Mayor John Tory announced that registration will be opening for virtual spring recreation programs starting tomorrow, April 22. The City is offering numerous virtual programs to provide safe, at-home activities for all ages and abilities, including art, fitness and martial arts programs.
The City has continued to find ways to encourage residents to stay active during the province-wide shutdown and learn new skills, while following provincial regulations. Spring Break CampTO virtual workshops ran successfully from April 12 to 16, with close to 1,200 registrations and positive feedback received from participants, families and caregivers.
The new virtual spring recreation programs are aimed at children, youth and older adults. Programs are live and interactive, delivered weekly via WebEx and range from 30 to 60 minutes in length. Participation will require a smart phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer with internet access. Fees vary depending on the program. Adapted, inclusive programming is free. Registration opens on April 22 for approximately 1,000 available spaces and programs will begin the week of May 3.
Virtual spring recreation programs include:
Visit the virtual recreation programs webpage for more information and to register, or call 416-396-7378. Client and family numbers are required. Those who do not have a client and family number can obtain one by calling 416-396-7378.
While Enhanced Youth Spaces remain closed to the public, the City continues to offer free drop-in virtual youth programs, including photography, videography, cooking, dance and leadership programs. Youth who would like to participate can contact their local Youth Recreation Programmer via text or email to sign up (contact information under the Youth Drop-Ins Programs tab).
Information on free programs and subsidies for recreation programs.
You can also visit the City’s Stay, Play & Learn at Home web page to explore a listing of free virtual activities that can be done remotely. Explore free recreational and fitness programs, fun virtual activities and learning and leisure activities. There’s something for everyone. Details are available at toronto.ca/stayplaylearn
“Following the success of Spring Break CampTO virtual workshops, we are pleased to offer online programs to provide safe, at-home activities for all ages. I encourage all residents to find safe ways to stay active physically and mentally throughout the Stay-at-Home order, including with these virtual spring recreation programs. I’d like to thank all City staff who have made this programming possible.”
– Mayor John Tory
“The City is creating opportunities for Toronto residents to stay engaged and entertained throughout the provincial Stay-at-Home order. Thank you to all City staff who have worked hard to make this virtual programming available to Torontonians of all ages.”
– Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson (Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee
April 21 at 5:37 p.m. – This release has been updated with information about the City’s Stay, Play & Learn at Home activities.
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