On Tuesday, January 10, 2006 Mayor Robert Duffy made the very difficult decision to discontinue ferry service.
All of the parties involved including former Mayor William A. Johnson Jr. and the Rochester Ferry Company had the best of
intentions. But, the sad reality was that the ferry lost $10 million in 10 months and that was deemed too great a financial
risk to the city of Rochester.
The Rochester Ferry was a victim of insufficient marketing due to shortage of startup time. It is the personal opinion of Omar Aboya of TorontoHarbour.com that
the City of Toronto and the local businesses in the area should have really come together and supported the project
instead of allowing it to languish. We benefited greatly economically, but gave nothing. In order to succeed, the ferry
needed to have a high profile in Toronto. Instead it was allowed to accumulate staggering debt and die a slow death.
I have found the citizens of Rochester to be the most courteous and friendly anywhere and my personal friendships with
those that I have befriended will only get stronger. To the citizens of Rochester I say....
Help us all make the potential future ferry operation a big success.
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Welcome to the Rochester Toronto ferry Duty Free Shop....
The Rochester Toronto Ferry is a duty free haven! It has all of the amenities that you would expect to find on a
cruise ship, including Duty Free shopping. The Rochester Toronto ferry offers a wide selection of brand name
merchandise and shopping "duty free" means no state tax, no federal tax, and no excise tax. That all adds up to
huge savings for you!
At the Rochester Toronto ferry Duty Free Shop you can save up to 50% on premium wine, spirits and beer. The
Rochester Toronto ferry shop carries the best brands including: Crown Royal, Canadian Club, Absolut, Bacardi, and
Bailey's Irish Cream.
Aboard the Rochester Toronto ferry you will also enjoy up to 50% savings on tobacco. Most cigarette brands as
well as premium cigars are available.
The Rochester Toronto ferry Duty Free fragrance and cosmetics selection includes brand names such as Estee
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The Rochester Toronto ferry duty free collectible and gourmet items include Godiva and Guylian chocolates, Fossil
leather goods, Waterford crystal, Swarovski crystal and more.
An upscale duty free shopping experience aboard the Rochester Toronto ferry - you can also purchase novelty and
gourmet food items such as caviar, smoked salmon and Tuscan olive oil.
The Rochester Toronto ferry duty free shopping is a special benefit, allowed by both federal governments, for
individuals traveling between Rochester and Toronto. Individuals can purchase merchandise at prices which
exclude all federal, provincial, and importation taxes normally applied (within limits set by the US and Canadian
The Rochester Toronto Ferry is meant to be a total travel experience, and could very well become the best part of
For those that will be conducting business while traveling, the Rochester Toronto Ferry offers wireless Internet
connections, phone services and the comfort of a luxurious business lounge.
Travel on board the Rochester Toronto Ferry & enjoy a worry-free Duty Free shopping experience!
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