Following a comprehensive inspection by industry safety experts, Transport Canada provided clearance for the City of Toronto’s Sam McBride ferry to return to service. The clearance follows a hard docking incident on Saturday, August 20. A final series of checks will be performed on the ferry before returning it to service.
The City welcomes news of a safety review by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada and is fully cooperating with that review. Safety is paramount in all the City does. An internal City investigation is also underway. In addition, all those who work with ferry vessels are participating in a review of safe docking procedures prior to the start of each shift.
Updated ferry schedules are available on the City’s website. Once the Sam McBride is returned to service, the City will advise the public via the website and City social media channels.