Water tests show positive results at ten Toronto beaches
Marie Curtis the only beach unsafe to swim today: city
By Kris Scheuer
I went for a 3.5 hour walk in the hot sun today that took me right down to Sunnyside Beach.
It is one of eleven beaches the city tests daily and results posted today show it was safe for splashing about.
I saw lot of people tanning on the beach, on the grass in the park and also cooling off in the lake water at Sunnyside. Not only were they in the beach water, but kids were at the splash pad and the outdoor pool was packed.
I did not make it to the other beaches today, but I am sure people were having just as much fun at them. In fact almost all these city hot spots were recommended for swimming on Aug. 16. Only Marie Curtis Park Each Beach showed levels of E.coli higher than 100 per 100 ml of water, so Toronto Public Health recommended against swimming there.
I have posted the results below.
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Aug. 16 beach water tests results
Safe to swim Not safe to swim
|1. Marie Curtis Park East Beach||6. Ward’s Island Beach|
|2. Sunnyside Beach||7. Cherry Beach|
|2a. Sunnyside Enclosure||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|
On Aug. 18 all beaches except Sunnyside and Marie Curtis are safe for swimming, according to the city’s latest water tests posted today.