Industrial pumps will help drain 'Ashbridge Pond'

Community Jun 13, 2017 by Joanna Lavoie Beach Mirror

Efforts will soon begin to address the impacts of flooding and high water levels at Woodbine Beach.

Ward 32 Coun. Mary-Margaret McMahon updated constituents in her latest newsletter.

The Beaches-East York representative said in the coming weeks the city will start pumping the so-called 'Ashbridge Pond' once water levels start to go down and all of the carp are fished out of the inland water.

The industrial pumps that will be used to do so are capable of removing 500,000 litres of water in 60 minutes.

Anyone with questions about the beach volleyball courts at Ashbridges Bay is being advised to email the Ontario Volleyball Association at info@ontariovolleyball.org.

McMahon also gave some news on the work being done to repair the damaged boardwalk.

She said roughly 100 metres of the Beach Boardwalk is currently off limits so that Toronto and Region Conservation Authority can complete remediation work, which includes installing armour stones to reinforce the eroded shoreline. The affected portion of the boardwalk, which will be closed for about two week, is just west of the Kew Gardens Tennis Club.

McMahon also said Toronto Public Health (TPH) has been doing preliminary water sampling to meet the strict requirements for the Blue flag eco-designation at Toronto’s beaches, which are maintained by the city’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation department.

“However, given the unusually high lake water levels and heavy rainfall this spring, many of Toronto’s eleven beaches will not be available to bathers until July in spite of TPH reporting safe water quality,” wrote McMahon, who also serves as chair of the city's Parks and Environment Committee.

Industrial pumps will help drain 'Ashbridge Pond'

Stretch of damaged Beach Boardwalk still closed

Community Jun 13, 2017 by Joanna Lavoie Beach Mirror

Efforts will soon begin to address the impacts of flooding and high water levels at Woodbine Beach.

Ward 32 Coun. Mary-Margaret McMahon updated constituents in her latest newsletter.

The Beaches-East York representative said in the coming weeks the city will start pumping the so-called 'Ashbridge Pond' once water levels start to go down and all of the carp are fished out of the inland water.

The industrial pumps that will be used to do so are capable of removing 500,000 litres of water in 60 minutes.

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Anyone with questions about the beach volleyball courts at Ashbridges Bay is being advised to email the Ontario Volleyball Association at info@ontariovolleyball.org.

McMahon also gave some news on the work being done to repair the damaged boardwalk.

She said roughly 100 metres of the Beach Boardwalk is currently off limits so that Toronto and Region Conservation Authority can complete remediation work, which includes installing armour stones to reinforce the eroded shoreline. The affected portion of the boardwalk, which will be closed for about two week, is just west of the Kew Gardens Tennis Club.

McMahon also said Toronto Public Health (TPH) has been doing preliminary water sampling to meet the strict requirements for the Blue flag eco-designation at Toronto’s beaches, which are maintained by the city’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation department.

“However, given the unusually high lake water levels and heavy rainfall this spring, many of Toronto’s eleven beaches will not be available to bathers until July in spite of TPH reporting safe water quality,” wrote McMahon, who also serves as chair of the city's Parks and Environment Committee.

Industrial pumps will help drain 'Ashbridge Pond'

Stretch of damaged Beach Boardwalk still closed

Community Jun 13, 2017 by Joanna Lavoie Beach Mirror

Efforts will soon begin to address the impacts of flooding and high water levels at Woodbine Beach.

Ward 32 Coun. Mary-Margaret McMahon updated constituents in her latest newsletter.

The Beaches-East York representative said in the coming weeks the city will start pumping the so-called 'Ashbridge Pond' once water levels start to go down and all of the carp are fished out of the inland water.

The industrial pumps that will be used to do so are capable of removing 500,000 litres of water in 60 minutes.

Related Content

Anyone with questions about the beach volleyball courts at Ashbridges Bay is being advised to email the Ontario Volleyball Association at info@ontariovolleyball.org.

McMahon also gave some news on the work being done to repair the damaged boardwalk.

She said roughly 100 metres of the Beach Boardwalk is currently off limits so that Toronto and Region Conservation Authority can complete remediation work, which includes installing armour stones to reinforce the eroded shoreline. The affected portion of the boardwalk, which will be closed for about two week, is just west of the Kew Gardens Tennis Club.

McMahon also said Toronto Public Health (TPH) has been doing preliminary water sampling to meet the strict requirements for the Blue flag eco-designation at Toronto’s beaches, which are maintained by the city’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation department.

“However, given the unusually high lake water levels and heavy rainfall this spring, many of Toronto’s eleven beaches will not be available to bathers until July in spite of TPH reporting safe water quality,” wrote McMahon, who also serves as chair of the city's Parks and Environment Committee.