Matty Eckler Recreation Centre

Toronto - Toronto and East York, ON, CANADA

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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
Matty Eckler Recreation Centre
953 Gerrard Street East, Toronto
Toronto - Toronto and East York, ON M4M 1Z4
(416) 392-0750

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Lap/lane/length swims: CAD 4.50; Senior Citizens (60) CAD 2.25. Leisure swims: Free. [June, 2022]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25y, 6 lanes, indoors, 84ºF (29ºC).


Toronto Municipality
43.667793, -79.339860

Teams That Use This Facility

We have no web links or contact information for teams that train at this facility.

Facility Notes

During lane swimming sessions, the pool is usually divided into three double lanes designated as "fast", "medium", and "slow".
When we reviewed the schedule for this pool, in October, 2020, there were no lap swimming times shown; most of the slots were reserved for "Leisure Swimming" and there was one for "Ultra Youth Swim 1 with Social Circle Member".

Facility Reviews

It does have three lanes/speeds but is, unfortunately, a really small pool. I find it worth going to because it's usually close to empty, i.e., one or two people per lane, so you can get some good swimming in!
There is a senior class, just prior to the lane swim at 12:30, and all three lanes have people lying around on noodles or just swimming slowly. The staff is great, but the slow, fast, and medium lane designations are completely ignored at that time.