Monday, June 29, 2009

Information as a result of the labour disruption

June 28, 2009 - 12:03 p.m. Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Parks will be open for casual use only. There will be no turf or grounds maintenance.


  • All permits in parks, tennis courts, outdoor sports fields and civic squares.

  • Wedding photography permits. No new permits will be issued

  • In-person registration for recreation programs at community centres and civic centres will be cancelled. Registration through touch-tone automatic registration and the internet will continue

  • All recreation programming, including camps, classes, drop-ins, clubs, school visits, walking tours and presentations

  • All City programming in community schools.

Cancellations, Credits and Refunds

  • Cancellations, credits and refunds cannot be processed until after services have resumed.

  • Following the disruption, wherever possible, programs will be extended to make up for the lost time.

  • Where applicable, refunds/credits will be pro-rated.

  • The normal $10 administration fee will be waived for refund requests for programs impacted by the labour disruption for the month of July only. (This will be reviewed should the strike continue.)


  • All City community centres and fitness centres

  • All City-operated indoor/outdoor swimming pools and arenas

  • All City golf courses

  • Outdoor wading pools

  • Some splash pads on timers may remain operational depending on maintenance and site conditions. All others will be closed

  • All greenhouses and conservatories

  • Glen Rouge Campground

  • Riverdale Farm

  • Public washrooms located in City parks

Open arenas and community centres

The following arenas and community centres operated and staffed by Boards of Management will not be affected:


  • George Bell

  • Larry Grossman Forest Hill Memorial Area

  • McCormick Playground Arena

  • Moss Park

  • North Toronto Memorial

  • Ted Reeve

  • William H. Bolton

  • Lakeshore Lions

  • Weston Lions

Boards of Management operated-community centres

  • 519 Church

  • Applegrove Community Complex

  • Cecil Street Community Centre
    Central Eglinton Community Centre

  • Community Centre 55

  • Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre

  • Harbourfront Community Centre

  • Ralph Thornton Community Centre

  • Scadding Court Community Centre (pool closed)

  • Swansea Town Hall

Urban Forestry Services

Urban Forestry Services will respond to emergencies involving City-owned trees that grow on the City road allowance and in natural areas that pose a public safety hazard. Call Access Toronto at416-338-0338.

Island Ferry Service

Toronto Island ferry service will be cancelled. Island residents will be advised of special transportation arrangements.