It’s safe to say that we’re only in June and temperatures are already hitting sky-rocket numbers. How are we able to spend more than 2 hours outdoors in 30+ degree weather and not feel like dying? I know that when it’s this hot, I need a pool. Summer is always bittersweet when you know of someone who has a pool, but you’re not close enough to just “casually” invite yourself over. Having a pool is a luxury, but we’re also fortunate enough to live in a city that has many outdoor pool available to us! I know it feels like ages since we’ve last visited a pool in The 6ix, so let us remind you of the best pools in Toronto!
Here are 6 pools in Toronto that you have to check out
Sunnyside Gus Ryder Pool
1755 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M6S 5A3
There’s a whole lot of history at the Sunnyside Gus Ryder Pool on Lakeshore! This pool was the hottest spot in the city during the summers of 1925! It was so popular that there was a designated street car that brought people from all around the city here on the hot summer days!
Alex Duff Memorial Pool
779 Crawford St, Toronto, ON M6G 3K4
The Alex Duff Memorial Pool is located at Christie Pits Park. This is a great pool for people of all ages because it features a 25m lap pool, shallow splash pool for children, a conversation pool, a deep pool for diving with a 1m spring board, and a two storey water slide!
Giovanni Cabato Pool
1369 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6E 1C5
The Giovanni Cabato Pool is in the heart of St. Clair Avenue’s neighbourhood. It’s the place to be on a hot summer day for people of all ages and make sure to enjoy the waterslide! After a swim, you can try a delicious cannoli at Tre Mari Bakery, a traditional Italian bakery just down the road!
Riverdale Park East Pool
550 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 2N6
The Riverdale Park East Pool is towards the city’s east end, just passing Cabbagetown. This is a great family-safe pool to soon plan a day trip to!
High Park Pool
1873 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3
The High Park Pool is in the city’s unique urban park! It’s a great pool to visit after walking through the park!
Donald D. Summerville Olympic Pool
1867 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto, ON M1P 4N7
The Donald D. Sumerville Olympic Pool is located near the Beaches of Woodbine Park! The pool features two 50 metre and 25 metre Olympic style pools and 5 and 10 metre diving platforms. This a great place to come with your friends and practice your diving skills!