Fancy a swim? On a hot day, there’s nothing better than a cool dip in the water and thankfully, it’s coming just in time. While this weekend is set to be more on the milder side, you can now cool off in one of Toronto’s outdoor pools that will be reopening as of June 12.
Before you get ready to make a splash, keep in mind that the pools will be operating at 25% capacity to allow for social distancing among swimmers. In a release from the city that was issued earlier this week, “Staff have worked closely with Toronto Public Health (TPH) to meet guidelines to ensure people can swim safely at outdoor pools,”
Patrons will also be required to sign in and provide their first name and an email or phone number for Toronto Public Health to facilitate contact tracing should it be necessary. While leisure and lane-swimming are free for everyone to enjoy, folks must reserve a 45-minute time slot in advance. Blocks of new swim reservation spots are released Thursdays at 8 a.m. for the following Monday to Sunday and are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Even though there are over 60 outdoor pools in Toronto, only 10 will be reopening tomorrow. The remainder will reopen but it won’t happen fully until June 19.
The following 10 Toronto pools that will be reopening tomorrow 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
In a release, Major John Tory says, “Thank you to City staff who are working to start opening the City’s outdoor pools early to help Torontonians stay active and healthy despite the heat. This is one more example of the work we’re doing to open up the city. I know we are all eager to get on with summer and back to a more normal life in our city. Pools and patios are just days away from opening. We are getting there and that’s thanks to the efforts of the vast majority of our residents who are doing the right thing – following the public health advice and getting vaccinated.”
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