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Toronto opening 10 outdoor pools in time for Step 1 of reopening plan

Mayor John Tory announced that 10 City of Toronto outdoor pools will open early on Saturday, June 12, as the City moves into Step One of the Province of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen. Thomas Park

The City of Toronto is opening up 10 of its 58 outdoor pools this weekend “for residents and visitors to have fun in the sun and make a splash while enjoying the warm summer weather.”

The remaining locations will open two weekends from now, on June 19.

Mayor John Tory says swimmers will have to reserve 45-minute sessions in advance.

“Staff have worked closely with Toronto Public Health to make sure that there are guidelines in place to ensure that people can swim safely at all of Toronto’s pools,” the Mayor said Wednesday.

“Like last summer, capacity at outdoor pools will be reduced to 25 per cent to ensure adequate space for physical distancing.”

The 10 outdoor pools that will open on June 12 are:

  • Alex Duff – 779 Crawford St.
  • Monarch Park Pool – 115 Felstead Ave.
  • Heron Park CC – 292 Manse Rd.
  • Grandravine CC – 23 Grandravine Dr.
  • McGregor CC – 2231 Lawrence Ave. E.
  • Parkway Forest CC – 59 Forest Manor Rd.
  • Pine Point – 15 Grierson Rd.
  • Riverdale Park – 550 Broadview Ave.
  • Sunnyside-Gus Ryder – 1755 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
  • West Mall – 380 The West Mall

Hours for pools opening on June 12:

  • Monday to Friday: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. until June 29
  • Saturday to Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. until June 29
  • Monday to Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

(Starting on June 30 and continuing for the rest of the season, unless otherwise noted).

Hours for pools opening on June 19

  • Monday to Friday: 4 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. until June 29
  • Saturday to Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. until June 29
  • Monday to Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

(Starting on June 30 and continuing for the rest of the season, unless otherwise noted).


Reservations begin at 8:00 a.m. Thursday morning.

The city’s wading pools will operate from June 30 to September 5.