Advisories and Alerts

Current Status: Ship Channel Bridge is closed to vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic.

On-Water Education and Promoting Safe Boating in the Toronto Harbour

This summer, PortsToronto and the Toronto Police Service Marine Unit (TPS Marine Unit) are conducting on-water education and enforcement in the Toronto Harbour in order to reinforce regulations related to speed and noise limits, licensing requirements and on-board safety equipment.
 
️ Slow down and enjoy the view
Vessels must not exceed 5 knots (10 km/hr) within 150 meters of any shoreline or breakwater from Humber Bay to the Eastern Beaches. Inside breakwalls and the Toronto Island lagoons are strict “no wake zones’, safeguarding both the environment and nearby vessels.
 
🔉 Keep noise to a respectful level
Vessel noise is limited to 85 decibels when measured 15 metres from source of noise. Turn your speakers toward the vessel’s interior, and keep an eye on your volume when boating near the shore.
 
💳 Have your permits
All powered vessels operating within PortsToronto’s jurisdiction from Humber Bay to the Eastern Beaches are required to hold a Powered Vessel Operator’s Permit from PortsToronto and a Pleasure Craft Operator Card issued by Transport Canada.
 
Safety First
From lifejackets to navigational tools to firefighting equipment, make sure you have all the required equipment for your vessel.
 
To learn more, please visit Permits and Authorizations | PortsToronto

Community Notices

Ship Channel Bridge Critical Repair

As our teams work to complete critical repairs to the Ship Channel Bridge, PortsToronto has committed to identifying all opportunities to safely and periodically open the bridge to vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic. PortsToronto will provide updates on this page and on social media (X) to advise when access becomes possible. Staff and signage will be posted onsite directing to this page for up-to-date information.

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PortsToronto to hold Second Land Use Plan Public Information Session on July 23

PortsToronto is holding a second public information session on the Land Use Plan on Tuesday, July 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Land Use Plan will identify and articulate the vision for the future of the Port of Toronto, factoring in social, economic and environmental factors as well as the changing context of Toronto’s waterfront.
 

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First Public Meeting on Runway End Safety Area (RESA) at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on July 17 at George Brown College – Waterfront Campus

PortsToronto will host the first of two public meetings on Wednesday July 17, 2024, in the Auditorium at George Brown College – Waterfront Campus, as part of its work to implement the Runway End Safety Areas (RESAs) for Runway 08/26 at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.
 

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