City of Toronto and Camp U of T: Registration for Spring and Summer Programs 2020

It’s hard to believe that registration for City of Toronto’s spring and summer programs is just around the corner and that Camp U of T’s is already here! The best part is that children of all ages have access to awesome programs like swimming, arts and crafts, and basketball – there’s something for everyone.

Jump to City of Toronto Summer Camps Information.


Registration dates vary depending on which campus the desired camps are located:

You will need to know the course codes of the programs you are registering for. You can find these codes in the 2020 Camp U of T Guide, available on the KPE’s website,

If you have previously registered for any of the University of Toronto’s recreational programs, you’ll have received a login and pin number to access online registration. With your login information as well as the­ program codes you can register online by adding programs to your cart, checking out and paying by credit card, similar to shopping online.  ­­­

Don’t have a login and pin number? You can set up an account with your first online registration. You can also register for programs in-person at the Athletic Centre main office.

NOTE FOR E-REGISTRATION: If your preferred program has a waitl­ist you would like to be added to the list, you must complete all registrations and then place your child on the waitlist of your selected programs. If you waitlist and then register, you will be removed from the waitlist. Be sure to click the ‘check out’ and verify once you are finished. Make sure to save your confirmation email (just in case!).

Please note that discounts are available for children of U of T students and Athletic Centre/Varsity Arena members, though some restrictions may apply. Please  contact the main office for details.

If you are interested in registering for Junior Blues Spring Programming, please check the KPE website regularly for further information.


Two small children in pink wayfarer sunglasses swimming in pool floaties


To see which programs are being offered, check out the Toronto FUN Guide. The Family Care Office will be receiving paper copies soon, but call ahead to ensure we have them!

Registration dates vary depending on your location:  

If you’re not sure which district you live in, check out the map in each of the 4 Toronto FUN Guides to see the boundaries.  You can register in programs held outside of your district, but not until the first day of registration in that district. For example, if you live in Etobicoke York District but want to register for a program held in Toronto and East York District, you must wait until Wednesday, March 11th so sign up.

Your Family & Client Numbers

Start by getting a family account with the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation program. Simply call 416-396-7378 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday or email your New Family Account Form to, to get a client and family number that you will then use to register for the programs of your choice. It is best to do this as soon as possible.

Registering Online

The online registration system is available between 7:00 a.m. and midnight every day. Make sure you have your family and client numbers and the registration codes for the programs you are interested in (registration codes can be found in the print or digital FUN Guides).

Registering in Person

If you prefer, you can also register in person at selected locations. The places and times are explained in the FUN Guides of each district. For more information, please visit “How to Register for Recreation Programs” page.

Registering by Telephone

The touch tone registration system is available from 7:00 a.m. to midnight every day. Call 416-338-0000 and press 1 to begin registering for courses. A detailed prompt system will guide you through the process. Do NOT hang up when the system tells you “You have registered successfully.” You still have to pay for the program!

Registration Tips

There is fierce competition to get into some high-demand City of Toronto programs. To maximise your chances of getting into these programs, be sure to:

  • Be up and ready to log-in or call starting right at 7:00 a.m. on the day registration opens. A suggested strategy is to start trying to log in and get through on the phone just before 7:00 a.m.
  • Alternate between calling and trying to get through online.
  • Have your client and family numbers and course numbers written out next to you, along with your credit card to pay so you don’t have to scramble to find the necessary information.
  • Create a list of options: make sure you have a second and even third choice written out in case your preferred program and time is already full.
  • Be sure to check out the offerings at several community centres, including those outside your immediate district.
  • Talk to other families in your area, visit the community centres and chat with the staff about their programs to find out what will work best for you and your family.
  • Consider signing up for a program for yourself while your child is in another session.

Welcome Policy

While the cost of lessons and activities with the City of Toronto is less than what you would pay for private classes, it can still add up. The City of Toronto’s Welcome Policy provides a fee subsidy to help low income individuals and families access City-operated recreation programs. If you are approved for Welcome Policy, you will receive an annual financial subsidy that can be spent on any of the wide variety of high-quality recreation programs offered by the City throughout the year.

Melanie Desroches

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