Terminal Security

A top priority for PortsToronto is to ensure the safe, secure and efficient movement of goods and passengers through the Port.

The Port of Toronto is an International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code Facility mandated by Transport Canada Marine Security.

All persons wishing to gain entrance to the Port of Toronto at Marine Terminal 51/52 and the Cruise Ship Terminal must:

  • Have recognized business at the Port
  • Show government-issued Photo Identification to Security at the gatehouse to Marine Terminal 51/52 in order to be issued a Visitor’s Pass
  • Display the Visitor’s Pass on their person at all times during their stay at the Port

Navigational Safety

Navigational Safety Buoy

PortsToronto is also responsible for facilitating the safe, shared use of Toronto’s Harbour and ensuring safe navigation.

As part of its stewardship of the harbour, PortsToronto issues permits to boaters and provides authorizations for activities that occur in, on, over, under, through or across the waters in its jurisdiction.

PortsToronto also sets out important practices and procedures pertaining to speed limits, swimming, fishing and more that must be followed to help ensure boater safety in the port and harbour of Toronto.

Boaters Notice

PortsToronto is responsible for keeping the Toronto Harbour safe and navigable. See Boater’s Notices about everything from swimming in the harbour to obtaining permission for a marine event.

Do you have one?

A Power Vessel Operator’s Permit is required to operate a powered vessel in the Port and Harbour of Toronto.

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