Marathon and Half Marathon Directions
Marathon and Half Marathon Start Line Location: University Ave between Dundas St & Queen St
Marathon and Half Marathon Start Time: 8:45 a.m.
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. We strongly recommend that you take public transit to the race.
5K Start Line Location: Lakeshore Blvd., west of Ontario Dr.
5K Start Time: 8:00am
Please give yourself lots of travel time on race morning.
We strongly recommend everyone use Shuttle Buses or Go Transit to get to the start of the 5K race and then they can leave directly from Nathan Phillips Square after they have completed their 5K race.
Please note, subway service starts at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday. Visit the TTC Trip Planner at ttc.ca/Trip_planner/ to find your transit route to the event.
For the most up-to-date public transit information, please visit www.ttc.ca.
GO Train — Lakeshore West Train
Union Station to Exhibition Station (7 minute travel time).
Note – The 7:43am train will not leave you enough time to get to the 5k start line on time.
If you would like to get back to Exhibition Place after the race, there are GO trains leaving Union Station to Exhibition that only take 7 minutes. Calculate your fare using the GoTrain Fare Calculator.
Coming from the West? Park at Pearson and hop on the UP Express.
UP Express connects Pearson Airport and Downtown Toronto in only 25 minutes. Trains run every 15 minutes.
Book your ticket here: https://www.torontopearson.com/en/transportation/park-and-ride-the-up
Shuttle Buses — Before the Start of the 5K Race
FREE shuttle buses for 5K PARTICIPANTS ONLY will leave from Queen St, taking participants to the 5K start line at Exhibition Place.
The buses will load at Queen and University and will be running from 6:00am – 7:00am.
Please note the 5K shuttles to the 5K start are for 5K PARTICIPANTS ONLY. No spectators will be allowed access on the 5K Shuttle Buses.