Like many cities around the world, Toronto is in the process of reclaiming a lot of the downtown industrial properties along the harbour for recreational uses and "Sugar Beach" is one of the latest examples. This 2 acre urban beach was previously an ugly industrial parking lot but a redesign by Montreal-based, landscape architect Claude Cormier has transformed it to include a beach, a plaza space for performances, and a tree-lined promenade. It is called "Sugar Beach" since it is right beside the Redpath Sugar factory which is where that ocean-liner in the pic is unloading.
That water feature periodically spurts up high into the air giving the kids a real treat!
Redpath's is to the west but the main view from the beach is to the lake - south - I showed it here.