Lake Ontario Express
The Proposed Water Link Between Ramada Beacon Harbour, Port Dalhousie and Toronto

Progress to Date

  • On Friday December 16th , 2016 we held a meeting in the offices of the Hon. MP Chris Bittle. After reviewing our proposed project it was deemed that “… this type of project will reduce CO2 emissions (a government priority) and aligns with the government priority of transportation infrastructure.”
  • On January 16, 2017 Lake Ontario Express welcomed the Seafarers International Union of Canada as our newest team member.
  • On May 10,2017 Lake Ontario EXPRESS awarded the Preliminary Design of a 40 Passenger Hovercraft to Jones, Kirwin & Associates of Victoria, BC.
  • On June 6, 2017 Lake Ontario EXPRESS signed a Memorandum of Agreement with MetalCraft Marine Inc of Kingston, Ont. to build two (2) 40 passenger Hovercraft on a “sole source procurement basis”.
  • On June 7, 2017 Mayor Sandra Easton endorsed on behalf of the Town of Easton the Lake Ontario EXPRESS ferry service to Toronto from the Ramada Beacon Harbour.
  • On June 26th, 2017 the City Council of Saint Catharines, unanimously approved a motion in principle, to establish the “water link” to Toronto ,as proposed by Lake Ontario EXPRESS , operating out of the Port Dalhousie Pier Marina.21 August 2017
  • AS OF MARCH 6 2018

    HORNBLOWER NIAGARA CRUISES has been invited by Lake Ontario EXPRESS to join the Lake Ontario EXPRESS Team. HORNBLOWER NIAGARA CRUISES and its parent company HORNBLOWER CRUISES and EVENTS in the US are interested in the concept and they are doing their own investigation into the feasibility of a project of this magnitude.

    HORNBLOWER is in the process of supplying 23 ferry boats to the City of New York under a “Supply and Operate” Contract. These will be state of the art vessels and systems that I expect that will be copied and built here in Canada for our project, if the project meets their criteria.

    HORNBLOWER NIAGARA CRUISES had 2.4 Million Passengers during the 2017 Season and are expected to exceed this figure in 2018.

    Lake Ontario EXPRESS investigation has revealed that this company has an excellent SAFETY RECORD as well as SUPERB Management and Marketing Programs.