies, and much more.”
– Councillor Shelley Carroll (Don Valley North), Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee

Toronto is home to more than three million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information visit the City’s website or follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

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