For over 100 years, PortsToronto has worked with the waterfront community to keep the Port and Harbour of Toronto clean and free of debris, harmful material and spills.

Click below to learn more about how PortsToronto works to keep Toronto’s waterways safe and navigable for all to enjoy.

Harbour Clean-Up Program

Man in boat cleaning lake

Every year, PortsToronto clears thousands of metric tonnes of silt and debris from Toronto’s Harbour. To report debris or pollution in the Harbour, call the Harbour Hotline at 416-462-3937.
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Leslie Street Spit

Leslie Street Spit Cell 1

PortsToronto and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority are building hectares of new wetland.
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Dredging machinery

Each year, PortsToronto removes approximately 33,000 tonnes of dredged material from the mouth of the Don River, with the goal of preventing future flooding.
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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.

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

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