City of Toronto launches free Play Mobile pop-up sports program – City of Toronto


Press release

March 14, 2022

Today, Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson (Scarborough Centre) and Councilor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough-Rouge Park) welcomed campers from Malvern Recreation Center on the first day of March Break CampTO and announced the launch of Play Mobile from the city of Toronto, a free pop-up sports program. Throughout Spring Break, Play Mobiles will be popping up in neighborhoods across the city, providing free and fun outdoor recreation opportunities to try out a variety of sports.

Play Mobile is a city sports initiative, developed in partnership with Nike, designed to engage children, youth, families and adults in sports across Toronto. Three vans have been transformed into Play Mobiles, decorated and designed by Toronto artist Vivian Rosas (, and will be on tour bringing exciting new sporting opportunities to neighborhoods across the city. Participation is free and does not require any prior reservation, registration or equipment. All levels and abilities are welcome. To learn more about available activities and check the schedule for upcoming Play Mobiles, visit the Play Mobile webpage:

Throughout Spring Break, as well as Spring and Summer, Play Mobiles will visit more than 300 locations across the city, including CampTO locations and Neighborhood Improvement Areas. Participants can share their experience on social networks using the hashtag #TOplaymobile.

Deputy Mayor Thompson also announced that details of the Summer CampTO program can now be viewed online. Summer CampTO registration will open for all residents on Tuesday, April 12 at 7 a.m. , dance, science, sports and more. Programs begin Monday, July 4.

There are still spots available for the March Break Virtual CampTO and many spring recreation programs. More information about the city’s camps can be found on the CampTO webpage.


“This free and accessible Play Mobile initiative brings new activities and old favorites to neighborhoods across the city. These programs, along with other City recreation programs, are invaluable to the physical and mental well-being of our residents. Participation is open to all skill levels, so it’s a great opportunity for everyone to try something new!”

– Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson (Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee

“This initiative was born out of a desire to expose diverse communities to the multitude of sports and recreation programs available in their own neighborhoods. Play Mobiles are open and ready for everyone to use. From the design of the vans to the remarkable variety of sports currently offered, this partnership with Nike is focused and centered on Toronto.

– Councilor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough-Rouge Park), chair of the infrastructure and environment committee

Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s main economic engine and one of the most diverse and livable cities in the world. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a world leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation, and ranks consistently at the top of international rankings thanks to investments supported by its government, residents and businesses. For more information, visit the City’s website or follow us on TwitterInstagram or Facebook.


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