Theodore Tugboat makes stop at Toronto Harbourfront en route to Hamilton


Canada’s favourite anthropomorphic tugboat is making waves this weekend at Toronto Harbourfront.

A 65-foot replica of beloved children’s TV character, Theodore Tugboat, made the journey all the way from Halifax on a mission to promote water conservation.

The tugboat’s owner, Blair McKeil, teamed up with conservation non-profit, Swim Drink Fish, to promote Canada’s Maritimes and advocate for Canada’s marine industry.

“We must ensure access to clean water and promote employment in one of our nation’s most vital and skill-intensive sectors,” says McKeil in a press release. “Tugboats have a big job on the water and Theodore TOO has an even bigger mandate now. We’re incredibly excited about the role he’ll play in promoting sustainability.”

The tugboat, with a crew of four, also made stops in Prescott, Kingston, Brockville and Oshawa after leaving Halifax on June 10.

Theodore sets sail Sunday morning en route to his new home in the Port of Hamilton where he will be greeted and blessed by Chief R. Stacey Laforme, Chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, and Kahnawake Mohawk Chief Kevin Deer.