Site: Oakville

Record #: OAK1358
Last Full Update: 01 Nov 2023

Contact Information

Office Phone 905-845-8931
Crisis Phone For a Marine Emergency, call Joint Rescue Coordination Centre 1-800-267-7270 or Coast Guard on Marine Radio Channel 16 or *16 from a mobile phone
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Cliff Feehan, Commander
Alternate Contact Craig Woodall, Secretary/Treasurer; Email:
Contact Form

Agency Information

Description (Agency)

A volunteer Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary unit dedicated to the protection of life and property on Lake Ontario adjacent to the Oakville shoreline

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1954
Funding City / Town - Town of Oakville ; Donations
Elections Annual General Meeting in April at Oakville Town Hall

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Approximately 50 volunteers provide a marine search and rescue capability during the boating season

  • the rescue boat operates from a Navy Street slip
  • members receive year round training in search and rescue, marine radio operations, navigation, boat handling, First Aid, and CPR

Crew Patrols:  
Mon-Wed 6 pm-10 pm * weekends and holidays: 12 noon-8 pm, 
Remaining Mon-Sun 24 hours service covered by Call-out-phone


TOWARF patrol season is from late Apr to the end of Oct. * Emergency Call out service may extend into Nov

Areas Served Oakville
Boundaries Waters of Lake Ontario (N) of water line to (S) 10nm from shore * (W) from the Petrocan Pier (Burloak Drive) to the St. Lawrence Cement Pier (E). Assistance beyond this boundary is provided at the request of the Canadian Coast Guard
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up

Those interested in joining TOWARF are asked to visit the website

Languages English
Fees None

Site Information

Site Location Base of Navy St at Oakville Harbour east pier
Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
2 Navy St
Oakville, ON L6J 2Y5
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Intersection Navy St and Lakeshore Rd E
Physical Access Not Accessible

Categories and Classification

Service Categories Emergency Rescue

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