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A Unique Boat Hotel on Toronto’s Waterfront

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 43.63687 Longitude: -79.392038

While guests are aboard, the Boat B & B stays docked in Toronto’s harbour, providing easy access to all that the city has to offer. As professional innkeepers Diane and Ted Greene are pleased to offer personalized concierge services, including assistance with dinner reservations and information to help plan an itinerary for your stay.

The Boatel is the closest Bed & Breakfast in Toronto to the CN Tower, Harbourfront Centre, Rogers Centre, Ripley’s Aquarium and Air Canada Centre. At the end of a day of sightseeing or business meetings, return to the peace and tranquility of Making Waves Boatel, where you can relax on deck sipping a favorite drink as the sun goes down and the city starts to light up.

Driving Directions:

By Car from the EAST (from Montreal)

Take the Hwy-401 Collectors / Highway of Heroes / westbound.
At exit 375, take ramp on the right for Don Valley Pkwy South (16.3 km about 12 min).
Keep right onto the Gardiner Expressway West (1.5 km or 1 minute).
Take ramp on the right for Hwy-2 West / Lake Shore Blvd E toward York St. / Toronto Island / Bay St. / Harbourfront (1.6 km or 2 minutes).
Keep left to exit left Dan Leckie Way (0.5km),
Turn left onto Queens Quay West. (0.0 km 20 seconds),
Turn Right into the first driveway which is the entrance to the marina and parking.
We will send you the instructions for your parking pass with your confirmation.

By Car from the WEST (from Niagara or airport)

Head eastbound on the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) or 427 South (from the airport) towards Toronto, which continues as the Gardiner Expressway East.
Take the Jameson exit. Keep right at the fork and continue on the Lakeshore Boulevard for about 10 minutes.
Turn Right onto Dan Leckie Way (just past Bathurst Street)
Turn left onto Queens Quay West. (0.0 km 20 seconds)
Turn Right into the first driveway which is the entrance to the marina and parking.
We will send you the instructions for your parking pass with your confirmation.
The Boatel is located on the main dock on the North East end of the marina (towards the CN Tower). Any questions please call and we can meet you at the parking lot.


Toronto has two airports

1.) Lester B Pearson International Airport (20 to 30 minute drive to downtown Toronto).

2.) Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport / Toronto Island Airport in downtown Toronto with service by Porter Airlines and Air Canada. It is an 8-10 minute walk from the City Centre Airport to the Boatel.

porter_escapes_logoAir only or vacation packages are available through Porter Escapes with services via Porter Airlines to the following cities: US Cities: Boston, Vermont, New York, Washington DC, Myrtle Beach and Chicago
Canadian Cities: Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins, Sudbury, Windsor, Mont Tremblant, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Moncton, Halifax and St. John’s, NF.


Union Station is a 20 minute walk southwest to the Boatel. Simply walk south to Queens Quay and walk west to Lower Spadina. Alternative you can take the 509 or 510 streetcar and get off at Queens Quay and Lower Spadina and walk across the street to the Boatel.

Contact Information:

Making Waves Boatel
(Note: this is our dock address and not our mailing address. Please contact us by email to confirm our mailing address)
539 Queens Quay W
Toronto, Ontario
Phone (647) 403-2764

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