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GETTING TO THE WATERFRONT

There are many ways one can get to the waterfront. Whether public transit, car routes, bike paths, or boat service, this section will help you find the course best suited for you. 

The Waterfront is only a five-minute walk from Union Station, which makes it very accessible from public transit. From Union Subway Station, you can catch the 509 Harbourfront or 510 Spadina streetcars that travel west along Queens Quay W via the Bay Streetcar tunnel. If you're taking the bus, you can travel east along Queens Quay via the 19 Bay Bus, the 72 Pape Bus, or the 172 Cherry Beach Bus. Visit TTC Trip Planner to find the fastest transit route to wherever you are looking to go on the waterfront.


If you are trying to get here from the Greater Toronto Area, you can get on a GO Train or Bus line that stops at Union Station. You can find the appropriate bus/train line to take from your location to the Toronto waterfront by visiting GO Transit Trip Planner


You can also get to the waterfront without even going outside via Toronto's indoor PATH network. The paths connects from Union Station and the Scotiabank Arena to the One York Sun Life Financial Tower and RBC WaterPark Place. You can view the PATH network map
here.

Driving Directions

From Lakeshore Boulevard head south on Lower Simcoe Street to access Toronto’s Central Waterfront. Also accessible via the Gardiner Expressway. Google Maps

 

Find underground and surface parking along Queens Quay and throughout the Waterfront BIA area by going to our parking webpage

Ride the Martin Goodman Waterfront Trail along the waters-edge from east to west along the waterfront and the recently revitalized Queens Quay W.
 
Please be mindful that this is a shared-path, and joggers and pedestrians use this path as well. Cyclists must obey traffic lights and stop signs as posted along the route.
 
The Martin Goodman Trail connects to bike paths at Strachan Ave (North South), Lower Simcoe (North-South), Bay St (North South), Lower Sherbourne St (North-South) and Cherry Street (North South). An alternate east-west bike route is located along Harbour St, and there are also bike trails on the Toronto Islands. Please consult the below City of Toronto Network Map embedded below, or the PDF version here.


The waterfront is accessible by foot along any of the major north-south streets that pass under the Gardiner expressway: Bathurst Ave, Lower Spadina Ave, Simcoe St., York St., Bay St., Yonge St., Lower Jarvis St., Lower Sherbourne St., and Parliament St. 

It is also accessible to pedestrians via Cherry Street and Strachan by walking along the shared bike path: the Martin Goodman Waterfront Trail. 

When you arrive at the waterfront, you will be able to walk along the recently rejuvenated Queens Quay West and the waters-edge promenade along Lake Ontario.

You can also get to the waterfront without even walking outside via Toronto's indoor PATH network. The paths connects from Union Station and the Scotiabank Arena to the One York Sun Life Financial Tower and RBC WaterPark Place. You can view the PATH network map here.

Please refer to the Marinas section of our Boating Webpage for more information on reserved docking availability along Toronto’s Waterfront.