Index: Attractions/ information

Awesome attractions make our city a hot spot every day of the week


ALLAN GARDENS Outdoor gardens, greenhouses with exotic plants and flowers. Daily 10 am-5 pm. Carlton and Sherbourne. Free. 416-392-7288.

ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO Permanent collection of over 80, 000 works, rotating exhibits and Henry Moore sculptures. Closed Mon-, Tue, Thur-Sat & Sun 10 am-5:30 pm, Wed 10 am-8:30 pm. $19.50, srs $16, stu/youth $11, child under five free, free Wed evgs 6-8:30 pm. Check for holiday hours. 317 Dundas W. 416-979-6648, ago.net.

BATA SHOE MUSEUM Footwear from 18th-century European slippers to African royalty’s shoes and celebrity pieces. Mon-Wed, Fri/Sat 10 am-5 pm, Thu to 8 pm, Sun noon-5 pm, Thur 5-8 pm pwyc. Check for holiday hours. $14, srs $12, stu $8, under 5 free. 327 Bloor W. 416-979-7799, batashoemuseum.com.

BETH TZEDEC MUSEUM Large Canadian collection of over 1,800 Jewish historical artifacts. Mon, Wed-Thu 11 am-1 pm and 2-5 pm, Tue/Fri closed, Sat after services (approx noon-1 pm), Sun 11 am-3 pm. Closed on Jewish and civic holidays, wkends in Jul/Aug. Tours by appointment. Free. 1700 Bathurst. 416-781-3514 ext 232,beth-tzedec.org.

BLACK CREEK PIONEER VILLAGE 19th-century frontier life re-enacted in restored buildings and historically accurate gardens. May/Jun wkdays 9:30 am-4 pm, wknds 11 am-5 pm, Jul-Sep 1 wkdays 10 am-5 pm, wknds and holidays 11 am-5 pm. $15, srs $14, stu $11, child $11, under 4 free. Jane and Steeles. 416-736-1733, blackcreek.ca.

CAMPBELL HOUSE Museum Authentically restored home of William Campbell, chief justice of Upper Canada from 1825 to 1829. Tue-Fri 9:30 am-4:30 pm, wknds Jun-Oct noon-4:30 pm. Closed statutory holidays. $6, srs/stu $4, child $3. 160 Queen W. 416-597-0227, campbellhousemuseum.ca.

CANADA’S WONDERLAND Theme park north of TO with rides, shows, exhibits, boutiques, restaurants, water park and the Kingswood Music Theatre. May 4-Sep 1 grounds open 10 am, close 6, 10 or 11 pm daily (except in May check website for details). Variety of passes available from $33. 9580 Jane. 905-832-8131, canadaswonderland.com.

CANADIAN broadcasting corporation museum and graham spry theatre Museum houses over 4,000 artifacts telling the story of CBC broadcasting. Graham Spry Theatre features Growing Up With The CBC and Radio Sound FX exhibitions. Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm. Closed statutory holidays. Free. 250 Front W, 416-205-5574, cbc.ca/museum.

CAnadian national exhibition Largest annual fair in Canada, featuring midways, rides, games, themed buildings, performance stages, horse and dog competitions, International Air Show, a casino and more, Aug 19-Sep 5. Daily 10 am-midnight (to 10:30 pm Sep 1). $16, srs/child 13 and under $12, $48 family, free for child under 2. Lakeshore W between Strachan and Dufferin. 416-393-6300. theex.com.

CASA LOMA Downtown architectural anomaly patterned on a European castle, with towers, underground tunnels, wine cellars, garden and stables. Multi-language self-guided audio tours available. 9:30 am-5 pm daily (last admission 4 pm). $20.55, stu/srs $14.63, child $11.32. 1 Austin. 416-923-1171, casaloma.org.

Centennial park conservatory Three greenhouses filled with 12,000 square feet of plants. Daily 10 am-5 pm. Free. 151 Elmcrest. 416-394-8543, toronto.ca/parks.

Centerville Island Amusement park for families featuring roller coasters, pony rides, wading pool, antique cars and more. Open daily Jun 4-Sep 5 daily 10:30 am-8 pm (closes earlier wkdays in Jun/late Aug in inclement weather). $30.97 over 4-feet tall, $21.90 under 4-feet tall, $96 family pass. Centre Island. Regular ferries depart at the foot of Bay. 416-203-0405, centreisland.ca.

CITY HALL Self-guided tours of this prize-winning structure focus on its architectural and landscaping features, both inside and outside the building. Mon-Fri 7:30 am-4:30 pm. 100 Queen W. 416-338-0338, toronto.ca/city_hall_tour/index.htm.

Cloud forest conservatory A walk-through greenhouse with lush tropical foliage. Mon-Fri 10 am-2:30 pm (except holidays). Richmond W, just west of Yonge. 416-392-7288, .toronto.ca/parks.

CN TOWER The world’s tallest building features four observation decks, the Glass Floor and Sky Pod, the 360 revolving restaurant, Horizons nightclub, a motion-theatre ride, the all new edge-walk, arcades, shops and a film about the tower’s construction. Summer hours from Jun 2, daily: Tower and Observation levels 9 am-10 pm, attractions 10 am-9:30 pm. Total Tower Experience $34.99 Observation Sky Pod or Attractions Experience $21.99-$28.99 Observation Experience $14.99-$22.99. Children under 3 free. 301 Front W. 416-868-6937, cntower.ca.

COLBORNE LODGE Regency-style home of High Park founders, built in 1837, with original artifacts, furniture and paintings. May-Aug noon-5 pm. $5.71, srs/yth $2.62, child $2.38. South end of High Park, Colborne Lodge Drive. 416-392-6916, toronto.ca.

Distillery historic districT National historic site of Victorian industrial architecture in Canada. Now a pedestrian-only village dedicated to arts, culture and entertainment, featuring stores, galleries, restaurants, artists’ studios, a working brewery and theatres. Music and art festivals throughout the season. Various opening/closing times, check website for details. 55 Mill, between Parliament and Cherry. 416-364-1177, thedistillerydistrict.com.

evergreen brick works/ don valley brick works Environmental community centre and green cities centre for urban sustainability. Farmers market, DIY bike repair workshops, yoga, gardening courses and more. Cultural heritage site, historical buildings, quarry garden, surrounding parkland, interpretative area and unique geological features. Don Valley Brick Works Park, 550 Bayview. 416-596-7670, evergreen.ca.

EDWARDS GARDENS Acres of gardens, paths and creeks. Open dawn to dusk daily. Tours available through Toronto Botanical Gardens call 416-397-1366 for details. Free. 777 Lawrence E. torontobotanicalgarden.ca/tours.

ENOCH TURNER SCHOOLHOUSE Toronto’s first free school, established in 1848. Now a museum and community centre used for social, corporate, community events as well as educational programs. Check website for hours. 106 Trinity. 416-863-0010, enochturnerschoolhouse.ca.

EXHIBITION PLACE Waterfront park offering historic buildings, amusements, cultural and sporting events, craft and trade shows including the Canadian National Exhibition (see separate listing), Royal Agricultural Fair and Toronto FC soccer games. Grounds open year-round. Buildings open for special events. Lakeshore W between Strachan and Dufferin. 416-263-4300, CNE info 416-393-6300, explace.on.ca.

FORT YORK Canada’s largest collection of War of 1812 buildings, offering tours, exhibits, seasonal demonstrations, and the changing of the guard daily. Victoria Day, Simcoe Day and Canada Day celebrations. See website for details. 10 am-5 pm daily to Sep 2. $6, stu/srs $3.25, uner 12 $3. 100 Garrison, off Fleet near Bathurst. 416-392-6907, www.fortyork.ca.

Franklin carmichael art centre Oil, acrylic and watercolour classes, children’s courses and workshops. 34 Riverdale, Etobicoke. 416-740-6520, www.toronto.ca/culture/franklin_carmichael.htm.

GARDINER MUSEUM OF CERAMIC ART Canada’s only museum dedicated to ceramics, with over 3,000 contemporary and historical pieces from around the world. Also on site, a restaurant run by famed local chef Jamie Kennedy (call 416-362-1957 for hours and reservations). Mon-Thu 10 am-6 pm, Fri to 9 pm, wknds to 5 pm. Group tours Tue, Thu and Sun 2pm. $12, srs $8, stu $6, under 12 free. Fri free 4pm-9pm. 111 Queen’s Park. 416-586-8080, www.gardinermuseum.on.ca.

GIBSON HOUSE Restored 1851 farm home of David Gibson, local politician and participant in the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837. To Aug 31, Tue-Sun and holiday Mondays noon-5 pm. $3.75, stu/srs $2.25, child $1.75. 5172 Yonge. 416-395-7432, www.toronto.ca/culture/gibson_house.htm.

HARBOURFRONT CENTRE Waterfront attraction with shops, galleries and markets hosts cultural festivals with music, dance, readings, film, food and more every weekend in Jul and Aug. Queens Quay West, from York to Rees. 416-973-4000, www.harbourfrontcentre.com.

HIGH PARK Gardens, groves, ponds, recreation facilities and a small zoo. Dawn to dusk. South of Bloor, W of Keele. www.toronto.ca/parks/highpark.htm.

high park nature centre Resource centre and outdoor experiential learning facility. 430 Parkside. 416-392-1748 ext 6, www.highpark.org/nature.htm.

HOCKEY HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM Films, photos, sweaters, sticks, interactive exhibits and more. To Jun 26: Mon-Fri 10 am-5 pm, Sat 9:30 am-6 pm, Sun 10:30 am-5 pm. Jun 27-Sep 1: Mon-Sat 9:30 am-6 pm, Sun 10 am-6 pm. $13, youth/srs $9. Brookfield Place (formerly BCE Place), 30 Yonge. 416-360-7735, www.hhof.com.

HOLOCAUST CEnTRE of Toronto/holocaust museum Audio visual presentations and memorabilia dedicated to the memory of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Mon-Thu 9 am-4:30 pm, Fri/Sat closed, Sun 11:30 am-4:30 pm. Free. 4600 Bathurst. Group reservations 416-635-2883 ext 153, www.holocaustcentre.com.

humber arboretum Urban ecology centre on the West Humber River offers tours, birdwatching, nature walks, camps and biodiversity and climate change research programs. 205 Humber College. 416-675-6622 ext 4467, www.humberarboretum.on.ca.

ireland park Waterfront sculpture park honouring the Irish famine immigrants of 1847. Eireann Quay, Queens Quay and Bathurst. Free. 416-601-6906, www.irelandparkfoundation.com.

james gardens Terraced gardens on a former estate with spring-fed pools and rustic bridges. Dawn to dusk. Edenbridge, south of Eglinton between Royal York and Scarlett. 416-392-8188, www.toronto.ca/parks/parks_gardens/jamesgdns.htm.

KENSINGTON MARKET Bohemian enclave with mix of cultural food shops, greengrocers and second-hand clothing stores. Bordered by College and Dundas, Spadina and Bathurst. www.kensington-market.ca.

MACKENZIE HOUSE Tours of the mid-Victorian-era home and print shop of William Lyon Mackenzie, Toronto’s first mayor. Jun-Sep 1 Tue-Sun noon-5 pm. $3.96, srs/yth $2.72, child $2.48. 82 Bond. 416-392-6915, www.toronto.ca/culture/mackenzie_house.htm.

MARKET GALLERY Paintings, photos and artifacts illustaring the art, culture and history of the city. Wed-Fri 10 am-4 pm, Sat 9 am-4 pm, Sun noon-4 pm. Free. St Lawrence Market, 95 Front E. 416-392-7604, www.stlawrencemarket.com/gallery.

McMICHAEL CANADIAN art COLLECTION Over 100 acres of conservation land north of Toronto with 13 exhiition galleries, outdoor paths and hiking trails, featuring exclusively Canadian art, including the largest collection of Group of Seven works in the world. Tours, lectures, camps, workshops and school programs. Guided tours wknds 12:30-2:30 pm. Daily 10 am-4 pm. $15, stu/srs $12, family $30, under five free. 10365 Islington, Kleinburg. 905-893-1121, www.mcmichael.com.

mEDIEVAL TIMES Dinner theatre featuring a tournament with jousting knights on horseback. Evening and matinee performances, check website for details. $62.95, child $43.50. Exhibition Place, 10 Dufferin. 1-866-935-6878, www.medievaltimes.com.

mocca (museum of contemporary canadian art) Innovative art by Canadian artists addressing modern issues. Tue-Sun 11 am-6 pm. Free. 952 Queen W. 416-395-0067, www.mocca.toronto.on.ca.

MONTGOMERY’S INN Late-Georgian inn from 1830s offers tours and afternoon teas. Tue-Sun 1-5 pm, afternoon teas Tue-Sun 1-4:30 pm. $4, stu/srs $2, child $1. 4709 Dundas W. 416-394-8113, www.montgomerysinn.com.

music GARDEN An eclectic array of music and dance performances in a tranquil outdoor oasis. Tours Wed 11 am (Jun 25-Sep 24) and Thu 5 pm (beginning Jun 26). Concerts Thu 7 pm and most Sun 4 pm. Free. 475 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000, www.toronto.ca/parks/music_index.htm.

ONTARIO LEGISLATURE BUILDINGS Tour the corridors of provincial power, including grand chambers and art and mineral collections, or watch a session of parliament from the public galleries. General tours daily 9 am-4 pm, Art & Architecture tours Jun 20, Jul 25, and Victorian Tea and Tour Jun 13 by reservation (call 416-325-7500), Inside/Out tours of the buildings and grounds daily Jul/Aug 3 pm. Free (except Victorian Tea & Tour: $20). Queen’s Park, University north of College. 416-325-7500, www.ontla.on.ca.

ONTARIO PLACE Three artificial islands are home to the Cinesphere and its IMAX films, Chinese Lantern Festival, rides, kids’ village, outdoor climbing, water park, restaurants and shops. Amphitheatre features live music and dance. Daily 10 am-8 pm to Sep 1 (hours vary in fall). Grounds only admission: $17.75, child/srs $11.75, play-all-day pass: $33.50, child/srs $17.75, family $104. 955, child under 3 free. 955 Lakeshore W. 416-314-9900, www.ontarioplace.com.

ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE Explore the human body, ocean and rainforest ecosystems, hands-on gizmos and games, and the Omnimax theatre. Facing Mars interactive exhibit and Roving Mars IMAX film begin Jun 9. 10 am-5 pm daily. $18, stu/srs $13.50, child $11. Omnimax films $8-$18. 770 Don Mills. 416-696-1000, www.ontariosciencecentre.ca.

OSGOODE HALL Home to the Law Society of Upper Canada since cows roamed free on Queen. Open wkdays 8:30 am-5 pm, Jul 3-Aug 31 guided tours 1:15 pm. Free. 130 Queen W. 416-947-3300, www.osgoodehall.com.

QUEENS QUAY TERMINAL Shops, restaurants and galleries along the waterfront. Open daily from 10 am. 207 Queens Quay W (at foot of York). 416-203-0510, www.queensquaysites.toronto.com.

REDPATH SUGAR MUSEUM Memorabilia from the history of the Canadian sugar industry. Mon-Fri 10 am-noon and 1-3:30 pm. Free. 95 Queens Quay E. 416-933-8341, www.redpathsugars.com.

RIVERDALE FARM Operational 19th century farm on 7.5 scenic acres with farm animals, ponds, gardens and a farmers’ market. Open 9 am-5 pm daily. Wading pool Jul/Aug. Farmers Market Tue 3-7 pm, May -Oct. Free. 201 Winchester, Gerrard and Sumach. 416-392-6794, www.friendsofriverdalefarm.com.

rogers centre Neighbour to the CN Tower and formerly known as Skydome, it’s home to Toronto Blue Jays baseball and Toronto Argonauts football as well as concerts and other major sporting events. Hourly tours 10 am-4 pm in Jun, to 6 pm Jul-Aug, event schedule permitting. Call 416- 342-2770 to confirm. $13.25, srs/yth 12-17 $9.25, child 5-11 $7.75, child 5 and under free. 1 Blue Jays Way. 416-341-3000, www.rogerscentre.com.

ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM Canada’s largest museum of world cultures and natural history, recently renovated and expanded to include the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal and more. Mon-Thu and wknds 10 am to 5:30 pm, Fri to 8:30 pm. $20, stu/srs $17, child 5-14 $14, child under 5 free. 100 Queen’s Park. 416-586-8000, www.rom.on.ca.

ST LAWRENCE MARKET Authentic farmers’ market, housed in an historical glass and iron structure. South Market: Tue-Thu 8 am-6 pm, Fri to 7 pm, Sat 5 am-5 pm, North Market: Sat only 5 am-5 pm. Free. 95 Front E. 416-392-7120, www.stlawrencemarket.com.

scarborough historical museum Traces community’s rural roots and immigration history. May 30-Sep 1 noon-4 pm. $3, stu/srs $1.50, child $1, wknds pwyc. Thomson Memorial Park, 1007 Brimley. 416-338-8807, www.toronto.ca/culture/scarborough_historical.htm.

SCULPTURE GARDEN Urban park with rotating exhibits of contemporary sculpture. Dawn to dusk daily. Free. 115 King E, at Church. 416-515-9658, www.torontosculpturegarden.com.

skydome See Rogers Centre.

SPADINA museum The 1866 estate of financier James Austin features an art collection and Victorian garden. Special events include Strawberry Festival, Music in the Orchard, and Doors Open (call events hotline for details 416-338-3888). To Sep 1 Tue-Sun and holiday Mon noon-5 pm. $6, srs/stu $5, child $4, child under 5 free. Holiday admission: add 75 cents. 285 Spadina Rd. 416-392-6910, www.toronto.ca/culture/spadina.htm.

TEXTILE Museum of Canada Only museum in Canada dedicated to the collection, exhibition and documentation of textiles from around the world. Guided tours Sun 2 pm. Daily 11 am-5 pm, Wed to 8 pm. Open statutory holidays in summer. $12, stu/child $6, srs $8, family $25, Wed after 5 pm pwyc. 55 Centre. 416-599-5321, www.textilemuseum.ca.

TODMORDEN MILLS HISTORIC SITE 19th-century historical site located in the scenic Don Valley, the museum is a unique industrial settlement consisting of historic millers’ homes, the Brewery Gallery, the Paper Mill Gallery and Theatre, a wildflower preserve and the relocated Don train station. July/Aug Tue-Fri 10 am-4:30 pm, wknds/holiays noon-5 pm. $3.50-$5, stu/srs $2.25-$4, child $1.50-$2.50, under 5 free. 67 Pottery. 416-396-2819, www.toronto.ca/culture/todmorden_mills.htm.

TORONTO aerospace museum Museum houses restored aircraft including the Lancaster Bomber and the Avro Arrow, deHavilland Canada-Bombardier historical displays, Silver Star jet trainer, rare flight training simulators and more. Thu-Sat, holiday Mons 10 am-4 pm, Wed to 8 pm, Sun noon-4 pm. Self-guided and guided tours. $8.50, srs $6.50, stu $5.50, child under 6 free, family $21. 65 Carl Hall, Downsview Park. 416-638-6078, www.torontoaerospacemuseum.com.

toronto botanical garden Twelve themed gardens offer innovative learning experiences with tours, nature day camps and field trips. Building features an energy-efficient green roof, shop, café and an extensive horticultural library. Mon-Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun noon-4 pm. Free. 777 Lawrence E. 416-397-1340, www.torontobotanicalgarden.ca.

toronto Dominion Gallery of Inuit Art More than 200 pieces collected by TD Bank since the mid-60s. Mon-Fri 8 am-6 pm, wknds 10 am-4 pm. Free. 79 Wellington W. 416-982-8473.

TORONTO ISLANDS Necklace of islands across TO’s inner harbour with beaches, bike trails, outdoor sports facilities, shops, restaurants, amusement park and a re-created-19th-century town. Regular ferries to Ward’s and Centre Islands and Hanlan’s Point depart daily from the docks at the foot of Bay. Return trip fares $6.50, stu/srs $4, child $3, under 2 free. 416-392-8193, toronto.ca/parks/island.

TORONTO’S FIRST POST OFFICE Posties in period costume take visitors back in time to the Pony Express in this restored 1833 building. Guided and self-guided tours. Wkdays 9 am-4 pm, wknds 10 am-4 pm. Free. 260 Adelaide E. 416-865-1833.

TORONTO ZOO Home to 5,000 animals from across the world, the 710-acre park includes six indoor pavilions, new Great Barrief Reef exhibit, Kids’ Zoo, Splash Island, Stingray Bay interactive exhibit and more. To Sep 1, 9 am-7:30 pm daily. $20, srs $14, child $12, 3 and under free. Meadowvale N of Hwy 401. 416-392-5929, www.torontozoo.com.

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO Guided historic walking tours wind through the buildings and libraries of Canada’s foremost centre of higher learning. Jun-Aug Mon-Fri 10:30 am, 1pm and 2:30pm, (holiday wkdays and Jun 28-30 excluded). Free. Nona Macdonald Visitors Centre, 25 King’s College. 416-978-5000, www.utoronto.ca.

WILD WATER KINGDOM Water-fun theme park with wave pool, water wall, slides, giant hot tubs and more. To Jun 17, wknds 10 am-6 pm Jun 23-Sep 3, daily 10 am-7 pm (to 6 pm after Aug 19). $29.95, srs/child $21.95, under 4 free. 7855 Finch W, Brampton. 416-369-WILD, www.wildwaterkingdom.com.

YOnge-Dundas square Public square in the heart of downtown offers cultural festivals, concerts, film screenings, vendor markets and more. Free. Southeast corner of Yonge and Dundas. www.ydsquare.ca.

YORK museum Preserving the history of the former City of York. Tue-Fri 1-3 pm. Free. Centennial Recreation Centre, 2694 Eglinton W. 416-394-2759, www.toronto.ca/culture/york_museum.htm.

YORK QUAY CENTRE Part of the Harbourfront Centre complex, this building is home to the Studio Theatre, Community Gallery, Brigantine Room and Lakeside Terrace, and features cultural events and craft shows throughout the year. Hours and admission vary by venue and event. 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. www.harbourfrontcentre.com.

YORK UNIVERSITY ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY Get a close-up look at the stars. Public viewings May-Aug, Wed 9-11 pm. Free. 4700 Keele, northwest corner of campus. 416-736-2100 ext 77773, www.yorku.ca/observe/public.htm.

Outdoor pools

All pools feature adult and recreational swims at various times. For hours, call pool hotline, 416-338-POOL (7665). Toronto Parks and Recreation, 416-392-1111.

EAST OF YONGE

DONALD D SUMMERVILLE OLYMPIC POOL Woodbine and Lakeshore E. 416-392-7688.
GREENWOOD PARK POOL SW corner of Gerrard and Greenwood. 416-392-7804.
KIWANIS POOL 375 Cedarvale, near Woodbine and O'Connor. 416-396-2847.
MONARCH PARK POOL Three blocks W of Coxwell, S of Danforth. 416-392-7831.
REGENT PARK POOL S of Gerrard, E of Sackville. 416-392-7832.
RIVERDALE POOL W of Broadview, south of Danforth. 416-392-7801.

WEST OF YONGE

ALEXANDRA PARK POOL SE corner of Bathurst and Dundas W. 416-392-7686.
ALEX DUFF POOL In Christie Pits, N of Bloor at Christie. 416-392-0910.
GIOVANNI CABOTO POOL SW corner of Lansdowne and St Clair. 416-392-0036.
GUS RYDER/SUNNYSIDE POOL Lakeshore W of Parkside. 416-394-6796.
HIGH PARK POOL In the middle of High Park, off High Park Ave, S of Bloor. 416-392-7807.
NORTH TORONTO POOL Eglinton W between Avenue Rd and Yonge. 416-392-6590.
STANLEY PARK POOL S of King, three blocks W of Bathurst. 416-392-0703.

Indoor pools

EAST OF YONGE

BEACHES RECREATION CENTRE Adult and rec swims wkday evenings and wknd afternoons. 6 Williamson. 416-392-0740.

BEDFORD PARK COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTRE Recreational swim Sun, adult swim Mon-Thu. 81 Ranleigh. 416-392-0618.

EARL BEATTY COMMUNITY CENTRE Adult and rec swims Tue-Thu and Sat, family swim Sat. 455 Glebeholme. 416-392-0752.

EAST YORK COMMUNITY CENTRE Rec swimMon-Tue and Thu-Sun. 10811/2 Pape. 416-396-2880.

FAIRMOUNT PARK COMMUNITY CENTRE Rec and adult swims Mon and Wed. 1757 Gerrard E. 416-392-7060.

FRANKLAND COMMUNITY CENTRE Adult and rec swims Tue and Thu afternoons. 816 Logan. 416-392-0749.

JIMMIE SIMPSON RECREATION CENTRE Rec and distance swims daily, tot pool Mon-Fri, family swim Mon-Fri. 870 Queen E. 416-392-0751.

JOHN INNES COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTRE Adult and rec swims Mon-Fri. 150 Sherbourne. 416-392-6779.

MAIN SQUARE COMMUNITY CENTRE Distance and rec swim daily. 245 Main. 416-392-1070.

MATTY ECKLER COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTRE Rec swim daily, adult swim Mon-Sat. 953 Gerrad E. 416-392-0750.

ST LAWRENCE COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTRE Adult and rec swim daily. 230 the Esplanade. 416-392-1347.

WEST OF YONGE

ANNETTE RECREATION CENTRE Family swim, rec and adult/srs swim daily. 333 Annette. 416-392-0736.

BROWN COMMUNITY CENTRE Leisure swim daily, adult swim Mon-Fri and wknds. 454 Avenue. 416-392-6826.

Harrison Pool Rec swim daily, adult swim Mon-Thu. 15 Stephanie. 416-392-7984.

HILLCREST COMMUNITY CENTRE Leisure swim daily, distance swim Mon-Thu and wknds. 1339 Bathurst. 416-392-0746.

JOSEPH J PICCININNI COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTRE Adult swim daily, women only swim Fri-Sat. 1369 St Clair W. 416-392-0036.

KEELE COMMUNITY CENTRE Distance swim Tue and Thu, rec swim Mon, Wed and Fri-Sun, adult daily. 181 Glenlake. 416-392-0695.

MARY McCORMICK RECREATION CENTRE Parent and tot swim Mon and Wed, length swim Mon-Fri, rec swim Mon-Sat. 66 Sheridan. 416-392-0742.

NORTH TORONTO MEMORIAL COMMUNITY CENTRE Daily distance and leisure swim. 200 Eglinton W. 416-392-6591.

PARKDALE COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTRE Distance and rec swim Mon-Thu evenings. 75 Lansdowne. 416-392-6696.

SCADDING COURT COMMUNITY CENTRE Rec swim Sat-Sun. Adult swim Mon-Thu and Sat-Sun. 707 Dundas W. 416-392-0335.

SWANSEA COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTRE Rec swim Thu and Sun. Adult distance swims daily. 15 Waller. 416-392-6796.

TRINITY RECREATION CENTRE Distance and rec swims daily, tot swim Mon-Fri. 155 Crawford (Trinity-Bellwoods Park). 416-392-0743.

WALLACE-EMERSON COMMUNITY CENTRE Adult swim Mon-Fri, rec swim Tue, Thu-Fri. Family swim Sun. 1260 Dufferin. 416-392-0039.

WINONA DRIVE SENIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL Rec and distance swims Wed-Thu. 101 Winona. 416-392-0036.

Tennis Courts

More information on each location can be found at www.toronto.ca/parks/recreation_facilities/tennis.

EAST OF YONGE

COLEMAN PARK Two courts. Barrington one block N of Danforth.
DAVISVILLE tennis club Six floodlit courts.Davisville and Mt Pleasant.
FAIRMOUNT PARK Four courts. Gerrard two blocks east of Coxwell.
HODGSON PUBLIC SCHOOL Four floodlit courts. Davisville E of Mt Pleasant.
JIMMIE SIMPSON PARK Two floodlit courts. Queen and Booth.
JOEL WEEKS PARKETTE Two courts. Queen three blocks W of Broadview.
JONATHAN ASHBRIDGE PARK Two courts Queen four blocks W of Coxwell.
KEW GARDENs tennis club 10 floodlit courts. Kew Beach and Waverley.
LAWRENCE PARk tennis club Three floodlit courts. Yonge and Glengrove.
MOOREVALE PARK Five floodlit courts. Mt Pleasant and Moorevale.
MOSS PARk Two floodlit courts. Queen and Sherbourne.
NORWOOD PARK Five courts. Norwood S of Gerrard.
RENNIE PARK Four floodlit courts. Morningside and Rennie Terrace.
RIVERDALE PARK Seven courts. Broadview S of Montcrest.
ROSEDALE PARk tennis club Eight floodlit courts. Schofield N of Roxborough.
WANLESS PARk tennis club Five floodlit courts. Wanless and Kappele.
WITHROW PARK Two courts south of McConnell between Logan and Carlaw.

WEST OF YONGE

DOVERCOURT PARK Two courts. Dovercourt between Bartlett and Westmoreland.
FOREST HILL COLLEGIATE Four floodlit courts. Eglinton and Mayfair.
GIOVANNI CABOTO Four floodlit courts. South east corner of St Clair W and Caledonia Pk.
HIGH PARk 3 courts. East of Colbourne Lodge Dr.
HIGH PARk tennis club 7 courts, some floodlit. Parkside south of Bloor W.
HILLCREST tennis club Four floodlit courts.Cresthaven east of Leslie.
howard PARK Seven floodlit courts. Parkside, south of Bloor W.
HUMBERSIDE parkette Four courts. Quebec at Clendenan, two blocks N of Bloor.
HURON STREET PUBLIC SCHOOL Two courts. Huron N of Lowther.
north toronto tennis club Three floodlit courts. Avenue Road and Lytton.
NORTH TORONTO MEMORIAL COMMUNITY CENTRE Four floodlit courts. 200 Eglinton W.
ORIOLE PARK Two courts. Oriole Pkwy and Chaplin.
RAMSDEN PARK 16 courts. 1200 Yonge N of Davenport.
RUNNYMEDE PARK Two courts. Ryding and Ethel, S of St Clair.
SIR WINSTON CHURCHILl tennis club 10 floodlit courts. St Clair and Spadina Road.
SORAUREN PARK Two courts. Sorauren S of Dundas.
STANLEY PARK Three courts. Stanley, west off Jane.
SYMINGTON AVENUE PLAYGROUND Two courts. Perth N of Dupont.
TRINITY-BELLWOODS PARK Eight courts, four floodlit. Queen and Crawford.

Tours

GRAY LINE BUS TOUR Two-hour narrated city bus tour on a double-decker bus with a hop-on/hop-off option, departing from downtown hotels and other locations at various times. $36, srs $32, child $19, family $99. 1-800-594-3310, www.grayline.ca.

HeliTours Aerial tour of downtown Toronto and the harbour. By appointment. Toronto City Centre Airport, Hangar 6, Suite 212. $95-$199. 416-203-3280, www.helitours.ca.

TALL SHIP TOURS Three-masted schooner sails the Toronto harbour and Lake Ontario. Various times. Tours depart from Queens Quay Terminal (207 Queens Quay W). $11.95-$21.95. Reservations 416-203-2322, www.tallshipcruisestoronto.com.

Toronto hippo tours This colourful amphibious bus offers 90-minute narrated tours of downtown and then enters the lake for a ride around Ontario Place. Hourly tours daily from 11 am-6 pm. $38, srs/stu $33, child $25, under three $3. 151 Front W, 416-703-4476, www.torontohippotours.com.

Transportation

AIRPORT Express BUS SERVICE Direct bus service between the airport and several downtown hotels. $18.50-$29.95. 905-564-6333, www.torontoairportexpress.com.

CO-OP Taxi company 416-504-2667.

DIAMOND Taxi company. 416-366-6868.

FERRY SCHEDULES Ferry rides to the Toronto Islands. $6.50, stu/srs $4, child $3. Bay and Queens Quay W. 416-392-8193.

GO TRANSIT Schedule and ticket info for greater Toronto region commuter trains and buses. 416-869-3200, www.gotransit.com.

Metro BUS TERMINAL Schedule and ticket information. Greyhound and other bus lines. 610 Bay. 416-393-7911.

toronto taxi Connection to all cab companies in Toronto. 416-829-4222.

TORONTO TRANSIT COMMISSION (TTC) Route information for Toronto’s urban transit system. 416-393-4636, www.city.toronto.ca/ttc.

UNION STATION Schedule and ticket info for Via Rail and other inter-urban train services. Corner of Bay and Front. www.toronto.ca/union_station.

WHEEL-TRANS Public city-transit service for handicapped persons. For information and reservations, call 416-393-4111, trip reservation 416-393-4222.

Information

access toronto Public info general inquiry service for Toronto. Call centre 8 am-5 pm Mon-Fri, access in person at City Hall and civic centres Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm. 416-338-0338, www.toronto.ca/accesstoronto.

BEACH HOTLINE AND SUN REPORT Starting in Jun, a recorded message on the hotline indicates which Toronto beaches are safe for swimming. 416-392-7161.

HERITAGE TORONTO Gatekeeper of the old amid the new, Heritage historical sites maintained by the City of Toronto. Free walking tours. St Lawrence Hall, 157 King E. 416-338-0684, www.heritagetoronto.org.

ONTARIO CYCLING ASSOCIATION Clearinghouse of info on two-wheeled fun in TO. Calendars of events and courses. Wkdays 9 am-4 pm. 416-426-7416, www.ontariocycling.org.

PARKS AND RECREATION INFO LINE Information on recreation programs such as tree planting, nature-trail hiking, swimming and tennis. 416-392-1111.

POOL HOTLINE Information on locations and opening hours of Toronto’s outdoor pools. 416-338-POOL (7665).

TORONTO ISLAND BICYCLE RENTALS Bicycle rentals on Centre Island. 10:30 am-5 pm daily. 416-203-0009.

T.O. TIx Half-price rush tickets to music, theatre and dance events. Sales booth at Dundas Square (Dundas and Yonge) is open Tue-Sat noon-6:30 pm. 416-536-6468, www.totix.ca.

TOURISM TORONTO Keeps track of the city’s events and attractions and provides hotel, and other visitor information. Mon-Fri 8:30 am-6 pm. 207 Queens Quay W, 5th fl. Maps, brochures available. 416-203-2600, www.torontotourism.com.

WEATHER LINE 24-hour regularly updated recorded weather report from Environment Canada. 416-661-0123.

24-hour Places

For a more comprehensive listing of 24-hour services and locations, see NOW Magazine’s 24-Hour Guide at www.nowtoronto.com/minisites/24hour.

BLOOR SUPER freshmart All-night grocery store with a good and crunchy selection of fresh vegetables and fruits. 384 Bloor W. 416-964-8318.

DOMINION Large supermarket open daily around the clock. 425 Bloor W and others. 416-923-9099.

KINKO’S COPIES For late-night workaholics. Well equipped with assisted and self-serve photocopying equipment. Open 24 hours. 459 Bloor W. 416-928-0110.

RABBA’S FINE FOODS For the best ingredients in trendy cuisine for late-night noshing. 24 Wellesley W and others. 416-922-4451.

gig@bites All-night internet café. 618 Bloor W. 416-531-0030.

VETERINARY EMERGENCY CLINIC Emergency pet care 24-hrs daily. 920 Yonge. 416-920-2002, www.vectoronto.com.

Crisis Lines

AMBULANCE Dial 911.

24-HOUR ASSAULTED WOMEN’S HELPLINE Counselling, plus information on legal assistance and shelter for women experiencing emotional, mental, physical, sexual or verbal abuse. 416-863-0511.

24-HOUR FIRE, MEDICAL, POLICE EMERGENCY LINE Immediate service from ambulance, fire department and police services. Dial 911.

24-HOUR KIDS’ HELP PHONE Toll-free number for children experiencing any sort of distress, abuse, sex, health problems, suicide, pregnancy. Phone staff provide counselling and crisis intervention. 1-800-668-6868.

24-HOUR POISON HOTLINE Provides advice and assistance for getting to the emergency poison specialist at Sick Kids hospital, 555 University. 416-813-5900.

24-HOUR RAPE CRISIS LINE Crisis intervention and counselling for women experiencing sexual abuse. 416-597-8808.

DISTRESS CENTRE 24-hour helpline providing anonymous counselling for anyone experiencing emotional distress. 416-408-4357.

EMERGENCY SHELTER FOR HOMELESS YOUTH STOP 86 shelter for young homeless women, 416-922-3271. Street Helpline, 416-392-3777. Covenant House, with a health clinic, 416-593-4849.

STREETHAVEN at the crossroads Takes in women on an emergency basis at no cost. 87 Pembroke. 416-967-6060.

TRAVELLERS’ AID SOCIETY Emergency service for travellers having financial and other difficulties. Volunteer operated booths. Wkdays and Sat 9:30 am-9:30 pm. Various locations. 416-366-7788, www.travellersaid.ca.

Medical

ACCESS ALLIANCE Multicultural community health centre provides medical and care for immigrants, newcomers and refugees. Mon, Tue-Wed 9 am-7:30 pm, Thu-Fri 9 am-5 pm. 340 College, ste 500. 416-324-8677, www.accessalliance.ca.

aids and sexual health infoline 1-800-668-2437, 416-392-2437, www.toronto.ca/health/ai.index.htm.

ANISHNAWBE HEALTH TORONTO Health and cultural centre for First Nations people. Provides counselling, referrals and medical care. Mon and Wed 9 am-8 pm, Tue, Thu-Fri 9 am-5 pm. 225 Queen E, and 179 Gerrard E. 416-920-2605, after hours call 416-360-0486, www.aht.ca.

BAY CENTRE FOR BIRTH CONTROL Offers sexual and reproductive healthcare for women in Ontario. Mon and Fri 9 am-5 pm, Tue-Thu 9 am-8 pm, Sat 9 am-12:30 pm. Closed holiday wknds. 790 Bay, 8th floor. 416-351-3700.

BIRTH CONTROL venereal disease INFORMATION CENtRE Birth control and pregnancy counselling, and VD and anonymous HIV testing. Office hours wkdays 10 am-5 pm, clinic hours vary. 2828 Bathurst, ste 501. 416-789-4541, www.birthcontrolvd.org.

CABBAGETOWN WOMEN’S CLINIC Provides medical services to women seeking legal and safe abortion. Mon-Fri from 8 am-4:30 pm. 302 Gerrard E. 416-323-0642,www.cabbagetownwomenclinic.com.

CENTRE FOR ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH Alcohol and drug addiction counselling and out-patient referrals. 1001 Queen W and other locations. 416-595-6000, 416-535-8501, www.camh.net.

211-COMMUNITY INFO TORONTO Community info line for social and health service referrals. Directory of over 20,000 community, social, health and government services. 24 hrs. 416-392-0505, dial 211 for immediate help, www.211toronto.ca.

HASSLE FREE CLINIC Anonymous and free medical and counselling services in many areas of sexual health. Mon-Thu 10 am-8 pm, Fri to 7 pm, Sat to 1 pm. Call for appt. 66 Gerrard E. Women, 416-922-0566. Men, 416-922-0603. www.hasslefreeclinic.org.

mclaughlin addiction and mental health information centre Automated response line and information centre, available in 16 languages, 24 hours a day (staffed 9 am-9 pm daily). 219 Dufferin, ste 3B. 416-595-6111, 1-800-463-6273.

ontario problem gambling helpline Provides information about treatment services. 1-888-230-3505.

PARKDALE COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC Medical care for Parkdale residents, anonymous HIV testing Mon 3-5 pm, by appointment only. 1229 Queen W. 416-537-2455.

SCOTT CLINIC Free-standing abortion clinic. 157 Gerrard E. 416-962-4108, for appointments 416-962-5771, www.scottclinic.ca.

SOUTH RIVERDALE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE Provides free medical care for neighbourhood residents only. By appointment. Open Mon, Tue and Thu 9 am-8 pm, Wed and Fri to 5 pm and Sat 10 am-1 pm. 955 Queen E. 416-461-1925, www.srchc.ca.

Telehealth ontario Free confidential telephone service for health advice.-866-797-0000.

THE WORKS Hassle-free needle exchange. Clean hypodermic needles are traded for used ones to protect intravenous drug users from exposure to AIDS. Office hours Mon-Fri 10 am-5 pm, van hours Mon-Sat 6-11:30 pm (call for locations). 277 Victoria. 416-392-0520.

YOUTHLINK INNER CITY Drop-in resource centre for vulnerable youth. Mon-Wed 9 am-8 pm, Thu 9 am-6:30 pm, Fri 9 am-5 pm. 747 Warden. 416-967-1773. www.youthlink.ca.

Legal

ABORIGINAL LEGAL SERVICES TORONTO Legal services and counselling for First Nations people. Mon, Wed and Fri 9 am-5 pm. 415 Yonge, suite 803. 416-408-3967. www.aboriginallegal.ca.

DOWNTOWN LEGAL SERVICES Free legal help for low-income communities, operated by faculty of law at U of T. By appointment only. 655 Spadina. 416-934-4535, appts 416-978-6447, www.dls.utoronto.ca.

PARKDALE COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES Free legal help for low-income clients and Parkdale residents. Mon 2-6 pm, Tue and Thu 2-7 pm, Fri 10 am-1 pm and 2-5 pm. 1266 Queen W. 416-531-2411, www.parkdalelegal.com.

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