Nov 9, 2017

Toronto International Boat Show 60th AnniversarySince 1959, the Toronto Boat Show has grown exponentially to become North America’s largest indoor boat show featuring world class displays, 550 exhibitors and more than 1,200 boats from 6ft to 51ft for visitors to see and board. Exhibitor spaces are sold-out with all the major boat dealers from across Canada getting ready to showcase the latest boat innovations alongside manufacturer representatives who will be on hand to provide knowledgeable product information. Visitors also can shop for marine accessories at the Mariners Marketplace and get summer-ready with outdoor gear, toys and décor at Cottage Country.

In addition to new products (more than any other show in Canada), boaters can look forward to an exciting new slate of programming and educational seminars. Talk one-on-one with how-to experts at The Boathouse, discover new boating destinations to plan your next trip, or register for a hands-on workshop on boat maintenance. The Toronto Boat Show has a feature for every type of boater to enjoy from SailFest to the Great Canadian Fish Tank and Antique & Classic Boats. There’s also plenty of programming on the presentation stages with more than 250 seminars and workshops on variety of topics.

New this year, the Toronto International Boat Show is pleased to host Mercy Ships Canada, an international charity that operates the largest floating hospital ship in the world, providing free health care to those without access in the developing world. Come meet and be inspired by some of the doctors, nurses, crew and volunteers who are making a difference. The indoor Lake will also feature new water trends such as the debut of Stand Up Paddle Polo and Kayak Polo; and celebrity guest, Baywatch and Survivor reality star Brenda Lowe, will be demonstrating stand up paddle boarding and meeting fans on opening weekend.

Toronto International Boat Show 60th AnniversaryThe Toronto Boat Show’s Preview Day VIP Experience starts at 2pm on Friday, January 12, with proceeds benefiting the show’s partner boating charities.

Also new this year, FREE parking will be included with Preview Day tickets and offered every weekday evening after 4pm!

WHEN: January 12 – 21, 2018
Preview Day (Friday, January 12), 2pm to 8pm

General Show Dates and Hours:
Mondays to Fridays (January 15 – 19), 11am to 8pm
Saturdays (January 13 & 20), 10 am to 7pm
Sundays (January 14 & 21), 10am to 6 pm

WHERE: Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place
100 Princes’ Blvd. Toronto, ON

TICKETS: Available online starting November 1st

Preview Day: $100 Platinum ticket, $35 Gold Ticket (proceeds go to support children’s charities)
$20- General Admission (17 – 64 yrs.)
$17- Seniors (65 yrs. & better)
FREE- KIDS 16 years & under
NEW! $5 After 5pm Admission
NEW! FREE parking with Preview Day ticket and weekdays after 4pm

Bundle & Save:
$20- Unlimited Weekday Evening Pass (4pm – 8pm)
$25- Two-day Adult Pass (17 – 64 yrs.)
$20- Two-day Senior Pass (65 yrs. & better)
$45- Nine-Day Event Pass (excludes Preview Day)

PHONE: 905-951-0009
WEBSITE: Pre-plan your visit at www.TorontoBoatShow.com

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How to be as Polite as a Canadian at Gulf Island Marine Park Anchorages

Gulf Island Marine ParkStory and photos by Catherine Dook

One summer I sold ice cream and knick-knacks at Montague Harbour Marina. I was standing behind the counter one day, when the phone rang. “There’s a boat at anchor in the middle of the bay that’s been playing loud music for three hours,” complained an irate-sounding male voice. “Can you make them stop?”

“Um, no,” I replied. “The marina has no jurisdiction over the anchorage. Besides, my only weapon is a till.” The man hung up on me.

Now when you think about it, you can understand why the poor fellow was annoyed.

Read more about the Gulf Island Marine Park.....

 

 

Lifestyle

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Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42

Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42By John Armstrong and Andy Adams 

The latest new model from Cruisers Yacht sis the Cantius 42 and this yacht made its debut in the fall of 2017, at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. We had the pleasure of going all through this newest Cantius there and clearly, the Cruisers Yachts people continue to refine and expand on all the features that have made the Cantius line such a success.

The new 42 continues the Cantius family resemblance with handsome and distinctive lines including a big section of hull side glazing port and starboard that makes the full-beam mid-ship master stateroom feel very bright and open.

Read more about the Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42...

 

 

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