Safety first

Swim at own risk.  Rock hazards and other debris.  Watch your head.  Never swim or paddle alone.  Always wear a towfloat safety visibility buoy so you can be seen by boats and jetskis.  Know your limit and stay "withinit".

TeachBeach outdoor classroom at Michael Hough Beach, Ontario Place, West Island

The TeachBeach™ outdoor classroom we built at Ontario Place:

Downtown Toronto's only beach, 43.627506, -79.421038

Here's the GPS coordinates:
43°37'39.0"N 79°25'15.7
43.627506, -79.421038
and here's a map:

Closures due to maintenance work: follow the green route on left side of map:

Parking spots for disability, or if arriving by vehicle, ask driver to drop you off at top of wheelchair ramp, at top of Remembrance Drive:

Location from Go train stop "Exhibition Place":

We've also created a Facebook page called "SwimOP = Swim at Ontario Place":

Historical perspective:

Many years ago, there were plans for 4 beaches at Ontario Place:


Closer parking lot (closest to TeachBeach):

When plan "A" fails, i.e. when all of the pedestrian, bike, and wheelchair access to the beach is blocked, we either take boards (paddleboards) to the beach, plan "B", or we do a Channel swim, plan "C", which is marked of in 100m increments (approx. 700m swim) as below: