The City of Toronto, the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund and the Douglas Wright Foundation are partnering to offer free sunscreen in 50 Toronto waterfront park locations from June to September 30, 2018.

Participating Parks

Wear Sunscreen

  • Be Sun Safe sunscreen is SPF 30, Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB, PABA free, paraben free and mineral-based
  • Apply sunscreen every two hours
  • Reapply after swimming or sweating
  • No sunscreen provides 100% protection
  • Use sunscreen with other sun protection measures such as limiting time in the sun, seeking shade, wearing protective clothing and a hat, and wearing sunglasses
  • Sunscreen may be used on babies over six months
  • Do not use without checking with your doctor if you have ever had a reaction to sunscreen

Natural SPF 30 Sunscreen

Active Ingredients
  • 6% Titanium Dioxide, 6% Zinc Oxide
Inactive Ingredients
  • Butyroospermum Parkii (shea butter) moisturizer
  • Camellia Sinensis Leaf (green tea)
  • Ethylhexylglycerin
  • Lecithin
  • Octyl Palmitate Emollient (palm oil)
  • Penoxythanol, Polysorbate-20
  • Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba)
  • Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E)
  • Xanthan Gum

Protect Your Skin

Time of Day

If you can, limit time in the sun when the UV (ultraviolet) index is 3 or higher, usually between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Seek shade or make shade by using an umbrella, a UV protective tent or pop-up shade shelter. Keep babies younger than 1 year of age out of direct sunlight.

Cover Up

Wear clothes that cover as much skin as possible or UV-protective clothing. Wear a wide brimmed hat or baseball cap with flaps that cover the head, neck and ears.


Apply plenty of sunscreen with SPF 30 or more, labelled "broad spectrum" and "water resistant". Reapply when needed (especially after swimming, sweating, or towelling). Use a sunscreen lip balm. Sunscreen may be used on babies over six months of age; avoid the mouth and eye areas. Read more about sunscreen.


Wear close fitting/wrap-around sunglasses with UV 400 or 100% UV protection. Children's and babies' sunglasses should be unbreakable.

Things to Avoid

  • Getting a tan or sunburn
  • Exposing yourself to UV rays to meet vitamin D needs. Use food or supplements instead

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