Non-Guest using hotel pools in Toronto
August 20, 2006 11:25 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone know of hotels in Toronto that allow non-guests to use their swimming pool.

Trying to stay cool and going to the public pools are way too crowded. I've heard that some of the hotels in Toronto are allowing usage of their pools if you pay.
posted by smallsociety to Travel & Transportation around Toronto, ON (7 answers total)
Try a spa with a pool. If you go for a treatment, they will often give you access to the pool.
posted by acoutu at 11:28 PM on August 20, 2006

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posted by sergeant sandwich at 1:04 AM on August 21, 2006 [2 favorites]

Some of the public pools are pretty quiet. Depends on the time of day, etc. The one in Stanley Park south of King West is small and out of the way, so it's usually pretty empty. And if you want to cool off it's great because it's completely unheated... feel like swimming in cold tap water. *bbbrrrrrr* Dunno about hotel pools though, sorry.
posted by GuyZero at 5:04 AM on August 21, 2006

"I've heard that some of the hotels in Toronto are allowing usage of their pools if you pay."

So here's a wild idea... go to one near you and ask at the desk. I've actually never encountered a hotel with pool that didn't allow non-guests access with a small fee. But regardless, I would bet every single one has already been asked about this, and have developed a policy about it. The day rate at the one nearest me is about the same as the community pool, so it's not like they're exorbitant.
posted by GhostintheMachine at 6:56 AM on August 21, 2006

The weather in Toronto has been about 70 Fahrenheit recently. Everyone is wearing long pants; jackets are fairly common. I saw two public pools over the weekend, both had maybe three people in them.

Are you talking about some other Toronto?
posted by jellicle at 6:59 AM on August 21, 2006

You might also want to look up dive shops and see if any have their own pool. You could probably call ahead and get some pool-time when they're not running classes.

Or bite the bullet and take lessons, then the next time it gets really hot, you can head down to the Great Lakes (or any lake, for that matter)... and trust me, nothing feels quite so good as dropping through a thermocline on a hot summer day.
posted by SemiSophos at 10:10 AM on August 21, 2006

Delta Chelsea off of Yonge St. has a day pass for the gym/pool. It was $12, five years ago.

But check around some of the public pools, especially ones not right in downtown Toronto. Some pools have 'no kiddie' hours that are less crowded. And except for a quarter for a locker - Free!
posted by typewriter at 3:38 PM on August 21, 2006 [2 favorites]

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