Would you swim at Sunnyside Beach?

Councillor Bill Saundercook dives in at Sunnyside Beach
Will a pilot project to clean up the water tempt you to swim?
By Kris Scheuer

Councillor Bill Saundercook swims at Sunnyside with his wedding suit on in mid-June. Photo by Francis Crescia/Town Crier.

Following through on a promise made to me, Parkdale-High Park councillor Bill Saundercook took a dive into Lake Ontario off Sunnyside Beach.
As for his choice of swimming attire, the ward 13 rep decided to wear the same suit he wore at his wedding almost 30 years ago.
He dove in June 18 to promote the fact the city’s spending $1 million on a pilot project to make a section of the beach more swimmable and ward off pollution from the Humber River.

(Written June 18/09 BEFORE the city strike that started June 22, which suspended daily beach water testing. This story was originally posted June 29 at http://www.mytowncrier.ca)


4 responses to “Would you swim at Sunnyside Beach?

  1. Pingback: Toronto beach swim conditions Sept 4 « Kris Scheuer

  2. Unfortunately, the July 24 city tests show Sunnyside and three other beaches are not swimmable today due to high levels of pollution or E.coli. The city updates its tests for Sunnyside Mon-Fri and when the city strike is over it will be daily. So it’s good to check the city site for updates.

  3. Pingback: Sunnyside swimmable during strike « Kris Scheuer

  4. I have resided here my whole life. I can’t remember ever swimming at Toronto’s beaches although I am told I did as a child. I often visit the them for a stroll on the boardwalk, people watching or looking out at Lake Ontario, but not for swimming. I would like to make summer ’09 the one when I take the plunge. Kris

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