6 swimming beaches opening in Toronto next week

Jun 18 2020, 10:04 am

Six of Toronto’s swimming beaches will be opening next week.

Toronto Mayor John Tory announced SwimTO last week, which will be expediting the opening of Toronto’s beaches, outdoor pools, wading pools, and splash pads.

Lifeguards will also be returning to the beaches on June 22, as a part of the plan.

This means that there will be lifeguard supervision from 11:30 am to 6:30 pm at each of the six locations.

Swimming without lifeguard supervision is not recommended. It is also not recommended to swim outside of the designated swim areas.

Beaches across the city have remained open in the same way that all other green spaces in parks have remained open. Under the Province of Ontario’s Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, beaches are not closed.

The beaches that will be opening on June 22 are:

  • Bluffer’s Park Beach (Blue Flag)
  • Cherry/Clarke Beach (Blue Flag)
  • Kew-Balmy Beach (Blue Flag)
  • Marie Curtis Park East Beach
  • Sunnyside Beach
  • Woodbine Beach (Blue Flag)

As of July 1, the four Toronto Island beaches will also be open for swimming.

Physical distancing measures will still be put into place when visiting a beach or a park.

Irelyne LaveryIrelyne Lavery

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