Hospital Beach

Kingston, Ontario

Located along the Kingston Waterfront Trail, in front of Providence Care Hospital, Hospital Beach is a small stone beach with shallow water that’s perfect for swimming, picnicking, or just enjoying a view of the lake. Surrounded by lots of green space and located just 100 meters from Lake Ontario Park, this beach is a popular spot for families, hospital staff and anyone enjoying the Waterfront Trail. This beach is not monitored by Lifeguards. There are no public washrooms or showers available at this beach, however public washrooms are available nearby at Lake Ontario Park.

This beach is one of the sites that is monitored by Swim Drink Fish Canada’s Water Monitoring Hub in Kingston. The Hub is one of 6 across the country and is part of a Swim Drink Fish project that aims to connect communities with their waterways through citizen science, education, and providing access to low-cost, accessible, water-monitoring tools. You can learn more about it here: https://www.swimdrinkfish.ca/citizen-science

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 26th, 2020. Kingston Monitoring Hub updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 28th, 2020 at 8:53 AM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Hospital Beach is sampled weekly from July 22nd to August 26th.

Source Information

Swim Drink Fish staff and volunteers monitor recreational water quality along the shore of Lake Ontario during the summer months. The guidelines followed are the Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018, set by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

Prior to 2018 beaches in Ontario were posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeded 100 E. coli / 100 mL of water, a standard derived from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks’ Provincial Water Quality Objectives. Water is sampled for E.coli and Total Coliform at all sites. The water is sampled once weekly on Wednesday from July to early September. Results are available 24 hours after samples are collected, typically on Thursday afternoons.

Beaches are posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a given swimming area and within a 30-day period exceeds 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water or when a single-sample maximum concentration exceeds 400 E. coli / 100 ml of water. Test results are expressed as Most Probable Number (MPN) of E.coli per 100 ml by using the IDEXX Quanti-Tray/2000 MPN Table.

In accordance with Ontario’s provincial recreational water quality standard, a beach is marked Green when geometric mean of 5 samples results are equal or below 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and below the single sample criteria of 400 E.coli/100ml.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean concentration (minimum of five samples) is above 200 E.coli / 100 mL or above the 400 E.coli/100mL for a single sample.

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 apps. Results are also available by email at KingstonHub@swimdrinkfish.ca or by calling +1 (416) 861-1237.

Water Quality Graph

Hospital Beach

Kingston, Ontario

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 26th, 2020. Kingston Monitoring Hub updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 28th, 2020 at 8:53 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Located along the Kingston Waterfront Trail, in front of Providence Care Hospital, Hospital Beach is a small stone beach with shallow water that’s perfect for swimming, picnicking, or just enjoying a view of the lake. Surrounded by lots of green space and located just 100 meters from Lake Ontario Park, this beach is a popular spot for families, hospital staff and anyone enjoying the Waterfront Trail. This beach is not monitored by Lifeguards. There are no public washrooms or showers available at this beach, however public washrooms are available nearby at Lake Ontario Park.

This beach is one of the sites that is monitored by Swim Drink Fish Canada’s Water Monitoring Hub in Kingston. The Hub is one of 6 across the country and is part of a Swim Drink Fish project that aims to connect communities with their waterways through citizen science, education, and providing access to low-cost, accessible, water-monitoring tools. You can learn more about it here: https://www.swimdrinkfish.ca/citizen-science

Monitoring Frequency

Hospital Beach is sampled weekly from July 22nd to August 26th.

Source Information

Swim Drink Fish staff and volunteers monitor recreational water quality along the shore of Lake Ontario during the summer months. The guidelines followed are the Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018, set by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

Prior to 2018 beaches in Ontario were posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeded 100 E. coli / 100 mL of water, a standard derived from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks’ Provincial Water Quality Objectives. Water is sampled for E.coli and Total Coliform at all sites. The water is sampled once weekly on Wednesday from July to early September. Results are available 24 hours after samples are collected, typically on Thursday afternoons.

Beaches are posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a given swimming area and within a 30-day period exceeds 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water or when a single-sample maximum concentration exceeds 400 E. coli / 100 ml of water. Test results are expressed as Most Probable Number (MPN) of E.coli per 100 ml by using the IDEXX Quanti-Tray/2000 MPN Table.

In accordance with Ontario’s provincial recreational water quality standard, a beach is marked Green when geometric mean of 5 samples results are equal or below 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and below the single sample criteria of 400 E.coli/100ml.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean concentration (minimum of five samples) is above 200 E.coli / 100 mL or above the 400 E.coli/100mL for a single sample.

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 apps. Results are also available by email at KingstonHub@swimdrinkfish.ca or by calling +1 (416) 861-1237.

Water Quality Graph

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