On Wednesday, the City announced the launch of SwimTO – a quick-start program that will expedite the opening of the City’s beaches, outdoor pools, wading pools and splash pads. City staff are preparing now so that outdoor aquatic amenities can be opened when Toronto enters Stage 2, to help people cool down during hot summer temperatures. Six swimming beaches, including Sunnyside Beach, will reopen on June 22. Lifeguards will supervise each location daily from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The City will provide lifeguard supervision on swimming beaches coupled with comprehensive crowd management.
For more information on this, visit: https://www.toronto.ca/news/city-of-toronto-launches-swimto-plan-to-help-torontonians-cool-down-this-summer/
Starting July 13, the City of Toronto will begin to offer summer camps across as part of its CampTO initiative. There will be more than 32,000 registered camp spaces for children between the ages of 6 and 12, over eight weeks of camps at approximately 150 locations across the city.
CampTO will offer traditional day camp experiences, including dance, drama, music, arts and crafts and active games. To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, CampTO programs will meet health guidelines designed in consultation with Toronto Public Health and in alignment with provincial health guidelines for day camps. Guidelines include lower ratios and capacity, physical distancing, mandatory health screening and enhanced facility cleaning.
Programs will be available for viewing on Saturday, June 13 at http://www.toronto.ca/camps.
Registration for CampTO will take place beginning at 7 a.m. on:
- Wednesday, June 24 for Etobicoke/York and Scarborough districts
- Thursday, June 25 for Toronto/East York, West Toronto/York and North York districts
The quickest and easiest way to register is online at efun.toronto.ca. Phone registration will also be available at 416-396-7378. As Civic Centres and community recreation facilities remain closed, in-person registration will not be available. Residents can call 416-396-7378 Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for help preparing for registration. Extended hours of operation from 8 a.m. to 7p.m. will be offered on June 22 and 23.
Information on free programs and subsidies for recreation programs is available at http://www.toronto.ca/lowcostrecreation