Toronto Parks and Recreation Subsidies for Programs

City of Toronto Parks and Recreation

“Welcome Policy Subsidy Program” 

Effective September 1, 2012, the City of Toronto Parks and Recreation started a new “Welcome Policy Program” where families can receive annual financial subsidies (excluding permits) that can be spent on any recreation program throughout the year.  This new way of allocating subsidy provides more flexibility and choice for families. It also makes high-quality recreation programs affordable for thousands more Torontonians.

The City of Toronto’s Welcome Policy provides a fee subsidy to help low income individuals and families who live in Toronto 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.

There are three ways to get a Welcome Policy application form:

1. Call the Welcome Policy application line at 416-338-2000 (TTY: 416-338-3195) and an application form will be mailed to you.

2. Pick one up at any City of Toronto recreation centre.

3. Download the application and get more information at