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All City of Toronto outdoor pools now officially open for summer

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TORONTO, June 30, 2022 – Today, Mayor John Tory officially opened the City of Toronto’s outdoor pools for their full summer schedule.

As soon as the school year ends, the City opens all of its outdoor pools to the full summer schedule. Mayor Tory was joined for this announcement by Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson (Scarborough Centre) and local City Councillor Shelley Carroll (Don Valley North) at the Parkway Forest Outdoor Pool in North York.

Fifty-four outdoor pools and 85 wading pools are open daily until Labour Day. More than 90 splash and spray pads have been open since the Victoria Day weekend for fun and heat relief and will remain open until Sunday, September 18. During summer, approximately 1,000 lifeguards supervise beaches, as well as outdoor and indoor pools, and 300 staff supervise wading pools.

“Whether you’re a parent or caregiver bringing a toddler to splash and play or you’re meeting friends for fun or swimming for fitness, the City’s aquatic amenities are for everyone to explore, experience and enjoy this summer. I want to thank our City workers for ensuring that the pools are safe and ready to enjoy,” said Mayor John Tory.

Those planning to visit a City pool are encouraged to check location hours of operation on the City’s Swim & Water Play webpage. No reservations are required for leisure or recreational swim this year.

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 8 a.m. for the week ahead.

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

City of Toronto news release

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