Summer has finally made its way to Toronto and what does that mean? Swimming season is here?! There's no better way to refresh yourself on a hot summer day in the city than to dip into a nice pool.
Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a pool in their backyard or condo, therefore we have decided to let you know of the best places to swim, enjoy a meal and have a couple of drinks.
There are public pools included on this list, as well as exclusive pools that may require a membership or fee. Spend your summer days wisely Torontonians, and make sure to check out one of these pools during Summer Sixteen:
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1. Thompson Hotel Rooftop // 550 Wellington St.W
There is no doubt the pool compliments the breathtaking views of the 6ix at the Thompson Rooftop patio. In order to check out this chic and exclusive pool you must be a guest at the hotel or you have a membership the summer (you better find that friend that has one), but there are certain days it is accessible to public. Check out their Facebook page for updates.
2. Hyatt Regency // 370 King St.W
Spend a night at the Hyatt and you've got access to the pool no problem. Unfortunately the pool is not available for the public, but let us tell you they stay it's totally worth the cost. Prices per night are listed here.
3. The Four Seasons // 60 Yorkville Ave
Book a spa treatment at the Four Seasons in Yorkville and you've got access to their indoor pool and sun deck located on the 9th floor of the hotel. Enjoy the beautiful skyline the hotel has to offer and indulge in an extraordinary experience.
4. Sunnyside & Gus Ryder Pool // 1755 Lake Shore Blvd W
Gus Ryder is open to the public all summer long and is just minutes away from downtown Toronto, on the Lakeshore Blvd West. Enjoy a dip at this outdoor pool, grab a bite at the Sunnyside Pavilion and play volleyball at the beach located right in front of the pool.
5. Alex Duff Christie Pits Pool // 779 Crawford St W.
Yes, this outdoor public pool situated next to Christie Pits Park, has a two storey water slide! The 25 m spacious pool has a deep area with a 1m spring board for diving and a shallow area for those of you who don't know how to swim.
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6. Donald D Summerville Olympic Pool // 1867 Lakeshore Blvd E.
D.D in Woodbine Park is one of the limited pools in Toronto which has diving platforms. There is a 50 m olympic pool, a 25 m training pool and a separate diving pool which has a 5m and 10 m diving boards.
7. High Park Pool // 1873 Bloor St W.
Explore one of the city's most beautiful parks and refreshen yourself at the High Park public pool. There is a yellow water slide as well, that many people look forward to using each and every summer.
8. Riverdale Park Pool // 550 Broadview Ave.
This pool overlooks the green majestic Riverdale park and provides a spectacular view of the Toronto skyline. The spacious pool has a water slide as well as tennis courts and fields located just outside of the grounds to enjoy a variety of activities.
9. Splash Works @ Canada's Wonderland // 9580 Jane St.
Looking to have some extra fun and adventure in water pools? Access to one of Canada's largest water parks is included with admission at Canada's Wonderland. You can currently purchase a season pass for $85.99 and have unlimited access to the water park all summer long or get a daily ticket for a one time visit for $39.99. The 20 acre water park has Canada's largest outdoor wave pool, a 1/4 mile Lazy River and over 15 slides.
10. Cabana Pool Bar // 11 Polson Pier
Toronto's Vegas-like waterfront pool bar allows you to swim in the pool if you're located in the VIP section. You get free access to the pool if you have a cabana in this area, if not you can upgrade to a VIP bracelet. Trust us, the upgrade is totally worth it.