Humber Bay Park West | Great Lakes Guide
  • Beach
    Humber Bay Park West
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Part of a network of small peninsulas stretching out into Lake Ontario, Humber Bay Park West is a beautiful spot on the city's waterfront. The rocky beach is a very popular scuba diving site, especially with beginners. Trails behind the beach make for a good walking and bicycle route. This side of Humber Park is home to a few boating clubs and docks, which means it has slightly less green space than its Eastern counterpart.

Although a variety of recreational activities takes place in the water here, water quality at Humber Bay Park is currently unmonitored by the City of Toronto. Water quality concerns at this site are tied to its close proximity to the Humber Wastewater Treatment Plant. Information and results of E. Coli sampling will be posted here until the last week of August 2019. After this period, recreational water users are advised to be cautious as E. coli bacteria can cause health problems in humans and pets.

A small group of trained citizen scientists is undertaking weekly sampling. These citizen scientists are a part of the Toronto Monitoring Hub, which is one of Swim Drink Fish’s monitoring hubs. You can access the detailed open data files for this location here:

Water Quality:

  • Weather
  • Current temperature
  • 22°
    Feels like 22°
Partly cloudy throughout the day.

    • Humidity

    • 60%
    • Precipitation

    • 0%
    • Precip. type

    • None
    • UV Index

    • 1
    • Visibility

    • 16.1km
    • Sunrise

    • 6:35 AM
    • Sunset

    • 8:07 PM
    • Wind gust

    • 34kph
    • Wind speed

    • 20kph
    • Wind direction

    • East

    • Today

    • 22°
    • 17°
    • Monday

    • 24°
    • 19°
    • Tuesday

    • 24°
    • 20°
    • Wednesday

    • 26°
    • 19°
    • Thursday

    • 24°
    • 17°
    • Friday

    • 26°
    • 19°
    • Saturday

    • 22°
    • 17°

Paddling the shores of Lake Ontario and making a mini adventure out of it was the ultimate way to get out there and see our backyard in a different light and with the peaceful solitude that really made you feel as though you had escaped and gone away somewhere far, far away for the afternoon.

Lake Ontario, ON
Kristen Hanna