Registration for City of Toronto's fall and winter recreation programs begins this weekend

Registration for City of Toronto fall and winter recreation programs and December holiday camps starts this Saturday. The City offers a wide range of safe, fun and high-quality recreation programs, including swimming, skating, skiing and snowboarding, for people of all ages, skill levels and interests. 

Registration for fall and winter recreation programs begins at 7 a.m. as follows:

  • Saturday, September 8 in Etobicoke/York
  • Sunday, September 9 in Scarborough
  • Wednesday, September 12 in Toronto/East York and West Toronto/York
  • Thursday, September 13 in North York

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 September 5 to 7, 10 and 11.

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 under the heading Changes for Some Recreation Centres in Etobicoke/York or by calling 416-338-4386.

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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 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 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 (also available online at

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

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 for more details. 

Older adult discounts 
Older adults (60 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.

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