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July 17, 2013
City of Toronto extends hours at pools to help beat the heat
As a result of hot weather conditions, the City of Toronto's extended hours pool program is in effect. Eight pools will be open until 11:45 p.m. this evening:

- Alex Duff Memorial Outdoor Pool, 779 Crawford Ave.
- Alexandra Park Outdoor Pool, 275 Bathurst St.
- Cummer Park Indoor Pool, 6000 Leslie St.
- Giovanni Caboto Outdoor Pool, 1369 St. Clair Ave. W.
- McGregor Park Outdoor Pool, 2231 Lawrence Ave. E.
- Monarch Park Outdoor Pool, 115 Felstead Ave.
- Smithfield Outdoor Pool, 175 Mount Olive Dr.
- Sunnyside-Gus Ryder Outdoor Pool, 1755 Lake Shore Blvd. W.

Media requests for filming of pools can be accommodated at Alex Duff Memorial Outdoor Pool, McGregor Park Outdoor Pool, Monarch Park Outdoor Pool and Sunnyside-Gus Ryder Outdoor Pool. These locations will allow media to film from the pool deck. Media access will only be allowed at the noted 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.

The public can obtain information about pool locations and operating hours by calling 311 and online at

The decision to extend pool hours is made on a daily basis in the early afternoon. A news release will be issued each day when pools are to remain open for extended hours. For information on pool locations and operating hours, call 311 or visit

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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