The Path

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The area
Neighbourhood: Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
How to get there
  • King • 3 min walk
  • Queen • 5 min walk
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Lynn M
Chatham, Canada8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Trying to navigate my way through it was a bit of a challenge because even with the Google Maps it did not always put me in the right direction but I realized if you're just going from one end to the other you will probably be okay. The stores close pretty early but I noticed quite a few food courts and places to sit down. There was one section of it that I could smell urine but for the most part it was pretty clean and well lit. I like it because it's conveniently Underground and when it's cold out you don't have to battle the elements.
Written 7 March 2024
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Natalie M
Moose Jaw, Canada15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The PATH helped us stay out of the cold wet weather in Toronto when we were there. It helped also because our hotel and the locations we were going to was easily navigated to by the PATH system and maps. Nice to be able to go to Scotiabank arena from the hotel without having to go outside. The shops and restaurants were neat to see also.
A tip that we learned is navigate old school with street names and addresses and not with your phone through Apple maps or Google Maps until we were back outside walking on the street. At least our phones went crazy walking in the PATH system when we were trying to locate an address.
Written 2 March 2024
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina65,232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
When downtown, I prefer to get around by using the underground pathways. There are also many shops and eateries which cater to the everyday and special needs of office workers.
Written 18 February 2024
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lowbk
Singapore, Singapore205 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
Use this path can help you to avoid the cold wind and rain.

This path is like a shopping street underground.
Written 11 December 2023
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AnLil
966 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Business
On a rainy or windy day, the PATH is a good and safe option. It’s accessible by subway, streetcars and GO train. To/from Union station, you can cross into the subway underground through doors to the PATH that passes along eating areas and shops. It’s nothing like Sainte-Catherine Montreal or Seoul’s above-/below-ground mecca around Myeongdong or Gangnam; but York’s Fairmont Hotel also offers underground access to the PATH with storefronts (beside Hockey Hall of Fame on Front Street). Hairdressing/barber, services and cafes dot the subterranean landscape that meanders North—towards Queen Street, smack between Bay Street and University Avenue. For example, nearby the Hudson’s Bay, clients preregister for PhysioPlus (Pineapple) Health group for therapy, acupuncturist and more. You would first pop out at Nathan Phillips Square beside the municipal underground car/charging lot. They’re the stairs leading to the “new” City Hall (a.k.a. Superman buildings), where free Saturday-Sunday events are held seasonally, beside Old City Hall or the stone courthouse—adjacent to Eaton’s Centre. There, you can also find many more shops, across Yonge street from Dundas Square movie theatre (used mornings as a lecture hall by Toronto Metropolitan University students). Renovations are being completed along the PATH, just in time for their wintry escape from Toronto’s bustle and streetcar traffic! Timing it just right, you can emerge from the trains and do all your window shopping…then even catch a theatrical performance or musical/show at Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. There are plenty of dining options, besides Ruth Chris’ Steakhouse, next to Sheraton hotel’s secret courtyard-garden on Queen: facing Shangri-la (for afternoon tea if Fairmont is fully booked). If you’re adverse to cold weather…practically never exposing your face to the elements, this could be the PATH for you. Strolling underground, downtown, how could anyone go wrong in a city like Toronto?!
Written 27 August 2023
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minimize940314
Los Angeles, CA3,543 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The path offers great sheltering during the cold and snowy winter. I was able to avoid getting wet and cold by navigating the city via the path.
Written 20 August 2023
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mroyster81
Buffalo, NY11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Very convenient getting from hotel to train to stores. Lots of places to eat. Saves you from the outdoor elements. Many options
Written 10 August 2023
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ChupiesUSA
South Carolina88 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
After three failed attempts to get to various locations around the city using the PATH, we finally made a successful trip to find dinner on our last night. I’m not sure what could be done to make it more user friendly but it was really confusing for us.
Written 22 June 2023
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Shell-TA
Syracuse, NY870 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We recently used the Path during our 3 day stay in Toronto. It was so much appreciated, as the weather was rainy and cold for most of our stay. It was amazing to see what is offered. In addition to the shops and restaurants, there had barbershops, dental offices, drugstores, etc. We did think the signs could have been clearer in some areas and we had to ask someone a couple times for directions to where we were going but overall this is a great option, especially if you want to stay warm and dry.
Written 7 April 2023
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lowbk
Singapore, Singapore205 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Exploring this underground path is a good way to escape from the snow and rain. There are also many shops down there. But please note the path is closed on weekends.
Written 4 February 2023
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