Lake Ontario may not be the cleanest of the Great Lakes, but it’s not going to kill you.
While history would tell us that Lake Ontario is unsafe to swim in, The City of Toronto has taken big steps to fight the stigma about swimming at Toronto’s 11 public beaches. Toronto Public Health conducts daily water quality tests from June 1 to Aug. 31 every year.
The city has received “blue flag” status at 8 of the beaches in Toronto, meaning that they are completely safe to swim in. The city currently has eight Blue Flag beaches:
-Bluffer’s Beach Park
-Centre Island Beach
-Gibraltar Point Beach
-Hanlan’s Point Beach
-Kew Balmy Beach
-Ward’s Island Beach
It hasn’t had the best reputation, but officials are saying that the Lake is completely safe to swim in. The question is, would you?