December 4, 2023
Beginning tomorrow, people residing in Toronto can register for winter recreation and March Break programs run by the City of Toronto. The City offers a wide range of safe, fun and high-quality recreation programs including swimming, skating and camps for people of all ages, skill levels and interests.
Registration begins at 7 a.m. on:
- Tuesday, December 5: For facilities in Etobicoke York, including York South-Weston, and Toronto East York districts
- Wednesday, December 6: For facilities in North York and Scarborough districts
Learn more and register for classes
Torontonians can learn about and register for programs, classes and camps offered this winter on the City’s Winter Recreation Programs webpage. Residents can learn more about registration dates in their area along with program and registration information.
To sign up for recreation programs, residents are encouraged to have their client and family number ready before registration. To get a client and family number, residents can set up a new account or retrieve their existing numbers by phone at 416-396-7378 or at the Winter Recreation Programs webpage.
Residents who need 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 Monday, December 5, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
In-person registration and support will be available from 7 a.m. to noon at the following five locations:
- Tuesday, December 5:
- Driftwood Community Recreation Centre, 4401 Jane St.
- Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centre, 220 Cowan Ave.
- Wellesley Community Centre, 495 Sherbourne St.
- Wednesday, December 6
- Centennial Recreation Centre, 1967 Ellesmere Rd.
- Dennis R. Timbrell Resource Centre, 29 St. Dennis Dr.
If you can’t go, let us know
Many City recreation programs 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 their spot becomes available.
Discounts and free recreation programs
Many community centres offer free recreation programs including leisure swimming and drop-in programs for children, youth and older adults. Participants over the age of 60 receive a 50 per cent discount on the regular price of adult recreation programs, excluding private, semi-private and small group lessons. More information about free programs and other recreational program subsidies is available on the City’s Free & Lower-Cost Recreation Options webpage.
Welcome Policy Annual Credit
The Welcome Policy annual credit can be used to register for City recreation programs including winter recreation. Those receiving social assistance (Ontario Works) and living in Toronto 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.
FitnessTO is a new fitness membership program that delivers affordable and flexible options to suit residents’ lifestyles, fitness levels and goals at all City recreation centres. More information is available on the City’s Fitness webpage.
The City continues to hire for all recreation positions including Skate Programs Instructor, Special Needs Program Staff, Dance Instructors and more. Additional information about positions and upcoming information sessions is available on the City’s Recreation Jobs webpage.
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