Monday, February 09, 2015

Get ready for spring and summer recreation program registration

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

News Release:  February 9, 2015

Get ready for spring and summer recreation program registration

Registration for spring and summer City of Toronto community 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 and East York districts.

Residents should be aware of registration dates, how to register and payment options before registering for spring and summer recreation programs. Those who wish to register for programs will require a family number and a client number for each member of their family. Before registration day, call 416-338-4386 or speak with staff at a City community centre to get these numbers.

To explore recreation program options, visit or pick up a FUN Guide at City Hall, civic centres, community centres and libraries after February 19.

The City of Toronto is committed to increasing access to recreational activities by offering yearly credits, free programs and older adult discounts.

Yearly credit (Welcome Policy)
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. Those receiving social assistance (Ontario Works) and living in Toronto are pre-approved to receive this credit, and should speak to their caseworker. More information about the yearly credit is available at

Free programs
Many community centres offer free recreation programs including leisure swimming and skating, and drop-in programs for children, youth and older adults. More information about free and low-cost programming options is available at

Older Adults (60+ years) who register for adult programs receive a 50 per cent discount.

This news release is also available on the City's website:

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Media contact:  Parks, Forestry and Recreation media line,


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