In the last few years, a rail path beside the CNR line has been opened up, creating a wonderful path for walking, jogging or cycling, running from the west end of the neighbourhood all the way to the base of Sterling, with plans to extend it all the way to the waterfront in the future.
High Park, the largest park in the city, is also close by with leafy hiking trails, picnic areas and even a small zoo.
The West Toronto Railpath is a multi-use asphalt trail running from The Junction neighbourhood toward downtown Toronto. The railpath was developed and funded by the City of Toronto for bicycle and pedestrian use by local area residents. It, along with the Beltline Trail, is an example of an urban rails-to-trail project. Phase 1 of the path opened up in 2009. Phase 2, an extension south from Dundas Street West to Liberty Village is now under construction.
In total, the railpath is proposed to run about 4 km from Cariboo Avenue in The Junction to Strachan Avenue near the downtown core. Like other rail trail projects, the path runs along railway rights-of-way established many years ago that have been narrowed or abandoned.
Phase 1 is about 2 km long, beginning at Cariboo Avenue and running southeast to Dundas Street West and Sterling Road.
Phase 2 will continue a further 2 km from Dundas Street West and Sterling Road southeast and east to Strachan Avenue and Wellington Street, providing access to the Wellington Street bicycle lane, near the Liberty Village development.
Wallace Walk is located less than 150 meters from the UP Express train, getting you downtown Toronto to Union Station in less than 10 minutes or to the Airport in 15 minutes.
Bloor GO Station has been transformed to extend service to both GO and UP Express guests. It is one of two brief stops between Union and Pearson stations.
Even more convenient is Wallace Walk’s proximity to both the Dundas West and Keele subway stations. Catch the next train and you can be in Yorkville in minutes, or transfer south on the Yonge line to Toronto’s financial and entertainment districts.
Bloor Station marks the intersection between Bloor West and Roncesvalles neighbourhoods, both bustling, family-friendly areas with great shops and brunch spots.
Wallace Walk is just less than 200 meters from the TTC subway on Bloor Street.
UP Express Bloor Station is located near Dundas West TTC Subway Station. Pedestrian access to/from the Subway Station is outdoors via Bloor St West and Dundas St West, and takes approximately 5 minutes by foot.
The station’s west tunnel provides guests with elevator access to both GO and UP Express platforms and a ticket booth for improved convenience. For taxis and car access, a Passenger Pick-Up and Drop-Off loop is available. This loop is located in the Freshco / Shoppers Drug Mart Plaza at 2400-2440 Dundas St West.