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 9am 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 Valet at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Bike Valet

Want to avoid the hassles of driving on race day? Ride your bike to the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5k and use our FREE Bike Valet located behind Nathan Phillips Square on the northwest corner of Chestnut & Armoury Street!

Bike Valet is a bike parking service operated by Cycle Toronto and works like a coat check for bikes. Whether you're a runner or a spectator, Cycle Toronto will provide a red carpet service for your bicycle while you enjoy the race!

To pre-assign your spot for race day, please visit the Cycle Toronto booth at the Running, Health and Fitness Expo at the Direct Energy Centre on October 17th and 18th! We strongly suggest that you pre-assign your spot, as any spots not pre-assigned by race day will be on a first come, first served basis (200 spots available).

You will receive a bike tag when you pre-assign your spot at the expo. Please arrive to Bike Valet on race day with your bike tag attached to your bike.

Bike Valet Hours

  • Bike drop-off time: 7:00am – 8:00am
  • Bike pick-up time: 9:30am – 3:00pm