The 27 km / 16 miles PATH underground walkway system covers most of the southern end of downtown.    It is a shopping labyrinth which can also gain a person access to certain buildings or hotels.

The Fairmont Royal York, the Hilton Downtown, and the Sheraton Centre are all connected to this maze of shops and restaurants. Generally the stores are open Monday through Friday with only a small segment open on the weekends. If there is inclement weather, or frigid temperatures, it is a great escape into the underground world of the city.

The PATH also connects to the Eaton Centre, Atrium on Bay shopping mall, Union Station and the Bay St. Bus Terminal. It’s quite an adventure to explore. The signage may not be perfect but it affords you the opportunity to see the city in a whole new light. If you would like to download a free map of the PATH system please visit