Lane swim will be returning to drop-in only and reservations will no longer be available from October 1, 2022.

Indoor pools are open year-round. Outdoor pools, wading pools, splash pads and beaches are seasonal to the summer.

  • Swim Lessons provides details on instructor-led programs and classes.
  • Aquatic Leadership provides details on advanced instructor-led programs and classes that can lead to employment opportunities with the City of Toronto.

Reservations are available for aquafit.  New reservation spots are released Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. for the following Monday to Sunday, fees may apply.

Leisure swim and water play activities are free for all ages. Lane swim at outdoor pools is free.

Fees apply for indoor lane swim and for Aquafit. These are our different payment options:

  • Pay-as-you-go is ideal for beginners or occasional users.
  • Punch cards are ideal for users who do not attend drop-in programs on a regular basis as they do not expire.
  • Passes are ideal for frequent users as they provide unlimited visits within the set timeframe.

Note: There is a $12 fee to replace lost or stolen cards.

Indoor Pool Lane Swim Fees

These fees are for the use of an indoor pool during Lane Swim. You can buy any pass or card at the front desk of a Community Centre.

Fees as of January 1, 2022.

Age Group Pay as you go (Adult lane swim) Pay as you go (Older Adult lane swim) 10 visit punch card 20 visit punch card Three-month pass Six-month pass One-year pass
Adult (25 to 59 years) $4.50 Not available $41.00 $72.00 $88.50 $139.00 $264.00
Older Adult (60+ years ) $2.25 Free $20.50 $36.00 $44.25 $69.50 $132.00
Child/Youth (7 to 24 years) $2.25 Not available $20.50 $36.00 $44.25 $69.50 $132.00

Aquafit Drop-in Fees

Fees as of January 1, 2022.

Age Group Pay as you go 10 visit punch card Nine-week passport 12-week passport One-year passport
Adult (19 to 59 years) $15.00 $123.00 $233.50 $310.00 $778.00
Older Adult (60+ years) $7.50 $61.50 $116.75 $155.00 $389.00

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 or individual pool pages. If you wish to secure a spot in a drop-in swimming program, reservations are available for lane swim and Aquafit by clicking the Reserve button.

Aquafit

Water-based fitness class that includes cardio, muscle conditioning, flexibility and strength building exercises. Equipment provided. Types of Aquafit include:

  • Arthritis (Designed for people with arthritis)
  • Deep
  • Older Adult (age 60+)
  • Shallow
  • Women only

Lane Swim

Open swim for swimming continuous lengths or widths. Swimmers are encouraged to bring their own personal equipment. Types of Lane Swim include:

  • Men only
  • Older Adult (age 60+)
  • Shallow/Deep End
  • Short (25m)/Long (50m) Course
  • Women only

Leisure Swim

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:

. Types of Leisure Swim include:

  • Adapted (Designed for clients with a disability and their caregivers)
  • Adult (age 18+)
  • Family
  • Men only
  • Older Adult (age 60+)
  • Open and Inclusive (Designed for clients seeking a swim incorporating all gender expressions and body types)
  • Preschool (Designed for young children up to five years of age and their caregivers)
  • Women only
  • Youth (age 13-24)
All water play activities are free.

Kidstown Water Park

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 & Fire Pits or by calling 416-396-7378.

Splash Pads

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.

Wading Pools

Supervised water play areas located outdoors in many parks. Wading pools are shallow water areas that young children can splash around in.

Facility Swim Test

To pass the facility swim test, individuals must show pool staff:

  • Comfort in the water.
  • Swim a minimum of two widths in shallow water without stopping. Distances will increase at larger facilities.

Individuals who can’t pass the facility swim test must stay in the shallow end of the pool. Children who can’t pass the facility swim test must also be directly supervised by their caregiver.

Supervision Requirements and Wristbands

Safety 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. For the safety of all individuals in the pool, it is important that the safety ratios are followed at all times.

All children nine years old or younger are given a wristband to identify the number of caregivers required to be within arm’s reach of child(ren) at all times, both in and out of the water.

There are three wristbands:

Pink (zero to five years) – If you are not within arms’ reach of me, you have gone too far.

Orange (six to nine years) – I’m a shallow end swimmer, I must be within arms’ reach of my caregiver.

Green (Passed the facility swim test) – I can swim in the deep end. If I’m over seven years old I can swim alone.

  • Caregiver must be:
    • 14 years of age or older
    • Responsible for the direct supervision of the child(ren) in and out of the water
    • Remain within arms’ reach
    • Dressed in proper bathing attire
    • Capable of swimming in the deep end, if accompanying a child into the deep end
  • 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.
Age Supervision Requirements Wristband Colour Additional Info
five years & under Always accompanied
Max of two children to every one caregiver
Pink None
six years Always accompanied
Max of four children to every one caregiver
Orange Green Wristbands are required to swim in the deep end. A child must pass the facility swim test to get a Green Wristband. The Orange Wristband must still be worn and the child must still be accompanied at all times by a caregiver.
seven to nine years Always accompanied
or pass the facility swim test
Max of four children to every one caregiver
Orange or Green Green Wristbands are required to swim in the deep end. A child must pass the facility swim test to get a Green Wristband. This replaces the Orange Wristband and the child does not need to be accompanied by a caregiver.
10+ No supervision required None or Green Green Wristbands are required to swim in the deep end. A child must pass the facility swim test to get a Green Wristband.

Lane Swim

  • Minimum age requirement is seven years old and ability to pass the facility swim test.

Day Camps and Groups

  • Day camps/groups must make arrangements with facility staff before their visit.
  • Day camp/group caregivers are responsible for their entire group while in the facility.
  • Day camp/group staff must wear identifiable uniform or clothing in the pool.
  • Day camps/groups must enforce a buddy system for all participants.
  • Children seven years or older, + who pass the facility swim test must be accompanied and supervised in a maximum ratio of 10 children to one caregiver.
  • Caregivers not in the water must stay on deck and visible to the group/camp and facility staff. Deep end swimmers can be directly supervised by a caregiver on the deck or in the water.
  • Day camps/groups must sign-in with facility staff before each visit.
  • Caregivers of the appropriate gender(s) must be available to supervise in change rooms, where applicable.

Outdoor Swim and Water Play Activities

  • Closures and service alerts will occur for a minimum of 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder or last sight of lightning.
  • Closures may occur if rain is forecasted for the entire day and/or cool temperatures are forecasted.
  • Designated outdoor pools will remain open past their scheduled closure time if an Extreme Heat Warning is declared in the City of Toronto. For more information visit Cool Spaces for You.

Pool Use

  • Those with serious medical conditions should be accompanied by a caregiver familiar with their condition.
  • Shower with soap and water before you enter the pool.
  • All swimmers must change from street clothes to a swimsuit and/or clean clothing used only for swimming.
  • All outside shoes must be removed before entering the pool deck.
  • Strollers, baby buckets and wheelchairs may be placed in designated areas.
  • For swimmers who are not toilet trained:
    • we recommend specially designed swim diapers or pants.
    • cotton diapers are only allowed if snug plastic pants are worn to cover the diaper.
    • disposable diapers are not allowed as they fall apart with too much water and clog the pool’s filters.

Change rooms

  • Children 6 years of age and younger can use the change room with their caregiver regardless of the child’s gender.
  • Children 7 years of age and older must use the change room designated for their gender.
  • Some pools have a family/universal change room
  • You can make alternate arrangements with facility staff if change room accommodations don’t work for you.

Lockers may be available in change rooms to store items. The City of Toronto is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Gender-Specific Swim Programs

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:

  • Caregivers who are participating in a program can bring child(ren) zero to seven years old of any gender to gender-specific programming
  • Children zero to seven years old of any gender will be allowed in the designed spectator areas, where available and when appropriate supervision by a caregiver of the appropriate gender is present

Saunas and Warm Water Pool Use

  • Users must be 14 years of age or older.
  • Allowed usage for a maximum of 15 minutes.
  • Shower with soap and water before and after use.
  • Pregnant women and individuals with high blood pressure are discouraged from using these amenities.
  • Head coverings including bathing caps are discouraged to prevent overheating.

Lane Swim Guidelines

In order to maintain a safe and enjoyable lane swim, the following guidelines are recommended:

  • Swim in the lane that best describes the type of swimming: fast, medium or slow/leisure.
  • Change lanes at the end of the pool not in the middle.
  • Swim in the direction indicated by the signs.
  • Passing should occur cautiously to prevent injuries to others, especially when using equipment.
  • Avoid collisions by being aware of the surroundings, especially when others are pushing off the wall.
  • Listen to the advice given by lifeguards.

Photography

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.

Reservations are available for Aquafit only. New reservation spots are released Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. for the following Monday to Sunday. Use the map to find schedule information for the current week. For long-range drop-in schedules, check the indoor pool’s individual page.

Registered programs can be browsed on eFun.

How to Make a Reservation

  1. Make sure you have your family and client number(s). You can create an account for you and members of your family online. Your new Family and Client number will be emailed to you. Remember to save your Family and Client number in a secure place. Find out more about how to get family and client numbers.
  2. Each Thursday at 8 a.m. a new block of reservations are released for the following week (Monday to Sunday). Toronto residents may make one reservation per day, per activity type and only for members of their household.
  3. Use the following map or list to find a pool. You can search by using your own address, or the community centre name. Filter results by selecting a Location Type (indoor or outdoor) and by Activity Type (Aquafit only).
  4. Select a map pin for pool status and to find the Reserve Now button.
  5. Choose the Reserve Now button to find available reservation times. Once you have found a date and time you prefer, select Reserve.
  6. A new window will open in eFun. Select Add to add the activity to your cart, and log in to eFun using your family and client number.
  7. Select A Client from the dropdown to identify which member of your household you are making a reservation for, then choose Go to Checkout.
  8. Review the activity Details and select Complete. A waiver will open and you will need to agree to the terms to complete the reservation. Waitlists are not kept or monitored for recreation reservations.
  9. After completing the reservation, take a screenshot or print the receipt to show on-site.

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.

How to Cancel a Reservation

Cancel a reservation online up to one day before the activity is scheduled.

  1. Log in to eFun using your family and client number.
  2. Select My Account from the top menu.
  3. Scroll down to view your scheduled activities and choose Withdraw to cancel a reservation. Select OK to confirm you want to withdraw from the activity and a Withdrawal Confirmation screen will open.

If you need to cancel your reservation the day of, email pfrcustomerservice@toronto.ca or call 416-396-7378, Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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.