August 27, 2014
City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation activities on Labour Day
The City of Toronto encourages residents to take advantage of the City’s attractions and recreational sites open on Labour Day – Monday, September 1.
Splash pads will be open on Labour Day and will remain open until September 21. 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 Islands beaches will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All locations will have lifeguards on site during operating hours.
All indoor pools, outdoor pools and wading pools will be closed on Labour Day. Sunday, August 31 is the last day of summer operation for the City’s outdoor pools and wading pools. Indoor pools will re-open on Tuesday, September 2. Residents can contact their local pool or check http://www.toronto.ca/swim for hours.
Toronto Islands (ferry located at 9 Queens Quay W.)
Just minutes away from downtown, the Toronto Islands are a great place to walk, cycle, explore and view the city skyline. Ferries will run on a holiday summer schedule up to and including Monday, September 1. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to avoid long lineups. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/islands.
Riverdale Farm (201 Winchester St.)
Featuring traditional farm animals, Riverdale Farm is the perfect place for animal lovers. Families can enjoy a self-directed tour and can visit the farmer at 11:30 a.m. at the lower Francey Barn. The farm is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission and activities are free. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/parks/zoo/ or by calling 416-392-6794.
High Park Zoo (Deer Pen Road)
The High Park Zoo, featuring domestic and exotic animals, is open daily from 7 a.m. to dusk. The llama pen is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekends and statutory holidays. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/parks/zoo/ or by calling 311.
All five City golf courses will be open Labour Day from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (last 9-hole tee off) with holiday rates in effect. More information about hours and locations is available at http://www.toronto.ca/golf.
Toronto’s parks and green spaces
All Toronto parks and green spaces will be open for all to enjoy on Labour Day.
Community centres and other recreation facilities
All other Parks, Forestry and Recreation facilities, including community centres, will be closed on Labour Day. Regular programs and services will resume on Tuesday, September 2.