Toronto offering free sunscreen at select waterfront parks this summer

May 7 2018, 4:48 pm

With summer finally within reach, you’ll soon be able to find free sunscreen at up to 50 Toronto waterfront park locations starting this June.

Following a successful pilot project last year, the City of Toronto will be partnering with the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund and the Douglas Wright Foundation and install dispensers with Health Canada-approved SPF 30-broad sunscreen along the waterfront spanning nearly 50 kilometres from Marie Curtis Park to Rouge Beach.

The two melanoma foundations will be covering all costs, in addition, to being responsible for maintaining and stocking the dispensers.

The City of Toronto will provide the locations and administrative support.

“Our waterfront parks are well-loved and well-used by Torontonians and visitors alike,” said Mayor John Tory in a release.

“With the success of the pilot and expansion of this program, it’s great to see that so many will be able to enjoy our common grounds with easy access to sun safety.”

During last year’s pilot, only five dispensers were placed along the downtown waterfront and the pilot won the 2017 Canadian Dermatology Association Public Education Award.

A location map will be available online once dispensers are installed.

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