Water Shuttle will Provide Fun, Scenic, Convenient Access to Tall Ships
TORONTO, June 19, 2013 /CNW/ - 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
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.
To find out more about the Redpath Waterfront Festival, visit www.towaterfrontfest.com.
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.
SOURCE: Toronto Port Authority
For further information:
Toronto Port Authority
Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Tel: (416) 863-2028 or (647) 405-8185 (mobile)