Cherry Beach

Toronto, Ontario

Cherry Beach has a diverse and colourful place in the history of Toronto. The 1980’s pop hit “Cherry Beach Express” tells tales of illegal and corrupt adventures on the sands. The City of Toronto has spent years improving Cherry Beach as part of the Waterfront Redevelopment Project. Today, Cherry Beach is a safe, friendly, wonderful place for kite-surfing, swimming, walking, and BBQs. It is host to the music festival “Promise Cherry Beach”every summer weekend. There is an off-leash dog park here. Cherry Beach is mostly sandy and is usually one of the cleanest beaches in mainland Toronto. It is sometimes called "Clarke Beach".

Cherry Beach is a Blue Flag beach. The Blue Flag is awarded to beaches and marinas that meet strict standards for water quality, environmental management and education, safety and services.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
-9°C
Snow
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled daily from 5 June to 4 September

SOURCE INFORMATION

Toronto Public Health samples water quality on a daily basis from early June until Labour Day. Swim Guide updates Toronto beaches using the City of Toronto's Open Data.

The official swim season in Ontario is June 1 - September 30.

Ontario beaches are monitored according to the province's Beach Management Protocol. Municipal health authorities monitor most public beaches. Provincial park beaches are monitored by Ontario Parks. The Protocol says that authorities must check water quality at least weekly from June to Labour Day at beaches where there are formal swimming programs or lifeguards. Most municipalities do not actually begin sampling until mid June. Beaches in Ontario are posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 100 E. coli / 100 ml of water.

A Ministry of the Environment procedure says that a clean beach is open at least 95% of the swimming season, even if it is near a sewage pipe. This rule applies to every place that is public, accessible, and feels like a good place to swim. When all else fails, the Ontario Environmental Protection Act strongly states that no one can interfere with the use that you can make of a public waterway - like swimming!

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Cherry Beach

Toronto, Ontario

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
-9°C
Snow

Cherry Beach has a diverse and colourful place in the history of Toronto. The 1980’s pop hit “Cherry Beach Express” tells tales of illegal and corrupt adventures on the sands. The City of Toronto has spent years improving Cherry Beach as part of the Waterfront Redevelopment Project. Today, Cherry Beach is a safe, friendly, wonderful place for kite-surfing, swimming, walking, and BBQs. It is host to the music festival “Promise Cherry Beach”every summer weekend. There is an off-leash dog park here. Cherry Beach is mostly sandy and is usually one of the cleanest beaches in mainland Toronto. It is sometimes called "Clarke Beach".

Cherry Beach is a Blue Flag beach. The Blue Flag is awarded to beaches and marinas that meet strict standards for water quality, environmental management and education, safety and services.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled daily from 5 June to 4 September

SOURCE INFORMATION

Toronto Public Health samples water quality on a daily basis from early June until Labour Day. Swim Guide updates Toronto beaches using the City of Toronto's Open Data.

The official swim season in Ontario is June 1 - September 30.

Ontario beaches are monitored according to the province's Beach Management Protocol. Municipal health authorities monitor most public beaches. Provincial park beaches are monitored by Ontario Parks. The Protocol says that authorities must check water quality at least weekly from June to Labour Day at beaches where there are formal swimming programs or lifeguards. Most municipalities do not actually begin sampling until mid June. Beaches in Ontario are posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 100 E. coli / 100 ml of water.

A Ministry of the Environment procedure says that a clean beach is open at least 95% of the swimming season, even if it is near a sewage pipe. This rule applies to every place that is public, accessible, and feels like a good place to swim. When all else fails, the Ontario Environmental Protection Act strongly states that no one can interfere with the use that you can make of a public waterway - like swimming!

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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