Registration for City's Summer Recreation Programs


Registration for City of Toronto community recreation programs including summer swim and skate programs, and after school recreation care (ARC) for the coming school year (starting in September), will begin at 7 a.m. on June 4 across the city.

These affordable recreation programs fill up quickly, so the public is advised to register early. Registering online is the quickest and easiest way to sign up for programs. The number of registrations completed online continues to increase each year and additional capacity has been added.

Summer swim and skate programs Before registering for summer swim and skate programs, residents should be aware of the registration date, how to register and payment options. Those who want to register for programs will require a family number and a client number for each member of their family. Before registration day, call 416-338-4386 or speak with staff at a City community centre to get those numbers. More information about how to register is available at

Registration is ongoing for summer camps and general programs. Residents can explore recreation program options online at or by picking up a FUN Guide at City Hall, civic centres, community centres and libraries.

Afterschool Recreation Care programs Registration for Afterschool Recreation Care (ARC) programs for the upcoming school year (September 2016 to June 2017) begins Saturday, June 4 at 7 a.m. Residents can register for ARC online, by phone or in person, and can obtain more information about ARC programs and registration at

Free programs 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

Older adult discounts Torontonians age 60 and older who register for adult programs receive a 50 per cent discount on programming.

Yearly credit (Welcome Policy) The City of Toronto offers a yearly credit called the Welcome Policy for residents with low incomes that can be used to register for City recreation programs. Those 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



2016 by Councillor David Shiner