Monday, August 17, 2015

Registration for City of Toronto's fall and winter recreation programs begins September 12

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

News Release:  August 17, 2015
Registration for City of Toronto's fall and winter recreation programs begins September 12

Registration for fall and some winter City of Toronto community recreation programs begins at 7 a.m. on September 12 in Etobicoke/York, September 13 in Scarborough, September 17 in North York and September 16 in Toronto and East York districts.

Residents should note registration dates, select programs that are of interest and decide on their method of payment before registering for fall and winter recreation programs. Those who wish to register for programs will need a family number and a client number 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.

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

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

Yearly credit (Welcome Policy)
The City of Toronto offers a yearly credit, called the Welcome Policy, for residents with low incomes. The credit can be used to register for City recreation programs. People 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 adult discounts
Older adults (60+ years) who register for adult programs receive a 50 per cent discount.

New! Self receipting
The City of Toronto has improved its registration process by adding a fast and easy way to access receipts. Receipts are no longer mailed out. Participants can review and print their own receipts. More information is available at

Email information
Participants are asked to update their email address if it has changed by logging into their account at, or by calling 416-338-4386 for assistance.

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

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Media contact: Parks, Forestry and Recreation media line, 416-560-8726,

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