TORONTO: Toronto residents can enjoy 55 outdoor pools across the city, including the Donald D. Summerville leisure pool and dive tank, which will reopen tomorrow, Friday, July 29. Critical repairs to the dive tank and 25-metre leisure pool are complete and leisure swim will resume tomorrow.
Amesbury Sports Complex will also reopen for leisure and lane swim on Tuesday, August 2. Repairs to the Riverdale Park East pool will see it reopen on Thursday, August 4 for both leisure and lane swim, with swim lessons starting on Monday, August 8. While preparing to open these pools in June, staff uncovered damaged liners and other mechanical issues requiring urgent repair work, before the pools could safely open to the public.
To ensure Torontonians can make the most of the reopened facilities, the City of Toronto is extending the swimming season for the Donald D. Summerville pool, Riverdale Park East pool and Amesbury Sports Complex until Sunday, September 11. Other outdoor pools are currently scheduled to close for the season on Sunday, September 4 and Monday, September 5.
City swimming beaches, splash pads and wading pools across Toronto will be open on holiday Monday and throughout the holiday weekend. Indoor pools and community centres will be closed on the August 1 civic holiday. The closures are a standard occurrence on all statutory holidays. More information is available at www.toronto.ca/swim.
The City began opening its outdoor pools on June 18 and all remaining pools opened as of June 30, except for those requiring repairs. All available outdoor pools are now open daily until the end of Labour Day, September 4. Some pools have extended hours during heat alerts. Residents visiting City outdoor pools are reminded that:
• Supervision and/or swimming ability requirements are in place for children under 10 years of age at all City outdoor pools.
• Outdoor leisure swimming is free for all ages and reservations are not required.
• Outdoor lane swim is free and open to swimmers aged seven years and older for swimming continuous lengths or widths.
• Caregivers should supervise children at all times.
• Pool visitors should listen to the on-duty lifeguards.
Reservations are available for lane swim and Aquafit only. New reservation spots are released Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. for the following Monday to Sunday.
More information is available on the City’s Pool Closures & Service Alerts webpage: www.toronto.ca/data/parks/alerts/swim/index.html.