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2 Toronto beaches closed due to high levels of E. Coli

Last Updated Jul 22, 2019 at 5:37 am EDT

A sign on Sunnyside beach warns people to swim at their own risk due to increased levels of E.coli on July 21, 2019. CITYNEWS/Ryan Belgrave

Two Toronto beaches are closed this weekend due to high levels of E. coli in the water.

Toronto Public Health reported on Saturday that Sunnyside, and Marie Curtis beaches are unsafe to swim in.

The closures come as temperatures drop to the high 20s in the city, which had previously been under a heat warning.

Health officials say exposure to E. coli presents a greater risk of nose, throat, ear, skin infection as well as other conditions.

They say that these areas are still safe for picnics and other activities.

CORRECTION: This is a corrected story. An earlier version incorrectly stated Cherry Beach was closed. The city of Toronto website lists it as open.