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Toronto’s Summer Recreation Program Registration Opens

TORONTO – As summer approaches, Toronto residents can look forward to a variety of recreational activities offered by the City of Toronto. Registration for the City’s extensive range of summer recreation programs begins Tuesday June 4th at 7 a.m., providing opportunities for residents of all ages to engage in activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, and sports.

The City of Toronto, the largest provider of recreation programs in the region, will offer approximately 10,500 registered courses this summer, with over 83,000 spaces available. These programs cater to diverse interests and skill levels, including yoga, fitness, general interest courses, sports, and swimming. The summer session will run from Tuesday, July 2 to Friday, August 30.

Registration dates are as follows:

  • June 4: Etobicoke-York, Toronto and East York
  • June 5: North York and Scarborough

Residents can find detailed information about program offerings and registration on the City’s Summer Recreation Programs webpage.

For those needing assistance with the registration process, the City’s call centre will provide support from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Extended hours will be available today, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both registration days. Residents can contact the call centre at 416-396-7378.

Employment Opportunities

The City is also hiring for various part-time recreation positions, including sports instructors, visual arts instructors, music instructors, and rink guards. These roles offer seasonal and year-round employment opportunities with flexible hours. Interested applicants can find more information on the City’s Recreation Jobs webpage.

Welcome Policy Annual Credit

The Welcome Policy credit is available for residents registering for City recreation programs, including CampTO. Those receiving social assistance through Ontario Works and living in Toronto are pre-approved for this credit and should contact their caseworker or apply online. Additionally, residents with a qualifying family income can apply for this subsidy. More details are available on the Welcome Policy – Recreation Fee Subsidy webpage.

Discounts for Older Adults

Participants aged 60 and older are eligible for a 50 percent discount on adult recreation programs, excluding private, semi-private, and small group lessons. For more information on free and subsidized recreation options, visit the Free & Lower-Cost Recreation Options webpage.

Residents are encouraged to register early to secure a spot in their preferred programs and take full advantage of the diverse recreational opportunities available this summer.


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