Sailing into Toronto with its impressive skyline dominated by the iconic CN tower is an unforgettable experience.
A visiting yacht has a wide variety of marinas from which to choose but if you want to be within easy walking distance of the city then the National Yacht Club marina is probably your best option provided it has space. Marina Quay West is even closer to downtown but is more expensive. For those with more time on their hands and a shallower draft then the marinas on Toronto Island offer a quieter alternative although getting to downtown is clearly more time consuming.
Anchoring in the inner harbour is also theoretically possible but getting ashore in a small tender might be problematic as the waters are busy and choppy.
Although a massively popular yachting centre, Toronto does not have the level of marine support industries that one might expect of a city of this size. In high summer We found it close to impossible to get some maintenance work done on our engine and would have had to wait for several weeks before an engineer was available. Likewise we could not find a chandlery that was within easy walking distance of any of the marinas we stayed at.