Boating Emergencies: Dial *16 (star 16) on your phone, or channel 16 on your marine radio.


Visiting Toronto's beaches this summer? Read this first!

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:

  • Hanlan's Point Beach
  • Gibraltar Point Beach
  • Ward's Island Beach
  • Centre Island Beach
  • Cherry Beach
  • Woodbine Beaches
  • Kew Balmy Beach
  • Bluffer's Beach Park

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.

Other Recent Posts

Joint Excercise

April 23, 2019

T-SAR 2's Lost Summer

April 23, 2019

Easter Parade 2018

April 23, 2019

Copyright © 2019 . Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy

This website and its content are protected by Canadian copyright law. Except as otherwise provided for under Canadian copyright law, this website and its content may not be copied, published, distributed, downloaded or otherwise stored in a retrieval system, transmitted or converted, in any form or by any means, electronic or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Toronto Search And Rescue and/or Toronto Search and Rescue-Marine.