Toronto Polar Plunge

Be Bold, Get Cold!

February 9, 2019

Fun Run: 11:30 AM

Plunge: 12:00 PM

Notice: Due to the lake being frozen, we have moved the plunge slightly over to the Sir Casimir Gzowski Park at 1751 Lake Shore Blvd. West, near Ellis & Lakeshore.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Take the Plunge!

The Toronto Polar Plunge, presented by the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run is a fun opportunity to support Special Olympics Ontario athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into very cold water!  This year, all funds raised by the Toronto Polar Plunge will support the Special Olympics Ontario 2019 Invitational Youth Games (May 14-17).  

This year, we have added a 2 KM Fun Run to the plunge!  Get yourself warmed up before taking a dip into chilly Lake Ontario.  The run will start at the Toronto Raptors Practice Facility ( 20 British Columbia Rd., Toronto) at 11:30 AM.  We will run to Budapest Park to take the plunge!  

The 2019 Invitational Youth Games will bring together 2,500 student-athletes aged 13-21 from around the WORLD to Toronto, Canada. The Games will host a Unified Sports and Traditional team option in 5 sports (athletics, basketball, bocce, floor hockey, and soccer).

Come help us raise funds and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics at the inaugural Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games to showcase the past, and celebrate the future!


Plunge Time

The plunge will take place Saturday, February 9 at Budapest Park (Sunnyside Beach). 

Registration – 10:00 AM (at Toronto Raptors Practice Facility and Budapest Park)
Fun Run Start – 11:30 AM

Plunge – 12:00 PM

Registration Fee$35 or fundraise $50 to waive the registration fee


Fundraising Incentives

All plungers will get a Polar Plunge Icy Mug!

Highest Fundraiser – Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8″ 32 GB

RAISE $100 – Polar Plunge Socks
RAISE $150 – Polar Plunge Socks & Polar Plunge T-Shirt

HIGHEST FUNDRAISER IN THE PROVINCE – Tickets to a Leafs Alumni box at an upcoming Leafs game (Date TBC)

FOR THE TORONTO PLUNGE ONLY – Anyone who raises $500+ will receive a limited edition, Invitational Youth Games watch.


* Fundraising incentives are individual, NOT by team *




2017: 46 Plungers, $12,750 Raised
85 Plungers, $18,350

Over $31,000 raised for Special Olympics since 2017!

Check out last year's plunge!