Under the Canada Marine Act Operating Regulations, it is prohibited to swim anywhere in the jurisdiction of the Toronto Port Authority that has not been designated as a swimming area by the City of Toronto.

No person shall bathe or swim in the waters of the Port and Harbour unless in an area designated for such activity as authorized by posted signs, or provided for by written authorization of the Toronto Port Authority.

Unless in an area contiguous to beaches of the City of Toronto that have been designed by the City as beaches where nude sunbathing is permitted, for such period of time as the applicable City of Toronto by-law permitting such nude sunbathing remains in effect, no person shall bathe, swim or wash in such waters except when wearing proper attire sufficient to prevent indecent exposure.

Harbour Master of the Port 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.

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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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