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Canada's Sugar Beach, Toronto

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Sugar Beach is an urban beach park in Toronto, Canada, that opened in 2010. It is located across from Redpath Sugar Refinery in Toronto's eastern East Bayfront. Like HTO Park to the west, the beach is not meant to allow wading or swimming in Lake Ontario, but rather functions as a waterfront public space for relaxation, leisure, and social activities. It cost $14 million.The park is designed by Claude Cormier + Associés Inc. It features a sandy beach with ornamental lighting, umbrellas, Muskoka chairs, rocky amphitheatre and candy trim, and pedestrian areas paved with granite setts in three colours arranged in a stylized maple leaf motif.Since 2011, the beach has been the setting for the Toronto Port Authority's Sail-In Cinema event, with an inflatable movie screen mounted on a custom-built barge approximately 50 metres south of the beach.HistoryThe park is triangular-shaped and built next to Redpath Sugar's refinery at Lower Jarvis Street and Queens Quay—the park's name references the nearby sugar refinery. It shares space with the new home of Corus Entertainment on Corus Quay (formerly Jarvis Street Slip). The building and beach are separated by a paved area with benches and trees in Silva Cells that provide over 30 cubic meters of uncompacted soil to each tree. Corus Quay has large retractable doors that allow the building to host concerts and events at Sugar Beach. Prior to construction, the entire site was a parking lot for the Jarvis Street Slip and located across from The Guvernment night club.
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  • We were in Toronto during a heat wave. Being ourselves from a beach city, we felt it a must to see what Toronto's waterfront on Lake Ontario is all about. It was a hot, sunny day. So after lunch in th...  more »
  • Small but lovely area with free deckchairs and nice views of the Toronto Islands. Best to come here mid week as it gets busy weekends. Very pleasant.  more »
  • A great site for families: activities include water fountains for young children, lovely clean sand, and comfortable seats for adults. Near a family style restaurant. Within minutes of walking to down...  more »

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