Wards Island Dock Beach is a Blue Flag Beach for the 2019 season*.
Wards Island Dock Beach is a beach facing the Inner Harbour of Toronto. It is a popular spot for recreational water users on Wards Island in Toronto. In the summer the residents and visitors of Wards Island can go out for a canoe, kayak, and Stand-Up-Paddle. No lifeguards are on duty at Wards Island Dock Beach. In 2017 and 2019 Toronto Islands reached historical water levels submerging much of the Island underwater.
The Toronto Islands are a little piece of natural paradise in the City of Toronto. It is a popular place to visit for Toronto mainland residents and tourists. Wards Island is where the residential part of the island is. It is home year-round to over 600 people.
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. You can access the detailed open data files for this location here: https://www.recreationalwater.ca/toronto
*A Blue Flag beach is one that meets strict water quality and safety criteria. These beaches are certified annually as being clean, accessible, eco-friendly, and having great water quality! Swim Drink Fish is the National Operator for Blue Flag in Canada.
For more information, visit www.blueflag.ca