News Release
September 4, 2019

Registration for City of Toronto fall and winter recreation programs as well as December holiday camps starts Saturday, September 7 and continues next week. The City is Toronto’s largest provider of safe, fun and high-quality recreation programs for people of all ages, skill levels and interests.

Extended hours are available to help residents get ready for programs by calling customer service at 416-396-7378 from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on September 4, 5, 6 and 9.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. for these areas:
• Saturday, September 7 for Etobicoke
• Sunday, September 8 for Scarborough
• Tuesday, September 10 for North York
• Wednesday, September 11 for Toronto/East York and West Toronto/York  

Due to ward realignments, the registration start date for some locations has changed. Residents are asked to plan ahead and confirm the district for their programs before registration starts. Locations affected by this change can be found online at

How to register
Step 1: Get account numbers
Residents need a family number and client number to sign up for recreation programs. Those looking to register are encouraged to get their numbers before registration day by calling the customer service line or by speaking with staff at a City community centre.

Step 2: Choose programs
Residents are advised to have a few backup choices prepared in case their preferred program is full. A listing of programs can be found online at or in the printed Fall/Winter FUN Guide available at community centres, libraries, civic centres and City Hall. A program wish list can be created with the online FUN Guide.

Step 3: Register
Residents are encouraged to have all information and payment options ready before registration starts. There are three ways to register:
• online at (online is the easiest and fastest way to register)
• by telephone with help from staff at 416-396-7378
• in person at select locations listed in the printed FUN Guide and available online at

Free recreation programs
Many community centres offer free recreation programs, including leisure swimming and drop-in programs for children, youth and older adults. More information is available at  

If registrants are unable to attend
Parks, Forestry and Recreation programs are popular and many of them have waiting lists. If registrants are unable to attend their registered program, they are asked to contact their local community centre or call the customer service line so the spot can be offered to someone else.

Welcome Policy yearly credit
The Welcome Policy credit can be used to register for City recreation programs. Those receiving social assistance (Ontario Works) and living in Toronto are pre-approved to receive this credit and should speak to their caseworker. Details are available at

Older adult discounts
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.

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Shane Gerard
Strategic Communications