Sunnyside | Great Lakes Guide
  • Beach
    Sunnyside
    • 7 Recommendations

Opened in the roaring 1920s, Sunnyside Beach was the place Torontonians came to play for decades. This waterfront icon played host to bathers, concerts, tightrope-walkers and even an amusement park. The Palais Royale was one of Toronto’s most popular dance halls, featuring jazz greats like Duke Ellington and Count Basie. In 1954, sixteen-year old Marilyn Bell ended her historic first swim across Lake Ontario nearby. Not long after that, the Gardiner Expressway went up and the amusement park came down. Today, you can still use the Sunnyside Bathing Pavilion and swim in the pool (aka, “The Tank”), have drinks and a bite to eat on a patio overlooking the beach, and of course, have a splash in Lake Ontario.



  • Weather
  • Current temperature
  • 21°
    Feels like 21°
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

    • Humidity

    • 55%
    • Precipitation

    • 0%
    • Precip. type

    • None
    • UV Index

    • 5
    • Visibility

    • 16.1km
    • Sunrise

    • 5:37 AM
    • Sunset

    • 9:03 PM
    • Wind gust

    • 33.5kph
    • Wind speed

    • 11.5kph
    • Wind direction

    • South

    • Today

    • 22°
    • 15°
    • Wednesday

    • 22°
    • 16°
    • Thursday

    • 19°
    • 17°
    • Friday

    • 22°
    • 15°
    • Saturday

    • 23°
    • 15°
    • Sunday

    • 22°
    • 15°
    • Monday

    • 25°
    • 17°

Lake Ontario is one of the largest freshwater bodies in the world, and the bottom line is we all live downstream from somebody



Lake Ontario, ON
Enid Theodora
Toronto