The Toronto Port Authority presents Sail-In Cinema™, the world’s first two-sided floating movie experience.

For three summer nights, Canada’s Sugar Beach is transformed into Toronto’s largest outdoor theatre. Movies are shown under the open skies on a two-sided screen set atop a barge in Toronto Harbour. You can watch movies for free from Sugar Beach or Lake Ontario.

If you’ve got your sea legs, you can come to the movies by boat and drop anchor.

If you’re a landlubber, bring a chair, a cushion or a picnic blanket.

Think Sail-In Cinema™ sounds like an awesome event? You’re not the only one. Sail-In Cinema™ won Gold at Marketing Magazine’s Marketing Awards for best Experiential/Stunts/Events initiative of 2011 as well as Silver for best in Commercial Services at the Media Innovation Awards and a Certificate of Merit for advertising from the The Advertising & Design Club of Canada in 2012.

The inaugural Sail-In Cinema™ was held in 2011 to mark the Toronto Port Authority’s centennial year. In 2013, more than 6,500 people and 90 boats joined in the festivities, a 350 per cent increase over the previous year.

Sail-In Cinema™ is now a permanent fixture on Toronto’s summer calendar.


Established under the Canada Marine Act in 1999, the Toronto Port Authority (TPA) owns and operates Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Terminals 51 and 52 in the Port of Toronto, and Toronto's Outer Harbour Marina. The TPA is financially self-sufficient, as required under the Canada Marine Act, and receives no public funding. In addition to moving more than two million passengers through the airport each year, the Toronto Port Authority provides transportation, distribution, storage and container services to businesses at the Port, and owns and operates one of the largest freshwater marinas in Canada. TPA is committed to fostering strong, healthy and sustainable communities along Toronto’s waterfront and has invested more than $5.6 million in community and environmental initiatives since 2009. TPA operates in accordance with the Canada Marine Act and Letters Patent and is guided by a nine-member board with representation from all three levels of government.

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