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August 30, 2017
City of Toronto recreation activities and attractions available during Labour Day long weekend
The City of Toronto will offer a wide variety of activities for residents and visitors over the Labour Day long weekend, with many family attractions open. On Labour Day – Monday, September 4 – City recreation centres will be closed and their recreation programs will not operate.

The following 10 outdoor pools will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on Labour Day (September 4):
Alex Duff Memorial Pool, 779 Crawford St.
Donald D. Summerville Olympic Pools, 1867 Lake Shore Blvd. E.
Grandravine Outdoor Pool, 23 Grandravine Dr.
Heron Park Outdoor Pool, 292 Manse Rd.
McGregor Park Outdoor Pool, 2231 Lawrence Ave. E.
Oriole Community Centre Outdoor Pool, 2975 Don Mills Rd.
Pine Point Outdoor Pool, 15 Grierson Rd.
Riverdale Park East Outdoor Pool, 550 Broadview Ave.
Sunnyside-Gus Ryder Outdoor Pool, 1755 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
Wedgewood Park Outdoor Pool, 15 Swan Ave.

The City's other outdoor pools will close for the season at 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 3. Wading pools will also close for the season on Sunday afternoon.

All indoor pools will be closed on Labour Day.

Nine designated swimming beaches will be open and supervised until 6 p.m. on Labour Day, weather permitting. Gibraltar Point Beach and Rouge Beach remain closed.

Splash pads will be accessible on Labour Day from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will remain open through Sunday, September 17.

Parents are reminded to supervise children at all times when children are in and around water. More information about swimming is available at

Other recreation opportunities
Toronto Island Park, Toronto's largest downtown park, is a great place to walk, cycle, picnic and view the City's skyline. Toronto's ferries can be busy during peak hours. To avoid lineups, ferry tickets can be purchased in advance and the schedule can be viewed at More information about the park is available at

Riverdale Farm, at 201 Winchester St. in the Cabbagetown community, is home to a variety of domestic farm animals, including Tamworth pigs, baby goats and Cotswold lambs. Visitors can tour the farm at their leisure. Riverdale Farm is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free. More information is available at or by calling 311.

The High Park Zoo, which has been attracting visitors for more than a century, currently features bison, llamas, reindeer and highland cattle, as well as Toronto's famous capybaras, Bonnie and Clyde and their babies Alex, Geddy and Neil. The zoo is open daily from 7 a.m. to dusk and admission is free. More information is available at

Toronto's five municipal golf courses are situated on beautiful park lands. These affordable, high-quality and TTC-accessible courses will be open on Labour Day. Holiday rates will apply. More information is available at

The City maintains several bike and skate parks across Toronto. More information is available at

Flowers are in bloom at Centennial Park Conservatory at 151 Elmcrest Rd. and Allan Gardens Conservatory at 19 Horticultural Ave. Both conservatories are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offer free admission. More information is available by calling Centennial Park Conservatory at 416-394-8543 and Allan Gardens Conservatory at 416-392-7288, and online at

Historic Sites
All of the City's historic sites will be open on Saturday and Sunday of the long weekend and two of the City's 10 historic sites, Fort York and Spadina Museum, will be open on Labour Day Monday. Hours and activities vary by location. More details are available at

Fort York National Historic Site and its Visitor Centre at 250 Fort York Blvd. will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature tours and ongoing exhibitions. Regular admission applies.

Spadina Museum at 285 Spadina Rd. will present afternoon tours themed on the Austin family, which made Spadina its home. Regular admission applies, with the museum open from noon to 5 p.m.

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, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

Media Contact
Shane Gerard (Historic Sites)
Strategic Communications

Jane Arbour (Parks, Forestry and Recreation)
Strategic Communications
416-338-0944, 437-436-2815 (cell)



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