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Sunnyside Beach - swimming curtain - swimming enclosure - pilot project

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The three year pilot for the sunnyside swimming enclosure has been cut short by one year due to poor performance of the system. The curtain has not been installed this year and City crews removed all remaining equipment by mid-July 2011.

2010 was a hot summer, which caused extreme algae growth in the lake. The algae caused blockages in the pumps, prohibiting them from function correctly. Many times the water inside the enclosure was of poorer quality than what was outside the enclosure. Considering that hot summers are not uncommon, the system is not a suitable option for Toronto.

The City will look at other options for future use.

Sunnyside Beach is posted safe for swimming for many days in the summer. Beachgoers are encouraged to check the daily beach water quality reports at:

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