Open Water Data

Humber Bay Park West

Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada

  • E. coli
    PASS 19.1mpn Tue, Sep 26, 2023
  • Water Quality Status
    Mixed past results Tue, Jan 2, 2024 at 12:08am
  • Water Temperature
    C / 37.4°F (water) Wed, Feb 21, 2024 at 2:45pm
  • Air Temperature
    C / 41°F (air) Sun, Mar 3, 2024 at 9:00am
  • Wind
    13 - 20.2km/h ENE 60° Sun, Mar 3, 2024 at 9:00am
  • Wave
    0.2m, 2.9s, SSW 193° Sat, Mar 2, 2024 at 7:00pm
  • Fog
    Fog Sun, Mar 3, 2024 at 9:00am
  • Precipitation
    0mm Sun, Mar 3, 2024 at 9:00am
  • Air Visibility
    0.2km Sun, Mar 3, 2024 at 9:00am
  • Humidity
    93% Sun, Mar 3, 2024 at 9:00am
  • Alkalinity
    20mg/L Tue, Oct 17, 2023
  • pH
    6.4 Tue, Oct 17, 2023
  • Conductivity
    323µs/cm Tue, Oct 17, 2023
  • Chlorine
    0mg/L Tue, Oct 17, 2023
  • Hardness
    100ppm Thu, Sep 8, 2022
  • Oxygen
    12mg/L Tue, Oct 17, 2023
  • Clarity
    0.5m Tue, Oct 17, 2023 at 8:55am
  • Depth
    0.5m Tue, Oct 17, 2023 at 8:55am

Part of a network of small peninsulas stretching out into Lake Ontario, Humber Bay Park West is a beautiful spot on the city's waterfront. The rocky beach is a very popular scuba diving site, especially with beginners. Trails behind the beach make for a good walking and bicycle route. This side of Humber Park is home to a few boating clubs and docks, which means it has slightly less green space than its Eastern counterpart.

Although a variety of recreational activities takes place in the water here, water quality at Humber Bay Park is currently unmonitored by the City of Toronto. Water quality concerns at this site are tied to its close proximity to the Humber Wastewater Treatment Plant. Information and results of E. Coli sampling will be posted here until the last week of September 2020. After this period, recreational water users are advised to be cautious as E. coli bacteria can cause health problems in humans and pets.

A small group of trained citizen scientists is undertaking weekly sampling on Thursdays. Results are posted to the Swim Guide on Friday afternoons. These citizen scientists are a part of the Toronto Monitoring Hub, which is one of Swim Drink Fish’s monitoring hubs.

You can access the detailed open data files for this location from the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper Toronto Monitoring Hub.

The description above was copied from or heavily based on Swim Guide, with permission.

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