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Beach testing

Peel Public Health monitors water quality at 4 public beaches to make sure that the water is safe for swimming.

2022 beach water testing

Public beach water testing starts June 8 and continues throughout the summer beach bathing season.

Water is tested a least once a week during the summer. Signs are posted when the water is unsafe for swimming.

High levels of bacteria in beach water can make you sick with diarrhea, skin rashes, ear pain, cough or congestion, and eye pain.

The beach water may have unsafe levels of bacteria due to:

Signs posted at the beaches

A blue Notice sign at the beach means that the sample result shows the bacterial levels to be within acceptable limits and the beach’s status is "Open". Blue signs on the beach also warn swimmers not to swim for two days after a heavy rainfall. Bacteria can increase after heavy rainfalls and be harmful. High waves can also stir up bacteria.

A red Warning sign at the beach means that levels of bacteria in the water are high enough to pose a risk to your health. This is a warning that swimming in the water may cause illness. The beach’s status is "Advisory". Swimming in these waters could cause infections in ears, eyes, nose, throat and skin as well as cause diarrhea if the water is ingested.

Check below for the beach testing results.

Beach Status Last Updated
Professor’s Lake Beach
1660 North Park Drive
Bramalea Road and North Park Drive
Open August 31, 2022
Jack Darling Memorial Park
1180 Lakeshore Road West
Lakeshore Road West and Lorne Park Road
Open August 31, 2022
Lakefront Promenade (A.E. Crookes Park)
140 Lakefront Promenade
Lakeshore Road East and Lakefront Promenade
Open August 31, 2022
Richard’s Memorial Park
804 Lakeshore Road West
Lakeshore Road West and Ibar Way
Open August 31, 2022