Competitors and spectators will be responsible for getting around Toronto on their own. We have great transportation options and will be selling Toronto Transit Commissions (TTC); our local transportation mode tickets in advance for daily unlimited travel. Costs will be published in advance and will be discounted from buying individual tickets yourself. More information about travelling around the city is found below.
TRAVEL BY ROAD
Rated as one of the safest driving regions in North America, Ontario has a comprehensive highway network. The city maintains an extensive arterial road network and is very familiar with the logistics required to support major events. All the major 400 series highways connect to local road systems allowing for easy travel around the city.
TRAVEL BY RAIL
On a national level, Toronto is served by VIA Rail, Canada’s national passenger rail service. The main commuter hub and inter-city rail station is Union Station in downtown Toronto. Great for those that may want to visit other parts of Canada by rail.
TRAVEL BY TRANSIT
The TTC boasts several transit operators that provide local and rapid inter-regional services. Municipal transit networks across the region feature modern and accessible bus fleets that integrate services with Toronto transit, as well as the inter-regional commuter rail and bus service, GO Transit.
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is North America’s third-largest transit operator, serving 1.5 million passengers on a typical weekday. The TTC operates an extensive 68km subway network, along with numerous streetcar and bus routes. Some surface routes offer 24-hour service.
The TT is currently building an extension on the Toronto-York Spadina line that will be open late 2017. You can see the Pioneer Village and York University Stations in the map below. The York Lions Stadium and the Toronto Track and Field Centre is located just a quick 2-3 minute walk from the Pioneer Village Station and approximately a 5 minute walk from the York University Station.
York University Station is located in the heart of the York University Campus, crossing diagonally under Ian Macdonald Boulevard, with the main entrance in the Harry W. Arthurs Common. Just a short walk from the Toronto Track and Field Centre and York Lions Stadium. One quick ride from downtown Toronto to York University Station and you will have reached your destination if competing at the York Lions Stadium or Toronto Track and Field Centre. Estimated time to travel from University of Toronto Varsity Stadium is 25 minutes.
Pioneer Village Station runs diagonally under the intersection of Steeles Avenue West and Northwest Gate and within an approximate 2 – 3 minute walk to the Toronto Track and Field Centre and York Lions Stadium.
Access to TTC, YRT, Viva and Go bus services is from Pioneer Village Station (one station over) and Highway 407 Station (two stations over). This will give competitors the opportunity to connect with other hotels and residences by transit other than the subway system.
You can see below how the new subway line (in blue) will go through York University Campus and that the Pioneer Village Station and the York University Station is just a short walk to the Toronto Track and Field Centre.
Pioneer Village Station
(pulling into Pioneer Village Station at 1:30 of the video)
Historic Union Station is the inter-city transit hub in downtown Toronto and the central connection point for the 27km PATH, an underground pedestrian pathway linking more than 50 key locations in the city core. The highest-capacity transportation station in Canada, over 250,000 passengers travel through Union Station on a daily basis.
The Toronto Coach Terminal is the main bus station for inter-city services in Toronto. It is located at 610 Bay Street, (just north of Dundas Street), in the downtown core of the city. The terminal is predominately used by Coach Canada and Greyhound Canada.
GO Transit operates an extensive network of train and bus services that carry 55 million passengers each year. GO Transit routes are shown on the map below:
UP Express (Union Pearson Express)
A new fixed rail train is running from Toronto Pearson Int’l Airport to Union Station downtown Toronto.
Travellers are at the centre of everything UP does – from free Wi-Fi on trains and in stations courtesy of CIBC, airline check-in kiosks where you can print boarding passes, baggage tags, personal outlets to charge devices and up-to the-minute flight information. UP also offers great retail from Balzac’s Coffee Roasters, Drake General Store and Mill Street Brewery – featured in the CIBC UPSTAIRS Lounge.
- It takes 25 minutes and departs every 15 minutes running currently from 5:27am – 1am. Visit www.upexpress.com for more information.
One way fare from Union Station to Toronto Pearson Int’l Airport (Pearson) or Pearson to Union Station is $12.00 CDN.
One way fare from Union Station to Weston Station – 2 stops $5.65 CDN.
One way fare from Union Station to/from Bloor, Bloor to/from Weston and Weston to/from Pearson – 1 stop $5.30 CDN.
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