Cirque-Tacular

Surfing hoola-hoop artists, nautical contortionists & H2O themed aerialists dazzled at Aqua Cirque!

A Really Big Show

Huge History

The Royal Canadian Navy returned with the HMCS Oriole tall ship for deck tours.

Join the Crew

Big Eats

Sampled delicious food and shopped ‘til you dropped for unique items at the open-air market.

Shop Local

Tall Drinks

We sampled the best wines, & spirits on the market while listening to live music on the beach.

Cheers to Summer



  • In 2017 the HMCS Oriole travelled 10,000 nautical miles across the Atlantic, visiting seven different countries, and taking part in six races.

  • There are over 8,000 artisans in Ontario. See 100+ of them at the Waterfront Artisan Market this summer.

  • Quick summer cocktail: Sparkling Cranberry Kiss. 6 cups cranberry juice, 1-1/2 cups orange juice, 3 cups ginger ale; serve over ice and enjoy!

  • The World’s Largest Rubber Duck floated into Toronto in 2017. 750,000 visitors came to the Redpath Waterfront Festival to take selfies with Mama Duck.

  • The word circus comes from the Latin word meaning circle, or ring! Aqua Cirque brought a 360° immersive experience bringing the history of water to life.

  • Freshwater lakes account for 8.9% of Canada’s size – that’s 891,163 km2 (344,080 mi2) of lakes.