The Blue Flag Program is an internationally-recognized environmental monitoring program. Blue Flags are awarded annually to beaches that meet high standards in 29 criteria, including water quality, the provision of services and beach safety. In 2013, the following Toronto beaches were awarded a Blue Flag:
The City of Toronto also performs daily water quality monitoring of its beaches and issues health warnings when E. coli levels exceed maximum standards at any beach.
When planning your excursion to a Toronto beach this summer, be sure to check the quality of the beach you are visiting prior to your departure. A link is available in the "Kids Section - Education" on our website.
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