First Ever Sail In Cinema Event

Toronto Port Authority Announces First Ever Sail-In Cinema Event

The Toronto Port Authority (TPA), which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, announced that it is holding North America’s first ever floating movie event, Sail-In Cinema. It will take place from August 18 to 20 in Toronto’s Harbour at Sugar Beach.

“The Toronto Port Authority has played a big part at the city’s waterfront and waterways for over 100 years,” says Geoffrey Wilson President and CEO “We wanted to create an experience that would give something back to the community and allow us to create a closer connection with the people who enjoy it.”

The free event will feature a 28 foot two-sided screen so that moviegoers can enjoy water-themed movies in boats or on the mainland.

Movies will start after dusk, at approximately 9pm on each of the three nights.

The TPA is asking the public to recommend movies they’d like to see at the event until July 22. Requests can be sent through Facebook ( or via email to

In late July, the TPA will announce movie titles and select one winning entry from these submissions. The winner will receive two airline tickets to anywhere in North America, courtesy of Air Canada. Details about ticketing information will also be available in late July.

The Toronto Port Authority is presenting Sail-In Cinema with the support of its lead partner and waterfront neighbour Redpath Sugar, and media sponsor Q107. Other supporters include Toronto Star, Pier 27 by Cityzen Development and Fernbrook Homes, and creative and media innovation firm, Birthplace Inc.


Media Contact: Suzanna Birchwood, (416) 863-2036/(416)317-6405 (mobile)