Outdoor pool opening dates
2017 Outdoor pools season starts on Saturday, June 17, 2017, for 10 Early Opening Outdoor pools (on partial schedule). The remaining outdoor pools will open on Saturday, June 24th (on partial schedule). Full summer schedule will come into effect on Friday, June 30. For more information on outdoor pool opening schedules please visit the City of Toronto website.

Extended Hours
Between July 2 and August 31, some outdoor pools extend their hours until 11:45 pm during Extended Heat Warning with low probability of precipitation. When the extended hour program is in effect, a news release will be issued by midday on the day of the Extended Heat Warning:

Extended Pool Hours notification will be posted at the City website.
A news release will also be issued when pool hours are extended via the website.



Facility location:

Open and inclusive swim
This drop-in swim program is designed for clients seeking a swim incorporating all gender expressions and body types. Facility window blinds will remain closed during this program.

Admission: Prices

Outdoor Leisure Swimming/lane swim & Wading Pools: Free

All swim passes and punch cards are not transferable and can only be used by the individual who purchased them. They cannot be transferred to any other Parks, Forestry and Recreation program.

Lane (Distance) swim is a dedicated swim program for endurance and fitness swimming for participants 7 years of age or older who are able to swim lanes/circuits in accordance with directions prescribed at the facility. Participants 7 to 9 years of age must be able to pass the Facility Swim Test.

Free Program locations such as free lane swim can be found on the City website

Punch cards and passes are available at Community Centres and Civic Centres
All swim passes and punch cards are not transferable and non-refundable unless accompanied by a medical note.

Pool closures due to weather
Upon seeing lightning or hearing thunder, the pool must be cleared immediately. Outdoor aquatic site staff and patrons are to stay away from objects that conduct electricity, such as reaching poles and umbrellas and are to stay a minimum of 30 metres away from any wire fence. Patrons may return to the water 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder or the last sight of lightning. For further information regarding the potential danger of lightening strikes, contact Environment Canada.

Rain Closures
If rain is forecast for the full day and it is raining at the scheduled time of opening, the pool will not open and will remain closed for the day. If it starts to rain at any time after the pool has opened, the pool may be closed for the rest of the day. When intermittent showers are forecast staff may stay at the pool to reopen after rain.

Lessons may operate during drizzling rain unless there is thunder and/or lightning.

The black disc must always be visible.

Closures due to rain are to be determined locally, as it may be raining in one part of the city and not in another.

Pool Temperature
Pool water temperature is maintained at 82F - 84F. This may fluctuate if heaters are turned off for maintenance.

Cool Temperature Closures (neighbourhood outdoor pools):

  1. During cool weather, lessons will run as scheduled.
  2. If the forecast high for the day is 19 degrees C or lower, leisure swims will not operate and the pool is to be closed. If the pool has only leisure programs scheduled for the day, the pool will not open.
  3. If the temperature drops to 19 degrees C or lower during pool operations and there are no (more) lessons scheduled for the day and there has been no attendance for 30 minutes, the pool is to be closed and staff shall leave the pool.
  4. All closures are to be documented in the facility logbook (and district specific reporting procedures are to be followed)

Exceptions - these regional pools will stay open during cool weather for regular scheduled hours:

  • Alex Duff Memorial Park(Christie Pits)
  • D.D. Summerville
  • Alexandra Park
  • Kidstown
  • McGregor Park
  • North Toronto Memorial
  • Sunnyside - Gus Ryder
  • Pine Point