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February 15, 2017
Time for Torontonians to get ready to register for spring/summer recreation programs
The City of Toronto offers recreation programs for all ages, skill levels and interests. Registration for spring and summer general programs, spring skating and swimming, and summer camps begins in two weeks.

Registration dates
Registration is by district and starts at 7 a.m. on each date:
Etobicoke York: Saturday, March 4
Scarborough: Sunday, March 5
North York: Tuesday, March 7
Toronto and East York: Wednesday, March 8

Residents should visit before registration day to build wish lists (program titles and bar codes) and have a few options ready in case they don’t get their first choice.

Those who want to register for programs will need to set up an account. Residents can call 416-338-4386, email or speak with staff at a City community centre to get a family number and a client number.

Parks, Forestry and Recreation will offer extended customer service call centre hours on March 1, 2, 3 and 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. to assist with account information and answer questions about registration for spring/summer programs.

New this year, residents can stop by a recreation registration information table at one of the following four locations on Family Day (Monday, February 20) to find out more about recreation programs, get a family number and learn how to register for programs:
• Joseph J. Piccininni Community Centre, 1369 St. Clair Ave. W., 1 to 4 p.m.
• Parkway Forest Community Centre, 55 Forest Manor Rd., 1 to 4 p.m.
• Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre, 220 Cowan Ave., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
• L'Amoreaux Community Recreation Centre, 2000 McNicoll Ave., 1 to 4 p.m.

More information about these locations is available at

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. You can visit for more information about the yearly credit.

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 plus years) who register for adult recreation programs receive a 50 per cent discount off the regular price of those programs.

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