Redpath Toronto Waterfront Festival

  • Dates June 2016 (dates to be announced)
  • Location Toronto Waterfront & HTO Park
  • Official site

The Ultimate Waterfront Festival

If your perfect summer day includes good food, live music, cold drinks and a waterfront view, then you’re in luck – the Redpath Waterfront Festival is the Toronto festival by-the-water, and this year promises to serve up something for everyone.

The Revitalized Queens Quay & Waterfront

For the 2015 Redpath Toronto Waterfront Festival, two kilometers of the stunning Toronto waterfront – all the way from Spadina Avenue to Sherbourne Street – came alive with dance, entertainment, canine aquatic shows, and much more.

There was even more to celebrate, as the festival marked the highly-anticipated opening of the revitalized Queens Quay, the city’s redeveloped waterfront boulevard. Featuring a stunning new pedestrian promenade, as well as a waterfront connection for the Martin Goodman Trail, the new and improved boulevard is a welcome festival addition.

What to See and Do

From bustling buskers to diving dogs, there’s be no shortage of eye-catching entertainment at the TO Waterfront Festival.

Opening Events

The celebrations began on Friday, June 19th, 2015 with the Festival’s Opening Celebration at the urban beaches of HTO Park. Afterwards, a lively parade along the newly-renovated Queens Quay Boulevard made for an unforgettable festival opener.

Party on the Promenade

After inaugural events, the party continued all weekend long with The Waterfront BIA’s Party on the Promenade – from Bay to Spadina, the boulevard burned up with hot live music, lively professional buskers, captivating arts in motion, and waterfront lifestyle activations.


No, you didn’t read that wrong – at the Redpath Waterfront Festival, the canines get aquatic! The DockDogs Championships returned to Sherbourne Common, serving up its unique brand of canine entertainment. These talented pups competed for the top score, as they dove into the water, soared through the air and made a splash!

Just Get Moving!

Watching parades and water shows is a treat, but this TO party-on-the-waterfront wouldn’t be complete without activities that get you moving and grooving – cue DANCE Pan American Style!

The 2015 Toronto Waterfront Festival heated up with live bands and lively dance lessons on Friday and Saturday. What kind of lessons? Let’s just say that if you’re a fan of swing or Latin, you didn’t want to miss it.

Celebrity instructors guided the crowd through the moves and got into the swing of swing dancing on Friday night, then spiced things up with Latin Heat on Saturday. Afterwards, there were the hot tunes of live bands performing nightly.

What to Drink

Connoisseurs of fine wine, craft beer aficionados, and those who just like to sample spirits every now and then, were happy to hear that the Toronto Wine & Spirit Festival once again partnered with the Redpath Waterfront Festival to serve up a savoury selection of alcoholic beverages.

More About the Festival

Keep an eye on the Toronto Waterfront Festival website for all the latest news, updates, and added events so you can stay up-to-date on all things Redpath Toronto Waterfront Festival!

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