etobicoke ontario

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Etobicoke, ON (Toronto)

Lat: 43° 35.321   Long: 079° 31.010

 

Quick Reference:

  • Port Type: Artificial
  • Monitors VHF: 68
  • Charts: CHS 2077, 2086
  • 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) 530-6000
Pharmacy(416) 503-0013

DISTANCES


Port Distance (nm) Port Distance (nm)
Port Credit, ON 4 SW Wilson, NY 34 SE
Toronto, ON 7 NE Oak Orchard, NY 61 SE
Cobourg, ON 65 NE Oswego, NY 134 ESE

DESCRIPTION


Formerly a separate city, Etobicoke Ontario was amalgamated with the city of Toronto in 1998. The southern part of Etobicoke, known as 'The Lakeshore' developed from 3 original rural communities strung along the Lake Shore Road, an important trading and communications route. Today, Etobicoke's lakeshore is a beautiful old neighbourhood and a large conservation park with commercial activities along Lakeshore Blvd.

Col Samuel Smith Park is a large urban park along the waterfront. Named for an army officer and politician in the early 1800's, the park combines a natural habitat and an excellent man-made harbour. That harbour is home to Lakeshore Yacht Club.

APPROACHES


The approaches to Lakeshore Yacht Club are clear from all directions. The man-made harbour and the yacht club are not shown on current charts. The entrance is marked with a F RED light on the end of the south breakwater

MARINAS, YACHT CLUBS, MOORINGS, ANCHORAGES


Lakeshore Yacht Club   (416) 233-3701   VHF 68
LYC has about 175 slips with a number set aside for transient sailors. There is no fuel dock but there is a pumpout station. Water and power are available at slips. LYC has a beautiful clubhouse where there are washrooms, showers and laundry facilities. There is also a kitchen area, lounge and a lovely outdoor patio. The club is set in a conservation authority and is surrounded by natural parkland. Sailors share the harbour with swans, geese, ducks, grebes and a family of beavers. A 10 minute walk north brings you to Lakeshore Blvd and a main streetcar line that goes east into the downtown of Toronto and west to a rapid transit train station.

REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE, PROVISIONING, BANKS/ATM's


There are no repair or maintenance facilities along the Etobicoke Ontario waterfront. 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 some can come to a boat docked at the yacht club. Check out the Toronto harbour page. As it is only 4 nm away, also check out the Port Credit harbour page for lists of repair and maintenace service providers.

There is a Rabba Fine Foods grocery store (open 24 hrs) about a 15 minute walk north of the yacht club. It also has an ATM machine.

The nearest bank is CIBC, on Lakeshore Blvd, about 1 mi/1.5 km east.

MEDICAL SERVICES


St. Joseph's Hospital (416) 530-6000 is a major teaching hospital located about 3 mi/5 km from Lakeshore Yacht Club

Unicare Pharmacy (416) 503-0013 is located about a 15 minute walk north of the yacht club.

PLACES TO EAT


Restaurant options are generally along Lakeshore Blvd. That is about a 10 minute walk north of the yacht club. Once there, you will find a number of options. For a great breakfast only a few minutes away, try The Greek Texan. George makes a terrific omelette and you couldn't get better service than what you get from Maria.

Going east on Lakeshore, there is Longrain and Lee's Thai Spring Roll, both excellent Thai restaurants. Ghazale, although not licensed, offers terrific Middle Eastern food.

Going west, about a 15 minute walk along Lakeshore, you will find Al Lago Italian restaurant. Al Lago is unique in that the owner, Mike, has neither a menu or a price list. He asks you what you would like, offers some suggestions and then makes it! The prices are quite fair. A word of warning though - bring your appetite as Mike's servings are as generous as they are flavourful.

Next door to Kalamata is Fogarty's, a perfect little Irish neighbourhood pub. When there is Celtic music, the place is on fire.

The Toronto harbour page has a description of some of the well-known restaurant districts in the city.

THINGS TO DO/SEE/VISIT


LYC is set in the middle of a conservation area, away from the busy centre of Toronto's harbour. There are lots of walking trails and the campus of a nearby college. During the summer, the park hosts a number of events such as the Brass In The Grass jazz and blues festival, traveling fairs and other community events.

The Lakeshore Blvd streetcar, a 10 minute walk north, can have you in downtown Toronto in 30 minutes where there is a huge amount of things to do. A quick look at Toronto's extensive City of Toronto Ontario tourism site will give you many ideas on getting the most of your visit.


See Toronto harbour

See Ashbridges Bay

See Bluffers Park

See Humber Bay

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