News Release
December 1, 2021

Today, the City of Toronto announced winter recreation and March Break program listings are now available online so residents can prepare for registration later this month.

Registration for City of Toronto winter recreation programs and March Break CampTO open on December 11 and 15 for winter programs beginning the week of January 8, 2022.

More than 11,000 registered courses with approximately 91,000 spaces, as well as 2,200 drop-in programs are offered, including arts, fitness and wellness, general interest, skating, skiing, snowboarding, sports and swimming. Virtual recreation workshops will also be available. The City is Toronto’s largest provider of recreation programs for people of all ages, skill levels and interests.

Registration for winter recreation programs and March Break CampTO starts at 7 a.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, December 11 – Etobicoke York (including York South-Weston) and Scarborough
  • Wednesday, December 15 – North York and Toronto and East York

Spaces are still available for Holiday CampTO with camps set to start on December 20 or December 27. Residents can visit for program and registration information.

Staff in all winter recreation, Holiday CampTO, and March Break programs will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Public health measures remain in place for recreation activities, including health screening, contact tracing and mask requirements. Some recreation programs require proof of full vaccination in order to participate.

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:

  • Saturday, December 11 – Centennial Recreation Centre (Scarborough) and Driftwood Community Centre (Etobicoke-York)
  • Wednesday, December 15 – Wellesley Community Centre (Toronto East-York), Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centre (Toronto East York), and Dennis R. Timbrell Resource Centre (North York)

Residents who require help preparing for registration can call 416-396-7378, Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The call centre will be open for extended hours on Friday, December 10 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Tuesday, December 14, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Non-Toronto residents can register 10 days after registration starts.

Due to changes in Toronto’s ward boundaries, the registration date for some locations has changed, specifically for York South-Weston. Residents are asked to plan ahead and confirm the district for their programs before registration starts.

The City’s recreation programs are popular and many 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 at 416-396-7378 to cancel their booking so that a spot can be offered to someone else.

Welcome Policy yearly credit:

The Welcome Policy credit cam 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. Learn more on the City’s Help with the Cost of Recreation page.

Discounts for older adults:

Participants 60 years 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, visit the City’s Free & Lower-Cost Recreation Options page.


“Recreation programs and March Break Camps have proven to be a valuable and enriching experience for residents in our city. This year’s program offers a variety of in-person programming that will create a much-needed sense of normalcy and community after a challenging year and a half. I encourage all residents to look into the City’s winter recreation programming options and to learn more about the programs and services our city offers. I want to thank our staff who have been working hard to bring these programs to residents in a safe way. We look forward to welcoming back programs and residents to our community centres this winter.”
– Mayor John Tory

“Active recreation is an important component of healthy living, and we are committed to offering people safe opportunities to remain active this winter. The City is taking every step possible to provide community-based indoor and group recreational opportunities that are fun for residents of all ages.”
– Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson (Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee

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