Variety Village is currently open for business, read below for our current COVID-19 protocols. Please continue to visit our website and social media for updates.

March, 2022

COVID-19 Facility Update
March, 2022

These are challenging times with no perfect solutions. The Province recently changed its COVID-19 health and safety measures including a lift on the vaccine mandate and capacity limits. Throughout the pandemic, Variety has followed the guidance of Public Health Officials and we will continue to do so. These new changes have an impact on the operations of our facility and we are working to update our protocols and ensure we have the resources in place to increase our program capacity. 

As of  Monday, March 14th, 2022 Variety will no longer require members to show proof of vaccination to access the facility and its services. In the event of a change of vaccine protection against current or new variants, where significant protection is available, Variety will revisit the policy and in line with government guidelines and may reinstate it.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we work together and adapt to the parameters recently set forth by the government ‘s latest announcement.

January 24, 2021

COVID-19 Facility Update
January 24, 2022

As of Monday January 31, Variety Village will be open to all members at 50% capacity.

Hours of Operation – As of January 31, 2022
Our current hours are as follows:
Monday to Friday: 7:00am – 10:00pm
Saturdays: 8:30am-5:00pm
Sundays: 9:00am-5:00pm

Programs Update

Community-based programs and drop-in fitness classes will begin on January 31st.

Eight Week Session: January 31st to April 3rd, hiatus for March Break (14th – 20th)

You can book for drop-in fitness classes now on our Online Portal.

This is subject to change depending on new information and updated regulations from the government, and we will update our policies and programs accordingly.

For more information please check regularly on our social channels or contact us directly by phone at 416-699-7167 or by email at In the meantime, please take care of yourself and your family, and connect with us if you have any questions at all.

December 18, 2021

As cases of  COVID-19 are on the rise we are making some adjustments to our day to day operations to ensure the health and safety of our clients, members and community.  Camps will be operating during the Holiday season and this will impact the general use of the facility – please note the following below:

  • Area capacities will be: 50%
  • December 20-23/December 27-30:
    • Fieldhouse – unavailable to members 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Pool – unavailable to members 11:00am -4:00pm. Please click click here to view pool swim schedule.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we work together and adapt to the parameters recently set forth by the government ‘s latest announcement.

For more information please visit our website, check regularly on our social channels or contact us directly at 416-699-7167 or email

September 9, 2021

Dear Members:

We continue to navigate the changing protocols that are required to limit the spread of the COVID virus.  As you may be aware, the Government of Ontario has announced a policy that requires all members who enter a fitness facility to be fully vaccinated.  In advance of this announcement, we also developed a vaccine policy for our staff so that all customer-facing roles within the organization will require employees to be fully vaccinated.

In anticipation of the new Provincial policy, Variety staff will be asking for proof of vaccination from members.  After showing the Ministry issued Certificate indicating that both shots have been received, members will receive a new membership card which will be different in colour.  This is to simply the process for members moving forward so that members do not need to show their Certificate upon each visit.

We remain at Stage 3 of the Reopening Framework, which means that our fitness facility can operate a 50% capacity.  We are currently operating at well below that target and as a result, revisited the need for members to book online before visiting the facility.  As of Monday, September 13th, members will no longer be required to book visiting times through the portal.  In order to manage limits, maximum capacities for each area of the facility will be posted and we would ask members to respect those numbers.  If a member arrives to use an area of the facility that is at capacity, the member will be asked to wait until a vacancy occurs.  Since members will be able to stagger their times into the facility, we expect that numbers will continue to be manageable.  If at any time, numbers consistently exceed capacity, we can revert back to the booking system.

As we ramp up staff for the facility, there may be areas that are unattended for a period of time; however, there are always staff on hand to assist with a member’s needs.


July 13, 2021

We’re officially OPEN to ALL members!

You can now book time slots to use our cardio room, weight room, and fieldhouse for when they open on Monday, July 19. Bookings are open in limited capacity. Book your time slot/appointment through our online portal.

For portal information contact:
Jamie Sherwin,, (416) 699-7167 x 235

For more information on bookings, please visit our website or contact us directly at 416-699-7167 or email



April 19, 2021

Please be advised after Friday’s announcement of the closure of Variety Village we will be re-opening the facility with a few additional restrictions.

  1. The facility will resume back to restricted operating hours (same as last week) starting Tuesday April 20. Areas included are Aquatics, Cardio Room and Fieldhouse.
  2. Community Based Programs will delay start of programs for people with disabilities. We will review in May for potential start date.
  3. Personal Training for members with disabilities can resume, however a doctor’s note must be provided and placed on their file indicating that they require the service for therapy.
April 16, 2021

To all members,

Variety Village will close at end of day today, Friday, April 16, due to the latest announcement by the Ford Government. Emergency orders have been extended and we must protect our members and community.

At this time, we hope to reopen the facility on Monday, May 17 at noon.

Please check our website, social media channels and emails for further updates.

Thank you and please stay safe.

April 1, 2021

With the updated restrictions put in place today by the Government of Ontario, the following decisions have been made:

  • Program Registration is postponed until April 14th; it will be offered for persons with disabilities only.
  • We can no longer run Easter KDD Camp nor Spring Break Camp.
  • We can no longer run outdoor fitness classes.
  • We will continue offering booking times for our members with disabilities for therapeutic needs only.

As of April 1, 2021, Variety Village is open for members with disabilities. We have following health and safety precautions in place, guided by the Provincial Government and Ministry of Health, with the additional resources from the City of Toronto, Paediatric Physiotherapy, Red Cross and The Lifesaving Society.

January 7, 2021

As soon as in-classroom schooling opens, Variety will resume limited children’s programs.  Contact Alyssa Forrester directly at

Click here to view the Fall/Winter 2021 Program Guide Fall/Winter 2021

General Facility Update

General Facility Updates:
The portal is open for booking 2021 programs. Your credit card will not be charged until we have confirmation of our exact opening date in January.

Portal link:

A valid credit card must put into your portal account (you will not be charged – areas are free to book). If you do not have a credit card, please call the Membership Office to book your time at 416-699-7167.

If you have problems accessing your portal account, please email

Once personal training is open and allowed, please contact Debbie at or call 416-699-7167 ext 238 to book a trainer.

  • Members are required to wear masks when walking to/from the workout areas, however once inside the area they may remove their masks while keeping 2m apart.
  • If a member does not have a mask, they are available for purchase for $3 each.