Getting There & Parking

Please give yourself lots of travel time on race morning.


5k Start Line Location — Lakeshore Blvd., west of Ontario Dr.
5k Start Time — 8:00am

For driving directions, parking information, shuttle information and public transit information please click here.

Half & Full Marathon

Half & Full Marathon Start Line Location — University Ave between Dundas St & Queen St
Half & Full Marathon Start Time — 8:45am

NOTE — at 8:00am Bay St will close to east/west PEDESTRIAN traffic from Lake Shore Blvd to Dundas St. The 5k race will be running up Bay St to the finish line. Marathon and Half-marathon participants and spectators can cross Bay St at Dundas.

Driving From the West

  • Gardiner Expressway east
  • Take Spadina Ave exit and travel north
    • East on Dundas St — access east of Simcoe will close at 8:15am
    • East on Queen St — access east of Simcoe will close at 6:00am
    • East on Adelaide St — access east of Simcoe will close at 6:00am

Driving From the East

  • Don Valley Parkway south
  • Take Richmond St exit and travel west
  • Park east of Yonge St

Public Transit

Please note, subway service STARTS at 8am on Sunday. Visit the TTC Trip Planner at to find your transit route to the event.

For the most up-to-date public transit information, please visit


For easier access before and after the race, we encourage you to park NORTH of Dundas St.

For parking information throughout the City of Toronto, visit


Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

We encourage all runners, family, friends and spectators to share a ride or take public transportation to the expo and to the race. If 10,000 runners all drove 20 miles, we'd produce about 100 tons of CO2. That's because every mile you drive produces about one pound of carbon dioxide. Carpooling and public transport can dramatically reduce our footprint.

Looking to offset your Carbon Footprint to and from our event? A great way to do this is to make a donation to a non-profit, registered charity like Tree Canada. When you donate money to plant and care for trees, you are donating to something that has enormous benefits for people, animals and our planet. On their website you can calculate CO2 emissions from your travel and purchase trees which are planted in Canada to offset them. Simply click here. When you donate remember to tell them you are participating in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in the Questions/Comments Section.


Bike Parking at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

If you wish to travel to the race by bicycle, there are a number of FREE bicycle parking locations around Nathan Phillips Square. The locations and number of spots are as follows:

  • On the West side of City Hall beside the Playground (20 spots)
  • On the corner of Elizabeth St. and Hagerman St. behind City Hall (58 spots)
  • On Temperance St. just east of Bay St (50 spots)
  • On the Southwest corner of Nathan Phillips Square along Osgoode Lane (28 spots)

To view the Bike Parking locations, please view our interactive course map here.

Please note that these are public bicycle parking spots and are on a first come, first served basis. Any bikes that are parked in these locations will not be monitored by Canada Running Series staff or volunteers. Canada Running Series will not be responsible for any damage to bicycles while parked in these locations during the event.