Councillor Shelley Carroll

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Sunday, June 18, 2006

Stay Cool With Help From the City

It was a hot one in Nathan Philips Square today at the Father's Day Stop The Violence Walk-a-thon. It was terrific to see the Toronto Water Event Truck at the end of our walk. Lots of cool running 'Toronto Pure' on tap.
Yesterday was even more blistering at our own Toronto Police Services Division 33 Open House. Our community officers kept cool while providing lots of fun activities for the kids by engaging in a few water fights!

Here are more suggestions for Heat Waves from City Staff:

Toronto's splash pads, wading pools, outdoor pools and beaches are opening soon.

Splash pads are now open across the city, and will stay open until September 17.
Wading pools will open by July 1, some as early as June 26. Hours of operation vary throughout the summer months.
Check your Fun Guide for specific pool info. Leisure swimming programs are free for all.
Toronto’s 10 lifeguarded beaches are now open. To ensure a beach is open for swimming, call the City’s Beach Water Quality Hotline at 416-392-7161 or visit

For up-to-date information about splash pads, wading pools and outdoor pools, including hours of operation, visit or call the pool hotline at 416.338.POOL(7665).

Cooling Centres will open shortly in your nearest Civic Centre. Stay tuned to the radio for locations of Cooling Centres or call Councillor Carroll's office at 416-392-4038. Remember that extreme heat is most dangerous to the elderly. If you know a senior neighbour without access to air conditioning, they may appreciate it if you could run them an errand or give them a lift to the store. They need to stay quiet and well shaded in the face of extreme heat.