Summertime is fleeting in Toronto and, although the city has beautiful Lake Ontario beaches, the water is cold even during a heat wave. Instead, locals turn to the plentiful public neighbourhood pools run by the City of Toronto. There are 58 spread all over the megacity — you can see the city’s full list here. So, take a dip into our Guide to Toronto’s Best Public Outdoor Pools!


Alex Duff Memorial Pool
In Christie Pits Park, at Bloor West and Christie. Separate shallow pool for small kids, separate conversation pool, separate diving pool, ramp access and waterslide.

Alexandra Park Outdoor Pool
At Bathurst and Dundas St. West. Nearby splash pad and skatepark.

East End/East York

Donald D. Summerville Olympic Pool 
On Woodbine Beach, at Lake Shore East and Woodbine Ave. Raised level, with separate Olympic-length lap pool, and separate 5 and 10-metre platform diving pool.

Monarch Park Pool
South of Danforth, between Greenwood and Coxwell. Large pool with waterslide, curved-off deep end with diving board and separate wading pool.

Riverdale East Park Pool 
On Broadview Ave. between Danforth and Gerrard. Separate deep end section, shallow area water-sprinkler feature and waterslide. This park is also a great spot to watch the sunset over downtown.

Kiwanis Outdoor Pool
In Stan Wadlow Park, near Woodbine and Cosburn. Separate deep end section and waterslide.

West End/York

Giovanni Caboto Pool
In Earlscourt Park, at St. Clair West and Lansdowne. Large pool with curved-off deep end, waterslide and nearby wading pool.

High Park Outdoor Pool
In High Park, at Bloor Street West and Parkside Drive. Large pool with separate lap-swimming area, waterslide, ramp into pool, and nearby wading pool and splash pad.

Sunnyside Gus Ryder Outdoor Pool
In Sunnyside Park, south of High Park and the Gardiner Expressway. Located lakefront by Martin Goodman bike trail. Nearby bike park, marked lap-swimming section and ramp into pool.

Weston Lions Park Pool
On Lawrence Ave. West along the Humber River, near Scarlett Road. Separate small kids pool, nearby skatepark and splash pad.


Amos Waite Park Outdoor Pool
South of Lake Shore Ave. West between Parkside and Royal York. Lakefront with nearby pirate-themed splash pad.

Pine Point Park Outdoor Pool
At Weston Road just north of Hwy 401. Separate accessible zero-entry shallow pool with water-sprinkler feature.

Rotary Peace Park Outdoor Pool
South of Lake Shore Ave. West near Islington. Close to lake with separate shallow area and ramp into pool.

North York

Goulding Community Centre Pool
In Golding Park, near Yonge and Steele Streets. Fully accessible with ramp into pool and water-sprinkler feature.

North Toronto Memorial Community Centre
In Eglinton Park, at Eglinton Ave. West and Oriole Parkway. U-shaped pool with straight slide in the middle and nearby indoor pool.

Parkway Forest Outdoor Pool
Near Don Mills Road and Sheppard East. Two sections, fully accessible with a ramp into pool and nearby splash pad.


Heron Park Community Centre Pool
At Lawrence Avenue East and Manse Road. Ramp into pool and waterslide.

McGregor Park Community Centre Pool
On Lawrence Avenue East, between Kennedy and Birchmount. Fully accessible with ramp into pool.

Monarch Pool

Monarch Park’s outdoor pool in the east end. Photo credit: Melissa Mohaupt

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