The hot and humid weather we’ve been having in Toronto will have many people making a beeline to the nearest pool. The City of Toronto operates several outdoor public swimming pools that are free of charge, with the exception of paying a small locker fee. If you are looking for pools that are 1) less crowded and 2) a little more upscale, and your besties don’t have backyard pools where you can drop in, you might want to fork over the daily rate to lounge at one of Toronto’s hotel pools. Below are some of the Toronto hotel pools open to the public for a daily fee:
If you’re looking for exceptional Toronto hotel pools open to the public, the Radisson Admiral Hotel Toronto Harbourfront has an outstanding outdoor swimming pool and patio that overlooks Lake Ontario. You’ll also have spectacular views of downtown Toronto and the CN Tower. The outdoor pool is available to the public for a daily fee of $45, which includes towel service, access to change rooms and a locker. The hotel is right in the heart of Harbourfront near restaurants and bars. Or simply enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk after your swim. The Radisson Admiral Hotel Toronto Harbourfront has its own restaurant, the Waterfront Restaurant and Lounge should you not wish to venture far. The Radisson Admiral Hotel Toronto Harbourfront is located at 249 Queens Quay West, 416-203-3333.
The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, at Bay Street and Queen Street West, features an indoor/outdoor heating swimming pool on its rooftop. Fitness Centre and pool memberships are available to the general public. Day passes are $35 plus tax per visit Monday to Wednesday; $40 plus tax per visit Thursday to Sunday; and holidays $45 plus tax per visit. Guest passes are limited and may not always be available during summer peak periods on weekends and holidays. You can purchase an annual membership for the fitness centre and pool for $95 a month plus HST. This includes the use of the sauna and towel service. Please call 416-947-4955 ext 4551 for more information, or visit the Fitness Center between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. for a tour. Guests of the Fitness Centre must be 16 or older. Guests between 12 and 16 may attend under the supervision of an adult who is 16 years of age or older. The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel is located at 123 Queen Street West, 416-361-1000 or 888-627-7175.
Although Lavelle is not a hotel, we’re including this upscale King West rooftop bar for its spectacular outdoor swimming pools. For $40 per day, you can lounge around and swim in Lavelle’s deep outdoor swimming pool. If you find that price a little too steep, you can enjoy the wading pool for $10 per day. Keep in mind that the wading pool is on the east side of the bar and has an amazing backdrop of the CN Tower for great Instagram photos.
If you are looking for a hotel pool up in Don Mills, you’ll want to check out the Toronto Don Valley Hotel and Suites on Wynford Drive. This low key hotel has a lovely outdoor swimming pool that is open to the public for a daily fee. This fee also provides you with access to the hotel’s restaurants and bar including the pool bar. If you want to enjoy lunch after your swim, DV bar/bistro offers summer menu options including Shrimp and Pesto Flatbread, California Grilled Chicken Wrap, Buddha Bowl, Quinoa Salad, Cauliflower Bites, as well as burgers, pasta dishes and pizza. Rates for the outdoor pool are $20 a day for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. The Toronto Don Valley Hotel and Suites is located at 175 Wynford Drive, 416-449-4111.
Let us know in the comment section if you know of any other Toronto hotel pools open to the public.