Recreation Programs & Registration

User Fees for Adult Registered Programs at Priority Centres

Elimination of User Fees for Adult Registered Programs at Priority Centres - Effective July 1, 2013

During the 2011 Operating Budget process, Council approved fees for Adult programs at Priority Centres as a measure to increase program revenue. As part of the 2013 Operating Budget process these fees have been eliminated.

When and why were Priority Centres established?

Priority Centres were established in 1999 in select locations where 30% of the population in the census tract had income levels below the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO).

How many Priority Centres are located in the City of Toronto?

Priority Centres offer free recreation programming at 23 locations across the City:

  1. Antibes Community Centre
  2. Chalkfarm Community Centre
  3. Dennis R Timbrell Resource Centre
  4. Driftwood Community Recreation Centre
  5. Elmbank Community Centre
  6. Falstaff Community Recreation Centre
  7. Harrison Pool
  8. Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre
  9. John Innes Community Recreation Centre
  10. Kingsview Village Community School
  11. Lawrence Heights Community Recreation Centre
  12. Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centre
  13. North Kipling Community Centre
  14. Oakdale Community Centre
  15. Oakridge Community Centre
  16. O'Connor Community Recreation Centre
  17. Regent Park Aquatic Centre
  18. Regent Park North Recreation Centre
  19. Regent Park South Community Centre
  20. Rockcliffe Middle School
  21. Scadding Court Community Recreation Centre
  22. Secord Community Centre
  23. Wellesley Community Centre

When does the change take place?

Adult fees will be eliminated effective July 1, 2013 (summer session). Adult fees for registered programs will continue to exist for the spring 2013 program session.

What programs are affected?

The following chart provides some examples where fees will be eliminated: Adult Fees (registered)

- Instructional Fitness
- Instructional Dance, Arts & Crafts, Fine Arts, Music
- Aqua-Fit, Swimming Lessons
- Pilates, Yoga, Walking Programs
- Instructional Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Racquet Sports
- Instructional Tai Chi, Martial Arts
- Instructional skate

How will older adults (60+) who register in Adult programs be affected?

Effective July 1, 2013 older adults (60+) who register in Adult programs will no longer be charged. Older Adult programs will continue to have no fees.

How will youth who register for an adult program be affected?

Effective July 1, 2013, youth who register in Adult programs will no longer be charged. Youth programs will continue to have no fees.