The Underground PATH Of Toronto: Hints And A History

Connor Titmarsh

Toronto can get hot, and Toronto can get cold – very cold – we all know this. Luckily, there is a place where you can escape the sweltering heat and chilling cold, where you can travel in relative comfort throughout much of the downtown core. PATH is Toronto’s underground pedestrian walkway. Here are a few tips on how to best take advantage of this subterranean passage; but first, a little history.

The PATH: Union Station Skywalk

PATH’s History

PATH started way back in 1900 when the Eaton Co. decided to connect its main stores with the bargain shop across the street, by way of an underground tunnel. The next phase was completed alongside the opening of Union Station in 1927, connecting to the Fairmont Royal York on Front Street, which opened in 1929. As PATH expanded the city took over management of these underground pathways. Interestingly, each portion of the PATH is owned by the property it runs through, meaning about 35 separate companies work together to make PATH happen.

PATH Hints & Tips

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