The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon returns for 2019 on October 20. The annual event that includes both a half marathon and 5k will result in major road closures all over the city.
Here's what you need to know to navigate around the city this weekend.
Whether you're a runner or a spectator, the map below details all the route info for this weekend. You can find a higher res version here.
While you can watch the run from vantage points all across the route, if you're looking for something a bit more exciting, there are designated neighbourhood and cheering entertainment centres throughout the course. They can be found at the following locations.
- Scotiabank Arena (after 20k) from 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- University of Toronto (after 2.5K) from 8:50 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
- Alexandra Park (after 5K) from 8:55 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
- Liberty Village/King West (after 7.5K & 17K) from 8:05 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
- Swansea/Bloor West/High Park (after 12.5K) from 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Parkdale/Roncesvalles (after 11K & 14K) from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
- Harbourfront (halfway) from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Corktown (after 26K & 39K) from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
- Cabbagetown (after 25K) from 9:55 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- GreekTown (after 27K & 38K) from 10 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
- Leslieville/South Riverside (after 30K & 35K) from 10:10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- The Beach (after 32K & 34K) from 10:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
- St. Lawrence (after 41K) from 10:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon has more road closures than any event in the city, but fortunately for people making their way around downtown, many of them will be lifted by late Sunday afternoon.
Key areas of the run will, however, be closed from Saturday to Sunday evening. The chart below details all the closures taking place.
by Jaclyn Skrobacky via blogTO