As Torontonian’s we know that it can be a hassle throughout the beautiful summer months our great city offers to find a beach that is safe for swimming that day. Obviously due to Lake Ontario’s currents, one beach may be safe where the one next to it may not be. These change on a daily basis. This website offers us daily reports on all the beaches across the city – Toronto Beaches Water Quality Reports. Luckily we have many people and organizations that are working towards a cleaner Lake Ontario.
Mark Mattson has worked hard at giving us a drinkable, fishable and swimable Lake Ontario. Mark is an environmental lawyer and co-founder of Lake Ontario Waterkeeper. Mark mentors and trains law students and co-hosts a talk-radio program that airs on community stations.
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper was launched in 2001 and they work hard in making a watershed where you can swim, drink, and fish safely. They mentor people and educate who want to learn about water quality concerns and environmental law, which include student volunteers from Canada’s top law schools. They identify through research threats to quality of water and natural habitat and to monitor environmental laws new trends.