About

Welcome to the wonderful world of boating which we define as… “the active pursuit of windswept pleasure”

Join us at Harbourfront Centre Sailing and Powerboating (HCSP) with partners, family, and friends and discover the romance of the water and the freedom of boating.

We are dedicated to delivering excellence in boating instruction as well as making boating accessible to Toronto residents, and visitors from around the world through instruction, membership and rental programs.

We provide unrivalled access to the water from its downtown Toronto location immediately south of the Skydome. The range of services include instruction, rentals, membership, local & worldwide yacht charter, Caribbean sailing, corporate teambuilding and kids sailing camps in association with Harbourfront Centre. Our fleet of almost 50 boats ranges from 7′ to 47′ in length and includes 9 J24’s and 17 powerboats between 13′ and 26′.

Once you’ve acquired the basics, boating can be whatever you want it to be. It offers a sense of freedom that captures the imagination, and holds your spirit for a lifetime.

Make your dreams become a reality as you begin your journey of on-water adventure in the heart of our city! We can provide you with the gateway into a whole new world of learning and leisure with endless possibilities.

History

The roots of the business go back over 20 years…and we have members who can tell stories from the early years.

Our first sailing school and club was established around 1980. In those days the Toronto waterfront area was a wasteland compared to the urban design which is currently being developed. There was more of a blur between members and staff back then and it seems like on weekends the club truly was a cottage in the city.

Around 1990 the business was sold, and it became known as Harbourside Boating Centre. Things expanded, both in terms of number and type of boats. A number of Bluenoses were added which were classic wooden sailing vessels. The owner was quite a character and many stories are still told of his activities at the helm of the business.

In 1997 the assets and goodwill of the Harbourside Boating Centre were purchased by Queen’s Quay Yachting and the modern age began. In May 2008, the business was purchased by Harbourfront Centre Corporation, and has continued to flourish with the continuing development of the waterfront.