Registration for City of Toronto’s summer camps and spring/summer recreation programs begins March 10 in North York

 Initial registration for summer camps as well as spring and summer recreation programs begins on March 7 and continues until March 11. The City is Toronto’s largest provider of safe, fun and high-quality recreation programs for people of all ages, skill levels and interests, with more than one million recreation program hours offered annually.

 Summer camps range from basic activity camps to specialty camps including outdoor nature, arts, drama, dance, sports and more. Recreation programs range from beginner swim to lifesaving classes, fitness and general interest as well as adapted and inclusive programs for people with special needs/disabilities.

 Residents can prepare for registration with extended customer service hours at 416-396-7378 from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on March 4, 5, 6 and 9. Registering online at https://efun.toronto.ca/ is the fastest and easiest way to register.

 

Registration starts at 7 a.m. on the following four dates:

  • Saturday, March 7 – Etobicoke/York
  • Sunday, March 8 – Scarborough
  • Tuesday, March 10 – North York
  • Wednesday, March 11 – Toronto/East York and West Toronto/York

The registration day for some locations has changed as a result of ward realignments. The locations affected are listed in the online Fun Guide at https://www.toronto.ca/data/parks/funguide/districtchanges.html#.

 Residents can get tips for registration, browse available programs, create wish lists, and learn more about available programs at https://www.toronto.ca/rec. Information on free programs and subsidies for recreation programs is available at http://www.toronto.ca/lowcostrecreation.

 

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 the customer service line 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 https://www.toronto.ca/funguide or in the printed Fall/Winter 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 https://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 https://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 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. Details are available at htpps:www.toronto.ca/wp.

Older adult discounts

Participants  60 years of age and older receive a 50 per cent discount on the regular price of adult recreation programs, excluding private, semi-private and small group lessons.

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