Frequently Asked Questions

The things you need to know

Fast Facts 

Dates and Times of Event

Saturday June 29th 11am – 8pm
Sunday June 30th 11am – 8pm
Monday July 1st 10am – 6pm

Where are you located?

Each year the festival operates in different areas along Toronto’s waterfront. 2019’s event will span from HTO Park West in the West to Harbour Square Park in the East. Below are the exact addresses of each event location. Ship locations to be announced closer to the festival.

HTO Park West: 375 Queens Quay West
HTO Park: 339 Queens Quay West
Harbour Square Park: 25 Queens Quay West

Is the event accessible?

The Redpath Waterfront Festival fully complies with City of Toronto accessibility rules and all of the festival locations are within City of Toronto public parks. The majority of the tall ships were built before 1990 and many of them are replicas of historic vessels. As a result, none of our tall ships are wheelchair accessible.The rest of our festival grounds however are. People with mobility needs are welcome to get as close to the ship as possible on land. Accessible washrooms are available across all of our sites.

Can I bring my dog?

We are a dog friendly event and welcome all your furry friends to enjoy the festival. Please note that only service dogs are allowed on board the tall ships. Please keep all dogs on a leash and pick up after them.

Why are the sails not up?

The flags on a ship are only hoisted when a ship is about to set sail. To see the tall ships with their sails hoisted, head down to the waterfront the morning of June 28th when most of the visiting fleet will be arriving and sailing into Toronto’s harbour together.

What happens if it rains?

The Redpath Waterfront Festival is a rain or shine event.  However, programming and schedules are subject to change, weather permitting. Please follow our social channels for up to date schedule information.

When is the World’s Largest Rubber Duck coming back?

Mama Duck made a splash in 2017 when she visited Toronto and Canada for the first time. She however will be floating in another bathtub on Canada Day weekend and will not be making an appearance at the 2019 festival. We miss her dearly and look forward to her return at a future festival.

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