TORONTO: Looking for awesome free things to do right in your own neighborhood? There are two new fantastic programs starting July 20 and running for the rest of the summer.
ParksPlayTO is packed with fun for caregivers and kids aged 12 and under, and Summer in the 6IX will keep youth aged 13 – 24 entertained for hours.
The City of Toronto is partnering with MLSE Foundation on ParksPlayTO and Summer in the 6IX. The MLSE Foundation is bringing exciting drop-in sport programming to select locations.
Staff will conduct a verbal health screening with each participant prior to the program start. Staff will attend parks and other green spaces in over 80 neighbourhoods to provide caregivers and kids 12 and under some active programming time this summer.
ParksPlayTO began on July 20 and runs Mondays to Fridays all summer long. Families will participate in a two hour program, offered in morning or afternoon sessions and including activities such as gardening, active games, arts and crafts, family fitness, story-telling and music circles.
Any child, age 12 and under who is accompanied by a caregiver aged 18 or older. The caregiver must stay at the park and participate in the program and may be responsible for a maximum of four children. There is no cost to participate, and no preregistration is necessary.
Programs run in dry weather only. Please bring water and wear hats and sunscreen. Closed-toe, closed heel shoes are also recommended.
Program locations do not always have washrooms. Program schedules are posted two weeks at a time so check back for more dates. Locations will change over the summer.
Programming is designed for participants to maintain physical distance from other individuals and groups. Equipment will be sanitized between uses, or individual supplies will be provided.