Jun 10, 2020
By Jane Brown
With this heat and humidity, it would be tempting to go swimming in Lake Ontario.
The beaches in Toronto have reopened amid the COVID-19, but a City of Toronto warning says the water quality is not being tested and lifeguards are not on duty.
In a normal year, city beaches are supervised from June to September between 11:30am and 6:30pm. Toronto public health inspectors also take daily water samples from all beaches and measure the level of E.coli bacteria during the summer months.
But according to a city spokesperson, water quality testing will resume sometime this summer to correspond with lifeguard supervision.
We are expecting to hear more information on beaches and pools in Toronto later this week.