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Sunnyside & Cherry beaches closed for swimming

Toronto Public Health has closed Sunnyside and Cherry beaches for swimming after finding elevated levels of  E. coli.

People can still visit the beach but are advised to stay out of the water.

The provincially acceptable E. coli count is 100 E. coli per 100 millilitres of water.

Cherry Beach, located at the foot of Cherry Street in the south Portlands area, had E. coli levels of 168 on Friday. On Thursday the count was 23.

At Sunnyside Beach, located at the foot of Parkside Drive, south of Lakeshore Boulevard, the count was 295 on Friday.

This is the first time Cherry Beach has had unsafe E. coli levels since the city started testing June 1.

This is fifth time the count has been at unsafe levels at Sunnyside Beach this month.

Nine other city beaches, including Woodbine and Centre Island, are safe for swimming on Friday.

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