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Redpath Waterfront Festival

June 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am - July 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

$12.50 – $17.50
The Redpath Waterfront Festival

The Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by Billy Bishop Airport, is an annual summer event. It provides on-land and on-water programming.

With music, food and nautical entertainment, the festival offers something for everyone to enjoy. The Redpath Waterfront Festival welcomes Tall Ships to Toronto every three years.

What To Expect @ The Redpath Waterfront Festival

At Sherbourne Common:

  • Bluenose II, the replica of the tall ship on our dime, docked in Toronto for the first time in over 10 years. See and tour the legendary vessel.
  • Two other tall ships: Picton Castle and Denis Sullivan
  • 2-day Oyster Shucking Competition, hosted by Rodney’s Oyster House with special guest Season 6 MasterChef Canada winner Jennifer Crawford. On Sunday June 30 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., 10- 12 shuckers will compete. The top shuckers will then compete in a team relay on Canada Day. It will see the pros and participants from Bluenose II and Picton Castle go head to head.
  • Maritime Market with 15+ vendors. Indulge in lobster and crab poutine, lobster rolls, scallop and bacon pizza and oysters. Plus, discover nautical jewelry and accessories, beauty products inspired by the sea and more.
  • Enjoy live entertainment at the East Coast Kitchen Party Stage. From The Next Generation Leahy, Great Canadian Fiddle Show, Screeched Inn and Shreem x Celtic Remixing.

At Sugar Beach

  • The Royal Canadian Navy’s oldest commissioned ship, The HMCS Oriole
  • Home Port Hero stories from Parks Canada and the Royal Canadian Navy. All in honour of the sacrifices made by merchant sailors and shipbuilders during WWII.
  • Live entertainment at the Canada D’Eh Stage from American Rogues, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation performers. Including Manitou Mkwa Singers, Hoop Demonstration with Nikki Shawana and Mark LaForme Band. Plus, the Royal Canadian Navy.
  • Activities and giveaways with Redpath Sugar, Waterfront Toronto and Morning Star Farms
  • Food vendors serving up delicious summertime eats.

At Harbour Square Park

  • U.S. Brig Niagara, Pride of Baltimore II, Fair Jeanne, St. Lawrence II and Playfair
  • Ship Shape Obstacle Course. Pay-what-you-can to take part, proceeds will go to Toronto Search and Rescue. Ships crews will take part in relays from 11AM – 11:30AM on Saturday and Sunday and from 10AM – 10:30AM on Canada Day.
  • Sail training activities for kids at the Tall Ship Adventure Zone.
  • Food vendors serving up delicious summertime eats.

There is free admission to all parks. A deck tour ticket is required to board the tall ships. You can buy tickets online and onsite.


June 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am
July 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
$12.50 – $17.50
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Sherbourne Common
61 Dockside Drive
Toronto, Ontario M5A 1B6 Canada
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