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Dreaming of Summer? Take in the Toronto International Boat Show!

Dreaming of Summer? Take in the Toronto International Boat Show!

This is the time of the year I start dreaming about summer and imagining those sultry, sunny days when soft breezes cool the evening air and it stays light
RONIN -home away from homeout until about 9pm.

When thinking about summer, I can't help but think of the many days spent on the boat either sailing over to Toronto Island or just heading out for an afternoon on the gentle waves of Lake Ontario.

Invariably, just when boat-dreaming starts to reach a fever level, along comes the Toronto International Boat Show!

                                                                                        'Ronin' - Where we spend many summer days, and sometimes nights.

The Toronto International Boat Show started today at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place  in Toronto.

We try to go every year and take in as many of the displays as we can. I especially like touring all of the sailboats and always slip  my boots off and take a tour inside of each one.

My favourite is the Tartan. These boats are just BEAUTIFUL!
In fact, I never thought I could fall absolutely in love with a boat, but I have totally succombed to the lines and interior people-friendliness of these magnificent sailboats.

If there's one thing on my list of WANTS it's a Tartan Sailboat.
I often dream of sailing around the globe in one.

This Tuesday when we go to the boat show, I'll take plenty of pictures to show you in an upcoming blog. I think you'll agree with me that the Tartan is one beautiful boat.

If you have a chance this week, make the trip to Toronto and take in the Toronto International Boat Show. It will help chase the winter blues away and have you dreaming of summer and lazy boating days.

For more info on the Toronto International Boat Show visit this link


Jo-Anne Smith, the author of this article, is a REALTOR® with Brekland Realty Group, Oakville, Ontario and welcomes your real estate inquiries. To contact her, visit

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Comment balloon 16 commentsJo-Anne Smith • January 10 2010 08:18PM


Looks like a perfect time for everyone to get their boats and enjoy them this summer!  We dream of getting out of the desert heat and sailing sounds like a good plan!

Posted by Delete Acct Desert Communities about 10 years ago

Hi Laxson,

I would really miss the great bodies of water like the ocean and the great lakes if I lived in the desert...however this time of year, I could use some of your warm weather!


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith about 10 years ago

Jo, you are pretty lucky to have "Ronin" - - my husband is a sailor but we are boatless at the moment -- we spent the spare cash on a lake home several years back and enjoy that just as much, but my guy has salt water running through his veins so we enjoy going to the larger boat shows and seeing what's new in the nautical world.  I'm not much of a sailor myself, but I know there's another boat in our future somewhere.  Enjoy the Toronto Show!

Posted by TERRY DRISCOLL, REALTOR - Buy or Sell in Any Season! (MAINE HOME REALTY) about 10 years ago

Jo - Barrie and I were just discussing the fact that now with Christmas and the new year behind us it is only 18 weeks till we open up the summer retreat.

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) about 10 years ago

We have lots of cold weather and looking forward to the summer - we do have a cruise planned!

Posted by Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team ( Elite Realty Group) about 10 years ago

Jo - While you are at the boat show on Tuesday, I'll be enjoying a local golf course.

Posted by FN LN about 10 years ago


Summer... I love it and can't wait! 

Posted by Marzena Melby, Realtor, Twin Cities Minnesota Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty) about 10 years ago

Jo, The boats look and sound dreamy.  That's not a word I ususally use but it seems to fit so well!  I'd love to be spending some long, WARM summer days on a sailboat!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 10 years ago


A summer cottage is just as nice....I'm fortunate in that many of my immediate family members have summer places on lakes so we have the opportunity to spend some lazy summer days on docks when visiting them in the summer too.


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith about 10 years ago


18 weeks doesn't sound too bad! Gee, spring is just around the corner....


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith about 10 years ago


I hope you enjoy your cruise!


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith about 10 years ago


Indoor, I hope.....



Posted by Jo-Anne Smith about 10 years ago


It's not too far off now...


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith about 10 years ago


'dreamy' is the perfect word. In fact it reminds me of  how I feel at night when we sleep on the boat and it's fairly windy....the gentle waves in the water are very condusive to dreamland.


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith about 10 years ago


I love boats; some of them are absolutely amazing.

Posted by Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD! (Coldwell Banker) about 10 years ago


Just got home from the boat was a good show however I was quite disappointed that a Tartan sailboat wasn't on display. I guess they had sold all of the ones they had and didn't have any more in stock in time for the show.   ))-;


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith about 10 years ago

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