Toronto Beaches Water Quality
Toronto has some of the best beaches in the world, which is verified by the Blue Flag Program. This internationally recognized program awards blue flags to communities committed to maintaining high standards for water quality.
From June to August, the City of Toronto takes daily water samples from the supervised beaches across the city and tests for E. coli bacteria. When E. coli levels are high Toronto Public Health posts warning signs against swimming. Find out more about testing.
For Lake Ontario Surface Water Temperature, take a look at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecast.
Swimming conditions as of: September 6, 2015
The public should not swim during and after storms, floods, or heavy rainfall. Cloudy water can be an indicator of high levels of bacteria that may pose a risk to human health.
Conditions are based upon E. coli counts in beach water samples taken over the past 24 hours.
To hear a recorded message with up-to-date beach water quality results, please call 416-392-7161. The phone line is operational from first week of June to the Labour day weekend.