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June 24, 2005
Eight Toronto beaches open for swimming
More hot weather is expected for the upcoming weekend, so get out and cool off
at one of Toronto's beautiful beaches. The following areas are open for

  • Marie Curtis Park East Beach
  • Sunnyside Beach
  • Hanlan's Point Beach
  • Centre Island Beach
  • Ward's Island Beach
  • Cherry Beach
  • Woodbine Beaches
  • Kew-Balmy Beach

"Toronto beaches are a great place to go during hot weather and to get outside
and enjoy the summer," said Michael D'Andrea, Director, Water Infrastructure
Management. "We are pleased with the test results and encourage everyone to
take advantage of not only the beaches, but all the activities available at the
beach locations."

The recent water quality test results show good conditions for swimming as
E.coli levels are below 100 E.coli per 100 milliliters of water.

"The City tests Toronto beaches daily and a good result means it's safe to
swim," said Mahesh Patel, Manager, Healthy Environments, Toronto Public Health.

At Ward's Island and Hanlan's Point there are tennis courts, playgrounds,
waterside boardwalks, café's and restaurants. At Toronto's east end beaches
there's a waterfront path and Queen Street East with shops, restaurants and

When out in the sun don't forget to use sunscreen, wear sunglasses, cover up
(wear long sleeves and a hat with a wide brim), reduce the time you spend in
the sun, especially between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and drink lots of water. Toronto
beach lifeguards are also a great resource for water conditions, water
temperature and UV levels.

For more information call the City's Beach Water Quality Hotline at
416-392-7161 or visit

Media contact:

Diane Chester
Sr. Communications Coordinator
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