Mayor John Tory says a new system will be in place by 2017 to replace Toronto’s existing online registration system for day camps and recreation programs.
Tory says he has heard the frustration of Toronto residents after many parents lined up for hours to try and register their kids in summer programs.
The current system processes 600,000 registrations each year for 80,000 programs and classes at the city’s 135 community centres, 40 indoor arenas and 122 pools.
Tory says the current online platform to register for city-run recreation programs is about 20-years-old and badly needs updating.
The mayor says a project director has been hired to lead the replacement of the current system along with a three person advisory group. They are expected to make short and long term improvements to the registration process.