On Jan 12, 2021, the Ontario Government declared a State of Emergency and issued a stay-at-home order, which came into effect Jan 14, 2021 and will last until at least Feb 11, 2021

Services listed below may be impacted in response to increased restrictions. Please contact agencies or programs listed here prior to visiting in person in order to receive up to date information on services


Memos and Bulletins
Public Comments Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
We are on the call-out system 24/7 until further notice, during the COVID-19 pandemic
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
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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) Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
We are on the call-out system 24/7 until further notice, during the COVID-19 pandemic 
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
Hours 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
Dates 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
Application Those interested in joining TOWARF are asked to visit the website
Languages English
Fees None
Site Information
Site Location Old Oakville * 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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