The Association of Canadian Port Authorities and the Port of Toronto are pleased to invite you to the 62nd annual Conference and Annual General Meeting, which will take place at the Marriot Delta in Toronto, Ontario, from September 28—October 1, 2020. This year’s event will bring together more than 200 delegates from Canadian Port Authorities and members of Canada’s shipping communities in Ontario and across the country.

Our annual gathering will centre on the meaningful and timely theme of “Sustainability,” establishing balance between sustainable and economic operations, and further examining the intersections of environment and business as we look toward the future of the marine industry.

The program will be filled with exciting opportunities for delegates to come together, learn, discover and connect through engaging conversations, keynote presentations, industry speakers, and dynamic

Join your peers for this important conference, we look forward to welcoming you to Toronto in Fall 2020.

See you in September!

Wendy M. Zatylny

Geoffrey Wilson
Event details
Date :           September 28 – October 1, 2020
Place:           Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto
                      75 Lower Simcoe St, Toronto, ON M5J 3A6


About the Port of Toronto

The Port of Toronto is situated on the northwest shore of Lake Ontario. Primarily a bulk cargo destination, the Port of Toronto is uniquely located minutes from downtown Toronto. The port handles global cargo from destinations as far away as Germany, Turkey, Australia, South America and the rest of North America.

In 2018, the Port of Toronto moved 2,179,795 metric tonnes of cargo, surpassing the record-breaking year the port experienced in 2017.  Sugar, road salt, cement, aggregate and steel were brought directly into the heart of the city by 178 ships that visited the port over the course of the last year. The port received steel products including rebar, merchant bar, steel plate and coils totalling 69,281 metric tonnes, representing the highest level of steel product moved through the port in 20 years. In addition, the port recorded 14,391 metric tonnes in warehousing storage, the highest level recorded since 2011. Cement cargo imports remained strong for another year at more than 610,400 metric tonnes, and stone, aggregate and sand cargo levels continued to increase, ending the year at 189,133 metric tonnes. Salt and sugar imports at 735,948 and 560,625 metric tonnes respectively remained consistent with 2017 tonnages.

PortsToronto is also the owner and operator of the Marine Terminal property at 8 Unwin Avenue. PortsToronto’s 52-acre facility has more than 100,000 square feet of warehouse space and over 20 acres of paved marshalling area. Due to its strategic location minutes from Toronto’s downtown core, the port is a natural fit to serve varied shipping and supply chain needs. The Port of Toronto’s location means the sugar, salt, cement and steel cargo has only a few kilometres to travel to reach its final destination.

In addition to their economic impact, increased imports through the port have a positive impact on the environment and traffic congestion, given that the approximately 2.2 million metric tonnes of cargo delivered by ship took approximately 54,000, 40-tonne trucks off Toronto’s already congested roads and highways.