Woodbine water tests resume during strike

City conducts E.coli tests at five beaches
By Kris Scheuer
(July 22 update here)

Good news for beach dwellers in Toronto. The city has implemented modified water testing at five designated swim spots.
The city will test water for E.coli levels twice a week at the following beaches: Sunnyside, Cherry, Woodbine, Kew-Balmy and Bluffer’s Park.
This level of testing meets the protocol requirements for the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, according to the city’s website.
Twice weekly, the site is updated so people can see where it’s safe for swimming.
Another six beaches  Rouge, Marie Curtis Park East, Hanlan’s Point, Gibraltar Point, Centre Island, and Ward’s Island have gotten no water testing at all since the strike began June 22. Here it is swim at your own risk, states the city, but there are lifeguards for safety reasons.
When I checked July 4, the latest city update was posted on June 30 and reflected E.coli levels for June 29.
For results see below.
Red means unsafe to swim, green safe to swim and yellow means no city water testing so swim at your own risk.
If you click on any of the beaches below, it will open a map of that swimming spot.

Not tested 1. Marie Curtis Park East Beach Don not swim 7. Cherry Beach
Swim 2. Sunnyside Beach Swim 8. Woodbine Beaches
Not tested 3. Hanlan’s Point Beach Swim 9. Kew – Balmy Beach
Not tested 4. Gibraltar Point Beach Swim 10. Bluffer’s Park Beach
Not tested 5. Centre Island Beach Not tested 11. Rouge Beach
Not tested 6. Ward’s Island Beach


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6 responses to “Woodbine water tests resume during strike

  1. As of July 31, the city plans to resume daily water tests at all eleven swimming beaches.

  2. As of July 29, Woodbine water tests show it’s not safe for swimming today. See for yourself at http://www.toronto.ca/beach/swimmingconditions/index.htm,

  3. As of July 17, the city’s latest water results show Woodbine, Kew-Balmy, Bluffer’s Park, Sunnyside and Cherry beaches are all safe for swimming.
    But at six other city beaches Marie Curtis Park East, Rouge, Hanlan’s Point, Gibraltar Point, Centre Island, and Ward’s Island it’s still swim at your own risk as there’s no city beach water tests at these locations during the strike.

  4. As of July 11, the city’s latest water tests for July 10 show Woodbine, Kew-Balmy, Bluffer’s Park, Sunnyside and Cherry beaches are all safe for swimming.
    But at six other city beaches Marie Curtis Park East, Rouge, Hanlan’s Point, Gibraltar Point, Centre Island, and Ward’s Island it’s still swim at your own risk as there’s no city beach water tests at these locations during the strike.

  5. As of July 7, the city’s latest water tests for July 4 indicated Sunnyside, Cherry, Woodbine, Kew-Balmy and Bluffer’s Park are all safe for swimming.
    But Rouge, Marie Curtis Park East, Hanlan’s Point, Gibraltar Point, Centre Island, and Ward’s Island beaches remain swim at your own risk as there’s no city tests of beach water during the strike.

  6. Pingback: Strike suspends water tests for Toronto islands « Kris Scheuer

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