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Visiting pleasure craft only dockage on John Quay is offered along the southern boardwalk adjacent to the Amsterdam Brewhouse at historic Pier 4. John Quay is not a protected marina but a linear boardwalk on the Inner Harbour just outside of Marina Four, used exclusively for larger visiting pleasure craft and ships from approximately 40 feet to 200 feet in overall length. We recommend that smaller vessels dock within one of our two marinas.
John Quay is located south of the CN Tower near the southern boardwalk at berth 248, as indicated on chart #2085 (approximately 43 38.251° N, 79 23.115° W). John Quay boardwalk dockage lies between Marina Four to the east and the entrance to the Toronto Police Marine Unit basin to the west.
The use of John Quay or other 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.
Overnight - reservations via the transient link shown in the marine menu through Swell Advantage Marina Software are the preferred reservation method and are accepted for overnight visits only for appropriately sized vessels. Upon receipt your e-reservation will be reviewed and staff will contact you to advise whether it is accepted or denied. Washrooms, showers and coin laundry are nearby. 50-amp power is available on John Quay for three boats using a single outlet each. Check out is 11:00 a.m. on the scheduled date of departure.
Short Term Dockage - for three hours or less (space permitting) for a flat rate fee based on boat size is ideal for a weekday lunch visit at a local restaurant patio, attend a Harbourfront Centre outdoor performance or to pick up supplies from local Waterfront BIA retailers. Slips on the John Quay boardwalk or the south side of E dock on the outside of Marina Four for short term dockage may be available on a first-come first-served basis for three hours or less. However, we advise you to always contact the Marina Office ahead of arrival as outlined below as space can be limited on a busy summer evening or weekend. The pick-up and drop off of groups of persons is expressly forbidden.
ALL VISITORS must follow check-in and check-out procedures by contacting staff by phone or on vhf ch. 68 ahead of arrival to determine slip availability, obtain approval and slip assignment, if not already confirmed in an overnight reservation. Once secure vessel OWNERS must immediately proceed to the Marina Office to fully complete, sign and date a mandatory marina agreement and make the associated payment for the Dock Attendant approved duration of stay. We accept Mastercard, Visa and American Express via the Square no touch payment system.
Harbourfront Centre may also have a berth available for larger superyachts and ships (up to 260 ft.) at HTO Park. It is somewhat secluded with less pedestrian traffic but with that comes a greater distance from most shops, restaurants and activities.
This area is located at berth number 222 on chart #2085 alongside a City of Toronto park in the western central waterfront. The coordinates are 43 38' 14"N and 79 23'23"W.
Please advise us if this berth seems suitable.