08.12.2022 | Lifestyle

Hot Places To Cool Down In Toronto This Summer

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Do climbing temperatures make you wish you could speed up time until Fall arrives? For many people, the sweltering heat robs them of all of the joy of summertime. Luckily, if you live in Toronto, it’s easy to beat the heat. For example, did you know that there are 80 splash pads throughout the city? You’ll also find 58 outdoor pools, which are free to visit all summer. Here are a few of our favourite places to cool down as temperatures soar.

Riverdale Park East Outdoor Pool

Even if you don’t live in the neighbourhood, you’ll be tempted to make the trek over to Riverdale Park East Outdoor Pool. This east end park truly has something for everyone! There are two baseball diamonds, a running track, a children’s playground, seven tennis courts and three sports fields. Last but not least, there is a massive outdoor pool, complete with a spiral waterslide and a separate area for children. 

A beach-style entry looks inviting and makes getting in and out of the water a breeze. The pool is closed for repairs in June but will open for fun-seekers near the end of July!

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Stanley Park Outdoor Pool

Right in the heart of King West Village, Stanley Park Outdoor Pool offers a refreshing place to cool off every day starting June 30. This facility is small but well-maintained and rarely crowded. 

The pool is ideal for young children just learning to swim as it is not too deep. Supervised leisure swims for all ages run daily from 12-8 pm.

You’ll also find an outdoor tennis table, baseball diamond and tennis court. A leash-free dog park makes this a fantastic spot for your whole family to get away for a few hours.

Sunnyside – Gus Ryder Outdoor Pool

Sunnyside – Gus Ryder Outdoor Pool is one of Toronto’s most popular summer spots. While driving along the Gardiner, you may have seen this giant pool with a gorgeous waterfront view. 

One feature you may appreciate is that Sunnyside is one of the few heated outdoor pools. You’ll suffer no shocks to your system if you decide to jump in. Enter with a splash via a giant cannonball, or ease in by the stairs or beach-style entry. 

The facility provides swimming lessons for children every morning during the summer. After that, join in the fun with daily leisure swims from 12 – 6:45. Exercise enthusiasts can do their laps from 7 – 7:45. 

What a perfect way to keep cool any day of the week!

Monarch Park Outdoor Pool

Just 6 minutes away from Leslieville, Monarch Park Outdoor Pool is one of the best places to be when the temperature climbs. If you want to work up a sweat before plunging into the cool water, you can enjoy the outdoor table tennis table or explore the shady bike trail. A leash-free dog park means every family member can join in the fun. 

Of course, the main attraction is the giant pool with the epic two-storey slide! A wading pool is available for the little ones to splash around safely.

Children’s swimming lessons take place in the morning, followed by a lane swim for ages 7+ from 10:30-12 (except for Fridays). After that, the fun begins with a daily leisure swim from 12 – 8 pm.

MacGregor Park

With a whopping 80 splash pads sprinkled throughout Toronto, you’ll never have a shortage of places to cool off. MacGregor Park is one of our favourites, located in Roncevalles on Lansdowne Road (north of College Street). You’ll find free street parking, which is rare for Toronto! And this 1.4-hectare park has everything you need, whether you’re looking for a place for children to cool off for 15 minutes or for an entire afternoon of fun.

Toronto has so many fun things to offer, not just in the summertime!

The Beaches

It’s not summer in Toronto without a trip to the east-end Beaches. Here, you’ll feel like you’re in a vacation paradise with sandy beaches and a tranquil setting. You’ll never believe this spectacular destination is just a quick, 10-minute drive from Danforth Village.

When you’re not wading into the crisp waters of Lake Ontario, why not take a stroll along the elevated boardwalk? The beauty of the waterfront and lush greenery will never fail to take your breath away. If you get tired, you’ll find plenty of benches and cafes to stop, rest and refuel.

A bicycle path runs parallel to the boardwalk, creating a safe space for everyone to enjoy this beautiful nature oasis in the city.

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