First Street Beach is a small Sandy Beach with water access on the east end of Ward's Island. The beach has excellent views of the Toronto Skyline.
First Street Beach has some physical hazards that could make entering the water high-risk. Please use caution if you chose to swim at this site
First Street Beach is sampled as part of the Swim Drink Fish citizen science water monitoring program. The Island Sampling Team is made up of residents of Wards Island. These citizen scientists are a part of the Toronto Monitoring Hub, which is one of Swim Drink Fish’s monitoring hubs. Waters are tested on Tuesdays, and the results will be updated on Swim Guide on Wednesday afternoons. You can access the detailed open data files for this location here: https://www.recreationalwater.ca/toronto