If you’re looking for a way to travel around Toronto on foot without getting cold or wet, check out the PATH underground walkway: a network of underground tunnels that links major destinations throughout the downtown core.
Toronto PATH Facts
PATH links about 1,200 businesses and shops, 50 office buildings, five subway stations, a railway station, six hotels, two department stores and 20 parking garages.
PATH is home to the world’s largest underground sidewalk sale.
PATH encompasses 4 million square feet of retail floor area, or 371,600 square meters.
Toronto’s PATH is 28 kilometers, the largest underground shopping complex in the world.
Toronto’s PATH was born in 1900, when a tunnel was created between two T. Eaton Co. store locations. It continued to grow every few years until a major construction boom created most of what the PATH is today during the 1960s and 1970s.
In 1987, the City of Toronto took over PATH’s planning and signage responsibilities.
Over 100,000 pedestrians use PATH every single day in Toronto.
Shops in PATH are pretty upscale, and a National Post article from April 2010 suggests that rent for these stores are twice that of retail space on the surface.
For more information, see our previous PATH blog post.