Toronto boasts some of the best swimming beaches around. Eight of Toronto’s 11 beaches have been awarded Blue Flag certification, meeting high standards for water quality, environmental management and education, safety and services.
The nine swimming beaches opening this weekend are:
• Bluffer’s Park Beach (Blue Flag) – Scarborough
• 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)
Lifeguards will be on duty as of June 16 at Marie Curtis Park East Beach and Rouge Beach.
Getting to Toronto’s beaches
Many of Toronto’s beaches are accessible by TTC. Visitors are encouraged to take public transit, cycle or take the ferry. The TTC has implemented a new accessible bus service to the Scarborough Bluffs this year. The 175 Bluffer’s Park service will run between Kennedy Station and Bluffer’s Park Beach approximately every 15 minutes during the daytime and early evening on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays until Saturday, October 6.