Toronto (June 19, 2013) – Toronto Port Authority (TPA) today announced its support of the Redpath Waterfront Festival. TPA will be providing a Water Shuttle to transport attendees along the waterfront to the Festival’s various sites.
“Tall ships are back in the city this summer and we’re proud to once again be a part of this celebration of marine history,” said Geoffrey Wilson, TPA President and CEO. “The Water Shuttle will offer families and Festival attendees a scenic alternative to walking along Queens Quay.”
The Water Shuttle, which has a capacity of 290 passengers, will have stops at three convenient waterfront locations – Sherbourne Common, York Street Slip and John Quay – where attendees can hop on board. The Water Shuttle will run between 2:00 p.m. and 7:40 p.m. on June 20 and 21, from 10 a.m. to 7:40 p.m. on Saturday June 22 and between 10 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. on Sunday June 23.
The Redpath Waterfont Festival runs June 20 to 23, 2013. This year’s Festival will feature 11 tall ships from Europe and North America and will commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812 with a pan-provincial tour. Toronto is the only port on the TALL SHIPS® 1812 Tour where the entire fleet can be seen in one location. The tall ships will be moored along the full two-kilometre length of the waterfront, from HTO Park West near the foot of Spadina Avenue to Sherbourne Common, near Sugar Beach.
About the Toronto Port Authority (www.torontoport.com)
The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) owns and operates Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, the Port of Toronto (Terminals 51 and 52), and Toronto's Outer Harbour Marina. In addition to moving more than two million passengers through the airport in 2012, the Port Authority provides transportation, distribution, storage and container services to businesses at the Port, and owns and operates Toronto’s largest freshwater marina. The Toronto Port Authority was incorporated on June 8, 1999 as a government business enterprise under the Canada Marine Act as the successor to the Toronto Harbour Commissioners.
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