Temperatures have been rising and the sunny days have Torontonians feeling some type of way about the summertime. Though technically summer officially starts on June 21, it already feels like the hot summer months are upon us.
Well, it seems like the workers at City Hall have been feeling the heat also! Today it was announced that nine city beaches will be officially opening up to the public this weekend.
The Beaches that are opening this weekend stretch from east to west sides of the city. Here is the full list of which beaches are opening:
- Bluffer’s Park Beach (Blue Flag Certified)
- Centre Island Beach (Blue Flag Certified)
- Cherry/Clarke Beach (Blue Flag Certified)
- Gibraltar Point Beach (Blue Flag Certified)
- Hanlan’s Point Beach (Blue Flag Certified)
- Kew-Balmy Beach (Blue Flag Certified)
- Sunnyside Beach
- Ward’s Island Beach (Blue Flag Certified)
- Woodbine Beach (Blue Flag Certified)
Even Toronto's Mayor, John Tory, is encouraging Torontonians to take advantage of the beautiful days and cool off at a local beach. "City of Toronto beaches are great places to relax, escape the heat and get active, I encourage residents to take advantage of the opportunity to go outdoors and cool off this weekend," he said in the press release.
Each beach will have lifeguards on duty as of June 26 to ensure swimmers are safe while in the water. The beaches that are opening have also been certified as Blue Flag beaches. Blue Flag certification means that these beaches meet high standards for quality of water, environmental management and education, plus safety and services available.
It's supposed to be a warm one on Saturday, so don't miss this great opportunity to work on your tan and take a dip. Living beside a lake has perks after all.
Source: City of Toronto