Explore one of Toronto’s own tall ships


*Take the helm and hoist the sails aboard Playfair. The vessel is one of three youth sailing vessels offering tall ship adventures to the public on June 28. Sail-training experiences will also be available on Fair Jeanne and St. Lawrence II. This is the only opportunity for visitors to have a sail-away experience. The ships will set sail from Harbour Square Park at 4:00 pm. There are a limited number of berths on each ship. Tickets can be purchased here.

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
Tickets are on sale now. Tickets allow you to board all of the visiting ships for one day. Don’t miss the boat! Grab yours today. 

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