Forget what the calendar says, it’s officially summer when you can go to the beach. Thankfully, 9 Toronto beaches will be opening this weekend on Saturday, June 2.
At this point last year, not one of the City’s 11 beaches was fully operational yet (that’s what major flooding does), so be thankful that you can spend the first weekend of June soaking up some rays and splashing around in Lake Ontario.
Not only are 9 playas going to be open to choose from, but eight of them are ranked among the best in the country when it comes to both safety and environmental standards.
The nine Toronto beaches opening this weekend are:
• Bluffer’s Park Beach (Blue Flag)
• Centre Island Beach (Blue Flag)
• Cherry/Clarke Beach (Blue Flag)
• Gibraltar Point Beach (Blue Flag)
• Hanlan’s Point Beach (Blue Flag)
• Kew-Balmy Beach (Blue Flag)
• Sunnyside Beach
• Ward’s Island Beach (Blue Flag)
• Woodbine Beach (Blue Flag)
Open swimming will have lifeguards on duty from 11:30 am to 6:30 pm between June 2 and Labour Day.
And just in case you missed it, it’s now possible to take the bus directly from downtown Toronto to Bluffer’s Park Beach.
So no excuses, Toronto – this is definitely a beach weekend.