So, the water levels are still pretty high. There use to be a beach at Sunnyside, now it is mostly submerged up to the boardwalk area. A couple of photos have what appears to be a shadow line running through them. These are breakwaters and they are completely submerged.
The needle signs you see are nothing new. Toronto beaches (especially Sunnyside and Cherry) have had issues with hypodermic needles, especially in the 80s/90s. People were stepping on them, including children, so the City started putting up warning signs. The problem is twofold:
1) Syringes wash up on shore with the tide and through the sewer systems.
2) There are large populations of heroin users in the neighbourhoods above Sunnyside and Cherry Beach who go down to the beach to shoot up.
These are some shots from this afternoon taken with Nikon D3100 and AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G.