Getting active at U of T just got a whole lot simpler.
On July 31, Toronto Sport and Rec upgraded the software platform used to manage sport and recreational activities and access the athletic facilities at the downtown campus.
Hart House, U of T Mississauga and U of T Scarborough have also made the switch for their athletic facilities.
Sport and recreation activities for all three campuses are now in one place at a new mobile-friendly and fully accessible website: recreation.utoronto.ca. Members can book courts, register for classes, renew memberships and more through a streamlined online process.
“We’re continuously looking for ways to improve the experience of our members,” says Amanda D’Arcy, Manager, Customer and Membership Services at Toronto Sport and Rec. Toronto Sport and Rec (managed by the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education) operates the largest number of sport and physical activity programs for students at U of T and works in collaboration with Hart House on the downtown campus.
“With this system, we’re aiming to modernize the way our members access opportunities for sport, physical activity and cultural programming. The increased self-service options, focus on accessibility and mobile device support will make it easier for our members and community to participate in the diverse range of programs we offer at U of T.”
Toronto Sport and Rec’s membership services staff are ready to assist you throughout the transition, but here are a few things you should know about the new system.
Membership cards have changed for some members.
U of T staff and faculty members will now access the athletic facilities using a TCard.
Not only does your TCard give you access to the facilities, it also serves as a library card and can be used for a number of discounts and special offers at the university.
If you don't have a TCard, head over to the TCard office at 214 College Street or visit the Reader Registration desk on the first floor of Robarts Library. You’ll need a piece of valid Canadian government-issued photo I.D to get your TCard.
Staff and faculty may continue to use their existing membership cards for a period of time, but since these will be phased out, the membership services team is encouraging a proactive switch to the TCard to minimize disruptions to your membership.
Students will continue to use their TCards to access the facilities.
Community members, including alumni members, will continue to use their existing membership cards.
Recreation.utoronto.ca will streamline registrations.
U of T students, staff and faculty can log in to recreation.utoronto.ca using their UTORid.
The website will feature programs and activities for Hart House, U of T Mississauga, U of T Scarborough and Toronto Sport and Rec.
All community members, including alumni members, will need to create a new account for recreation.utoronto.ca. Accounts created in the previous system will no longer work.
If you’re a parent with children participating in one of our programs, there is an option to add your children to your account in the new system, making future registrations and account management for the family much more efficient.
Our staff are ready to help.
If you have any questions about these changes or the new recreation.utoronto.ca website, our Membership Services staff are available to assist. Connect with us by e-mail or by phone, or stop by the Main Office at the Athletic Centre to speak to someone in person.