Starting tomorrow 55 City of Toronto pools open for evening and weekend swimming

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Starting tomorrow, Saturday, June 25, the City of Toronto will have 55 outdoor pools across Toronto open for weekend and evening swimming. This follows the early opening of 10 City outdoor pools last week on a partial schedule.

City outdoor pools will run on a partial schedule (evening and weekends) until full regular schedules begin on Thursday, June 30, when the school year ends and the City’s wading pools are also scheduled to open. Splash and spray pads across the City have been opened since May for fun and heat relief.

Those planning to visit a City pool are encouraged to check each location for hours of operation on the City’s Swim & Water Play webpage: No reservations are required for leisure or recreational swim this year, and people visiting the City’s outdoor pools are reminded that:
•       Supervision and/or swimming ability requirements are in place for children under 10 years of age at all City outdoor pools.
•       Outdoor lane swim is free and open to swimmers seven years old and older for swimming continuous lengths or widths.
•       Caregivers should supervise children at all times.
•       Pool visitors must listen to the on-duty lifeguards.

Reservations are available for lane swim and Aquafit only. New reservation spots are released Thursday mornings at 8am for the week ahead.

Pool closures and service interruptions are updated routinely on the City’s Pool Closures & Service Alerts webpage: Pool locations operating normally are not on this list.

Filming locations for members of the media

Media requests to film pools can be accommodated at the following locations:
•       Alex Duff Memorial Outdoor Pool, 779 Crawford St.
•       McGregor Park Outdoor Pool, 2231 Lawrence Ave. E.
•       Monarch Park Outdoor Pool, 115 Felstead Ave.
•       Sunnyside Gus Ryder Outdoor Pool, 1755 Lake Shore Blvd. W.

These designated locations will allow media to film from the pool deck without the need to call in advance. Media access will be allowed at these locations only and media must follow the instructions of staff at the site.


“City outdoor pool and splash pads are a great way for people to get relief in the summer and to be able to enjoy the outdoors. For those looking to cool off, take a swim or just lounge by the water, the City has 55 free outdoor pools and more than 100 splash and spray pads available this summer. I want to thank staff for working to get these open as quickly as possible and for ensuring that the pools are safe and ready for use by residents.”
– Mayor John Tory

“Outdoor swim pools are a happy reminder that warm weather is here to stay. I hope residents will feel invigorated by the sunshine and longer days and that they make wonderful memories while enjoying the City’s outdoor pools!”
– Councillor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough-Rouge Park), Chair of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee

SOURCE City of Toronto

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