Toronto Port Authority to Hold North America’s First-Ever Floating Movie Event

Sail in Cinema Poster. Image Credit: Toronto Port Authority.

We love boats here at Eris Propellers, so we always appreciate learning about the innovative ways that people are getting out there and enjoying the water.

A press release by the Toronto Port Authority (TPA) has recently caught our eye.  In honour of the TPA’s 100th anniversary this August, the organization will be holding North America’s first-ever floating movie night.  The event, which will be called Sail-In Cinema, will take place from August 18-20 at Toronto’s Sugar Beach.

“The Toronto Port Authority has played a big part at the city’s waterfront and waterways for over 100 years,” Geoffrey Wilson President and CEO told the Canadian Press Room. “We wanted to create an experience that would give something back to the community and allow us to create a closer connection with the people who enjoy it.”

Sail-In Cinema is a free event that will feature a 28 foot two-sided screen that will enable moviegoers to enjoy water-themed movies in boats as well as on the mainland.

Movies will start after dusk, estimated at approximately 9 p.m. each evening for three consecutive nights.

The TPA is currently compiling a list of films to be played during the three-day event.  They are asking the public to recommend films that should be featured during Sail-In Cinema.  Recommendations can be relayed to the TPA through Facebook at or by email at:

The official films will be chosen this month and will be announced to the public in late July.  One winner will be selected from the submissions and will receive two airline tickets to anywhere in North America, courtesy of Air Canada.  Contest details will be revealed in late July when the film list is announced.

TPA is sponsoring Sail-In Cinema in partnership with its lead partner and waterfront neighbour, Redpath Sugar as well as with the help of the radio station Q107. Other supporters of the event include: the Toronto Star, Pier 27 by Cityzen Development and Fernbrook Homes, and Birthplace Inc.

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