MEDIA DAY: Tall Ships Arrival for the Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by PortsToronto

TORONTO, June 29, 2016 /CNW/ -


Thursday June 30, 2016


11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


HTO Park – 339 Queens Quay West

Broadcast Trucks – please enter HTO Park area at Fire Station 334. Approximate location of entrance for Fire Station is Rees Street. You can only access the fire station going west on Queen's Quay.  There is a traffic light where you can turn left into the fire station.

Non-broadcast media – underground parking at Harbourfront Centre or across the street at the Rees Street parking lot.


International tall ships preceded by the William Lyon Mackenzie fireboat, will arrive through the Eastern Gap and proceed west to HTO Park under full sail to dock.                       

The ships included in this arrival are: Draken Harald Hårfagre, the largest modern-day Viking ship; El Galeón, an early colonial Spanish ship and museum, Pride of Baltimore II, an America top sail schooner along with O Canada, a monohull, high-performance, racing boat, designed for single-handed competition. The three international tall ships will be available for boarding by media after they have docked in HTO Park.

The captain and crews of Draken, El Galeón and Pride of Baltimore II will be welcomed to Toronto by the chair of the Redpath Waterfront Festival, Nancy Gavin, as well as a representative from PortsToronto and the co-producers of the festival.  Media will have the opportunity to do short interviews, take photos and shoot video on any of the three ships at HTO Park after docking.


During the Festival


July 1 – 3, 2016


Friday, July 1:     11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday, July 2:  11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sunday, July 3:    10:00 am – 6:00 pm


Along Toronto's Waterfront from Spadina to Bay

HTO Park – 339, Queens Quay West          

Harbour Square Park – 25 Queens Quay West


July 1-3Public ship deck tours: International ships docked in HTO Park. All other ships are docked in Harbour Square Park and are free to board.

July 1-3Royal Canadian Navy: Two coastal defence vessels docked in Harbour Square Park for free public deck tours. Ship Shape Obstacle Course for public participation as well as scheduled times for competitions between ship crews, the Navy, Argos Cheerleaders and Toronto Fire.

July 1-3Waterfront Artisan Market: HTO Park, over 50 vendors including 20 that are food service - finely crafted jewellery unique works of art, delicious food and artisanal gifts.

July 1-3Entertainment: Argos Stage, in HTO Park featuring each star ship's country's heritage through scheduled performances. Live music and buskers will be featured on the Simcoe WaveDeck presented by Waterfront Toronto and Rees WaveDeck presented by The Daniels Corporation.

July 2Urban Fresh Navy Cook-Off: Harbour Square Park from 12:00 noon to 2:30 p.m. Two teams of Navy chefs from eastern and western Canada compete in a mystery box challenge judged by a panel of cooking experts.

July 2-3Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show: At Purina PawsWay featuring more than 50 incredible and hilarious tricks by rescue pups.  

July 3Parade of Sail: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. along Toronto's Waterfront. Ships enter the Eastern Gap and parade along the waterfront from West to East.  


Full festival schedule HERE

During the Festival, please pick up media passes, media materials and sign in at the Info

Booths in HTO Park or Harbour Square Park. 

SOURCE Redpath Waterfront Festival

For further information: To RSVP to the Media Day, or to cover any part of the Festival, please contact: Peggy Sheffield, APR, Principal, Peggy Sheffield & Associates Inc., Email:, Cell and text: 416 822-8511, Office: 416 246-0474

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