8 best rooftop pools in Toronto

The buzzing Toronto rooftop scene also includes plenty of venues to enjoy elevated swims with a view.

January 8, 2024
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Rooftop pool Toronto | Courtesy of 1 Hotel Toronto

The to short but oh so lovely Toronto summer calls for plenty of al fresco fun in the sunshine. But you also need to find places to cool down, and the most elevated option is obvious: a Toronto rooftop pool.

Recent years has seen a boom of top floor terraces in the city, and quite a few of them also offers the chance to swim with a view. To help you find the very best Toronto rooftop pools, we have gathered a full list of the top venues to stay sky-high and refreshed at the same time.

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Here's our list of the 8 best Toronto rooftop pools

1. Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection

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Rooftop pool Toronto at Hotel X Toronto | Photo: https://hotelxtoronto.com/

Situated on the historic Exhibition grounds, the superb Hotel X brings a large slice of resort vibes to the waterfront of Toronto, and it does so all the way up to the very top.

Here you find a 55-foot partially indoor, partially outdoor rooftop pool, surrounded by amazing views over Lake Ontario, the islands and the city skyline.

The pool is kept at a comfortable temperature of 80-85°F, and since it is also partially indoor, it is open and available year-round.

While the rooftop pool and comfy loungers are exclusive to guests staying at Hotel X, anyone can visit the Valerie rooftop bar and patio, and sip cocktails with the same amazing views.

Adress: 111 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Availability: Only available to guests at the hotel

Open: 7am - 11pm

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2. Bisha Hotel Toronto

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Rooftop pool Toronto at Bisha Hotel Toronto | Photo: www.bishahoteltoronto.com/

Found in the heart of downtown Toronto's Entertainment District, Bisha Hotel Toronto does not only offer a prime location to stay, it is also home to one of the city's most amazing rooftop pools.

Perched on the 44th floor, the Bisha infinity pool is a summer season destination to enjoy dips with fantastic views over the Toronto skyline and Lake Ontario.

The rooftop pool is exclusive to in-house guest, but it shares terrace with the indoor-outdoor KŌST rooftop bar, offering food, drinks and a large slice of California-vibes to all.

Adress: 80 Blue Jays Way 44th Floor, Toronto, ON M5V 2G3

Availability: Only available to guests at the hotel

Open: 9am - 5pm

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3. 1 Hotel Toronto

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Rooftop pool Toronto at 1 Hotel Toronto | Photo: www.1hotels.com/

Just as with other 1 Hotel's found across North America, the one found in the heart of Toronto also comes with a lovely rooftop.

Anyone can visit the hot and trendy Harriet's Rooftop for crafted bites and drinks, but there is also a more exclusive rooftop pool deck.

Equipped with a refreshing plunge pool, stylish loungers and surrounded with sweeping views of the Toronto skyline, the deck is open during the warmer season for hotel guests to enjoy the best of elevated lounging.

You don't even have to leave your subed to order handcrafted cocktails and poolside bites.

Adress: 550 Wellington St W Suite C, Toronto, ON M5V 2V4

Availability: Only available to guests at the hotel

Open: Summer season

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4. Lavelle

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Rooftop pool Toronto at Lavelle | Photo: https://chezlavelle.com/

Set 16 stories above the city, Lavelle brings a unique and day-to-night rooftop experience to the King West neighbourhood in downtown Toronto.

At night, the rooftop is a trendy lounge and restaurant where Toronto’s finest enjoy the best of elevated nightlife. But during the day, it is much more of a refreshing rooftop oasis and beach club.

The spacious 1 500m2 rooftop terrace is equipped with 3 rooftop pools and plenty of comfy loungers and cabanas, all surrounded with amazing and unobstructed 360-degree views of the city skyline.

Lavelle is open and available to all, but you do need to buy a pool-pass to access the pool. A single pool band, with unlimited towel service and your own day bed, cost $25. There is also a family-option (2 adults & 2 children under the age of 12), which cost $50.

Adress: 627 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M5

Availability: Open to all for a fee

Open: From 11am

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5. Radisson Blu Downtown Toronto

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Rooftop pool Toronto at Radisson Blu Downtown Toronto | Photo: www.radissonhotelsamericas.com/

The harbourfront Radisson Blu Downtown Toronto comes with a 5th floor Lakeview Pool Lounge, which is a hidden oasis in the middle of Downtown Toronto.

With killer views of the water in one direction and the CN Tower in the other, this is a prime spot to enjoy snacks, drinks and refreshing dips under the Toronto sunshine.

Open during the warmer season, the pool and deck is free for guests staying at the hotel, but also open to the public for a fee ($65 + tax all weekdays).

Apart from swims with a view, you can indulge in poolside eats, refreshing cocktails, wine, bubbles and bottle service.

Adress: 249 Queen's Quay West, M5J 2N5 Toronto

Availability: Free for hotel guests / Availabe at fee for outside guests

Open: 11am – 4pm

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6. Hilton Toronto

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Rooftop pool Toronto at Hilton Toronto | Photo: www.hilton.com

Set in downtown Toronto, Hilton Toronto offers a second floor oasis called Level Two.

This restaurant, pool bar and lounge serves a small plates bar menu with creative cocktails for all to enjoy, but also comes with an outdoor-indoor rooftop pool exclusive to hotel guests.

While the dual-setting pool is available year round, the sophisticated outdoor terrace, where you really get the sense of being right in the heart of the city, is open during the warmer season.

Adress: 145 Richmond Street West, M5H 2L2 Toronto

Availability: Pool only available to guests at the hotel

Open: 11am-10pm

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7. DelSuites - 300 Front Street - 30 Night Stays

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Rooftop pool Toronto at DelSuites | Photo: www.hilton.com

Located in the entertainment district, DelSuites - 300 Front Street - 30 Night Stays offers short term furnished rentals in downtown Toronto.

Amenities includes barbecue facilities, private parking and fitness centre, but best of all: a fantastic outdoor rooftop infinity pool.

Open during the summer season, the temperature controlled pool is a fantastic spot to relax after a busy day in Toronto, enjoying the water and the views.

Adress: 300 Front Street West, M5V 0E9 Toronto

Availability: Only available to guests at the hotel

Open: Summer

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8. Cabana Waterfront Patio

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Rooftop pool Toronto at Cabana Waterfront Patio | Photo: https://cabanapoolbar.com/

Located at Polson Pier, 5 minutes from downtown Toronto, Cabana Waterfront Patio is a spacious and luxurious venue, made to get the most out of the summer season.

The 50,000 square foot patio is by no means sky-high, but perfectly situated along Lake Ontario is still comes with some amazing views over the water and the Toronto skyline.

Packed with party vibes, DJs and fun both day and night, you get the top and most splashing experience by going for bottle service at one of the poolside cabanas.

Adress: 11 Polson St, Toronto, ON M5A 1A4

Availability: Cabana / Sun Bed rentals

Open: Summer

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Rikard Fredricson
Rikard Fredricson

Rikard has spent the last 10 years exploring, enjoying, researching and working with rooftop venues. During these years he has visited more than 700 rooftops across the globe. The experience he has gained is used to create helpful, in-depth and accessible content, and to share his knowledge and rooftop expertise with fellow rooftop-lovers.