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.
|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|