City indicates five beaches safe for swims today
Water tests conducted at only 5 of 11 beaches due to labour unrest
By Kris Scheuer
It’s officially one month into summer and 31 days into a city-wide strike.
But all is not lost for residents and tourists looking for a dip, in a somewhat cool Toronto summer season. That’s because the city is testing the water quality Monday through Friday at the following five swimming beaches: Sunnyside, Cherry , Woodbine, Kew-Balmy and Bluffer’s Park.
The latest results, from tests yesterday, indicate these five beaches are safe for swimming.
However, since the strike began June 22 there’s been no E.coli water tests at six other beaches. So it’s swim at your own risk at those half a dozen locations: Rouge, Marie Curtis Park East, Hanlan’s Point, Gibraltar Point, Centre Island and Ward’s Islands.
For regular updates, check the city’s site. And look below for today’s results.
|Unsafe to swim Not being tested Safe to swim|
|1. Marie Curtis Park East Beach||7. Cherry Beach|
|2. Sunnyside Beach||8. Woodbine Beaches|
|3. Hanlan’s Point Beach||9. Kew – Balmy Beach|
|4. Gibraltar Point Beach||10. Bluffer’s Park Beach|
|5. Centre Island Beach||11. Rouge Beach|
|6. Ward’s Island Beach|