News Release - July 15, 2020: City of Toronto community centres and indoor pools to open next week.

Notice: Heat alert and outdoor pools.  Pool closures and service alerts (including extended hours)

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.

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

Swimming and Splash Pads

15 outdoor pool locations will open on June 26, 2020, with the remainder opening on June 27, 2020. Wading pools will begin to open on July 1, 2020, on a location-by-location basis over an 11-day period. Splash/spray pads started to open on June 24, 2020, with all locations open by June 27, 2020.   

Starting July 20, 2020, community recreation centres are open for limited use, including indoor pools for drop-in leisure and lane swim only. Saunas and whirlpools are not open.

For more information on locations please visit the City website.

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