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Blue Flag Program

Get Wet At Toronto's Cleanest Beaches

This summer Toronto has raised Blue Flags at its cleanest beaches - those have achieved high standards in water quality, public safety and the environment. These standards measure bacteria levels, like E.coli, and determine if the water is safe for swimming. Residents and tourists can be assured that our city beaches flying the Blue Flag meet these clean water standards for at least 80% of the summer.

In 2005, Blue Flags are flying at Cherry Beach, Woodbine Beach, Ward's Island Beach and Hanlan's Point.

In Canada the international Blue Flag Program is operated by Environmental Defence: www.BlueFlag.ca

Help Fly the Blue Flag

Volunteer at your favorite city beach.

Community-based efforts can revitalize all our beaches. Help monitor and report on the state of your community beach; education others on how to improve beach water quality; and, organize clean ups, nature walks and other events.

Call TEA at 416-596-0660.