Toronto outdoor pools now open for summer season

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Donald D. Summerville Olympic Pool

Toronto’s outdoor pools are now open for the season and will remain open, weather permitting, with varying schedules, until Labour Day weekend.

Councillor James Pasternak (Ward 10 York Centre), Chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee, joined Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Ward 32 Beaches-East York) and Barbara Byers, Director of Public Education for the Lifesaving Society to kick off outdoor pool season on Thursday at Donald D. Summerville Olympic Pools.

“Torontonians of all ages and from all neighbourhoods will find ways to cool off in City parks this summer,” said Councillor Pasternak. “In addition to the outdoor pools opening today, families can get outside and take advantage of the many splash pads and wading pools in parks across the city.”

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Supervision or swimming ability requirements are in place for children under 10 years of age. Leisure swimming is free for all ages.

“Swimming is a great way to get active and be healthy,” said Councillor McMahon. “Our pools are a favourite destination for families in the summertime and I encourage residents to come out and cool down.”

90 splash pads

Over 90 splash pads are open across the city and will remain open until September 18. Splash pads operate daily from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and are activated through push-button features. Caregivers are reminded to supervise their children at these unsupervised water play areas.

Effective today, more than 100 supervised wading pools are also open for the summer. Each will operate on individual schedules until September 4, weather permitting. Wading pools are shallow water areas for children located in parks. Caregivers are reminded to supervise children at all times in these areas. . – CINEWS

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