With a potentially record-setting early June heatwave on the doorstep for Ontario, the City of Toronto will officially open its supervised beach program at all 10 of its swimming beaching starting this Saturday.
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According to a news release from the city, lifeguards will be on-duty at these beaches and will supervise designated swim areas seven days a week, from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
"With hot summer weather on the way, it’s important for Torontonians to have opportunities to cool down and stay active outdoors," the news release states.
Saturday will be the start of an extended stretch of heat across the region, as temperatures reach the low to mid 30s through the middle of next week, with the humidex ranging from the mid 30s to lower 40s at times.
CITY DESIGNATED SWIMMING BEACHES INCLUDE:
"We’ve worked throughout the pandemic to make sure our city is safe and open for everyone within the public health advice," said Toronto Mayor John Tory, adding that Toronto boasts some of the best beaches in Ontario.
While visiting a beach or park, officials are urging residents to follow all provincial guidelines pertaining to outdoor gatherings.