BEST SWIMMING POOL
RIVERDALE POOL Broadview, south of Danforth The multi-purpose Riverdale pool edges out long-time fave Sunnyside, the deco delight with the beautiful Lakeshore setting. Riverdale, once a frigid Olympic-sized beast, was then reinvented but still boasts a huge adult swim area with clearly marked lanes. Besides its great view of the city and cool concrete bleachers that are great for sunbathing, the re-pool also features a huge shallow children’s play area that’s safe and goofy, with oversized sprinklers. A healthy contingent of easy-going gay men has staked out a sunning area at the adult end of the immense pool, and an easy co-existence prevails. Not nearly as spectacular but still a great downtown dip is hidden atop the hideous Holiday Inn on King Street. The ugly Inn features a pleasant rooftop pool with a breathtaking view; non-guests can use it if they order food from the pool snack bar.