Crane offloading grain
  • As one of Canada's major commercial ports, the Port of Toronto helps to ensure the safe navigation of more than 7,000 recreational boaters; 100 lakers; dozens of Harbour tour vessels; visiting cruise ships; and 35-45 international or ocean-going ships per year.
  • PortsToronto owns and operates Marine Terminal 51 and Warehouse 52 within the Port of Toronto.
  • The 52-acre PortsToronto marine terminals facility has more than 225,000 square feet of warehouse space and over 30 acres of paved marshalling area, for short/long-term storage, warehousing and project staging.
  • PortsToronto's Cruise Ship Terminal saw 16 cruise ships visit over the 2017 summer season, bringing more than 5,600 passengers through Toronto.
  • In 2017, the Port of Toronto moved approximately 2,172,750 million metric tonnes of cargo by ship, including salt, sugar, cement, and high-value project materials needed to support Toronto’s booming construction industry.
  • Serving primarily as a bulk cargo destination, the port moves goods from countries as far away as Germany, South Korea, China, Brazil, Australia, and the United States.
  • In addition to its economic impact, increased imports through the port has a positive impact on the environment and traffic congestion given that the close to two million tonnes of cargo delivered by ship takes approximately 54,000, 40-tonne trucks off Toronto's already congested roads and highways.
  • Through PortsToronto's Harbour Clean-Up Program, approximately 150 million pounds (more than 68,000 tonnes) of dredgate, debris and driftwood is removed from the Harbour each year – the equivalent weight of about 102 cars worth of material removed every day of the year.
  • In 2017, more than 25,000 cubic metres of sediment material was removed from the mouth of the Don River through PortsToronto’s dredging process. Dredging removes sediment in order to achieve a navigable river depth and allow the smooth flow of water and ice through the Keating Channel.