Registration for City of Toronto winter swim and skate programs and March Break camps starts this Saturday. 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. This year the City added 20,000 new recreation program spaces that will continue to be available in 2019.
Registration begins at 7 a.m. on:
Saturday, December 1 in the Etobicoke/York and Scarborough districts
Tuesday, December 4 in the North York, Toronto/East York and West Toronto/York districts
Registration is ongoing for December holiday camps and winter recreation programs.
To help residents prepare for registration, customer service can be reached at 416-338-4386 and will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on November 29 and 30 and December 3.
Some areas of the Etobicoke/York and Toronto/East York Districts were merged to create the West Toronto/York District. The registration day for some of these locations has changed. Residents are asked to plan ahead and confirm the district for their programs before registration starts. Locations affected by this change can be found online at www.toronto.ca/data/parks/funguide/wty.html or by calling 416-338-4386.
How to register
Step 1: Get account numbers
Residents need a family number and client number to sign up for recreation programs. Those looking to register are encouraged to get their numbers before registration day by calling 416-338-4386 or speaking with staff at a City community centre.
Step 2: Choose programs
Residents are advised to have a few backup choices prepared in case their preferred program is full. A listing of programs can be found online at www.toronto.ca/funguide or in the printed Fall/Winter FUN Guide available at City Hall, civic centres, community centres and libraries. A program wish list can be created with the online FUN Guide.
Step 3: Register
Residents are encouraged to have all information and payment options ready. There are three ways to register:
Online at https://efun.toronto.ca/ (online is the easiest and fastest way to register)
By telephone with customer service assistance at 416-338-4386
In person at select locations listed in the printed FUN Guide and also available online at www.toronto.ca/rec
Residents who call the touch-tone registration line will be rerouted automatically to a customer service representative as touch-tone registration is no longer available.
Free recreation programs
Many community centres offer free recreation programs, including leisure swimming and drop-in programs for children, youth and older adults. More information is available at www.toronto.ca/lowcostrecreation.
If registrants are unable to attend
Parks, Forestry and Recreation programs are popular and many of them have waiting lists. If registrants are unable to attend the program they registered for, they are asked to contact their local community centre or call 416-338-4386 so the spot can be offered to someone else.
Welcome Policy yearly credit
The Welcome Policy credit can 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. Visit www.toronto.ca/wp for more details.
Older adult discounts
Adults 60 years and older receive a 50 per cent discount on the regular price of regular adult recreation programs, excluding private, semi-private and small group lessons.