Get ready for fall/winter recreation program registration in Toronto
The City of Toronto is encouraging residents to get ready for September community recreation registration days. Registration occurs over four days in September and includes fall recreation, skating and swim programs as well as ski and some winter recreation programs. This September, over 27,000 programs are available in 248 community centres, pools and arenas.
Registration begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday, September 10 in Etobicoke/York; Sunday, September 11 in Scarborough; Tuesday, September 13 in North York; and Wednesday, September 14 in Toronto and East York districts.
Planning ahead makes registration easier. Prior to registration day, residents should visit http://www.toronto.ca/torontofun to:
- Build a list of choices (program titles and barcodes) using the website or the printed FUN Guide
- Have your family number and client numbers ready
- Have a payment method ready or credit on your account, if fees apply
The number of online registrations increased from 88 per cent last summer to more than 91 per cent completed this past June.
Registering online is the easiest and fastest way to plan for fall and winter recreation. In June, 72 per cent of users were able to log in to the registration system in 15 minutes or less and, on average, each registration was completed in just over seven minutes.
Those who wish to register for programs will need to set up an account. Call 416-338-4386, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or speak with staff at a City community centre to get a family number and a client number, update your account information, put a credit on your account or request information on the Welcome Policy. Recreation staff will also be available in-person to help with accounts and recreation planning. Check at your local community centre for designated hours.
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. More information about the yearly credit is available at http://www.toronto.ca/wp.
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 http://www.toronto.ca/lowcostrecreation.
Older adult discounts
Older adults (60+ years) who register for adult programs receive a 50 per cent discount.