For third day in a row, all eleven beaches safe to swim
City water tests post positive results today for beaches
By Kris Scheuer
Is it just me or does it seem like summer is finally here?
Better late that not at all. I will take what I can get.
For the third day in a row it has been sunny and warm.
And with the Labour Day long weekend here many of us city folk may be flocking to the beaches to soak it all in.
All the beaches have safe levels of E.coli. This means 100 E.coli (or less) per 100 ml of water.
The city tests water at eleven beaches plus the Sunnyside Enclosure daily during the summer season.
I have the results below for Sept. 5.
Results are posted online and updated at 3 p.m. each day. As a lifelong Torontonian, I admit that I don’t swim at our beaches. Whereas I have swum in Lake Ontario on the few occasions I have visited someone’s cottage. And I love swimming in the ocean or sea on vacation. Go figure. Toronto’s water department actually goes above and beyond the level of testing that is required to ensure it has a handle on E.coli levels.
And seven of the city’s 11 beaches have the international Blue Flag rating meaning the meet 29 criteria from water safety to clean beaches.
So do you swim at our beaches? Which is your favourite?