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Get Active: Recreation and Play  Edit

The City of Toronto has many fitness opportunities, programs, festivals and activities that will keep you moving all year. Our goal is to increase access to recreation for everyone.

Recreation Centres

Many City of Toronto community recreation centres offer free recreation drop-in/registration required programs including leisure swimming and drop-in programs for children, youth and older adults. Find the closest free centre near you.

Welcome Policy

Parks, Forestry and Recreaetion provides a Welcome Policy which is a free subsidy to help low income individuals and families who live in Toronto access City-operated recreation programs.

Programming for Older Adults

Older adult discounts of 50% are available for adult recreation programs. For more information, please contact a customer service representative at 416-338-4386.

Some Toronto Public Library locations offer free physical activity classes for older adults. Search online in their Health & Wellness section for program and branch location details.

Participate in and enjoy free physical activity classes for older adults and those with various levels of ability to stay healthy and active. Multiple locations across the city are available.  Check out the following for locations closest to you:

Accessible Recreation Programs

Find accessible recreation for people with disabilities who want to be involved in recreational activities/programming.

Outdoor activities

Have you tried one of Toronto's outdoor fitness equipment parks? There are many throughout the city that are free for everyone to use.

Toronto has a variety of outdoor activities.  Search the parks map to locate a new park or playground and try different park features like ping pong tables or basketball courts.

Looking for something new this spring? Visit E.T Seaton Park, the city's sole archery range.  


Toronto has five award winning golf courses located across the city.  Find more information on rates, locations and general information about each course here. *Fees apply to access the golf courses.


Swimming is a great way to maintain lifelong health and wellness.  It is a low impact physical activity with many health benefits.  There are 60 indoor swimming pools across the City of Toronto for you and your family can enjoy.