Explore one of Toronto’s own tall ships


Playfair will be docked in Harbour Square Park. 

Playfair was designed and built as a sail-training vessel by Francis A. McLachlan, the naval architect behind St.Lawrence II. The brigantine was launched in Kingston, Ontario in 1973 during a Royal visit. Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip attended her naming ceremony and Playfair became the first Canadian tall ship to be christened by a reigning monarch.

Playfair is operated by Toronto Brigantine, a Toronto charity committed to helping young people gain confidence and leadership skills through sailing. Modeled after St.Lawrence II’s renowned sail-training program, The Toronto Brigantine offers 4-14 day courses for youth ages 13-18. In addition to sailing, students also learn about environmentally sustainable practices and gain an appreciation for the rich marine heritage of the Great Lakes.

Vessel Type: Sail-training vessel
Flag: Canada
Home Port: Toronto, ON
Rig: Brigantine
Draft: 8’
Beam: 15’
Sail area: 2,600 square feet
Sparred length: 72’
Power: Volvo D5A TA
Welded steel

Playfair Website

Deck Tour Tickets
Early bird tickets are on sale now. Tickets allow you to board all of the visiting ships for one day. Don’t miss the boat as prices increase in late May.

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