Dates times and location
The trail is happening for two weeks from September 17, 2021 – October 3, 2021 along Toronto’s Waterfront. Stops span from Lower Spadina in the West to Lower Sherbourne in the East. Check our trail map on the homepage for exact locations. The Trail is officially open from 11am – 7pm every day.
How do I get there?
We encourage visitors to take public transit, bike or walk wherever possible. There is limited parking on the waterfront.
TTC : Take the #6 bus westbound or eastbound along Queens Quay to Bay Street for Harbour Square Park) or Sherbourne Common. For other routes and accessibility routes, please visit the TTC Trip Planner.
Walking from GO and Union Station
From Union GO and Subway Station walk south through Union Railway Station into the ACC Galleria and turn left for Bay Street. Walk south to Queens Quay.
To plan your trip with GO visit GO Trip Planner
Driving: To avoid congestion from construction and traffic delays, we suggest taking public transit to the Festival and walking south from Union station. If you are driving, please note the below directions.
- From the West – Head east on Highway 401 or QEW towards Toronto. Exit Lakeshore Blvd. or Spadina Ave. and travel South to Queens Quay Blvd.
- From the East – Head west on Highway 401 take the DVP to the Lakeshore exit. Go right at the lights along Lakeshore Blvd. Take a left on Parliament Street intersection which turns into Queens Quay Blvd.
Is the event accessible?
The Redpath Waterfront Trail fully complies with the City of Toronto accessibility rules and regulations and all trail stops are accessible.
Is there parking?
How do the AR stops work?
Each AR Stop will have a Kiosk / giant sign. Using your mobile device and camera, scan the QR code posted on the sign and the AR experience will automatically launch through your internet browser. Follow the instructions on the screen and watch each stop come to life. AR stop locations can be found on the map on our homepage.
AR stops are best viewed in daylight hours. Please check your surroundings and be safe when experiencing the AR on your phones. Make sure you are aware of traffic, pedestrians and cyclists.
How do I scan a QR code?
Open your camera on any mobile device, point it at the QR code to scan, and follow the instructions on your screen. Try it now on our homepage. with the test QR Code.
If you are having issues with the AR experiences onsite, please try the below:
- Make sure you are connected to the internet
- Reboot your browser application
- Rescan the QR code
- Allow access to the camera
- Restart your phone or tablet if the AR still does not work
*For Android phones, if you are not seeing the website pop-up after scanning the QR code, go to Google and try scanning the phone from Google. There is a QR code reader on Google for Android phones.
If the content has loaded but you don’t see the AR experience, make sure to follow the instructions on your screen. Each AR is different and you might have to tap on the ground to make it appear or hold up your phone to the picture of barn doors to make it work etc.
Please note that older phones may have a slower AR experience. We recommend closing all other apps running in the background to improve performance.
How do the local promotions work?
In order to participate in the local promotions, visitors must show the blue TRAIL ICON from the towaterfronttrail.com homepage or from the printed map to the businesses involved. This will confirm that you are participating in the Trail. Once the symbol is shown, the business will offer the unique promotion for one time use only. Please note, the promotions are only redeemable during the two week period of the trail.
What are the safety/COVID protocols in place?
The Redpath Waterfront Trail is following the guidance of the Toronto Public Health and values the health and safety of its visitors. All installations are physically spaced to adhere to social distancing guidelines and visitors are encouraged to stay 6 feet apart at all times. All AR stops and art installations are no-touch. All local businesses involved adhere to COVID protocols and are actively sanitizing. Please follow all Toronto Public Health rules regulations as of Stage 3.
Where do I find a printed trail map?
Physical copies of the trail maps can be found at our Queen’s Quay Terminal visitor centre from 11am – 7pm each day of the trail. There will also be printed maps at some of the trail stops including Kardia Fitness, Tall Ship Kajama and Amsterdam Brewhouse. You can also download the map from our homepage.