Club Profile: Lakeshore Yacht Club, Toronto

LSYC

 

Aug 9, 2016

By Lynn Weber

LSYC has come a long way from 25 years ago when we started as a Club consisting of nothing more than a muddy plot of landfill along with a promise from the Metropolitan Toronto Conservation Authority to develop a boating basin in the projected Colonel Samuel Smith Park.

A lot of people from different backgrounds with nothing more in common than an interest in boating got together, pulled together and laid a solid foundation for the future of LSYC.

Photo:  Judy Preston

LSYC 2

Photo 2:   Bruce Weber

Today, LSYC is a thriving concern with an impressive Club House, picturesque gardens and well-developed and enjoyed social and racing programs. Our 175 docks are full and we have a waiting list.

With the Waterfront Trail passing through the Club grounds, a variety of land and water animals in the area and an abundance of mature trees one can relax on one’s boat or on the Club patio and forget that the hustle and bustle of the City of Toronto is only a few kilometers away.
Club members will be celebrating with events and activities throughout the 2016 boating season. During our Silver Anniversary Sail Past on June 11, twelve of our 16 Past Commodores as well as most of the 17 founding members and their associates attended and were recognized. Despite unfavourable forecasts, the weather was great for the blessing of the boats and Sail Past. The day continued with an optional catered lunch, a silent auction, pot luck appetizers in the late afternoon and dancing to a band in the evening.

Dinghy Race

Photo 3:  Judy Preston

As an active participant in the Lakeshore Community where we are located, we are combining an Open House with our annual Charity Day on August 7, 2016, from 10:30 – 12:30 and have invited community groups and organizations, politicians and the public.

We welcome members of nearby Clubs to come for a visit. We can accommodate your boat on our Visitor’s Dock, a member’s dock that happens to be available, one of our mooring balls or you can anchor in the harbour basin. The harbour is 6-18 feet deep. We are located behind Humber College, at the foot of Kipling Avenue, south of Lakeshore Blvd.

Our coordinates are: 43.35.0’N by 79.30.58’W and our web site is www.lsyc.com.

Lsyc Aerial

Photo 4:  Judy Preston

 

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