Details for Marina Quay West

Marina Quay West

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Average rating 4.2 stars from 10 reviews

Address 539 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 3G3


After hours contact

Security 416-973-4885

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


If entering Toronto Inner Harbour via the western gap look for the marked and signed entrance to port once through the gap.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 10
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: No fuel dock. Fuel can be obtained at Ontario Place, Toronto Island Marina or Outer Harbour Marina.

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 60
Beam max: 20

Other info:


Transient: 12
Total: 200
Transient price: $1.70/ft (2014-10-09)

Other price info: Fee is $1.70 Canadian per foot LOA per night plus applicable taxes for boats under 40 feet.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info: 50 amp services are limited to specific locations on the north wall only.

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: As per City of Toronto by laws in surrounding park areas.

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out

Yes - There is pumpout at John Quay adjacent to the Toronto Police Marine Unit, slightly east of the marina. Tokens are required and can be purchased at the marina office.











Yes - Many grocery stores nearby. Sobeys, Loblaws and other smaller stores. St Lawrence Market is also close.

Loblaws - Lower Jarvis St
10 Lower Jarvis St, Toronto, ON M5E 1Z2
Huge grocery store with small beer outlet. Large selection of fresh produce, fresh fish, meat, and bakery in the store.

St. Lawrence Market
95 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5E 1N1
Huge public market with butchers, bakers, fishmongers, fruit and vegetable stands, and cheese vendors. North Market has a farmer's market on Saturdays.

T & T Supermarket
222 Cherry St
Toronto ON M5A 3L2
+1 416-463-8113
Massive supermarket filled with Asian food and produce, inexpensive meat, amazing seafood.


Yes - Available at three stores including Genco within walking distance. The Dock Shoppe and West Marine much further east.


Yes - A very large variety of fine dining to very casual. An array of cultural restaurants close by including Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Italian, Irish etc. Huge selection.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - At nearby cafes and coffee shops.

Boat ramp availability

No - Launch has to be done at either Humber Bay to the west or Ashbridges Bay well to the east of the harbour.


Yes - Marina is right on Harbourfront Streetcar line which ties into Union Station and Toronto's TTC subway system and regional GO Transit system. Your downtown in minutes!

Other services

If you like classical music be sure to rent a Music Garden Park audio tour and hear Yo-Yo Ma speak about the park design and music.


Within walking distance you will find most major Toronto attractions including Rogers Centre, CN Tower, Hockey Hall of Fame, Air Canada Centre, CNE and you're only a few minutes walk from one of the most interesting as you're docked at Harbourfront Centre! Others such as Eaton Centre and China town are minutes away on transit.

Reviews for Marina Quay West
Location Location Location, 2016-08-24
Captain: , Catawba Island Ohio (530)

We stayed for a little over a week. Perfect location, jump on a streetcar right in front of marina, ride it for a few minutes to Union station, jump on a subway or bus to anywhere in the city. Or walk around the waterfront, there is everything you could want. Bike trail goes right in front of marina also, it goes for miles in each direction along the waterfront. Now for the marina, it is very tight. We found the seasonals to be very friendly, staff so-so. Security gates to get onto the docks, ok bathes and showers. It looks as though they have not put any money back into this marina in some time. Believe it or not no Wi Fi. 3 washers and 3 dryers at 1.25 was nice.

Not the place for a family weekend, 2016-06-12
Captain: , Bronte (10)

We stayed for two nights at the Quay West Marina the weekend of September 4th of 2015, and it turned out in a nightmare having to call the police, after a party held in the MV Historia, in the slot next to our boat, ended with a fist fight in the morning and a person seriously injured. Needless to say, we had no choice but to stand the 'end of season' party that weekend. This marina has no security or control, the music went well past 2AM with skinny diving and several drunkards. If you are looking for a quiet night for a family trip, this is a not the place to go.

Spent a winter aboard here., 2015-12-15
Captain: , Toronto (482)

Awesome year round live aboard marina. Down town Toronto. In the winter they can provide portable pump out facilities, washrooms are good. Amsterdam Brewery right next door has late hours and off sales.

This is a 5 Star downtown facility any day of the year, if you can find a dock.

nice spot, fabulous mechanic, genco closing, 2014-07-26
Captain: , Sodus Bay, New York (220)

had a nice stay here. friendly people and staff. Good mix of walkable downtown and reasonable quiet (relative to other downtown waterfront spots). had blown out exhaust pipe on the way across from Wilson. staff recommended mechanic Brian Luckhurst who did a great job finding parts and gasket for my old Perkins. highly recommended if you need help. 416-275-8199. also note that Genco Marine is closing their downtown Queens Quay location but keeping Port Credit open

Perfect location, 2012-07-26
Captain: , Naples, FL (1096)

We are staying for a week and got the weekly TTC pass (approx. $30 pp) good for metro, streetcars and buses in Toronto. Pass starts Mon to Sun which worked for us. Streetcar, grocery, pet service, within two blocks. Cannot stress enough how easy it is to get to attractions with public transportation. Music Garden is next to wall where transients are docked.
We like the location so much we are staying a second week. High Park has an off the lease dog park and trails. Village neighborhoods are filled with bakeries, meat stores, overflowing fruits and vegetable grocers, coffee shops. Museums are on the subway (metro) lines. Excellent laundry at marina. 1.25 per load wash or dry.

Recommendation to the marina: it would be nice if there was wifi.

Best marina in town, 2011-07-30
Captain: , Herrington Harbour, MD (680)

Docking along the wall with several sizes of power. Water right there too. Very useful to visit the city. Deep water and fully protected from weather.

Incredible location, 2009-06-28
Captain: , Key West, FL (748)

This is clearly the best location in the harbour. We stayed for a week (after leaving the Outer Harbour Marina after one night). Nice folks at both, but if you are looking for the Toronto experience (live music in the park, easy walk to restaurants, easy transportation to city and events, etc.) this is the place. Further, the facilities themselves are also nicer. I was also able to negotiate a weekly rate (25% off), though there is not one officially.

Quay West, 2009-03-01
Captain: , Whitby (1653)

Interesting marina - located on a very busy walking path, there are hundreds of passers by each day.
The facilities are simple but clean. Docks are good.
Short walk to a Hasty Market for basic groceries.

Marina Quay West, 2008-01-10
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (624)

We spent two days here in June of 06. Simply a great place to be in Toronto Harbor! Immediately adjacent to the Marina is a small park with sculpture set to the music of Bach.

Everything in city is close at hand in this clean residential urban area. Lots to see and do. We took our dinghy out to the islands for an enjoyable afternoon of exploring.

MQW, 2007-10-01
Captain: , Toronto (73)

Great wintering liveaboard spot for approx. 50 boats.
Shorepower, internet, pumpout, showers, laundry and underground parking. Convenient to shopping and TTC streetcar.

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