The City of Toronto offers fun and affordable recreation programs for all ages, skill levels and interests. On Saturday, December 6 starting at 7 a.m., Toronto residents across the city will be able to register for winter skating and swimming lessons as well as March Break camps, including arts, sports, cooking and more.
Registration for winter general programs and ski and snowboard lessons opened for registration earlier and will continue throughout the winter.
Programs fill quickly, so residents are advised to be ready to register at about 7 a.m. on December 6 for the registrations that open that morning.
Step 1: Get family and client numbers
To sign up for recreation programs, Toronto residents will need a family number and individual client numbers for each member of the family. Before registration day, call 416-338-4386 or speak with staff at a City community and recreation centre to get these numbers.
Step 2: Choose programs
To find out about and choose programs, visit http://www.toronto.ca/torontofun or look in the printed FUN Guide program listings found at City Hall, civic centres, community and recreation centres and libraries. Residents are encouraged to have a few program choices for each person in the case the preferred program is full.
Step 3: Register early
Be sure to have all information and payment options ready. Many programs fill up quickly. The majority of registrations are processed on the first day of registration, and about 70 per cent of the total daily registrations are processed within the first hour.
There are four ways to register:
- Online: On the web at http://efun.toronto.ca. Registering online is the quickest and easiest way to sign up for programs.
- By phone: Touch Tone Registration (TTR) at 416-338-0000.
- Operator assisted: Call (416) 338-4386 to register through a customer service representative.
- In person: Register in person at select locations. A list of these locations is available at http://bit.ly/1tgA537, by calling 311, or by speaking to staff at a Toronto community centre.
City of Toronto recreation programs are popular and many have waiting lists. If you are unable to attend the program you registered for, please contact your local community centre or call (416) 338-4386 so the spot can be offered to someone else.
The City of Toronto offers a yearly credit called the Welcome Policy for residents with low incomes that can be used to register for any City recreation program. Anyone receiving social assistance (Ontario Works) and living in Toronto is pre-approved to receive this credit – talk to your caseworker. More information about the yearly credit is available at http://www.toronto.ca/wp.
Many community centres offer free recreation programs, including leisure swimming, skating, drop-in programs and more for children, youth and older adults. Older adults (60+ years) who register for adult programs receive a 50 per cent discount. More information about free and low-cost program options are available at http://bit.ly/1At00bg.