The Antique and Classic Boat Society, Toronto Chapter (ACBS Toronto)exists to celebrate the beauty and the rich heritage of recreational boating in Ontario, Canada and around the world.
As a member you well enjoy a full year of memorable outings, events, workshops, gatherings and shows with other enthusiasts just like you.
ACBS Toronto attracts a wide variety of members, from classic boat owners to builders to people who just simply appreciate these beautiful crafts and the craftsmanship that built them.
Read on to discover the fellowship, excitement and fun being an ACBS member represents.
Toronto International Boat Show January
The ACBS Toronto exhibit is a highlight at the Toronto International boat show to promote the appreciation of vintage watercraft.
Winter Workshop February
Meet boat design, construction and care experts, for a one day educational experience on the art and science of boat building and
Spring Tour April
Ever wonder what goes on into the restoration of a craft that has seen better days in an era gone by, to its former glory and splendour. The spring tour is where literally hundereds of members tour the restoration shops that bring these crafts back to life. One of our most popular events, members love meeting the artisans and craftsmen to share in stories and their mutual love of vintage boats.
Rendezvous July/ August
Participate in the summer rendezvous, where you can join up and travel for a day in classic craft, enjoying a small group as they visit locations enjoying local hospitality.
Quarterly editions of the ACBS-Toronto club magazine Classicboat are sent to every member. Features include technical articles, ACBS news, full colour coverage of our many events, and a favourite of many events, and a favourite of many, classified by and sell section.
Another vital publication is the annual ACBS Toronto membership Directory. Reach fellow members view a listing of boats and owners and let the society know what boat(s) you may have.
Key interest groups
The society has set up special interest groups for many of the individual boat makes ( Marques) and boat related items so members can exchange information, parts, and historical data.
From clothing to books and posters you ‘re sure to find that “ gotta have it” item. Available at club events
Members & Membership
Boat Show July
Attend the largest annual in-water antique and classic boat show in Canada. Thousands of visitors attend the show at the new Muskoka wharf to experience, the diversity of booths from every boating Interest, field of dreams, i.e. boats for sale and restoration, the Muskoka Boat and Heritage centre on the same site, along with the numerous summer time retail outlets.
The summer boat show a "Boats in Motion" a presentation were the in water boats can be seen motoring in the harbour. “Kid Zone “where kids can get creative in the wooden boat theme. The day is narrated by experts in classic boats which adds to the interest in the program. The boat show offers fun and interest for all ages.