When you live a busy life, you’re always on the go, but for some city dwellers, owning an automobile of some sort isn’t the most economic way to travel. Since West is situated right within the downtown core, it is literally steps away from most, if not all, forms of transportation. Check out our convenient map below that breaks down the main TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) Lines for both subway and streetcar.
Billy Bishop Airport:
Step off the 511 Car at Fleet Street and you’re just a short suitcase roll from Toronto City Centre Airport (YTZ), the city’s miracle jumping-off point to destinations like New York, Chicago, Boston, Montreal, Ottawa, Sudbury, Halifax and Moncton.
The 509 Harbourfront Streetcar runs between the Exhibition Loop and Union Station, which puts you on the rails with Go Trains, VIA Rail, AMTRAK and of course, the TTC’s Yonge/ University subway line. Union is the core hub for central GO and regional bus services.
At WEST you’re steps from King and Bathurst. Here, the 504 streetcar will pick you up for a lift as far west at Dundas West Station, and as far east as Broadview Station. The 514 car also ferries you along King between the Dufferin Gate of the CNE and Cherry Street in the Distillery district. Before you know it, you’re at Bathurst Street, which lets you intercept the 511 streetcar north to Bathurst Station or south to the Exhibition Loop - which gives you easy access to east and westbound GO Trains, BMO Field, and the events at the CNE grounds.
Any Lane is Your Lane:
Chances are, you’ll run into a car sharing service as soon as you step out of WEST. The downtown core and your neighbourhood in particular, is well served by AutoShare, Cars2Go, and Zipcar. The Entertainment District, by its nature, is a magnet for instantaneous taxi and Uber services. If you’re driving your own vehicle, you’re only a few turns from arteries like King, Adelaide & Richmond Streets, as well as Lake Shore Boulevard and the Gardiner Expressway.