This video presents “Your nearest Blue Flag beach”:

This is an update to my previous blog You’re Invited to Brazilian Day With Road Closure + TTC Increases Service Frequency: Sept.3, 2012.

For the upcoming holiday, Labour Day – Monday, September 3 – the City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division will offer the following leisure activities in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

  • Riverdale farm  will be open to the public from 9 am to 5 pm:
    • More information is available by calling 416-392-6794
  • High Park  and High Park Zoo will be open:
    • The scenic, trackless train ride through the park will be running
    • Tickets can be purchased from the train operator
  •  Unsupervised splash pads  are open until September 23:
    • Parents and caregivers are reminded to supervise their children at all times
  •  L’Amoreaux Tennis Centre  will be opened on Labour Day:
    • Courts can be booked on a pay-as-you-go basis, subject to availability (416-396-4041)
  • Toronto’s Beaches  will be open, with lifeguard supervision:
    • Great way to keep cool during this hot and humid weekend in the city
    • It will be a perfect time to enjoy the last weekend of summer, with all of Toronto’s beaches supervised by lifeguards
    • Eight of Toronto’s 11 beaches carry the internationally recognized designation of Blue Flag for high standards in water quality, cleanliness, safety and services
    • Toronto’s beaches are:
      • Bluffer’s Beach (Blue Flag)
      • Centre Island Beach (Blue Flag)
      • Cherry Beach (Blue Flag)
      • Gibraltar Point Beach (Blue Flag)
      • Hanlan’s Point Beach (Blue Flag)
      • Kew-Balmy Beach (Blue Flag)
      • Marie Curtis Park Beach
      • Rouge Beach
      • Sunnyside Beach
      • Ward’s Island Beach (Blue Flag)
      • Woodbine Beaches (Blue Flag)
    • From June to the end of August, the City of Toronto takes samples each day from the 11 supervised beaches across the city:
      • Water samples are tested for bacteria levels and must not exceed the provincial guidelines of 100 per 100 ml of water
      • When water tests show high amounts of bacteria, Toronto Public Health posts signs warning against swimming:
    • When enjoying a day at the beach, don’t swim or dive in unknown waters:
      • A beach is a natural environment with changing conditions
      • Always swim with a buddy
      • Parents should keep children within arm’s reach
      • To ensure that an area is guarded by a lifeguard, swim between the flags posted on the beach:
        • Lifeguards are present 11:30 am to 6:30 pm at all designated swimming beaches
        • Beach season is from the first week of June to Labour Day
      • Lifeguards are a great resource for information about beach safety and water quality

Please note:

  • There’s even a clothing optional area at Hanlan’s Point on Toronto Island
  • All other Parks, Forestry and Recreation facilities will be closed on Labour Day:
    • Regular programs and services resume on Tuesday, September 4
  • All outdoor pools and wading pools will be closed on Labour Day:
    • Last day of summer operation for outdoor pools and wading pools is Sunday, September 2, at 4pm

City of Toronto Contact Info:

Phone within Toronto city limits: 311

Phone outside city limits: 416-392-CITY (2489)
(can be used within Toronto if you can’t reach 311)

TTY customers: 416-338-0TTY (0889)
Fax: 416-338-0685
E-mail: 311@toronto.ca

If your matter is urgent, please call them. They are open 24/7.

Always call 911 for emergencies.

Please click here for more info about Labour Day leisure activities.

Enjoy!

Toronto Offers Many Leisure Activities on Labour Day Sept.3, 2012

Toronto Offers Many Leisure Activities on Labour Day Sept.3, 2012

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

August 30, 2012

City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation activities on Labour Day

The City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division will offer many leisure activities on the Labour Day holiday – Monday, September 3.

Open:
• Unsupervised splash pads will be open Monday and will remain open until September 23. Parents and caregivers are reminded to supervise their child/children at all times.
• Toronto’s beaches will be open, with lifeguard supervision.
• Toronto Island is great place to walk, roll, cycle, explore, view the city skyline and visit the animals at Far Enough Farm. Toronto Island ferries will run on the regular summer schedule up to and including Monday, September 3. (Web link to toronto.ca ferry schedules is provided below.)
• Toronto’s parks and green spaces will be open for unsupervised leisure activities. Take a walking tour of your parks.
• Riverdale Farm will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information is available by calling 416-392-6794.
• High Park and the High Park Zoo will be open on Monday. The scenic, trackless train ride through the park will be running. Tickets can be purchased from the train operator.
• L’Amoreaux Tennis Centre will be open on Labour Day. Courts can be booked on a pay-as-you-go basis, subject to availability (416-396-4041).

Closed:
• All other Parks, Forestry and Recreation facilities will be closed on Labour Day. Regular programs and services resume on Tuesday, September 4.
• All outdoor pools and wading pools will be closed on Labour Day. Sunday, September 2 is the last day of summer operation for the City’s outdoor pools and wading pools.

For Labour Day schedules for leisure activities, consult a Toronto Fun Guide or visit toronto.ca/parks (http://www.toronto.ca/parks).

Ferry schedules: http://www.toronto.ca/parks/island/ferry-schedule.htm

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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