Toronto Beaches Are Now Open – Be Safe!

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Woodbine beach -A broad and beautiful curve of sand at the foot of Woodbine Avenue, this popular 15.2 hectare park is one of the city’s many beaches and the gateway to three kilometres of sandy waterfront stretching eastward along the Lake Ontario shoreline.

TORONTO: Toronto beaches are open, including the four Toronto Island Park beaches.

Lifeguards supervise swim areas from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Before going to a beach, users must do the Ontario Ministry of Health self-assessment for COVID-19 and if they do not pass the assessment, they should not use the beach.

Many of Toronto’s waterfront parks have sand or cobble beaches for you to enjoy. Soak up the lakeside atmosphere, come for a picnic or some beach volleyball! Swimming Beaches 10 of the 11 beaches are open.

Rouge Valley Beach is currently inaccessible, and a supervised swim program will not operate there. These beaches are perfect for taking a swim during the hot summer.

The Blue Flag is flown at beaches that meet high standards for water quality, environmental
management, environmental education, and safety. Check beach water quality, stay in swim zones, and find out how to be safe on the beach.

Social Distancing People must practice physical distancing and avoid crowding when at a beach or park. Under the City’s physical distancing bylaw, any two people who

• are in a park, beach or public square and

• don’t live together and

• fail to keep two meters of distance between them can receive a $1,000 ticket.

Provincial orders restricting gatherings of more than 10 people who are not members of the same household are in effect. People should adhere to Toronto Public Health’s advice to stay within their social circle of no more than 10 people.

Litter There are a high number of visitors to Toronto’s parks and beaches. Keep your litter off the ground. Please dispose of waste in bins, or take it home with you.

Report hazardous debris/garbage to 311 for clean-up. Residents are reminded that bonfires, the consumption of alcohol, and littering are not permitted in parks, beaches, or public spaces. Enforcement officers will issue tickets related to the consumption of alcohol and bonfires, with fines of up to $300.

Those found littering will face fines up to $500. Beach season is June to September
When a beach is open:

• the beach is supervised and maintained from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

• washrooms and other facilities are open

When a beach is closed:

• the beach is not supervised or maintained

• washrooms and other facilities may be closed Swimming without the supervision of a lifeguard or outside designated swim areas is not recommended.

At Rouge Park, hazards have been removed from the water. There are no lifeguards on duty. Use caution when swimming.

Hanlan’s Point Beach is a clothing-optional beach. At the Woodbine Beach -A beach wheelchair can be rented for free by calling 311 and picked up at the Donald D. Summerville

Outdoor Pool. Note: Due to large, smooth tires, wheelchairs can’t be pushed manually and require a support person.

This beach has expanded mesh plastic mats reaching all the way to the water’s edge.

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