ParksPlayTO & Summer in the 6IX: Toronto Launches Free Outdoor Summer Programs

imageThe city of Toronto is launching two free outdoor recreation programs – ParksPlayTO and Summer in the 6IX – for Toronto children and youth at 100 local Toronto parks and outdoor spaces this summer. The city together with MLSE Foundation will offer a variety of sport skills workshops in basketball, soccer, football and ball hockey.

There is no need to register for these two drop-in programs.


What: ParksPlayTO will offer free drop-in and activity-based, recreation programming Monday to Friday each week at multiple locations. ParksPlayTO will offer activities such as nature exploring, gardening, active games, arts and crafts, family fitness, story-telling and music circles for children and their caregivers. Any child age 12 and under accompanied by a caregiver age 18 or older can participate in ParksPlayTO. Caregivers can bring up to four children and must remain at the park to participate in the program.

When: Monday to Friday, beginning Monday, July 20, ParksPlayTO morning sessions will begin at 9:15 a.m. and afternoon sessions will begin at 1:30 p.m.


Summer in the 6IX:

What: Summer in the 6IX is a free program designed for Toronto youth, aged 13 to 24, offering opportunities to drop in, meet up with friends and participate in fun, themed activities. Summer in the 6IX will offer a range of programming including dance, fitness, ecology and sports as well as leadership, employment, arts and media. Summer in the 6IX will be available to all Toronto youth at a variety of Toronto parks. There will be three sessions offered a day at multiple locations across the city seven days a week.

Where: Three session times offered per day at multiple locations across the city, seven days a week.


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