Summer is officially here and in a week or two we'll be hit with sweltering heat and sunshine! I know we're all super relieved to hear that after the long, chilling winter we just experienced. Before long we'll be wishing we had some cool relief from the summer heat that's coming.
The best way to cool off when the summer heat is beating down on us is to hang out in a refreshing pool and beaches! There's tons of pools and beaches that offer perfect spots to cool down during these hot summer months.
You may have heard of some of these already but some of them you haven't! Check them out when the heat gets the better of you and you need a refreshing break!
Sunny Side Pavillion
Sunnyside Pavillion has been located in Toronto for over 100 years now and is one of our beloved landmarks. It's a super popular spot in the summer because it's expansive sandy beach area and adjoining pool area. You can also eat dinner or lunch at their restaurant!
Lavelle is a popular rooftop bar that also is home to a big pool that's perfect for summer days. You can grab a fruity cocktail, some snacks and you can swim and tan the day away!
Alexandra Park Pool
This is one of the best public pools in all of Toronto, located on the west end of the city. This refreshing pool spot is perfect to cool off on a hot summer day! You don't have to pay to enter and you can relax in the park as well.
Thompson Toronto is another one of this city's best rooftop bars! You can swim in their huge outdoor rooftop pools with a refreshing cocktail while you stare out at the beautiful views of the city skyline in front of you!
Hanlan's Point Beach
If you head over to the Toronto Islands you'll find this fun beach called Hanlan's Point Beach. Here you can choose to wear a bathing suit, or not, it's completely up to you! It's a cool place to check out on a hot summer day and go for a dip in the waters.
Sheraton Centre Hotel
Sheraton Centre Hotel has a gorgeous rooftop pool with tons of poolside seating secluded from bustling city life. You don't have to be a guest of the hotel to hang out at their pool, you can purchase a day pass to the pool for $30 or you can purchase a monthly membership to the pool and fitness facilities for $95/month.
Alex Duff Memorial Pool
The Alex Duff Memorial Pool is one of the best public pools in Toronto because of their 2-story waterslide! You can hang out in the water and ride the slide all day long to bring out your inner child again.
If you want to relax on one a sandy beach this summer, Cherry Beach is a great option. Cherry Beach is full of fun water sports, cute dogs and space to lounge out. Plus you can take a dip in the refreshing water when you want to cool off.
Donald D. Summerville Olympic Pool
The Olympic Pool in The Beaches are a perfect spot to cool off on a summer day. They have a huge adult pool and diving pool with a 5 and 10 metre diving platform! This is the perfect place to cool off and try out your diving skills this summer.
Radisson Admiral Hotel
The Radisson has a great outdoor rooftop pool that's open to the public whether you're a guest of the hotel or not. If you're not a guest of the hotel you can purchase a pool day pass for $40 that includes towel service and access to their showers and lockers.
Riverdale Park is definitely one of the best parks in Toronto to spend time in during the summer. The pool has a huge slide that's perfect for summer fun and crystal blue waters that are always clean and refreshing.
Fairmount Royal York
The Fairmont Royal York is the ideal spot to hang out during the summer. It has a 50 ft pool, a wading pool, a whirl pool, steam rooms, and saunas so it's basically a spa! Unfortunately, this spot isn't the cheapest since it's reserved for hotel guests. You can purchase a half year membership to their health club for $800.
The Scarborough Bluffs are home to some of the most turquoise waters in the entire city! They have 2 different beach areas to lay out on and you can take a refreshing dip whenever you get hot on a sunny day!