Thousands of people are expected to attend the march in Toronto this year
Plan accordingly, we’re here to help.
Whether you’re marching or not, this event will be hard to ignore. Public transportation will be heavily impacted by the number of people headed towards the events, as driving and parking will be nearly impossible. Moovit has the transportation information you need to navigate to/from/or around, the events this Saturday.
Sat, 20 January 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST
Starting and ending at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street, West. Between University, Queen and Bay streets in downtown Toronto.
- The march will proceed west along the lane between Osgoode Hall and the Superior Court of Justice
- Then it will proceed north on University Avenue, eastbound on Dundas Street West, south on Bay Street, and westbound on Queen Street West, returning to Nathan Phillips Square
- The total distance is approximately 1.5 km. A copy of the map can be found here.
The following streets will be closed from 10 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19 until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20 (or until crowds disperse):
- Columbus Drive, from Monroe Street to Balbo Drive
- Jackson Blvd. from Lake Shore Drive to Michigan Avenue
- Westbound lane of Congress Pkwy. between Columbus Drive and Michigan Ave
- The main access point connecting GO Transit train and bus routes to the TTC is through Union Station.
- Trains travel into the main building and buses connect at the Union Station Bus Terminal.
- GO Transit Accessibility information here
- The nearest subway stations to Nathan Phillips Square are Osgoode and Queen
- Both stations are accessible
- Check service status here
Wheel-Trans dedicated stop
- There is a dedicated Wheel-Trans stop/waiting area on the north side of City Hall – at Elizabeth and Hagerman Streets
- There is a wide ramp with a continuous, graspable handrail. Attendees will need to travel around the building, south to Nathan Phillips Square
The route is on a flat surface, starting and ending at Nathan Phillips Square.
During the last stretch of the march along Bay Street, people may wish to enter Nathan Phillips Square via two alternate routes:
- Option 1 – There is a curb cut leading to a ramp at Albert Street. The ramp may be narrow for some users and does not have a continuous or graspable handrail.
- Option 2 – There is a curb cut on the east side of Bay Street at Hagerman Street. There are well-spaced bollards at this intersection. People can enter the Square by traveling alongside the City Hall building.
Marshals will help to secure off-road areas that may have issues and provide information to marchers as we go.
How to use Moovit on Saturday
- Live Twitter updates from @TTC and @GoTransit via Moovit Alerts tab
- Identify the Women’s March locations on the map by logo
- Search “Women’s March @ Nathan Phillips Square,” to plan a trip to that location
- Check service alerts that appear when you plan your trip to ensure you have the latest information from Go Transit, TTC and more
Here’s what to look for in Moovit
Whatever your plans are, enjoy your weekend, and leave the details to us. You ride, we guide.