Hanlan's Point

Toronto, Ontario

Hanlan’s Point is located on what is now Toronto Islands. This chain of islands used to be a peninsula connected to the mainland. Hanlan’s Point has long-served as a recreation spot for Torontonians. At one point it was home to an amusement park and baseball stadium where Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run (into Lake Ontario). Once you take the Hanlan's ferry from downtown Toronto, a short walk will get you to the beach – keep to the well marked trails to protect the native flora and fauna. If you’re looking to get rid of your pesky tanlines, Hanlan’s Point is the place to go: it’s one of the only two official “clothes optional” beaches in all of Canada (the other is far away in BC). Feeling shy? Don’t worry, there’s a clothed area as well.

Hanlan's Point 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.

Find the ferry and plan your trip at http://www.torontoislandferryfinder.com

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
3°C
Mostly clear
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

Hanlan's Point

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
3°C
Mostly clear

Hanlan’s Point is located on what is now Toronto Islands. This chain of islands used to be a peninsula connected to the mainland. Hanlan’s Point has long-served as a recreation spot for Torontonians. At one point it was home to an amusement park and baseball stadium where Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run (into Lake Ontario). Once you take the Hanlan's ferry from downtown Toronto, a short walk will get you to the beach – keep to the well marked trails to protect the native flora and fauna. If you’re looking to get rid of your pesky tanlines, Hanlan’s Point is the place to go: it’s one of the only two official “clothes optional” beaches in all of Canada (the other is far away in BC). Feeling shy? Don’t worry, there’s a clothed area as well.

Hanlan's Point 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.

Find the ferry and plan your trip at http://www.torontoislandferryfinder.com

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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