Registration for City of Toronto spring and summer recreation programs and summer camps begins this weekend

Registration for City of Toronto spring and summer recreation programs as well as summer camps starts this Saturday, March 2. The City is the largest provider of safe, fun and high-quality recreation programs for people of all ages, skill levels and interests in Toronto.

 To help residents prepare for registration, customer service hours have been extended. Residents can call 416-396-7378 from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on February 27 and 28, March 1 and 4.

 Registration begins at 7 a.m. on: 

·         Saturday, March 2 in the Etobicoke/York district

·         Sunday, March 3 in the Scarborough district

·         Tuesday, March 5 in the North York district

·         Wednesday, March 6 in the Toronto/East York and West Toronto/York districts

As of September 2018, 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 at http://www.toronto.ca/data/parks/funguide/wty.html.

 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 416-396-7378 or by 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 http://www.toronto.ca/funguide or in the printed Spring/Summer FUN Guide available at community centres, libraries, civic centres, and City Hall. 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 before registration starts. There are three ways to register: 

·         Online at https://efun.toronto.ca/ (online is the easiest and fastest way to register) 

·         By telephone with help from staff at 416-396-7378

·         In person at select locations listed in the printed FUN Guide and available online at http://www.toronto.ca/rec.

 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 http://www.toronto.ca/lowcostrecreation.  

If registrants are unable to attend 
Parks, Forestry and 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 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 http://www.toronto.ca/wp for more details. 

Older adult discounts 
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.