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Beaches across Toronto open for season

Last Updated Jun 3, 2016 at 5:43 pm EDT

Woodbine Beach on March 19, 2016. CITYNEWS/Diana Pereira

Beach season officially kicks off in Toronto on Saturday.

Nine of the 11 beaches are set to open on Saturday with Marie Curtis Beach and Rouge Beach opening on June 18.

Lifeguards will be on duty from 11:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the designated swimming beaches in Toronto.

Hanlan’s Point Beach, Gibraltar Point Beach, Centre Island Beach, Ward’s Island Beach, Cherry Beach, Woodbine Beaches, Kew Balmy Beach, Bluffer’s Beach Park and Rouge Beach. To see a map of the beaches that are safe to swim click here.

“You don’t need to get on a plane to visit a great beach. Toronto has eight of them across the city,” said Councillor Michelle Holland. “So get out this summer and enjoy them. Beaches provide free recreation, relaxation, and a way to cool down during the warmer months.”

At Woodbine beach, swimmers can see improvements this year including an accessible washroom, an enlarged patio and a beach shower.

To learn more about the beaches visit here.