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September 6, 2007
Registration for City recreation programs begins tomorrow Monday community centre closures are in effect
Registration for City recreation programs will begin on Sept. 7, but residents should note that programs listed for Mondays in the directory of programs are no longer offered. The cost containment measures announced August 10 include the Monday closure of all City community centres, ski hills, and City programs in school pools effective Sept. 17 until Dec. 31, 2007.

The directory of programs, The Fun Guide, was printed prior to the announcement of cost containment measures. Programs on other days of the week, Tuesday through to Sunday, will continue to be offered. The registration system will not allow residents to make bookings for the affected Monday programs.

The City has a forecasted 2008 budget shortfall of $575 million, and to help offset that, $34 million in cost containment measures were announced for the remainder of 2007, which includes $700,000 that will be realized through the Monday closure of all City community centres.

Registration for programs is available through a variety of methods including online, phone, fax and mail. For more information on how to register or the programs offered, logon to or call 416-338-4386. Registration for programs in the Toronto-East York District starts Sept. 7, Etobicoke and York District Sept. 8, Scarborough District Sept. 9, and North York District Sept. 11.

For more information on the City’s cost containment measures log on to or call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Rob Andrusevich, Strategic Communications, 416-397-4149



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