Here’s some good news: the city will open pools this summer. Pine Point opened earlier this week, and Weston Lions will open June 19. All city pools will be open their regular hours once school is out.
City staff are preparing Weston’s open air pool for opening once again this year but before welcoming guests for summer 2020, its opening will need the blessing of Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health along with the MOH for Ontario.
Will the pool open this year or will the Covid-19 virus end a 61-year tradition?
The MOHs will decide whether chlorinated water and fresh air will diminish the Covid virus sufficiently to warrant opening once school’
s out er, would have been out for the summer. They will be pondering whether swimmers and paddling pool tots can be kept a safe distance apart.
The pool could be a great place for kids to use up some of that quarantine energy that’s been building for the past few weeks.
Incidentally, I peeked into the empty pool and there is an impressive deep end edging up to the tennis courts. When the pool was built in 1959, there must have been at least one board or platform so that this wing of the pool was reserved for diving.
Sadly, the platform(s) disappeared years ago to be replaced by a lifeguard chair in our safety-conscious times.
I think I answered my own question.