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March 5, 2009
Leisure activities and camp programs available for March Break
With March Break around the corner, the City of Toronto is helping residents to get out and be active by offering a wide range of leisure activities and camps for children and families. Schedules for Parks, Forestry and Recreation programs, including skate, swim and ski facilities can be found at

Indoor leisure skating programs - which include parent and tot, family skate and shinny - are free for all ages. A number of swimming programs are also available during the March Break to suit the needs of every family.

There is still time to register your children for March Break camps, which offer a great opportunity to enjoy activities including arts, crafts, sports and games. Some locations offer special interest camps designed to provide enhanced programming for children in a specific sport or activity. Check the FUN Guide or visit Toronto FUN online ( for information about the March Break camps. Pre-registration is required - it’s fast and easy:
Touchtone phone: 416-338-0000
Telephone: 416-338-4FUN (4386)

Many community centres also offer free or low-cost drop-in programs over the March Break. Residents are encouraged to call or visit their local centre for more information.

Skiing or snowboarding at one of the City’s ski centres is another great way to stay active during the break.
March Break (March 16-22) hours of operation at both facilities:
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Earl Bales and Centennial Ski and Snowboard Centres offer snowboard and downhill skiing equipment rentals after 2 p.m. at Centennial and after 3 p.m. at Earl Bales daily. Instructional programs for people of all ages, including private lessons, are also available. Look into a Family Ski Pass to enjoy skiing day or night for the whole family. Call 416-33-TO-SKI (338-6754) or visit for details.

Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centre will close for the season on March 23 and Centennial Ski and Snowboard Centre will close for the season on March 29, unless weather conditions require earlier closing.

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. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Media Hotline, 416-560-8726,



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