Today, Mayor John Tory announced the extension of the summer season at select City outdoor pools. Torontonians can stretch out the summer at 10 City outdoor pools which will remain open until September 13, with the remainder closing as planned on Sunday, September 6.
The ten outdoor pools include:
All outdoor pools will have regular hours on Saturday and Sunday. To check for hours please visit toronto.ca/swim. On Monday, September 7 for Labour Day, these pools will be open from 12 to 5 p.m. From Tuesday, September 8 to Sunday, September 13, the pools will offer drop-in leisure swimming from 1 to 6 p.m.
Sunday, September 6 is the last day of summer operation for the City’s wading pools and outdoor pools with the exception of the 10 locations noted above. Splash pads will be open on Labour Day and will remain open daily until September 13. Parents and caregivers are reminded to supervise their children at all times. Indoors pools will be closed on Labour Day.
To allow for physical distancing and ensure continued compliance with public health guidelines, the capacity at outdoor and indoor pools remains significantly reduced to 25 per cent. Swimmers are limited to 45-minute sessions to allow for cleaning. A new online reservation tool is available for indoor pool drop-in lane swim. Pool status is available online on the City’s website. Full details are available at toronto.ca/swim.
Outdoor pools were delayed in opening earlier this summer as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated Provincial restrictions. As part of the SwimTO plan, the City worked quickly to open outdoor pools, splash pads, wading pools and indoor pools once given the green light to do so. Torontonians were able to cool off this summer at more than 300 aquatic amenities including the City’s 140 splash pads, 100 wading pools, 56 outdoor swimming pools and 29 indoor pools. Approximately 660,000 participants have accessed outdoor pools across the City as part of SwimTO this summer.
“I’m so very pleased that we’ll be extending the outdoor pool season this year. This extension recognizes the new start of the school year for many Toronto children. I’m impressed at how quickly and successfully staff implemented the SwimTO plan this summer in the midst of the ongoing pandemic allowing thousands of Torontonians the needed opportunity to cool down. I encourage Torontonians to take the opportunity to get out and soak up the last moments of summer at the City’s outdoor pools.”
– Toronto Mayor John Tory
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