Sunday, 23 June 2013

Redpath Waterfront Festival, Toronto, ON

Gord headed to Hamilton this morning for a belated Father's Day celebration with his son, Ken.

It is such a nice day so I headed down to Harbourfront to check out the Redpath Waterfront Festival ... it was the official launch of the Tall Ships 1812 Tour.


I started at the west end and walked eastward.


At HTO Park West, I caught the end of 18min12sec which told the story of the War of 1812 in 18 minutes and 12 seconds.  It was entertaining.

The Ballad of Laura Secord
The Ballad of Laura Secord
The Ballad of Laura Secord
The Ballad of Laura Secord
1812 Jeopardy
1812 Jeopardy
1812 Jeopardy
1812 Jeopardy
1812 Jeopardy

Hawaiian Punch was giving out free bottles of punch.  It was refreshing considering how hot it was out.


Some of the tall ships ...

STV Pathfinder from Toronto, ON
STV Pathfinder from Toronto, ON
STV Pathfinder from Toronto, ON
SS SØRLANDET from Kristiansand, Norway
SS SØRLANDET from Kristiansand, Norway

The Nova Scotia Tourism Agency had a display (I was born in Nova Scotia so checked it out).


The Peggy's Cove lighthouse was back.


There was a piper and a drummer.


You could have a taste of Nova Scotia like a haddock burger or lobster roll.


If you didn't want seafood, there were lots of vendors selling food and drinks.

First time I'd seen a funnel cake

I started heading east again ... this is looking back at the Nova Scotia display and food vendors.

The lighthouse looks like it belongs there!

Amsterdam Brewery has taken over Wallymagoo's and has done an excellent job in renovating it.  I'm looking forward to stopping in and checking it out when it officially opens.


Some more tall ships at John Quay ...

STV Unicorn from Bridgeport, CT
STV Unicorn from Bridgeport, CT
STV Unicorn from Bridgeport, CT
STV Fair Jeanne from Ottawa, ON
STV Fair Jeanne from Ottawa, ON

The vendors at the Lake View Market selling jewellery, hats, clothing, etc. ...


I got a hot dog for lunch ... it was okay.


Some more tall ships at Harbour Square Park ...

STV St. Lawrence II from Kingston, ON
STV St. Lawrence II from Kingston, ON
Liana's Ransom from Halifax, NS, and Privateer Lynx from Newport Beach, CA
Liana's Ransom from Halifax, NS
Liana's Ransom from Halifax, NS
Liana's Ransom from Halifax, NS
Liana's Ransom from Halifax, NS
Privateer Lynx from Newport Beach, CA
Privateer Lynx from Newport Beach, CA
Privateer Lynx from Newport Beach, CA
Privateer Lynx from Newport Beach, CA
Privateer Lynx from Newport Beach, CA
Pride of Baltimore II from Baltimore, MD
Pride of Baltimore II from Baltimore, MD
Pride of Baltimore II from Baltimore, MD
Pride of Baltimore II from Baltimore, MD
Pride of Baltimore II from Baltimore, MD

At The Wharf at York, there were tents and displays set up with people talking about life in 1812.


To steal a line from Lieutenant Frank Drebin ... "Nice beaver!"


Parks Canada presented 1812 on Tour where you could learn more about the War of 1812.


As I was heading home, I was hot so I cooled down with a yummy ice cream cone.

3 comments:

Rosemary Nickerson said...

We have a ring-side (seaside) seat to watch Tall Ships every day here in Maine. Love seeing the schooners creep by in the mist.
Rosemary

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

I haven't been to a good fair or festival in awhile so this looked like a really fun time! Especially with all the things they had to do and see ^.^

And the food. I'm a tried and true sucker for fair food ^.^

Masshole Mommy said...

LOL, I speak Fahrenheit, so I will take your word for it that it was a nice day LOL.