News Release: July 30, 2015
City of Toronto extends hours at eight pools to help residents cool off
The City of Toronto's extended hours pool program is in effect again today. The following eight pools will be open until 11:45 p.m. tonight, weather permitting:
• Alex Duff Memorial Pool, 779 Crawford St.
• Alexandra Park Pool, 275 Bathurst St.
• Cummer Park Community Centre Pool, 6000 Leslie St.
• Giovanni Caboto Outdoor Pool, 1369 St. Clair Ave. W.
• McGregor Park Outdoor Pool, 2231 Lawrence Ave. E.
• Monarch Park Pool, 115 Felstead Ave.
• Sunnyside-Gus Ryder Outdoor Pool, 1755 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
• Smithfield Outdoor Pool, 175 Mount Olive Dr.
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. Those four 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.
An Extreme Heat Alert does not automatically result in extended pool hours. Decisions to extend pool hours are made daily during Extreme Heat Alerts based on weather risks and resource availability.
More information about Extreme Heat Alerts is available at http://bit.ly/1Nqr4Ql.
A news release will be issued by early afternoon each day when pools are to remain open for extended hours. For up-to-date information on extended pool hours, pool locations and regular operating hours, call 311 or visit http://www.toronto.ca/parks.
This news release is also available on the City's website: http://bit.ly/1Dd47zt
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. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.
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Media contact: Aydin Sarrafzadeh, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, 416-395-6191, firstname.lastname@example.org