A great swim at Wards beach minutes from the city. Behind Gibraltar Point has a great vibe, but the biting ants!!! Clothing optional beach at Hanlan’s was packed. Getting to the ferry at 8:30 gets you a crowd-free trip. For Toronto beach water quality updates, check http://www.toronto.ca/beach/ or call the beach hotline at 416 392 7161. The national blue flag program info is at http://www.blueflag.ca/drupal/?q=node/110.