Rees Street Slip

Toronto, Ontario

This slip is the center of recreational water use in the Inner Harbour. It is the home of the Harbourfront Nautical Centre, where they offer lessons for canoeing, kayaking, sailing, and powerboating. Lessons are available for beginners and enthusiasts of all skill levels and physical abilities. There is also the opportunity to rent boats from this location.

A combined sewer outfall is located here, stretching out from the centre of the slip. This site is sampled by Swim Drink Fish staff and citizen scientists from the Toronto Monitoring Hub, which is one of Swim Drink Fish’s monitoring hubs. The waters at Rees Street Slip are tested twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. New results are posted to Swim Guide on Wednesday and Friday afternoons until the end of September.

Want to get involved with monitoring? You can sign up here: https://waterkeeper.secure.force.com/volunteer/LOWVolunteerSignup

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on October 19th, 2021. Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on October 20th, 2021 at 1:09 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Rees Street Slip is sampled weekly from June 22nd to September 30th.

Source Information

Swim Drink Fish staff, interns, and volunteers monitor recreational water quality in the Toronto Harbour during the summer months. The guidelines followed are the 2014 Ontario’s Provincial Water Quality Objectives, set by the Ministry of Environment at 100 E.coli per 100 millilitres of water.

Water is sampled for E. coli and Total Coliform at all sites. The water is tested twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 22nd to September 10th, 2021. Results are available 24 hours after samples are collected.

Beaches are posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a given swimming area and within a 30-day period exceeds 100 E. coli / 100 ml of water. A The Ministry of the Environment F-5-5 procedure says that a clean beach must meet water quality criteria for at least 95% of the swimming season, even if it is near a sewage pipe or combined sewer outfall.

Test results are expressed as Most Probable Number (MPN) of E.coli per 100 ml by using the IDEXX Quanti-Tray/2000 MPN Table.

A beach is marked Green when geometric mean of 5 samples results are equal or below 100 E.coli / 100 ml water.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean concentration (minimum of five samples) is above 100 E.coli / 100 ml water, according to Ontario’s water quality guidelines.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

Results are posted as soon as lab results are available. Results will be communicated through the swim guide website and app.

To see a full sample results table visit the Waterkeeper.ca website. Results are also available by email at isabel@swimdrinkfish.ca or by calling The Swim Guide +1 (416) 861-1237.

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Water Quality Graph

Rees Street Slip

Toronto, Ontario

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on October 19th, 2021. Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on October 20th, 2021 at 1:09 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

This slip is the center of recreational water use in the Inner Harbour. It is the home of the Harbourfront Nautical Centre, where they offer lessons for canoeing, kayaking, sailing, and powerboating. Lessons are available for beginners and enthusiasts of all skill levels and physical abilities. There is also the opportunity to rent boats from this location.

A combined sewer outfall is located here, stretching out from the centre of the slip. This site is sampled by Swim Drink Fish staff and citizen scientists from the Toronto Monitoring Hub, which is one of Swim Drink Fish’s monitoring hubs. The waters at Rees Street Slip are tested twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. New results are posted to Swim Guide on Wednesday and Friday afternoons until the end of September.

Want to get involved with monitoring? You can sign up here: https://waterkeeper.secure.force.com/volunteer/LOWVolunteerSignup

Monitoring Frequency

Rees Street Slip is sampled weekly from June 22nd to September 30th.

Source Information

Swim Drink Fish staff, interns, and volunteers monitor recreational water quality in the Toronto Harbour during the summer months. The guidelines followed are the 2014 Ontario’s Provincial Water Quality Objectives, set by the Ministry of Environment at 100 E.coli per 100 millilitres of water.

Water is sampled for E. coli and Total Coliform at all sites. The water is tested twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 22nd to September 10th, 2021. Results are available 24 hours after samples are collected.

Beaches are posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a given swimming area and within a 30-day period exceeds 100 E. coli / 100 ml of water. A The Ministry of the Environment F-5-5 procedure says that a clean beach must meet water quality criteria for at least 95% of the swimming season, even if it is near a sewage pipe or combined sewer outfall.

Test results are expressed as Most Probable Number (MPN) of E.coli per 100 ml by using the IDEXX Quanti-Tray/2000 MPN Table.

A beach is marked Green when geometric mean of 5 samples results are equal or below 100 E.coli / 100 ml water.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean concentration (minimum of five samples) is above 100 E.coli / 100 ml water, according to Ontario’s water quality guidelines.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

Results are posted as soon as lab results are available. Results will be communicated through the swim guide website and app.

To see a full sample results table visit the Waterkeeper.ca website. Results are also available by email at isabel@swimdrinkfish.ca or by calling The Swim Guide +1 (416) 861-1237.

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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