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Job Summary: To oversee the daily boathouse rental operations on Toronto Island.
Machines and Equipment Used: Cash register, first aid kit, various office, recreation, boat and safety equipment.
Season(s): Spring, Summer
District(s): Toronto and East York District  District map (pdf)
Wage: View wage rate chart (pdf)


  • Oversees the daily boathouse rental operations on Toronto Island.
  • Teaches safety procedures and boat handling for each patron.
  • Informs boat renters about safety equipment, policies and procedures to follow.
  • Patrols lagoon system to ensure safe boating practices are being followed.
  • Monitors the safety of the patrons using the facility.
  • Takes proactive steps to prevent incidents related to boating activities.
  • Assists customers in selecting appropriate boats and equipment.
  • Performs cash handling/balancing.
  • Interacts with the public and provides information regarding boat rentals.
  • Performs administrative tasks to support the operation.
  • Opens/closes and maintains boat rental operation.
  • Takes action to deal with incidents, problems and emergencies and comply with Divisional/City Policies and Procedures.
  • Attends and participates in meetings and training sessions.


  • Toronto Port Authority Harbour licence/ORCA/Pleasure craft Operators certificate.
  • Must produce original current National Lifesaving Society NLS Certification.
  • Experience in and ability to respond quickly and perform in emergency situations.
  • Experience in strong public relations and communication skills.
  • Must produce original current Emergency First Aid certification as recognized by the WSIB.
  • You must possess certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario's Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD). Applicants who meet all other qualifications and obtain a conditional job offer will be advised of PHCD course offerings in order to meet this qualification.
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