TORONTO — Hoverlink Ontario Inc. has entered the final stage of approval to introduce a high-speed hovercraft service to the Golden Horseshoe, as reported in the Toronto Star.
Expected to begin operation next summer, the service will travel across Lake Ontario between Ontario Place in downtown Toronto and Port Weller in St. Catharines, Ont. in roughly 30 minutes. The service will complete 48 rides each day, carrying up to 180 passengers on each trip. It’s also designed to operate on land, water and ice, making it available for trips year-round. Additionally, the hovercraft will be a green alternative form of travel as it will minimize the number of cars travelling on the Queen Elizabeth Highway.
“What this means for families across our country is potentially game changing,” Michael Clemons, Hoverlink’s Chief Government Relations Officer and former Toronto Argonauts star told Toronto Star. “I think the real difference is the craft itself. We wanted to create the safest and most environmentally friendly option available.”