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Redpath Waterfront Festival happening this weekend includes the Return of Theodore TOO Tugboat


TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2022 – You know that adorable tugboat that visited the Toronto waterfront and area—well Theodore TOO Tugboat is back as part of The Redpath Waterfront Festival happening September 17 and 18th . In celebration of Toronto’s waterfront, unique and interactive on-land and on-water events and entertainment are happening each day from 11;00 a.m. to 8;00 p.m. at HTO Park and Sugar Beach.

Theodore Tugboat Too
Redpath Waterfront Festival – Theodore Tug Boat Too Photo by Stephen Uhraney

The Redpath Waterfront Festival returns with its first in-person festival in two years. Last year the festival was reimagined into a two kilometre socially distanced trail with art installations and more. This year’s ‘Water Weekend’ will make a big splash with families who can enjoy on-land and on-water programs by Parks Canada, an exciting lineup of local talent on the RBC Music Stage in HTO Park and the Bayside Village Stage in Sugar Beach.

Redpath Waterfront Festival at Sugar Beach
Sugar Beach

Get ready to yell out ‘Toot, Toot’ to Theodore TOO Tugboat, the 65-foot working replica of the original TV character. Have your cell phone ready to snap a photo with a giant inflatable Beaver at the Parks Canada exhibit. Also enjoy interactive cultural activities with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Moccasin Identifier and Indigenous Tourism Ontario. And when the hungries hit, enjoy delicious eats from local food trucks at the Billy Bishop Airport Picnic Lounge. Some of the delicious food available include lobster rolls and maple-bacon poutine!

Toronto Redpath Waterfront Festival Photo by Stephen Uhraney

“After a challenging two years for everyone, we are thrilled to return to Toronto’s waterfront for a weekend of fun, alongside our amazing partners and local waterfront businesses,” said Lea Parrell, Co-producer of the Redpath Waterfront Festival. “From live entertainment to Theodore TOO, this year’s festival will show that the best of times are when you just add water!”

Toronto Redpath Waterfront Festival Photo by Stephen Uhraney

Some 50,000 people are expected to attend the two-day events in the two parks, according to festival organizers.

Toronto Redpath Waterfront Festival, Sugar Beach, Toronto Photo by Stephen Uhraney

The Redpath Waterfront Festival is an annual summer event which provides on-land and on-water activities with the goal of promoting Toronto as a premiere waterfront festival. With music, food, exhibits and interactive events, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.

Important info regarding Royal Canadian Navy at the Redpath Waterfront Festival

Unfortunately, due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal Canadian Navy has had to cancel their involvement in the festival this weekend. Festival producers have been told that national mourning is to be adopted immediately by all Canadian Armed Forces members. Business is to continue as per normal but any involvement in an event that has a festive or celebration component is to be cancelled as they are deemed to be inappropriate at this time. We look forward to welcoming the Navy back next year.

For more information visit TOwaterfrontfest.com or follow the festival on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and use #AtTheWaterfront and #WaterWeekend.

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