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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.

Welcome Policy

The Welcome Policy provides a free subsidy to help low income individuals and families who live in Toronto access City-operated recreation programs.

60 plus 

Toronto offers many indoor and outdoor activities to help older adults stay active, connect with their peers, and get involved in their communities.

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:

Adapted Recreation Programs

Find specialized programs for people with special needs who want to participate in recreational activities with others of similar interests and abilities

Outdoor activities


Toronto has over 1,500 parks, 600km of trails and lots of open green spaces.  This spring, get out and visit a park in your community.  

Special Activities

Looking for something new this spring? Why not try archery or disc golf? Toronto has locations for you to try both, for free.  There are also 13 skateboarding sites that are free for the public to use.  

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

Indoor activities

As spring arrives, there are still opportunties to be active indoors.


Swimming is a great way to maintain lifelong health and wellness.  It is a low impact physical activity with many health benefits.  There are 61 indoor swimming pools across the City of Toronto for you and your family can enjoy.  

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.