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9 swimming beaches open in Toronto this weekend

Last Updated Jun 1, 2018 at 9:08 am EDT

Ward's Island Beach, Aug. 21, 2017 Diana Pereira/CITYNEWS

Grab your bathing suit and towel — and don’t forget the sunscreen — because nine swimming beaches are opening in Toronto this weekend!

“City of Toronto beaches are great places to relax, escape the heat and get active,” Mayor John Tory said in a statement.

“I encourage residents to take advantage of the opportunity to go outdoors and cool off this weekend.”

The swimming beaches that are open, listed below, will be supervised from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with lifeguards on duty.

Eight of the beaches have been given Blue Flag certification — which means they meet high standards for water quality.

The nine swimming beaches opening this weekend are:

  • Bluffer’s Park Beach (Blue Flag)
  • Centre Island Beach (Blue Flag)
  • Cherry/Clarke Beach (Blue Flag)
  • Gibraltar Point Beach (Blue Flag)
  • Hanlan’s Point Beach (Blue Flag)
  • Kew-Balmy Beach (Blue Flag)
  • Sunnyside Beach
  • Ward’s Island Beach (Blue Flag)
  • Woodbine Beach (Blue Flag)