City of Toronto extends hours at seven pools to help residents cool off during Extended Heat Warning

TORONTO, July 23, 2016 /CNW/ - Following today's announcement of an Extended Heat Warning by Toronto's Acting Medical Officer of Health, the City has announced that extended pool hours are now in effect. This is the second time this summer that pool hours have been extended; pool hours were last extended on July 7.

The following seven outdoor pools will be open, weather permitting, until 11:45 p.m. tonight and may continue to operate with extended hours until the Extended Heat Warning is cancelled:

  • Alexandra Park, 275 Bathurst St.
  • Alex Duff Pool, 779 Crawford St.
  • Earlscourt Park/Giovanni Caboto Pool, 1369 St. Clair Ave. W.
  • Monarch Park, 115 Felstead Ave.
  • McGregor Park, 2231 Lawrence Ave. E.
  • Smithfield Park, 175 Mount Olive Dr.
  • Sunnyside Park/Gus Ryder Pool, 1755 Lake Shore Blvd. W.

 

Media requests for filming at pools can be accommodated at Alex Duff, McGregor Park, Monarch Park and Sunnyside Park/Gus Ryder outdoor pools. These locations will allow media to film from the pool deck. Media access will only be allowed at these locations and media must follow the instructions of staff at the site. Media can go directly to the site and do not need to call in advance.

More information about Extended Heat Warnings is available at http://bit.ly/1Nqr4Ql.

An Extended Heat Warning does not automatically result in extended pool hours. Decisions to extend pool hours are made daily while an Extended Heat Warning is in place, based on weather risks and resource availability. For up-to-date information on extended pool hours, pool locations and regular operating hours, call 311 or visit http://www.toronto.ca/swim.

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

SOURCE City of Toronto

For further information: Matthew Cutler, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, 416-560-8726, mcutler@toronto.ca

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