News Release
June 17, 2024

In response to the Heat Warning issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), the City of Toronto is extending hours at 10 outdoor pools, which were opened last Friday, to help residents stay cool.

From today until Thursday, June 20, the following outdoor pools will be open, weather permitting, until 9 p.m.: 

  • Heron Park Community Centre 
  • Kiwanis Outdoor Pool 
  • Pine Point Park Outdoor Pool 
  • Riverdale Park East 
  • West Mall Outdoor Pool 

Today, the following outdoor pools will be open, weather permitting, until 10 p.m. Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, June 18, through Thursday, June 20, the following outdoor pools will be open, weather permitting, until 11:45 p.m.: 

  • Alex Duff Memorial Pool 
  • McGregor Park 
  • North Toronto Memorial Community Centre 
  • Parkway Forest Outdoor Pool 
  • Sunnyside Gus Ryder Outdoor Pool 

The City opened 10 wading pools and 10 outdoor pools on June 14, with all other City pools scheduled to open for the season on Friday, June 28. Further details on the openings can be found in the City’s news release. Additionally, splash pads are now open for the season and are operational daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For up-to-date information on pool hours, locations and regular operating hours, residents can call 311 or visit the City’s Drop-in Swimming & Water Play webpage. 

From May 15 to September 30, the City implements its Heat Relief Strategy to counter the adverse effects of extreme heat. This includes the Heat Relief Network, street outreach, extended public pool hours and public messaging. The Network offers Cool Spaces like libraries, community centres, civic centres and some private and non-profit facilities. For more details, visit the City’s Heat Relief Strategy webpage.  

Visit the City’s Cool Spaces interactive map for locations.

Media requests for filming at pools can be accommodated at the following locations: 

  • Alex Duff Memorial Outdoor Pool 
  • McGregor Park Outdoor Pool 
  • Sunnyside Gus Ryder Outdoor Pool 

These locations allow media to film from the pool deck without prior notice. Media access is restricted to these designated locations and media must follow the instructions of on-site staff.

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