News Release
June 5, 2023

Registration for the City of Toronto’s summer recreation programs starts tomorrow at 7 a.m. for programs that begin on Tuesday, July 4 and run until Friday, September 1. Registration starts on:

  • Tuesday, June 6 – Etobicoke York (including York South-Weston), Toronto and East York.
  • Wednesday, June 7 – North York and Scarborough.

To help residents prepare for registration, the City has extended the call centre customer service hours today, Monday, June 5, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. On registration days (June 6 and 7), clients can register by phone by calling 416-396-7378 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The easiest and fastest way to register is on the City’s Summer Recreation Programs webpage. For in-person registration support, five community centre locations will be open on the following dates from 7 a.m. to noon:

  • June 6
    • Driftwood Community Recreation Centre, 4401 Jane St.
    • Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centre, 220 Cowan Ave.
    • Wellesley Community Centre, 495 Sherbourne St.
  • June 7
    • Centennial Recreation Centre, 1967 Ellesmere Rd.
    • Dennis R. Timbrell Resource Centre, 29 St. Dennis Dr.

The City is the largest provider of recreation programs for people of all ages, skill levels and interests. The City offers approximately 6,900 registered courses this summer, with close to 55,000 spaces, including arts and crafts, fitness, general interest, sports and swimming. Programs include drama, guitar, web design, outdoor walk fit, and more.

After-school recreation
Registration for the 2023/2024 after-school recreation will begin on Friday, June 9. Programs for the 2023/2024 school year will run from Tuesday, September 5, 2023, to Friday, June 21, 2024. Residents can view listings now on the City’s After-School Recreation webpage. Registration assistance is available by calling 416-396-7378 on June 9 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Welcome Policy yearly credit
The Welcome Policy yearly credit can be used to register for City recreation programs, including CampTO. Those residing in Toronto and receiving social assistance (Ontario Works) 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 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, please visit the City’s Free & Lower-Cost Recreation Options website.

Recreation jobs
The City continues to hire for all recreation positions, including sports instructors, specialty sports instructors, visual arts instructors, music instructors, rink guards and more. Information about positions and upcoming information sessions is available on the City’s Recreations Jobs webpage.


“The City offers thousands of affordable summer recreation programs to help residents of all ages get active, stay healthy and enjoy a new hobby. Thank you to City staff who work hard to provide high-value programs such as swimming, dancing and music lessons and more.”
– Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough-Rough Park), Chair of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee

“With over 6,000 recreation programs on offer this summer, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Registering for a recreation program is a great way to stay active, learn a new skill, connect with neighbours and have fun. There is also a number of recreation jobs still available. I encourage residents to apply for the opportunity to be a part of our fantastic Parks & Recreation team this summer.”
– Councillor Shelley Carroll (Don Valley North), Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee

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