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Arrow BulletEnvironmental Health - Public Bathing Beach Testing Program

  • Beach water testing commences at the beginning of June each year and continues throughout the beach bathing season.
  • Beaches are inspected and the water is tested at a minimum of once per week.
  • The beach status will be posted depending on predictive values or sample results.
  • The following indicate the status of the Region of Peel beaches.

    • Beaches that have passed inspection are indicated by
    • Beaches that have NOT PASSED inspection are indicated by ( unsafe for swimming )
LOCATION / BEACH STATUS Last Updated
B r a m p t o n
Professor's Lake Open July 26 2013
C a l e d o n
Caledon Teen Ranch Open July 26 2013
M i s s i s s a u g a
Jack Darling Open July 26 2013
Richard’s Memorial Open July 26 2013
Lakefront Promenade Open July 26 2013

Reasons for beach contamination

  • The reasons for a beach being contaminated with bacteria could be many, including one or more of the following: seasonal surface run-off into lakes and rivers, rainfall events, warmer water temperatures in the summer, the number of bathers, other sources of contamination

B r a m p t o n

Professors Lake Recreation Centre
Open

  • Professors Lake, located north of North Park Drive, W of Torbram Road in Brampton, is a manmade lake (once a gravel quarry). It has a large area with deep and shallow points for swimming. The facility has a water slide and has lifeguards on duty.
More Details

  • Professors Lake was originally a sand and gravel pit that over the years provided the Toronto area with 20 million tonnes of gravel.
    Professors Lake complex is 65 acres, the spring fed lake is used for non motorized boating, swimming and even triathlons. There is a beach, water slide, volleyball, tennis a walking path and ice skating in the winter.
    In the summer, Professors Lake opens the boathouse, picnic areas and food concession stands.

C a l e d o n

Caledon Teen Ranch
Open

  • Caledon Teen Ranch is a private sports and recreational camp. It is a spring fed pond located within the Teen Ranch property and is used as the swimming area for camp patrons only.
More Details

  • Teen Ranch is a beautiful private Christian camp that hosts many different activities. Kids can swim, ride horses and play hockey.
    Peel Health tests the swimming area but the pond is not open to the public.

M i s s i s s a u g a

Jack Darling Park
Open

  • Jack Darling park is located south of Lakeshore Road between Mississauga Road and Southdown Road in Mississauga. The park is Lake Ontario beach front and also offers picnic areas and trails. There are no lifeguards on duty here.
More Details

  • Jack Darling Park is a spacious beach front area that offers more than just swimming. There are bicycle paths, a wind surfing launch pad, tennis courts, a splash pad, and a foot path that leads to the Rattray Marsh.

Richards Memorial Park
Open

  • Richards Memorial Park is located south of Lakeshore Road, east of Lorne Park Estates in Mississauga. It is Lake Ontario lake front with 170m of beach. Richards also offers trails and picnic areas. There are no lifeguards on the beach.
More Details

  • Richards Memorial Park is a stretch of Lake Ontario Beach front that has sandy beach areas as well as picnic areas with barbecues.
    The park also contains a water front trail, a rock garden, a children's playground.

Lakefront Promenade Park
Open

  • Lakefront Promenade is located off Lakeshore Road East, east of Cawthra Road in Mississauga. The swimming area is inland but fed by Lake Ontario.
More Details

  • Lakefront Promenade Park is a large and beautiful stretch of Lake Ontario water front. There is a playground and Splash Pad, a marina, Wetlands, an extensive boardwalk and patio and grill. The swimming area is sheltered from Lake Ontario and is large in comparison to the other Lake front beaches.

What the signs mean

  • The NOTICE sign warns swimmers that for 48 hours following a heavy rain fall, the water may contain bacteria.

  • The WARNING sign warns swimmers of dangerous levels of bacteria found during testing which makes the water unsafe for swimming.


For further information

  • For further information on Environmental Health call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700.
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