The weather is so unpredictable, we never know when to put on sunscreen before leaving the house. Luckily, Toronto has partnered up with the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund and the Douglas Wright Foundation to bring free sunscreen dispensers to 50 parks.
The parks with free sunscreen are Kew Gardens Park, Sherbourne Common (south), Harbour Square Park, HTO Park (east) and Little Norway Park. It will continue spanning nearly 50 kilometres from Marie Curtis Park to Rouge Beach.
The two melanoma foundations will be covering all costs, in addition, to being responsible for maintaining and stocking the dispensers.
The dispensers will be stocked with SPF 30 sunscreen should you need to apply or reapply while on the go. If this pilot project goes well, it could be expanded to more parks in the future.
“With the success of the pilot and expansion of this program, it’s great to see that so many will be able to enjoy our common grounds with easy access to sun safety.”
A location map will be available online to continue updating where dispensers are installed. Check it out here: