Water-safety message from Toronto Police Service Marine Unit, Ice and water conditions
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 11:32 AM
The Toronto Police Service Marine Unit would like to remind residents in Toronto to stay off natural ice surfaces on open bodies of water because of significant safety concerns for the public and their pets.
With temperatures this week, and predicted warmer temperatures approaching, Toronto Police Service Marine Unit is advising that open water and Storm Water Management pond ice in Toronto is unstable and never truly safe.
As spring run-off starts, road salt can also make its way into Toronto’s lakes, rivers, streams and ponds. This increases the instability of ice. Storm water sewers also drain into retention ponds, many of which are located in our parks, including Grenadier Pond at High Park.
FOR SAFETY’S SAKE…PLEASE STAY OFF THE ICE...AND IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 9-1-1.
For further information or questions, please contact the Marine Unit at 416-808-5821.
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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Constable Richard Baker, Marine Unit