What is the PATH?
The Toronto PATH system is a marvelous web of underground walking paths that connects most buildings in the financial district. It is a major transit connection for TTC Subway and Union Station. The path is also home to a network of local shops and services. The PATH is best described as a sprawling underworld mall, with over 1,200 shops and services line the PATH walls.
Fun Fact: the PATH is actually the world’s largest underground walkway and connection system, as it spans over 30KM.
The PATH has connection to Toronto’s most iconic office buildings, busy tourist attractions, hotels, theaters, sporting stadiums, major transit hubs and most conveniently , many Toronto Condo buildings!
Living in a condo connected to the PATH gives access underground to more than 75 building, Union Station, 6 TTC subway stations, the Eaton’s Centre Mall and major department stores.
Where does the PATH go?
If you are in the Toronto Down Town Core, than the answer is: Almost everywhere! The PATH is super inter connected in the financial district. The PATH stretches right from the Toronto Waterfront neighbourhood at the RBC WaterPark Place and TTC Queen Quay Ferry Terminal. Heading North, the PATH
connects major entertainment and transit; Scotia Centre, CN Tower, Roger Centre, UP Express, Union Station. The PATH has complete underground connection up to the Atrium on Bay Street, and Yonge Dundas Square.
The Path has extensive connection from West of Yonge Street to about John Street in King West. Although the PATH stretches far from the Waterfront to Yonge Dundas Square, the main connections are within the Toronto Financial District. Almost every intersection and building is connected.
View the entire connected web here: http://torontopath.com/path-map/
Will I get lost?
Probably… But it’s actually easy to navigate when walking in the PATH. Signage is everywhere, maps are everywhere and a mobile app is under development for all the millennials. It is just as simple as navigating a large mall. Plus, the PATH is most commonly used for short walks and regular commutes. It’s not often will you need to walk from Waterfront to Yonge Dundas Square. https://www.blogto.com/city/2018/07/you-can-finally-navigate-path-your-phone/
The Lifestyle of Living in Condos Connected to the Path
For those who work in the Financial District, living in condos connected to the PATH is a total convenience. A modern city luxury. And it’s perfect for the colder seasons! For obvious reasons, avoiding the cold is amazing. But there is so much more to the PATH than a winter snow freeze escape. 7 things you didn’t know about the PATH. (http://torontofinancialdistrict.com/7-little-known-facts-about-the-toronto-path-underground-walkway/)
The PATH commute to work or anywhere, is a lifestyle. Everything you need on a daily commute is available. The PATH being like a mall, but with more convenience, puts so much at your door step. Dry Cleaners, Drug Stores, Shopping, Groceries, Clothing, Dinning Options. It’s endless. Condos Connected to the PATH allow supper easy access to transit, Union Station, entertainment and so much more.
Investment Value of Condos Connected to the PATH
Many residence of condos in the Core and Financial district often work in the area. Having a condo connected to the PATH has become increasing popular for the residence. Investors looking for rental units will see a premium for condos on the PATH. Resale and rental rates come at a premium for PATH access. Many new construction condo developers are working with the city to get PATH access. With new condo development rising, the PATH system is quickly growing in size and expanding further.
Condos Connected to the PATH
All condos connected to the PATH have different access methods. Depending on the location of the building, this will differ to what it is connected to. Many buildings in the core financial district, are condos connected to the PATH and have access directly from the inside of the building.
Aura at College Park does not have access to the full PATH. Meaning, currently you cannot walk to the financial district using the PATH. But, Aura Condos does have direct underground access to College Park subway station on the Yonge Street Line.
Both towers at the Ice condos (12 and 14 York Street) have direct access to the PATH. It is through the Scotia Centre. The Ice towers are ideally location right in the central hub of the financial district, waterfront and entertainment district.
One King West
A hotel condo building rich in history. Located in the heart of the entertainment and financial district, and right on top of King Station. Direct access to the King Subway station and the PATH connection.
7 King Street West
Located at the foot of King Street and Yonge Street, 7 King West is similar to 1 King Street, with direct access to King Station and the PATH connection.
The Ritz is one of Toronto’s most iconic luxury hotel condo building. A global brand of super luxury, the Toronto Ritz-Carlton has a superior location on Wellington Street. Close to King West entertainment, waterfront, and of course the financial district. The Ritz-Carlton has direct access to the PATH.
Harbour Plaza Condos
One of the newest additions to the PATH connection. Harbour Plaza condos have direct underground access to the PATH. Harbour Plaza is a great location close to the waterfront, and the PATH access puts residence right into the financial district.
All the phases of the Infinity condos (19 and 30 Grand Trunk, and 25 and 51 Lower Simcoe) all have direct access to the PATH connection. A great location close to the financial district, entertainment and waterfront.
Maple Leaf Square Condos
Maple Leaf Square condos are located right at the Scotia Bank Centre (formally ACC). Right in the centre of all the sports action, and many restaurants and entertainment on the ground level. The condo has direct underground access to the PATH.
A superior location in the financial district at Bay and Richmond, INDX condos at 70 Temperance Street. Direct PATH access, and access to Subway station. Central location close to King and Queen West, entertainment, and business.
An iconic building at Front and Yonge Street, with a unique design to the Toronto skyline. Amazing location close to the financial district, St. Lawrence area and entertainment. Directly beside Union Station, on the Yonge Street Subway line, and direct PATH access.
Similar location at the L-Tower, the Backstage condos have direct access to the PATH. Providing underground access from the building to the Subway and all of the Financial district.
Buildings and Locations Connected to the PATH
1 Queen St. East
145 King Street West
2 Queen Street East
500 University Ave
55 University Ave
Scotia Bank Centre
Atrium on Bay
Bay Adelaide Centre
Bell Trinity Square
Delta Toronto Hotel
First Canadian Place
Maple Leaf Square
MaRS Discovery District
Off The PATH
One King West
Royal Bank Plaza
Standard Life Centre
Sun Life Financial Tower
The CN Tower
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Toronto Coach Terminal
Yonge Richmond Centre Hotel