News Release
March 7, 2023

Registration for the City of Toronto’s spring recreation programs starts tomorrow. The quickest and easiest way to register is online at

The City is Toronto’s largest provider of recreation programs for people of all ages, skill levels and interests. Approximately 10,600 registered courses with more than 105,000 spaces will be offered, including arts, fitness and wellness, general interest, sports and swimming. Programs include gardening, Hip Hop dance, Tae Kwon Do, Pilates and more.

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 for Summer CampTO. More information is available on the City’s CampTO webpage. Summer Camp TO begins July 4.

To help residents prepare for registration, customer service hours will be extended. Residents can call 416-396-7378 today, Tuesday March 7, and on Thursday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on registration dates (Wednesday, March 8 and Friday, March 10) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular call centre hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

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 the spot can be offered to someone else.

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.

Welcome Policy yearly credit

The Welcome Policy credit can be used to register for City recreation programs, including CampTO. Those who receive social assistance and are living in Toronto are pre-approved to receive this credit. Those receiving Ontario Works should speak to their caseworker and those who receive Ontario Disability Support Program should 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 the City’s Welcome Policy webpage.


“With Spring just around the corner, I’m thrilled to see once again registration is opening up for residents of all ages, abilities and interests to more than 10,000 programs! I encourage Torontonians to take advantage of the impressive selection of fun and rewarding experiences offered through recreation programs this Spring.”
– Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough-Rouge Park), Chair of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee

“The City and our dedicated parks and recreation staff offer thousands of rewarding recreational programs each season. I encourage residents of all ages to sign up for a spring recreation program. It’s a great way to stay active, learn a new skill and connect with friends and neighbours.”
– Councillor Shelley Carroll (Don Valley North), Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee

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