News Release - June 18, 2021: Additional City of Toronto outdoor pools open tomorrow

SwimTO is a quick-start program that will expedite the opening of the City’s beaches, outdoor pools, wading pools and splash pads. City staff are preparing now so that outdoor aquatic amenities can be opened when Toronto enters Stage 2, to help people cool down during hot summer temperatures.

Outdoor Pools

For more information on outdoor pool opening schedules, please visit the City of Toronto website. 10 City outdoor pools which will open June 12, 2021, the remaining outdoor pools will open June 19, 2021:

The ten outdoor pools opening June 12 include:

  • Alex Duff, 779 Crawford St.
  • Heron Park, 292 Manse Rd.
  • Grandravine, 23 Grandravine Dr.
  • McGregor, 2231 Lawrence Ave. E.
  • Monarch Park 115 Felstead Ave
  • Parkway Forest, 59 Forest Manor Rd.
  • Pine Point, 15 Grierson Rd.
  • Riverdale Park, 550 Broadview Ave.
  • Sunnyside-Gus Ryder, 1755 Lake Shore Blvd. W.      
  • West Mall, 370 The West Mall

Reservations for Outdoor Swim

Reservations for 45-minute outdoor swim sessions must be made in advance online at Through the system residents can:

  • Log in using existing family and client numbers
  • Create an account online for themselves and members of their family (first- time users)
  • Book leisure swims and lane swims up to one week in advance, one activity per day, per person 
  • Cancel a reservation up to one day before the activity is scheduled. Same day cancellations can be made by calling PF&R Customer Service Line

Blocks of new swim reservation spots are released Thursdays at 8 a.m. for the following Monday to Sunday. A select number of spaces at each outdoor pool location will be held back to ensure swimming remains accessible to people with limited access to the internet. These spaces are available on a first-come-first-served basis.


As part of the SwimTO plan, lifeguards have returned to 10 of Toronto’s swimming beaches. Lifeguards will supervise each location daily from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

The City will provide lifeguard supervision on swimming beaches coupled with comprehensive crowd management.

Beaches that are currently open with lifeguard supervision:

  • Bluffer’s Park Beach (Blue Flag)
  • Centre Island Beach
  • Cherry/Clarke Beach (Blue Flag)
  • Gibraltar Beach
  • Hanlans Point Beach
  • Kew-Balmy Beach (Blue Flag)
  • Marie Curtis Park East Beach  
  • Sunnyside Beach
  • Wards Island Beach
  • Woodbine Beach (Blue Flag)

Beach water quality testing and analysis will be completed by Toronto Public Health to ensure people can swim safely at Toronto beaches.

For more information, please visit the City website.

Beaches and Pools

Splash Pads and Wading Pools

For more information on locations please visit the City website.

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