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August 28, 2013
City of Toronto's recreational activities on Labour Day
The City of Toronto's Parks, Forestry and Recreation division will offer many leisure activities on the Labour Day holiday on Monday, September 2.

• Unsupervised splash pads will be open and will remain open until September 22. Parents and caregivers are reminded to supervise their child/children at all times.
• Weather permitting, all of Toronto's mainland beaches will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and the Toronto Island beaches will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All locations will have lifeguard supervision during the hours of operation.
• All five City golf courses will be open from 6:30 a.m. (first tee off) to 6:30 p.m. (last nine-hole tee off). More information is available at
• Toronto Island will offer many activities on Labour Day. Residents can walk, roll, cycle, explore, rent a rowboat; tour in a tram, visit the Ned Hanlan statue and haunted Gibraltar Lighthouse, play Frisbee golf, cool off at a splash pad, view the city skyline and visit Franklin Children's garden just steps from the animals at Far Enough Farm and Centreville Amusement Park. Toronto Island ferries will run on a holiday summer schedule up to and including Monday, September 2. Ferry schedules:
• Riverdale farm will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information is available by calling 416-392-6794 or visiting
• High Park and High Park Zoo will be open on Monday. Babies at the zoo include a yak, capybara, wallaby and bison. You can also meeet the new emu. The llama pen will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The scenic, trackless train ride through the park will be running. Tickets can be purchased from the train operator.
• L'Amoreaux Tennis Centre will be open on Labour Day. Courts may be booked up to seven days in advance, on a pay-as-you-go basis, subject to availability. Note: prime time rate will be applied for all bookings. More information is available at or by calling 416-396-4041.
• This year only, Donald D. Summerville Outdoor Pool, 1867 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (416-392-7688) will be open on Monday, September 2 for leisure swim from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., and lane swim from 7 to 8 p.m. The pool will remain open until Sunday, September 8 as a result of a late initial opening this summer.
• Toronto's parks and green spaces will be open for unsupervised leisure activities. Consider taking a walking tour of your park.

All other Parks, Forestry and Recreation facilities, including recreation centres, will be closed on Labour Day. Regular programs and services will resume on Tuesday, September 3.

All indoor pools, outdoor pools (with the exception of Donald D. Summerville Outdoor Pool) and wading pools will be closed on Labour Day. Sunday, September 1 is the last day of summer operation for the City's outdoor pools and wading pools. Indoor pools will re-open on Tuesday, September 3. Consult the web or your local pool for available times:

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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