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Old 23-05-2012, 06:15   #1
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Advice needed for Toronto ON

We are currently transiting the Erie canal to Oswego. We have sailed our boat "Chirpy" around from Vancouver Island but this year we had to turn back from our Atlantic crossing due to medical reasons. Our plan"B" is to sail up to Toronto, visit our daughter and sell our beloved home.We would be most grateful for any advice on.
1. A reasonably priced marina where we could stay while we show and sell the boat.
2. The name of a yacht broker who sells/specializes in ocean going sailing boats. I noticed there was a Swedish chap looking for a boat but I'm not sure how to contact him. Chirpy is a 37ft Bruce Roberts steel cutter, in excellent condition and fully set up for ocean passages.
All we know is that there is an island on the chart protecting Toronto harbour so ANY advice would be much appreciated.
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Old 23-05-2012, 06:46   #2
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Re: Advice needed for Toronto ON

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Others might have other opinions, but in our experience (two boats):

1. In Toronto proper Outer Harbour Marina is the cheapest: Toronto Port Authority - The Marina. Others either have waiting lists or are much more expensive.
2. Pat Sturgeon: Pat Sturgeon Yachts deals more with ocean going vessels than other brokers in the area. He's located on Port Street East in Mississauga (Greater Toronto). Majority of other brokers are on the same street, so you could shop around.
Note that all these brokers are located right nearby or in Port Credit Marina. This marina costs about the same as Outer Harbour Marina, but it's a short local train (GO Train) ride away from Toronto proper.
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Old 23-05-2012, 06:56   #3
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Sorry to hear of your change in plans.Ditto Katiusha's advice.If you are a member of a yacht club, there are a good number of clubs in the GTA area where you could put up.

Best of luck in the transition and sale of your boat.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Paul.
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Old 23-05-2012, 10:43   #5
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Thank you very much indeed for your prompt and very useful replys.We will follow your links and try to set something up before we arrive next week.
Yours Paul
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Welcome to Cruisers Forum!

Others might have other opinions, but in our experience (two boats):

1. In Toronto proper Outer Harbour Marina is the cheapest: Toronto Port Authority - The Marina. Others either have waiting lists or are much more expensive.
2. Pat Sturgeon: Pat Sturgeon Yachts deals more with ocean going vessels than other brokers in the area. He's located on Port Street East in Mississauga (Greater Toronto). Majority of other brokers are on the same street, so you could shop around.
Note that all these brokers are located right nearby or in Port Credit Marina. This marina costs about the same as Outer Harbour Marina, but it's a short local train (GO Train) ride away from Toronto proper.
Port Credit Harbour Marina has everything within walking distance, the only one in the Toronto area, plus they can take your boat...large slips are in demand on Lake Ontario. Katiusha is correct, almost every broker is located in the area.
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Old 23-05-2012, 11:57   #7
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Re: Advice needed for Toronto ON

Paul

As Katiusha mentioned, Port Credit Harbor Marina is best as it has competitive prices, home to several brokers and within walking distance of public transit and everything else.

I'll be happy to help with anything, please send me a PM if you need.
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Welcome to TO. You will be accommodated by sailors in this burg. It just ain't as bad as the critics think. You can PM me too. Been there etc. RWB
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Thank you all for your advice and welcome to Toronto.We like it here and will probably not have to sell the yacht now. However, we are having trouble to find winter storage with mast up. We have no cradle as we have just arrived. The boat is steel, hard chine and blocks well. Even to leave it in the water is very expensive.We are currently in Port Credit but for winter storage we could be a fair distance from Toronto.
We would be grateful if anybody knows of a reasonably priced winter solution.
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Old 12-06-2012, 15:18   #10
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Paul Bell, try Shipshape in St Catharines. 905-935-1234 or admin@shipshapeltd.com
They are a working yard with travelift etc. No financial connection with me.
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Paul

Best to go to Uly's yard, at Cherry Street in the Portlands, not far from downtown TO. Reasonable rates and they block your boat mast up.
PM me if you need further info.
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