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Dive into Summer: Toronto Pools Now Open Full-Time

Toronto, ON – In a welcome announcement for Toronto’s residents, Mayor Olivia Chow, alongside City of Toronto staff, officially opened all outdoor pools and supervised wading pools Friday, marking the beginning of their full summer schedule.

From noon until approximately 8 p.m. daily, the city’s outdoor pools are now available for free leisure swimming, accessible to all ages without the need for reservations.

Additionally, Toronto boasts over 140 splash and spray pads, operational daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., featuring convenient push-button activation to keep the fun flowing all summer long.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone, the City of Toronto has provided a few important reminders for pool-goers:

  • Children under 10 years of age must meet supervision and/or swimming ability requirements.
  • Outdoor lane swimming is free and open to individuals aged seven and older for swimming continuous lengths or widths.
  • Caregivers are encouraged to always supervise children.
  • Pool visitors must adhere to the instructions of on-duty lifeguards.

Residents are advised to check the City’s pool closures and service alerts webpage before heading out to cool off: Pool Closures and Service Alerts.

For further information on outdoor pools, wading pools, and splash pads, including hours of operation, visit the City’s Swimming & Water Play webpage.

With the summer season in full swing, the City of Toronto invites everyone to take advantage of these refreshing amenities and enjoy a safe, fun-filled summer.


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