Events

Aug
10
2:00 PM14:00

Ontario Place: Come join us. Imagine the future of Toronto's waterfront

Southwest beach of Ontario Place.

Southwest beach of Ontario Place.

On Saturday, August 10 at 2:00pm on the southwest end of Ontario Place a few people interested in water access in Toronto are gathering to view and discuss the potential for a new swimming access point at Ontario Place. This is a fun, informal gathering for the people and organizations who want to dream together about restoring swimming access to Ontario Place. 

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper has been sampling the area and posting results to Swim Guide each week this summer. We'll be meeting at the location you see in Swim Guide, so if you want to join us open the app or visit the website, find the Ontario Place beach, and follow Directions to find us. We'll also provide a demonstration of our sampling process, for those who are interested. 

This area is a beautiful spot, with a feeling that you're miles away from the city.  Paddleboards, canoes, and kayaks can pull up right on the shore. Our sampling results this summer show that this is some of the cleanest water in Toronto.

Let’s imagine a future without “no swimming” signs.

Let’s imagine a future without “no swimming” signs.

The site has so much potential, but it doesn't meet the criteria for an official beach in Toronto (yet!). The water is not as accessible as it should be and some debris/ fill may make water entry and exit hazardous for swimmers. Ontario Place is discouraging people from swimming there, even though increasing numbers of people are flocking to their new favourite "secret beach."

Imagine what it could be in the future. With re-engineered water access, like the Pier we helped to create in Kingston, this could be an iconic destination for people seeking nature in the heart of our city. 

The goal of the discussion is to bring to life the imaginations of Toronto and Ontario residents to see what this location could become. We saw this happen in Kingston last summer with Breakwater Park and we know it can happen here. 

Your attendance will make a difference. Join me and other interested waterfront lovers, if you can. 

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Krystyn Tully, co-founder of Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, will be presenting the Environment Award.
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Krystyn Tully, co-founder of Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, will be presenting the Environment Award.

The WATERFRONT AWARDS 2019 is a red carpet charity gala, held in Toronto, 0n July 19, 2019, celebrating the achievements of outstanding women in the Greater Toronto Area. Krystyn Tully, co-founder of Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, will be presenting the Environment Award.

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Canon Canada Branch Out Program Sampling Event
Jul
10
1:00 PM13:00

Canon Canada Branch Out Program Sampling Event

  • 275 Queens Quay West Toronto, ON, M5V 1A2 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On July 10th, Swim Drink Fish will be joining forces with 30 Canon Canada employees to sample the water at 3 sites along the Toronto Waterfront. The event is part of the Canon Canada Branch Out Program, an environmental initiative that provides employees the opportunity to give back to the community they work in.

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Water Docs Film Festival - Swim Drink Fish series
Mar
24
3:00 PM15:00

Water Docs Film Festival - Swim Drink Fish series

In 2018, Swim Drink Fish collaborated with Ace Hill to produce a three-part series called SWIM, DRINK, FISH. The series, filmed by Studio Sophomore, highlights stories of swimmable, drinkable fishable water on Lake Ontario.

The FISH episode premiers at Toronto’s Water Docs Film Festival on Sunday, March 24, 201

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Waterlicht
Oct
12
to Oct 14

Waterlicht

The Bentway presents WATERLICHT, a monumental public art intervention designed by acclaimed Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde. This large-scale light installation illustrates the universal power, poetry, and danger of water. The Watermark Project joins Waterlicht, to share Watermark stories from Toronto’s waterfront.

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