March 3, 2015
Registration for City of Toronto spring/summer recreation programs opens this weekend
The City of Toronto offers fun and affordable recreation programs for all ages, skill levels and interests. Registration for spring and summer recreation programs including summer camps begins at 7 a.m. on March 7 in Etobicoke/York, March 8 in Scarborough, March 10 in North York, and March 11 in Toronto East York district.
“Registration for spring and summer City of Toronto recreation programs begins this weekend,” said Councillor James Pasternak (Ward 10 York Centre), Chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee.
“Toronto residents of all ages can take advantage of the vast selection of programs the City of Toronto offers. Programs are geared to enhance the health, quality of life and well-being of all Toronto residents.”
Many programs fill up quickly, so be sure to register starting at 7 a.m. on registration day.
How to register – easy as 1, 2, 3
Step 1: Get family and client numbers
To sign up for recreation programs, Toronto residents will need a family number and client numbers for each member of the family. Before registration day, call 416-338-4386 or speak with staff at a City community centre to get these numbers.
Step 2: Choose programs
To find out about and choose programs, visit http://www.toronto.ca/torontofun or look in the FUN Guide program listings found at City Hall, civic centres, community centres and libraries. Residents are encouraged to have a few program choices for each person in case the preferred program is full.
Step 3: Register
Registration starts at 7 a.m. Many programs fill up quickly. The majority of registrations are processed on the first day for each district, and approximately 70 per cent of the total daily registrations are processed within the first hour. Be sure to have all information and payment options ready.
There are four ways to register:
- Online: On the web at http://efun.toronto.ca. Registering online is the quickest and easiest way to sign up for programs
- By phone: Touch Tone Registration (TTR) at 416-338-0000
- Operator assisted: Call 416-338-4386 to register through a customer service representative
- In person: Register in person at select locations. For a list of these locations, visit http://www.toronto.ca/parks/registration, call 311 or speak to staff at a City community centre
Parks, Forestry and Recreation programs are popular and many have waiting lists. If you are unable to attend the program you registered for, contact your local community centre or call 416-338-4386 so the spot can be offered to someone else.
The City of Toronto offers a yearly credit called the Welcome Policy for residents with low incomes that can be used to register for City recreation programs. Anyone receiving social assistance (Ontario Works) and living in Toronto is pre-approved to receive this credit – talk to your caseworker. More information about the yearly credit is available at http://www.toronto.ca/wp.
Many community centres offer free recreation programs, including leisure swimming, skating, drop-in programs and more for children, youth and older adults. Older adults (60+ years) who register for adult programs receive a 50 per cent discount. More information about free and low-cost program options is available at http://bit.ly/1At00bg.
Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.
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