Toronto summer recreation programs begin


Toronto – Whether it’s splashing around in the pool, mastering arts and crafts or picking up a new sport, the City of Toronto has thousands of summer recreation programs for residents.

The City is Toronto’s largest provider of recreation programs for people of all ages, skill levels and interests. Approximately 10,500 registered courses with over 83,000 spaces are available, including arts and crafts, yoga and fitness, general interest, sports and swimming. Programs run from Tuesday, July 2 until Friday, August 30. 

Residents can learn more about registration dates in their area and find program and registration information on the City’s Summer Recreation Programs webpage. Registration for summer recreation programs starts at 7 a.m. on the following dates:   

  • June 4 – Etobicoke-York, Toronto and East York   
  • June 5 – North York and Scarborough   

Residents who need help preparing for registration can call 416-396-7378, Monday to Friday, from 8am to 5pm.  The call centre will be open for extended hours on Monday, June 3, from 8am to 7pm and from 7am to 5pm on both registration days. Call centre support will be available from 7am to 5pm.   

City part time recreation jobs
It is not too late to apply for a summer job as the City continues to hire for all recreation positions including sports instructors, specialty sports instructors, visual arts instructors, music instructors, rink guards and more.  Community recreation part time positions offer both seasonal and year-round employment opportunities, quality work environments and teams, and flexible hours. 

For more information about positions and upcoming hiring information sessions, visit the City’s Recreation Jobs webpage.

Welcome Policy annual credit
The Welcome Policy credit can be used to register for City recreation programs, including CampTO. Those receiving social assistance (Ontario Works) and living in Toronto are pre-approved to receive this credit and should speak to their caseworker or apply online.   

Residents with family income that meets the criteria may also apply. More information about eligibility and how to apply, free programs and other subsidies for recreation programs can be found on the City’s Welcome Policy – Recreation Fee Subsidy webpage.

Discounts for older adults
Participants 60 years of age and older receive a 50 per cent discount on the regular price of adult recreation programs, excluding private, semi-private and small group lessons. For more information about free programs and other subsidies for recreation programs, visit the City’s Free & Lower-Cost Recreation Options webpage.

“The City offers thousands of affordable summer recreation programs to help residents of all ages get active, stay healthy and enjoy a new hobby. Thank you to City staff who work hard to provide high-value programs such as swimming, dancing and music lessons and more.” – Mayor Olivia Chow