Whether it's a cannon ball or swan dive, it's time for Toronto residents to take the plunge into the City's outdoor swimming facilities



    TORONTO, June 15 /CNW/ - The City of Toronto invites Torontonians of all
ages to stay cool while having fun in the sun at one of the City's splash
pads, wading pools and outdoor swimming pools.
    Currently, Parks, Forestry and Recreation has 64 splash pads that open
daily until September 16 that operate from dawn to dusk. On June 28, 111
wading pools will be open daily until September 2. Hours of operation at
wading pools vary at each location.
    Starting tomorrow, 39 outdoor swimming pools will be open on a part-time
basis. As of June 30, the remaining 21 pools will open with all outdoor
swimming pools operating until September 2. Leisure swimming programs are free
for all ages. Hours of operation vary at each location.
    The following outdoor swimming pools will open on June 16, after-school
and on weekends (regular hours of operation begin June 30):

    North York District

    Goulding, 45 Goulding Ave.
    Grandravine, 23 Grandravine Dr.
    North Toronto Memorial, 200 Eglinton Ave. W.
    Oriole, 2975 Don Mills Rd. W.

    Scarborough District

    Heron Park, 292 Manse Rd.
    Kids Town, 3159 Birchmount Rd. (weather permitting)
    McGregor, 2231 Lawrence Ave. E.

    Toronto & East York District

    Alex Duff Memorial, 779 Crawford St.
    Alexandra Park, 275 Bathurst St.
    Donald D. Summerville, 1675 Lake Shore Blvd. E.
    Greenwood Park, 209 Alton Rd.
    Monarch Park, 115 Felstead Ave.
    Regent Park, 415 Gerrard St. E. (scheduled to open Wednesday, June 20)
    Riverdale Park, 550 Broadview Ave.
    Stanley Park, 700 Wellington St.

    Etobicoke York District

    Amesbury, 155 Culford Rd.
    Amos Waites, 2445 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
    Domenico DiLuca, 25 Stanley Rd.
    Eringate, 121 Wellesworth Dr.
    Fairhaven, 100 Golfwood Heights
    Flagstaff, 42 Mercury Rd.
    Gihon Spring, 75 Gihon Spring Dr.
    Giovanni Caboto, 1369 St. Clair Ave. W.
    Gord and Irene Risk, 2650 Finch Ave. W.
    High Park, south of Bloor Street, in High Park
    Lambton-Kingsway, 37 Marquis Ave.
    Ourland, 36 Ourland Ave.
    Park Lawn, 340 Park Lawn Rd.
    Pine Point, 15 Grierson Rd.
    Richmond Gardens, 44 Starthdee Dr.
    Rotary, 25-11th St.
    Smithfield, 175 Mount Olive Dr.
    Smythe, 175 Scarlett Rd.
    Sunnyside-Gus Ryder, Lake Shore Blvd. at Parkside Dr.
    Wedgewood, 17 Swan Ave.
    West Deane, 19 Sedgebrook Dr.
    West Mall, 370 The West Mall
    Westgrove, 15 Redgrave Dr.
    Westmount, 22 Arcade Dr.
    Weston Lions, 2125 Lawrence Ave. W.

    For information on indoor and outdoor swimming pools, wading pools and
splash pads, including locations and hours of operation, call the pool hotline
at 416-338-POOL (7665). Information is also available on the City's website at
www.toronto.ca/parks and in the Spring/Summer 2007 Toronto FUN Guide,
available for pick up at civic centres and community centres.
    Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation offers a range of aquatics
programs for people of all ages and abilities to learn how to swim and how to
be safe around water. Parents are reminded to supervise their children at all
times in pools, wading pools and splash pads. For more information about
drowning prevention, including the Swim to Survive training program, visit the
Lifesaving Society's website at www.lifesavingsociety.com.

    Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home
to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine
of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America.
In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and
innovation in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to
prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

    
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