Best outdoor pools in Toronto


With this hot weather happening in Toronto, no wonder that you are looking for a place to refresh in the summer. Here is a selection of outdoor pools you will find in Toronto. We added in some of our favourites that are not so public and not quite as busy.

Sheraton Centre:

Sheraton Centre Toronto offers you the opportunity to swim and relax in the largest indoor/outdoor heated pool in Downtown, Toronto. A day pass for non guests is $35 and the family day passes are available for $80.  The pool is open7 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the week, and until 11 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Thompson Hotel:

The Rooftop Lounge boasts 360 Degree and with its infinity pool offers a spectacular view of the city. Unfortunately, it’s only reserved for members, hotel guests and condo residents.


New this summer and has become a quick hit. The Cabana Pool Bar offers one of the best outstanding outdoor pools in Toronto with enough space to accommodate 2,500 sun-worshippers and seating for 850. Besides, 12 elevated and private cabanas, 42 oversized deluxe chaise lounges and an alluring 50,000 sq. foot enclosed patio area will definitively make your day. The pool is open from Tuesday to Friday from noon till 8 pm and during the weekend fromnoon till 11 pm. The entrance and the pool access are at $20 each on the weekend.

Hyatt Regency:

The Hyatt on King offers another pool with a spectacular view of Downtown, Toronto, but unfortunately reserved for guest only. Opened seasonally from 9:00am to 10:00pm, you’ll be able to enjoy snacks, meals and drinks near the pool.

Radisson on Queens Quay:

The Radisson on Queens Quay opens its outdoor pool seasonally, along with its patio and lounge area and has a fabulous view of the Toronto Harbour. The pool costs $30 per person Monday-Thursday and $40 per person Friday-Sunday.

If you are looking for public outdoor swimming pools, here is our selection to make the best of your day:

Sunnyside Gus Ryder:

Located at the foot of Lakeshore Blvd. & Parkside Drive, this swimming pool is one of the most popular in Toronto.  You will be able to enjoy morning swimming lessons or just the view of the lake, sand, beach and park nearby.

Alex Duff Outdoor Pool:

Located at the edge of Christie Pitts Park, it’s the perfect place to bring your children. The pool features a 25m lap pool, shallow splash pool for children, warm conversation pool, a deep pool for diving with a 1m spring board, and a two storey water slide.

Riverdale Park East pool:

Riverdale pool on Broadview features an outdoor pool open seven days a week during the summer months. The pool offers both leisure swim and adult/lane swim, but also close to tennis court and soccer field if you would like to switch activities.

Private or Best Condo Pools:

Some of Toronto’s condos have some of the best pools for their view, seating styles, and pool size.  If you are lucky enough to live in a condo with a sweet pool or know a resident, be resourceful and see who may be away from the crowds. Some of our favourites are right under your nose downtown.  Firstly the TIFF Lightbox Condo Pool, is lovely, quiet has cabanas. Check it out next time you are at Malaparte for an event, go up the magical stairs and you will see the pool above.  Some of the condos have indoor outdoor pools with make them great all year round.  Other condos include most on the waterfront but have enjoyed Harbour Square, Waterclub at One York Quay and also hear the condos around the ACC have some great pools. These buildings have a younger demographic and have heard you need to get they’re early for a seat and ramps up a little Vegas style.  Other condo pools to consider are Merchandise Loft Rooftop, The Bentley, Vevre, the Pure Spirits Condos in the Distillery and more coming in midtown.

Private Clubs

Some of the more comfortable pools we have experienced is when a guest at pools like the RCYC on the island where there are nice loungers and beautiful setting. If you are a sailor or tennis player you may know someone to invite you to these family recreational clubs.   In midtown, The Toronto Lawn and Tennis Club has a large outdoor pool.  It is a great size and offers a lot of versatility but can be quite busy.

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