Registration for City of Toronto's summer camps and spring/summer recreation programs begins this weekend |
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The City of Toronto offers a wide range of safe, fun and high-quality recreation programs for people of all ages, skill levels and interests. Registration for summer camps and spring/summer recreation programs starts at 7 a.m. on the following dates for each district:
Saturday, March 3 for Etobicoke York
Sunday, March 4 for Scarborough
Tuesday, March 6 for North York
Wednesday, March 7 for Toronto and East York
Registering online is the quickest and easiest way to sign up for programs. Over the past year, the City has worked to improve the registration experience by increasing server capacity by 25 per cent so that more people can access the system online. The City has also introduced clearer navigation and planning tools online, has extended customer service hours and has added more staff to provide in-person support.
Upgrades to the online registration system require users to update their web browsers. Residents should test their browsers by visiting https://efun.toronto.ca before registration day and updating their browsers if required.
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 Call Centre at 416-338-4386 or speaking with staff at a City community centre.
On February 28, March 1, March 2 and March 5, call centre hours will be extended from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (regular hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday) to assist with account information and any other questions related to registration.
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 City Hall, civic centres, community centres and libraries. A program wish list can be created with the online FUN Guide.
Step 3: Register
Registration starts at 7 a.m., Residents are encouraged to have all information and payment options ready. There are four ways to register:
• Online at https://efun.toronto.ca – the easiest and fastest way to register
• By touchtone phone – following the prompts at 416-338-0000
• By telephone with customer service assistance at 416-338-4386
• In person at select locations listed in the printed FUN Guide or on http://www.toronto.ca/rec
March Break camps
Registration for our March Break camps is ongoing. Call 416-338-4386 and speak to a customer service representative to find locations with available space.
Free recreation programs
Many community centres also offer free recreation programs, including leisure swimming and skating, and drop-in programs for children, youth and older adults. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/lowcostrecreation.
Let us know if you can't go
Parks, Forestry and Recreation programs are popular and many have waiting lists. If you are unable to attend the program you registered for, contact your local community centre or call 416-338-4386 so the spot can be offered to someone else.
Parks, Forestry and Recreation programs are very popular. To give the greatest access to as many clients as possible, clients registered for programs that occur at the same time must choose one program and staff will withdraw them from the rest, giving others a chance to participate.
Welcome Policy yearly credit
The Welcome Policy 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. Visit https://www.toronto.ca/wp for more details.
Older adult discounts
Older adults (60 and older) receive a 50-per-cent discount off the regular price of adult recreation programs.
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