Ashbridges Bay

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Ashbridges Bay, ON (Toronto)

Lat: 43° 39.338   Long: 079° 18.828

 

Quick Reference:

  • Port Type: City
  • Monitors VHF: 68
  • Charts: CHS 2077, 2085
  • Customs: (888) CANPASS (266-7277)
  • Coast Guard
  • Transient Docking
  • Anchorage
  • Diesel
  • Gasoline
  • Potable Water
  • Pump Out
  • Washrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Repair Services
  • Provisions
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital/Clinic
  • Banks/ATM
  • Restaurants/Pubs
  • Shopping
  • Internet
  • Amenities
  Important Numbers

Area Code416
Emergency911
Police(416) 808-2222
Hospital(416) 461-8272
Pharmacy(416) 348-9450

DISTANCES


Port Distance (nm) Port Distance (nm)
Cobourg, ON 58 E Oswego, NY 126 E
Whitby, ON 26 NE Sodus Bay, NY 108 E
Pt. Credit, ON 13 W Pt. Breeze, NY 54 E
Pt. Weller, ON 25 S Wilson, NY 30 SE

DESCRIPTION


Ashbridges Bay is an artificial harbour created east of Toronto Harbour. It is still within the municipal boundaries of Toronto. Located at the edge of a very well-known and delightful neighbourhood known as 'The Beach', Ashbridges Bay is ringed with parkland. The long boardwalk and waterfront trail that extends along the waterfront of eastern Toronto passes the head of Ashbridges Bay. It allows a walker to enjoy a long stroll - either east along great beaches or to the west right into the downtown.

In many respects, The Beach is a self-contained community and its main street, a few blocks north is Queen Street E. This stretch of Queen Street is well-known for its restaurants, cafes and pubs. Ashbridges Bay is truely a place where you can be 'in' the city yet reall is more like a lakeside resort.

APPROACHES


Ashbridges Bay lies 7 nm east of Toronto Harbour, on the east side of the Leslie Street Spit. As you enter from the lake, following the western shoreline of the Spit, you will see the tall grey tower of the water treatment plant on your port.

On your bow will be Coatsworth Cut which will take you right into the Bay. On your starboard beam with be the entrance to the Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club.

If you enter the Cut, you will soon see the Toronto Hydroplane and Sailing Club. When passing through Coatsworth Cut, make sure you stay in the channel. It is marked with pairs of Red and Green buoys.

MARINAS, YACHT CLUBS, MOORINGS, ANCHORAGES


Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club (416) 698-4498 VHF 68
ABYC is a large, well-run yacht club with slips for approximately 250 boats. There is transient docking for about a dozen boats. The fuel dock has both diesel and gas. Water and power are available at each slip. Pump-out services are also available. Washrooms, showers and laundry are available in their beautiful clubhouse. Other amenities include a good dining room and a friendly bar, grounds for picnics, BBQ's and internet connection.

Toronto Hydroplane and Sailing Club (416) 694-6918 VHF 68
THSC is located at the head of the Bay, adjacent to The Beaches boardwalk. There is no fuel dock. There is water, power and pump-out available. Their clubhouse has a kitchen which visitors may use, washrooms, showers, laundry and internet access. Picnic areas and BBQ's are available on their grounds and there is ample parkland adjacent to the club to enjoy.

REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE, PROVISIONING, BANKS/ATM's


There are no repair and maintenance facilities located in Ashbridges Bay. However, because this is part of the overall Toronto waterfront, there are lots of repair and maintenance service facilities available. Many offer a mobile service and can come to a boat docked in Ashbridges Bay. The following is a partial list of such companies.

DAC's Mobile Marine offers a mobile engine, mechanical and electrical repair service throughout the Toronto waterfront area. Repair services also include air conditioning and refridgeration systems.

EC Marine Equipment Service provides a mobile engine and maintenance service. They are a full-service facility with an extensive parts inventory.

Hurricane Canvas & Sails is actually located on a barge named "Bobbin" and operates a 6000 square foot full-service sail loft. They make and repair all types of sails and related canvas products. You can bring your boat to 'Bobbin' for service work. They also offer emergency repair services.

Island Canvas is a full-service canvas repair shop that offers a mobile and emergency service.

There is a large Loblaws grocery store located close by which can meet all of your provisioning needs. You would need to take a taxi though as it is a winding path through the park.

The Bank of Montreal on Queen Street is the closest bank. There are ATM's there as well.

MEDICAL SERVICES


Toronto East General Hospital (416-461-8272) is located 2 mi/3 km directly north of Ashbridges Bay.

There are a number of pharmacies located in the immediate area. Beach Apothecary (416-348-9450) is the closest.

There is a full range of medical services located in the Toronto area.

PLACES TO EAT


Ashbridges Bay is adjacent to a vibrant restaurant, cafe and pub scene. Everything is fairly close.

The Boardwalk Cafe is located right on the boardwalk, just outside Ashbridges Park. This is a popular pub with a large outdoor patio overlooking Lake Ontario. The menu is standard pub fare.

The Lion on the Beach is located a few blocks north on Queen Street. This is a nice pub with 2 outdoor patios.

Along Queen Street East are more restaurants and pubs than you will likely have time to try. Here are a few to consider:

The Tulip is a local favourite, well-known for its breakfasts.

Savignon is a bistro-style establishment with a well-rounded menu featuring a variety of meat and seafood dishes. It is popular with local residents.

If you want to venture further afield, take the streetcar or a taxi into downtown Toronto. The choices are simply too numerous to detail here but I truely believe that you can sample the cuisine of the entire world in the many restaurants of Toronto. Also, check out the Toronto Harbour Places To Eat section.

THINGS TO DO/SEE/VISIT


The focal point in Ashbridges Bay is the beach and the boardwalk itself. This area has a perpetual lazy summer resort feel to it which means that you can simply relax. This is a perfect location to just lie on the beach, stroll the parkland, enjoy an ice cream cone or relax with a cool drink as the sun goes down on another easy summer day.

A quick look at Toronto's extensive Ashbridges Bay / City of Toronto Ontario tourism site will give you many ideas on getting the most of your visit.

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