Indoor pools are open year-round. Outdoor pools, wading pools, splash pads and beaches are seasonal to the summer.
This page has drop-in programming only.
Use the map and filter options to find schedule information for the current week. For long-range drop-in schedules check the drop-in program listings.
Starting September 5, new day passes and 10-visit passes for lane swim and aquatic fitness will be available in the form of a key tag. There is a $13 replacement fee for lost or stolen key tags.
Existing printed punch cards (multi-visit passes) will be honoured until they run out.
Buy any pass or card at the front desk of a community centre. Options include:
Aquatic Fitness programs running at outdoor pool locations require a key tag to participate. Pay-as-you-go is not available for outdoor pool locations.
|FitnessTO All Access – Day Pass
|10-Visit Aquatic Fitness Class
|Adult (19 to 59 years)
|Older Adult (60+ years)
These fees are for the use of an indoor pool during Lane Swim.
|FitnessTO Plus Swim – Day Pass
|Older Adult Lane Swim
|10-Visit Lane Swim
|Adult (19 to 59 years)
|Older Adult (60+ years)
|Child/Youth (7+ years)
Aquatic Fitness is a water-based fitness class that includes cardio, muscle conditioning, flexibility and strength-building exercises for people aged 13 years or older. Equipment provided.
Types of Aquatic Fitness include:
New reservation spots are released on Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. for the following Monday to Sunday. Toronto residents may make one reservation per day for Aquatic Fitness and only for members of their household.
Use the map to find schedule information for the current week. For long-range drop-in schedules, check the indoor pool’s individual page.
Reservations will be honoured for five minutes beyond the scheduled start time. If you do not arrive within five minutes of your reservation start time, your spot will be given to someone in the walk-in line.
Reservations are available to Toronto residents only and waitlists are not kept or monitored for recreation reservations.
For a better experience, reserve using a desktop or laptop device, and make sure your web browser is up-to-date.
Cancel a reservation online up to one day before the activity is scheduled.
If you need to cancel your reservation the day of, email email@example.com or call 416-396-7378, Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Open swim for swimming continuous lengths or widths for individuals 7 years of age and older unless otherwise indicated. Swimmers are encouraged to bring their own personal equipment. Swim tests for deep end access apply.
Types of Lane Swim include:
Open swim with shallow and deep areas separated. Supervision requirements, age restrictions for swimming alone, and swim tests for deep end access apply.
Types of Leisure Swim include:
The Swim to Survive program teaches three basic skills in an effort to promote drowning prevention in children and youth:
This program is for all ages and there are no prerequisites.
A facility swim test will assess swimming ability. Lifejackets are allowed.
The Youth Lifeguard Club is a free, drop-in program for people aged nine to 16 years old. This program focuses on developing lifesaving techniques and swimming strokes, improving physical endurance, learning rescue skills, leadership development and team building.
Previous swimming and lifesaving experience are not required to participate.
To pass the swim test, individuals must show pool staff:
Individuals who can’t pass the swim test must stay in the shallow end of the pool. Children nine years of age or younger who can’t pass the swim test must also be directly supervised in the pool by their caregiver.
For the safety of all swimmers in the pool, it is important that supervision ratios are followed at all times. Supervision ratios and admission requirements are developed based on regulations that govern Public Pools (e.g. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 565: Public Pools) and in consultation with the Lifesaving Society, an organization who works to prevent drowning and water-related injury.
All children nine years of age or younger are given a wristband to identify whether a caregiver must be within arms’ reach.
A caregiver must be:
Any child(ren) in any type of child seat (e.g. stroller, baby bucket or other type of child seat) must be directly supervised and within arms’ reach of a caregiver at all times while in the facility.
Check the chart to learn more about caregiver requirements to enter the facility and whether a caregiver is required to be within arms’ reach. Note: In a group setting, the caregiver ratios are based on the youngest swimmer or whether a swimmer passes the swim test.
|Upon Entry into Pool: does not take Swim Test or does not pass Swim Test
|Once in Pool Area and Passes Swim Test
|Five years and younger
|Not applicable. Children five years and younger cannot enter the deep end
|Seven to nine years old
|Ten years and older
In order to maintain a safe and enjoyable lane swim, the following guidelines are recommended:
Camp staff should contact the facility directly to plan a visit.
The City of Toronto is retrofitting its pools for accessibility. Some indoor facilities are open for physical therapy and some offer warm water pools. View the list of Accessible Recreation Facilities and Equipment to learn more. To find out whether an indoor or outdoor location will meet your needs, call the Adapted and Inclusive Recreation Services Hotline at 416-395-6128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The pool temperature of City-owned locations will vary between 26 to 29 Celsius (78 to 84 Fahrenheit). Select locations have adjusted temperatures outside of this range to meet program needs and accessibility. Visit Accessible Recreation Facilities and Equipment to learn more.
Lockers may be available in change rooms to store items. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lock. The City of Toronto is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
When participating in gender-specific swim programs, people of the same gender will be permitted to access the pool deck, spectator gallery or viewing areas.
Note the following exceptions:
If you want to take pictures of your child while they are swimming you must speak with staff at the facility first. Using a phone, tablet, camera or other electronic or photographic device is not allowed in washrooms and change rooms at any City of Toronto facilities.
Kidstown Water Park, splash pads and wading pools are open in summer only.
Located in Scarborough’s L’Amoreaux Park, offers a variety of water features including a wading pool, water bikes, spray features and a large water dumping bucket.
Children under 10 years of age must always be accompanied by a caregiver 14 years of age or older. For children five years of age or younger, a maximum of two children can be accompanied by one caregiver. For children six years of age, a maximum of eight children can be accompanied by one caregiver and for children seven to nine years of age, a maximum of 10 children can be accompanied by one caregiver.
For caregivers that bring multiple children of different ages, the accompaniment requirement is that of the youngest child. For example, two caregivers would be required to bring a group of children that are three, six and eight years old.
There are three picnic spaces that can be permitted within the waterpark, each space has a capacity of 25 guests, children and adults combined. Spaces can be booked by visiting booking.toronto.ca and selecting Picnics and Fire Pits or by calling 416-396-7378.
Unsupervised water play areas located outdoors in many parks and playgrounds. Splash pads often include water features such as shower heads and spray jets. Caregivers are reminded to supervise their child(ren) at all times while visiting the splash pad.
Supervised water play areas located outdoors in many parks. Wading pools are shallow water areas that young children can splash around in.
Use the following map to find schedules, reservations, closures and service alerts. Visit Pool Closures and Service Alerts for a list of all swim and water play facility disruptions.
Reservations are available for Aquatic Fitness. New reservation spots are released Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. for the following Monday to Sunday, fees may apply. If you wish to make a reservation for Aquatic Fitness, select the Reserve button.