Summer Recreation Programming Published


I hope you’re able to enjoy time outdoors with friends and family this holiday weekend. The City of Toronto is once again offering a wide range of fun activities and attractions for residents and visitors to enjoy during the Victoria Day long weekend.

Learn more about the City’s fireworks display and other family friendly activities you can visit this weekend here.

I also wanted to highlight that the City of Toronto has published a full list of its summer recreation programming to help residents plan and prepare to register next month.

The City’s summer programming begins on Tuesday, July 2 and runs until Friday, August 30. Program and registration information can be found on the City’s Summer Recreation Program webpage.

Registration for summer recreation programs starts at 7 a.m. on the following dates: 

  • June 4 – Etobicoke, York (including York South-Weston) Toronto and East York
  • June 5 – North York and Scarborough 

More information on the City’s summer recreation programs, including Summer CampTO spaces, recreation job opportunities, and discounts for older adults is detailed in this week’s newsletter below.

I am proud of the range of recreation opportunities that our City offers to ensure that recreation activities are available for people of all ages, skill levels and interests. I encourage you to explore the programming available and see what interests you. 



  • Share your feedback on improving dogs off-leash areas

  • More information on the City's Summer Recreation programs

  • Junction BIA - New Events Calendar

  • Junction Journey: Architecture, History, and Photography Walking Tour 

Share your Feedback on Improving Dogs off-leash Areas


The City is exploring ways to improve its dogs off-leash areas to accommodate a growing population and the many different ways Torontonians want to use our parks. This includes reviewing the approach to dogs off-leash areas, examining the design and delivery of new off-leash areas, identifying ways to improve and maintain existing off-leash areas and ways to enhance the experience for park users.  


Residents are asked to share their feedback through a public survey by May 24 on the City’s Improving Dogs Off-Leash Areas webpage. The feedback will help inform a staff report to Council later this year.  




More information on the City's Summer Recreation programs

Summer day camp spaces still available:

Spaces are still available at many locations for in-person Summer CampTO programs, which includes programs at the Toronto District School Board’s Forest Valley Outdoor Education Centre, home to Environmental Adventure for more than 65 years.   

In addition to in-person programming, the City also offers Virtual Adapted CampTO programming that Torontonians can take part in from home with family and friends. Creative and active fun activities are led by qualified staff with a wide range of options including science, storytelling, crafts, games, dance, cooking and music activities.    

For information on these programs as well as others with spaces available this summer, visit the City’s CampTO webpage

Recreation jobs and jobs in After-School Recreation Care:

It is not too late to get a summer job as the City continues to hire for all recreation positions including sports instructors, specialty sports instructors, visual arts instructors, music instructors and rink guards.  

The City is also hiring for roles in its After-School Recreation Care Program which runs during the school year from Monday to Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. in community recreation centres and public schools across Toronto.  

The program is designed to enhance life skills for children and youth ages six to 15 by promoting physical activity, health and wellness and nutrition in a welcoming and inclusive environment.  

The deadline to apply for these jobs is May 20. More information about positions and upcoming information sessions is available on the City’s Recreations 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.  

Toronto residents with family income that meets the criteria may also apply. More information on the criteria 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 webpage. 

Toronto is home to more than three million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation and climate action, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information visit the City’s website 


Junction BIA - New Online Events Calendar

The Junction BIA has launched an exciting new Events Calendar on their website. This interactive platform will allow members to showcase their events in one convenient spot, facilitating more community connection and engagementDon't miss out—subscribe to their mailing list HERE to stay in the loop on all the Junction's upcoming events, promotions, and contests!

Junction Journey: Architecture, History, and Photography Walking Tour 

Step into a time machine and journey through history with the Junction Journey Walking Tour! Prepare to delve into the rich history of the Junction's vibrant neighbourhood and be captivated by its stunning architecture, guided by Tdot Shots! This Father's Day, treat Dad to an adventure like no other, filled with local legends, hidden gems, and insider photography tips! Join us on Sunday, June 16th, from 4 pm to 6 pm, and make memories that'll last a lifetime!

This is a FREE service provided by your local businesses! Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to explore, learn, and capture the essence of the beloved community! Meet at the BMO corner (Keele/Dundas). For more information and to sign up, see here

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