The following are official ACBS-Toronto events and are organized/sanctioned by the Board of Directors. These events can only succeed with your involvement. Please be sure to support your club by attending and/or volunteering at as many events as possible.

Toronto International Boat Show – January 17 to 26, 2020, Enercare Centre Toronto


Winter Workshop – Saturday February 22,2020 - Georgian College, Midland 649 Prospect Blvd., Midland ON L4R 0G3. Register here today

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9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This year’s Winter Workshop takes you Back to School at Georgian College to learn what they’re teaching students in the Marine Engine Mechanic program at their Midland Campus.

You’ll get a tour of College’s shops and training facilities with Master Marine Technician, Rob Davidson, who is the Program Coordinator at the College.   Rob is one of the foremost experts in Canada in marine electrical systems.  A highlight of the tour will be the Mercury Canada Marine Technician Training facilities now located on campus.

Seminars on marine drives as well as marine electrics will be part of the workshop’s activities. Rob will share some of his knowledge in that area as well.

You’ll also learn about the challenges facing Marine Technicians in Ontario – from recruitment to employment.

Register by clicking on the Events tab above and then Register for Events or by clicking the link here: Register today

Registration fee is $15.00 for members (incl. ACBS, TSACBA, MLAOC and Manotick) and $20.00 for Non-Members.  To become a member, click on the Membership tab above.

Lunch will follow at Kelsey’s Restaurant at 917 King Street, Midland and is not included in the registration fee.





Spring Tour - April 25, 2020

Vintage Boat Show – Muskoka wharf July 11, 2020 40th Anniversary – a celebration of the past 40 years of ACBS-Toronto boat shows



The following events are organized by other boat clubs and/or organizations. These are not official ACBS-Toronto events, but the information is provided as a service to our members.

2020 MLAOC Hardwater Meet Display and Swap
Saturday, February 1st, 2020
8am   - start   11am - lunch with pizza
Great opportunity to get over the "cabin fever" that hits us in the winter!
Lots of space inside the heated shop for display / swap, free parking at the rear of the building and easy access from Hwy 401. This will be our third year at this great new venue, look forward to seeing you there! Drivemaster Marine 1644 Bayly Street, Pickering 905 492 4443

ACBS-International Boat Show:

Check out these websites for information from other organizations

ACBS-International Calendar of Events: http://acbs.org/events/

Wooden Boat Magazine: https://www.woodenboat.com/calendar-field-date/month 

Trent Severn Antique and Classic Boat Association: www.trentsevernantiqueboats.com  

Manotick Classic Boat Club: www.http://www.manotickclassicboatclub.ca/

Maple Leaf Antique Outboard Club: www.mlaoc.ca/

ACBS - Blue Water Chapter: https://www.facebook.com/acbsbluewater/

ACBS – Niagara Frontier Chapter: https://oldboatsbuffalo.org/

Teaching with Small Boats Alliance: http://www.teachingwithsmallboats.org/

If you are aware of other events of interest to our members, contact Kathy Rhodes (krhodes@acbs.ca) with details to have them included in our next Calendar of Events.

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ACBS-Toronto is here to assist you on your projects.

Should you have a question let us know.

If you are working on a project, let us know - even if you don't have a question. 

Share your photos to help encourage others.

Let's save one boat at a time and enjoy them on the open water. 

Here it is the coldest weekend of the year so far. So to warm things up we are looking for photos and captions to bring some summer warmth to our bones. send your photos to info@acbs.ca


Before she gets shiney the preparation is key to a level super finish. sand sand sand. 



Save the dust for repairs and filler


Super results after 7 coats of high quality varnish


We are here to help, send your questions to info@acbs.ca We have wonderful people to ask, and we'll try and find the answer.

Also check us out on Facebook

Exhibitor Waiver and Insurance Certification

to be completed by all exhibitors and participants

In order to comply with our insurance company, we require you to confirm the following:

I, _____________________________________ (print name here) hold free and harmless the directors, officers, members and volunteers of The Canadian Antique & Classic Boat Society operating as ACBS–Toronto and The Antique & Classic Boat Society – Toronto, the owners and staff of Muskoka Wharf, the Town of Gravenhurst from any and all actions, claims, liabilities, assertions of liability which in any manner arise or be alleged to arise from any and all activities connected directly or indirectly with the Boat Show listed above, whether such action, claim, liability or assertion of liability resulted directly or indirectly from the negligent acts or omissions of said directors, officers, members, sponsors, and volunteers or others connected with the Boat Show.

Further, I certify that I have effective insurance, including a minimum of $1 million public liability insurance to cover any damage to my property, or liability for any damages to others, or their property arising from any use of my property during this event.

Insurance Company:  __________________________________________________

Policy Number:  ________________________________

Signature:  _____________________________________________________

Date:  ___________________________________________________



Dear ACBS Summer Boat Show Vendor:

We would like to extend an invitation to you, as a vendor, to the 2015 ACBS Summer Boat Show, Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Dispro Device.

DATE:  Saturday July 11, 2015 at Muskoka Wharf, Gravenhurst, Ontario.

SHOW HOURS:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


We are planning another exciting show this year, including the following attractions:

Over 120 Antique and Classic boats displayed on land and in the water

Special Display by the Dispro Owners Association

Youth Sea Flea Display and Children’s Cardboard Boat Building Activities

DIY Seminars

Discounted Rides on board the Wenonah II

Boats in Motion, Field of Dreams, and Flea Market

Free admission to the Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre

Vendor space is limited and we encourage you to confirm your participation early this year.  Booth placement will be allocated “on a first payment received, first location reserved basis”.

The following is a listing of available vendor space and pricing, which is the same as last year.

10’ x 10’ - $290 + HST = $327.70, includes 2 wristbands for entry to the show

10’ x 20’ - $370 + HST = $418.10, includes 3 wristbands for entry to the show

10’ x 30’ - $450 + HST = $508.50, includes 4 wristbands for entry to the show

10’ x 40’ - $530 + HST = $598.90, includes 5 wristbands for entry to the show

10’ x 50’ - $610 + HST = $689.30, includes 6 wristbands for entry to the show

One Parking Permit per Vendor will be supplied

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Rita Adams by email at ritaadamsfw@gmail.com or call 416-449-2319.   

Please find additional information about the show by visiting our website, acbs.ca.  Once you have registered, we will be posting your business name on acbs.ca, with a link to your website, and your participation will be listed in our Media Kit, to be distributed end of May. 

Looking forward to your participation,

Rita Adams
ACBS Boat Show Committee

We Have a Booth in the main Lobby.

its a great place to meet fellow members, look at boats and think spring

We need Vounteers to meet and greet if you can lend a hand click here  



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