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August 11, 2016
City of Toronto extends hours at seven pools to help residents cool off
The City will be extending hours at seven outdoor pools tonight to help residents escape the heat. This is the third time this summer that pool hours have been extended.

The following locations will be open, weather permitting, until 11:45 p.m. tonight:

•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.

These extended hours are in effect today only. Decisions to extend pool hours are made daily when an Extended Heat Warning is in place, based on weather risks and resource availability. Toronto Public Health issues an Extended Heat Warning based on information from Environment Canada. For up-to-date information on extended pool hours, pool locations and regular operating hours, call 311 or visit

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 Heat Warnings is available at

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.

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Matthew Cutler
Parks, Forestry and Recreation



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