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Waterfront Wednesdays Returns for another fun-filled summer


Toronto, May 3, 2024 – The Waterfront BIA announced that ‘Waterfront Wednesdays’ – a collection of unique experiences and incredible offers – will return for another fun-filled summer. The small businesses along Toronto’s waterfront are inviting Torontonians to spend some time by the lake with amazing deals and neighbourhood programming available every Wednesday from May 29 to June 26.

From complimentary cruises to dockside dance workshops and discounted meal and drink deals, Waterfront Wednesdays showcases the amazing attractions and businesses that make this part of the city so unique. It’s the perfect opportunity for Torontonians to discover this incredible neighbourhood and spend some time along Toronto’s shores.

“We’re so excited to announce that Waterfront Wednesdays are back for another summer season,” said Tim Kocur, Executive Director, Waterfront BIA. “Consider this our open invitation to all Torontonians to come down, try something new and explore our amazing neighbourhood. Whether you’re getting out on the water, admiring the view dockside or enjoying a delicious meal, there is something for everyone this year.”

Some of the offerings visitors can enjoy during Waterfront Wednesday include:

Free Pirate Ship Adventure & Boat Cruise with Pirate’s Life, Waterfront Wednesday

For Waterside Adventures:

  • Free Pirate Ship Adventure & Boat Cruise with Pirate’s Life (585 Queen’s Quay W) from 5:45-7:15 PM (while supplies last) using the code ‘WATERWEDNESDAY’
  • Free Escape Game & Boat Cruise with Escape The Ship (585 Queen’s Quay W) 18 tickets 7:45 -9:15 PM (while supplies last) using the code ‘WATERWEDNESDAY’
  • Hit the harbour with complimentary 20-minute boat rides with Skipperi (1 Queens Quay E) at the Queens Quay/Yonge location from 4:00-7:00 PM – available on May 29, June 12 & June 26
  • 25% off pool passes to the Lakeview Pool Lounge at Radisson Blu Toronto Downtown (249 Queens Quay W)
  • Free boat tours of the waterfront at 11:15 AM and 12:15 PM (145 Queens Quay W), hosted by Waterfront Toronto, Nieuport Aviation and the Waterfront BIA – available on May 29 and June 19
  • 40% off tandem kayak tours using the code ‘WATERWED’ with Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre (283 Queens Quay W)
  • 20% off any 60-Minute Harbour Tour with City Cruises Toronto (207 Queens Quay W) using the code ‘WATER20’
  • Experience luxury at amazing prices with a $99 private champagne cruise on a luxurious yacht, and 20% to 50% off a beautiful luxury yacht charter with Toronto Yachts (5 Queens Quay W)
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  • Pay what you can Wednesdays for a two-hour afternoon sail at Gone Sailing Adventures (415 Queen Quay W) (min $50 – reg $139) or enjoy Wednesday Night Sails Take Flight which includes a flight of Amsterdam Beer & Charcuterie for $150 (regular $199)
FREE HIIT, Pilates/Pelvic Health and Mobility fitness on May 29, June 5 and June 12th at Kinetic Labs (8 Bonnycastle Street) sign up at www.kineticlabs.ca/events

For the Wellness Warriors:

  • Free Dockside Dance workshops with Art & Water (585 Queen’s Quay W)
  • ●  40% off paddle board rentals from 4:00 PM – close at Toronto Island SUP with code WATERWEDNESDAY (13 Algonquin Bridge Rd)
  • ●  FREE HIIT, Pilates/Pelvic Health and Mobility fitness on May 29, June 5 and June 12th at Kinetic Labs (8 Bonnycastle Street) sign up at www.kineticlabs.ca/events
  • ●  Free 5KM community runs starting at 7 pm every Wednesday and free yoga, strength or spin classes for first timers using the code “KardiaCrewLove” at Kardia (10 Lower Spadina Ave)

For Foodies

  • An exclusive Waterfront Wednesday Happy Hour Menu at NBA Courtside Restaurant (15 Queen’s Quay E) – including 1⁄2 priced wine bottles, House Pours starting at $6.00 and a curated list of Happy Hour menu options, and so much more
  • ●  Try the Golden Latte at Lazy Barista (157 Queens Quay E) – their newest latte exclusively available for Waterfront Wednesdays
  • ●  Another Waterfront Wednesday-exclusive treat – the launch of Ice Creamonology’s Blueberry Cheesecake ice cream bar (250 Queens Quay W)
  • ●  With the purchase of any entree and an additional side for $27.00, you will get a free soft-serve ice cream at Joe Bird (207 Queens Quay W)
  • ●  Happy Hour for you and your furry friend at The Slip. Enjoy $5 Dog Beers, $6 Cruise Summer Ale Cans and $7 Ghia Spritz (0.0%) or Aperol Spritz (235 Queens Quay W)
  • ●  Special Waterfront Wednesday Happy Hours (10:00 AM -2:00 PM & 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM) at Café Le Neuf (190 Queens Quay E) – 25% off on all iced drinks (regular or large)
  • ●  Half-priced wine bottles and a weekly Waterfront Wednesday chef’s special at Miller Tavern (31 Bay St)
  • ●  $6 Gold Line Beer Pints, $7 Ghia Spritz (0.0% abv), $8 espresso martinis (0.0% abv and regular) at Boxcar Social (235 Queens Quay W)
  • ●  $3 Courage Cookies, drip coffee and butter croissants at Boxcar Social Harbourfront until sold out.
  • ●  Take advantage of discounted combos and menu items at South Street Burger at Sugar Beach (12 Richardson St) – including a Cheeseburger Combo for $14.99
  • ●  Special $6 cans of Rigged – Kajama’s custom light lager – on board the masted Schooner, all day long from Great Lakes Schooner

Other fun outings and deals at Toronto’s waterfront

  • Making its North American debut the new F1® The Exhibition (1 Yonge Street) is offering discounted admission with $5 off admission tickets on Waterfront Wednesdays
  • ●  $10 off tickets to the one and only Second City every Wednesday (1 York Street)
  • ●  70% off 40 minute training sessions (pay only $56.00 per session , limited to 5 sessions per organization) providing tips, tricks and coaching for small groups in the areas of process improvement, employee engagement, leadership and other topics to improve profits (and other topics) with Kunst Solutions (130 Queens Quay E)
  • ●  $199.00 dollar hygiene cleanings at Lake Dental Centre (59 Merchant’s Wharf)

Full details about Waterfront Wednesdays, including a full list of offers, can be found at waterfrontbia.com/waterfront-wednesdays, or check out @WaterfrontBIA on Instagram

About Waterfront BIA

Representing businesses along the Queens Quay corridor, the Waterfront BIA (WBIA) is committed to supporting businesses, unifying the Waterfront and engaging the community. Activities of the WBIA include representing the area on key policy and advocacy issues, making targeted public realm improvements and highlighting the area’s vibrancy with activations and daily promotion online.

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