Seasonal and Transient Slips

Harbourfront Centre Marinas are now accepting applications for season long slips for the applicable described boat types and sizes. Summer Season Slip occupancy term generally runs from the beginning of May to mid-October. Winter Seasonal Slip occupancy term generally runs from mid-October to the end of April.

Transient Reservations are for short term visits from one night to twenty-nine nights (one month).

Review our marinas to determine the most suitable location based on your boat size and preference, and applicable dockage rates.

All reservation applicants must agree to the Marina Agreement Terms and Conditions and adhere to said terms throughout the term of the lease.

Harbourfront Centre reserves the right to amend any part of its reservation process, including seasonal term, based on COVID-19 Public Health guidelines and Government requirements.

Seasonal Slip Application

Marina Quay West
539 Queens Quay West
At Spadina Pier, located between Lower Spadina Ave. and Bathurst St. adjacent to the Toronto Music Garden

Apply for MQW Summer Slip

Marina Four
245 Queens Quay West
Located between Lower Simcoe and Rees Streets adjacent to Pier 4 and the Harbourfront Concert Stage

Apply for M4 Summer Slip

Valid approved renewal applications will be processed first, followed by the review of valid submissions on the wait list provided suitable open slips are available. Applicants may be subject to interviews, credit, reference or Criminal Records checks.

Summer Seasonal Slip

Summer season slip occupancy term is normally May 1 to October 15. It should be noted that in 2020, the winter term was extended and the summer term shortened as a result of Government emergency orders. The term therefore is subject to change depending on COVID-19 status.

Additionally, in 2020 fewer slips than anticipated were sold as a result of public health guidelines regarding physical distancing and use of shared facilities. Agreements will be amended or cancelled should public health guidelines require fewer slips to be used.

Winter Seasonal Slip

Winter seasonal slip occupancy is from approximately October 26 to April 26.

Previous summer or winter tenants are invited to apply in advance of the general public for the upcoming season.

Seasonal Slip Application Review Process

All applications are reviewed on a first come, first evaluated basis. Harbourfront Centre has the right to accept or decline any applicant. No slip is guaranteed.

All applicants are placed on a Waiting List until slip assignments are confirmed in writing via email, deposits paid and insurance submitted. All names are added to the electronic waiting list on a chronological basis upon submission. Only electronic form submission applications will be considered. Verbal or emailed requests will not be considered.

Depending on the timing of applicant’s submission, slip availability may or may not be known. If an appropriate slip becomes available for your sized boat (both length and beam apply) you will be contacted and given further instruction. All new applicants will be required to meet with marina staff for an interview. Harbourfront Centre may contact your previous marina or yacht club for both character and financial references.

Historically, only a small number of slips become available at either marina each season for new applicants due to the popularity of our convenient downtown location and smaller size of the marinas.

Both of our marinas were primarily designed for smaller sized boats. Channel and slip widths are engineered for smaller vessels. We regret that we are not able to accommodate many larger boats. If slips are released they will likely be for boats under 32 feet in length with beams of less than 11 feet as this is the size of slip or smaller that make up the majority of each marina.

The use of Harbourfront Centre properties is for pleasure craft only. The use of our managed properties for the boarding or discharge of passengers for any commercial purpose is forbidden and will be reported to Police, Ports Toronto and Transport Canada Marine Safety. Those deemed to be operating illegally or fail to comply with Harbourfront Centre policies and procedures or the terms and conditions in our marina agreement including City of Toronto By-laws will be banned from the site and issued trespass notices.

Transient Reservations

Reservations are recommended as facilities do become busy in peak periods. We accept reservations for overnight dockage at all three locations.

Marina Quay West
24–50 feet loa

Marina Four
24–30 feet within
(up to 50 feet on south E dock)

John Quay
40–200 feet loa only

Minimum boat lengths indicated are guidelines only. Owners must use judgment to ensure their boat remains safe and secure. Water levels, harbour traffic conditions, wind speeds and direction, wake, boat design, boat tonnage etc. may impact how a vessel endures varying conditions at these locations. Vessels must be fendered and secured appropriately.

Marina Quay West
539 Queens Quay West
At Spadina Pier, located between Lower Spadina Ave. and Bathurst St. adjacent to the Toronto Music Garden

Apply for MQW Reservation

Marina Four/John Quay
245 Queens Quay West
Located between Lower Simcoe and Rees Streets adjacent to Pier 4 and the Harbourfront Concert Stage

Apply for M4/JQ Reservation

Reserving by Mail

Submission of an online reservation is preferred. Alternately, you may print and mail a completed hard copy of the application with one night’s fee as a deposit. Please use this hard copy option in event that computer systems are not functioning properly.

If you are under way and time does not permit, please telephone the applicable facility and provide your name, boat name and dimensions as well as a credit card number and expiry date to process the reservation.

For specific personal or marine services not mentioned on our website, please email, call our corporate office (year-round), or contact the applicable facility.

If you choose to reserve by mail, send the completed application form copy to:

Harbourfront Centre Marine Department
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario   M5J 2G8

Overnight Accommodation

If you are visiting and need overnight accommodation there are several nearby options, including:

Making Waves Boatel (B&B)

Located in Marina Quay West on Queens Quay West between Lower Spadina Ave. and Bathurst Street.

Radisson Admiral Hotel Harbourfront

Located at Rees St. on Queens Quay West adjacent Marina Four and a walk eastward of Marina Quay West.

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