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Ontario Place West Island Beach


This small pebble beach is located on the west island of Ontario Place and provides wide open beautiful views of Lake Ontario. Hidden in the three artificial landscaped islands offshore of Lake Ontario, this beautiful green space is not designated for swimming … but many waterfront-lovers believe that can change.

The Ontario Place islands make up an iconic waterfront park in Toronto. The park hosts activities like outdoor yoga, segway tours, Jazz Sundays on the Vista, Lake Shore Boat rentals and Wigwam Chi-Chemung presented by MYSEUM.

The site has so much possibility, but it doesn't meet the criteria for an official beach in Toronto (yet!). The water is not as accessible as it should be and some debris/ fill may make water entry and exit hazardous for swimmers. Ontario Place is discouraging people from swimming there, even though increasing numbers of people are seeking it out.

Swim Drink Fish began monitoring water quality here in 2019. The work is part of Swim Drink Fish’s community-based water monitoring work. Swim Drink Fish staff and trained community scientists test the water at the Ontario Place West Island Beach twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the summer and once a week in the winter.

Water Quality

Passes water quality tests 95%+ of the time.
Water quality information provided by Swim Guide with the support of RBC Royal Bank.

Great Lakes Waterfront Trail

This beach is on the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail.
Visit the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail website for more information.

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