Marie Curtis Park East Beach

Toronto, Ontario

Marie Curtis Park East Beach is located on the east bank of the Etobicoke Creek where the water flows out to meet Lake Ontario. The park was once part of a community called Long Branch. Hurricane Hazel struck in 1954, destroying forty homes and claiming six lives on the beach. In order to ensure that this never happened again, the remaining houses were moved away from the shore. The area was designated parkland. The Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto erected a plaque in the southwest corner of the park to commemorate Marie Curtis, the woman from Long Branch who worked tirelessly to have the park built. Children love the park playground, and there is ample space and greenery for everyone to use and appreciate. Marie Curtis Park Beach is a beautiful place to enjoy the sun and quiet near Toronto.

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
2°C
Light rain
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Marie Curtis Park East Beach is sampled daily from June 5th to September 4th

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

Marie Curtis Park East 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
2°C
Light rain

Marie Curtis Park East Beach is located on the east bank of the Etobicoke Creek where the water flows out to meet Lake Ontario. The park was once part of a community called Long Branch. Hurricane Hazel struck in 1954, destroying forty homes and claiming six lives on the beach. In order to ensure that this never happened again, the remaining houses were moved away from the shore. The area was designated parkland. The Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto erected a plaque in the southwest corner of the park to commemorate Marie Curtis, the woman from Long Branch who worked tirelessly to have the park built. Children love the park playground, and there is ample space and greenery for everyone to use and appreciate. Marie Curtis Park Beach is a beautiful place to enjoy the sun and quiet near Toronto.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Marie Curtis Park East Beach is sampled daily from June 5th to September 4th

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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