Woodbine Beach

Toronto, Ontario

Woodbine Beach is the most westerly stretch of sand in Toronto’s Beaches (er, “The Beach”) community. It curls the shore from Ashbridges Park to Kew Beach with a boardwalk running alongside the entire way. That wasn’t always the case. Until Lake Shore Avenue was extended to Woodbine in the 1950s, this shoreline was known as “The Cut”. It was a dark wooded area, far from the rest of the city and fancied by rum runners and their friends. Today, Woodbine Beach is the city’s hotspot for beach volleyball. Ashbridges Bay is just to the west.

Woodbine 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 at least 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
7°C
Clear and sunny
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

Woodbine Beach

Toronto, Ontario

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 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
7°C
Clear and sunny

Woodbine Beach is the most westerly stretch of sand in Toronto’s Beaches (er, “The Beach”) community. It curls the shore from Ashbridges Park to Kew Beach with a boardwalk running alongside the entire way. That wasn’t always the case. Until Lake Shore Avenue was extended to Woodbine in the 1950s, this shoreline was known as “The Cut”. It was a dark wooded area, far from the rest of the city and fancied by rum runners and their friends. Today, Woodbine Beach is the city’s hotspot for beach volleyball. Ashbridges Bay is just to the west.

Woodbine 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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