One reason Toronto rocks Thursday July 2, 2009, 0 comments

Beach

One of the reasons Toronto really is an amazing city is that this beach is only a 15 minute walk from our house. It’s a Blue Flag beach, and is perfectly swimmable, like several others in the area.

This was not always the case. When I was younger, these beaches were too polluted to swim at, which was sort of sad. A massive cleanup of the Toronto waterfront over the last two decades has rendered Toronto – the largest city in Canada – home of several beaches clean enough to swim at. I wonder how many other major cities can make such a claim.

This was taken yesterday, on Canada Day. Unfortunately because of a civic worker strike, the city was not able to celebrate such a beautiful Canada Day with fireworks as it normally would have, but at least we had sunshine. All the surrounding areas were drenched with rain.


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