Winter and Spring Program Listings Now Available


If you are planning to register for 2024 winter recreation and March Break programs, program listings are now available online.

More than 13,000 registered courses with approximately 133,500 spaces, as well as more than 2,900 drop-in programs, will be offered including arts, fitness and wellness, general interest, skating, skiing, snowboarding, sports and swimming.

Registration begins for winter recreation programs and March Break camps:

  • Tuesday, December 5: For facilities in Etobicoke York (including York South-Weston) and Toronto East York districts
  • Wednesday, December 6: For facilities in North York and Scarborough districts

Programs start in January 2024, and March Break CampTO runs from March 11 to 15, 2024.

Residents can visit the Winter Recreation webpage to learn about registration dates and to find program and registration information:

Registration by phone will also be available by calling the Client Services Call Centre at 416-396-7378 from 7 a.m. on registration dates.

In advance of the registration dates, residents who require help preparing for registration can call Client Services at 416-396-7378, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to normal operating hours, the City will offer extended hours on Monday, December 4, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The call centre will be open for extended hours on registration days, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Discounts and free recreation programs
Many community centres offer free recreation programs including leisure swimming and drop-in programs for children, youth and older adults. Participants 60 years and older receive a 50 per cent discount on the regular price of adult recreation programs excluding private, semi-private and small group lessons. Information about free programs and other subsidies is available on the City’s Free & Lower-Cost Recreation Options webpage:  



- Reminder: Vacant Home Tax Declaration

- New Traffic Signal on Parkside Drive

- Cycling Network Plan Consultation

- Bloor West Bike Lanes and Complete Street Extension Update

Submit your Vacant Home Tax Declaration of Occupancy Status for 2023

Owners of residential properties in Toronto are required to declare the occupancy status of their property every year, even if they live there. Residential properties that are unoccupied for more than six months, or properties for which no exemption applies or no declaration is submitted, will be subject to the Vacant Home Tax.

If you have not yet submitted a declaration of your property’s occupancy status for the 2023 calendar year, you must do so by the deadline of February 29, 2024.

If you already submitted your 2023 declaration, you do not need to take further action at this time. Thank you for your declaration.

The City of Toronto’s secure portal is the best way to submit a declaration. Declaring online is quick and easy to do. You may authorize someone to submit the declaration on your behalf.

Declare at

If unable to declare online, you can complete and submit a paper declaration form. Paper copies of the declaration forms are available at Property Tax and Utility customer service counters at City Hall and all Civic Centre locations, or by calling 311.

The New Mid-Block Traffic Signal at Parkside Drive & High Park Trail has been activated

Transportation Services reviewed the need for a pedestrian crossing protection on Parkside Drive in the vicinity of the High Park Trail. Based on the assessment undertaken, Transportation Services approved the installation of traffic control signals on Parkside Drive where it intersects with High Park Trail, located immediately north of The Queensway overpass. Traffic control signals will provide enhanced safety for vulnerable road users using the trail as well as the existing transit stops.

Please see the following link for information on the Parkside Drive Study and how to subscribe for updates:

There will be further public engagement opportunities on the short-term and long-term plans on Parkside Drive.

Have your say at the Cycling Network Plan Consultation

The City is planning where to build the next cycle tracks, bike lanes, neighbourhood routes & multi-use trails. . Together, all these bikeways make Toronto’s Cycling Network.  The City wants your input to ensure travel by bike is safer and more inviting, which helps ease congestion, creates a cleaner environment, and promotes physical activity. 

There are several opportunities for you to engage in person and online: 

  • In-person drop-in events on November 23, 27, 28 and December 1. 
  • An online meeting on December 6.
  • An online survey and interactive map online now until December 10. 

Learn more about how you can get involved in person or online by visiting

Update 12: Bloor West Bike Lanes and Complete Street Extension - Nov 23/23

This email is to provide an update on phase 1 of the installation of the Bloor West Bike Lanes and Complete Street Extension from Runnymede Road to Aberfoyle Crescent. Installation of phase 1 began the week of September 11, 2023. Initial installation is planned for completion in December 2023, with upgrades planned for 2024 and beyond. 

*Please note that the traffic study, monitoring strategy and final roll plans have been posted on the webpage,   

Work scheduled for November 22nd to 24th: 

  • Installation of painted curb extensions at some unsignalized intersections.
  • Installation of remaining signage to support the complete street design.
  • Installation of platforms at bus stops, accessible loading and commercial loading zones between Runnymede Road and Jane Street.

Work scheduled for the rest of November 2023: 

  • Ongoing signage installation and adjustments along the corridor to support the complete street design.
  • Installation of platforms at bus stops, accessible loading and commercial loading zones.

 *Work will take place both during the day and at night and is scheduled to avoid conflicts with other construction in the roadway. The work scheduled is dependent on weather conditions. 

For more project details, please visit: 

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