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Centreville, Toronto Islands closed due to high water levels

Last Updated May 16, 2017 at 6:39 pm EST

The Toronto Islands remain closed due to high water levels, and now Centreville Amusement Park will also be closed for the Victoria Day weekend.

The City of Toronto and Centreville will continue to assess the situation and provide weekly udpates.

“We are hopeful we will be able to welcome guests to Centreville in the near future,” spokeswoman Shawnda Walker said in an email.

Earlier on Tuesday, the city said the park would be closed until June 30.

Ferries to Centre Island and Hanlan’s Point have been halted for the last two weeks. The Ward’s Island ferry is operating on the spring schedule, but only for island residents, their guests, employees, and emergency staff.

It is unclear when the islands will reopen but the city says that “staff continue to evaluate the situation on a daily basis and will make decisions about access and park operations according to conditions.”

The beaches at Hanlan’s Point, Gibraltar Point, and Centre Island are underwater, the city says, and are closed until further notice.

The already high water levels are expected to continue to rise for the next month according to Toronto and Region Conservation.

According to the city, 20,000 sandbags have been placed on shorelines on the islands and throughout the city.


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