Start Line Information

Start Times


Marathon 7:30 AM Mel Lastman Square
Half-Marathon 8:30 AM Mel Lastman Square
10K Run 7:30 AM Aylmer Road and Park Road
5K Run 8:00 AM Ontario Place
5K walk 12:00 PM Ontario Place
Relay 7:50 AM Mel Lastman Square


Participants are responsible for arriving at the start line at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start.

Public Transit

Please be advised that TTC subway service begins at 8:00 AM on Sundays. TTC surface routes operate on regular Sunday hours. The 320 Yonge route operates every 3-4 minutes to the Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K start lines. The 300 Bloor-Danforth route is a 5-10 minute walk to the 10K start line via Park Rd.


If driving to the Start Line, please be advised that road closures are in effect starting at 7:00 AM. Parking is available near the start lines for all events. Check map below for parking lots near Marathon and Half Marathon start line.


For parking near the 10K start line, the closest Green P lots are located at 1010 Yonge Street, 37 Yorkville Avenue, and 74 Yorkville Avenue.

Parking is available near the 5K Start Line, and Finish Line for all events, at Exhibition Place.

Buses to Start

Transportation to the Start line will be available for paid participants only. Buses depart from the following locations from 6:00 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.:

1. Hilton Hotel: 145 Richmond St. at University Ave. (Marathon & Half Marathon Only)

2. Ontario Place: Remembrance Dr. at the South West end of parking lot #2 south end of East Pedestrian Bridge. (Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K. See map below)


Bus to 10K start line departs at 6:15 a.m. sharp!

You MUST show your bib and proof of purchase to board (stamped on bib) Please don’t wait until the last minute. Look for the Yellow School Buses.

Tickets will not available at the Expo and must be purchased by April 15th.  There are no shuttles for the 5K.


Canadian Diabetes Association Clothing Donations

The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) will be accepting clothing donations at the Toronto Marathon. Participants can donate their gently used clothing. A Clothesline truck will be on-site at the start line on race day to accept donations. Clothes that are shed during the race will also be donated. Items being accepted for donation include: clothing, purses, hats, footwear, accessories, curtains, blankets, pillows, towels, sheets, linens, and draperies. We ask that you please pack items in regular-sized garbage bags.

Each bag of clothing collected will support the Canadian Diabetes Association and raise vital funds for diabetes research, education, services and programs such as D-Camps. The CDA is the only national organization to operate camps for children living with type 1 diabetes in the country. D-Camps provide children with an authentic and exciting camp experience where they also take steps to becoming independent in managing their diabetes. Parents also have peace of mind knowing that their children are monitored by a dedicated team of trained medical professionals who are available around the clock.


Start Corrals

Marathon Half-Marathon
Elite (Red) Sub 2:30 Elite (Red) Sub 1:15
Sub Elite (Yellow) Sub 3:10 Sub Elite (Yellow) Sub 1:35
Competitive (Blue) Sub 3:35 Competitive (Blue) Sub 1:47
Preferred (Green) Sub 4:00 Preferred (Green) Sub 2:00
Open (Orange) 4:00+ Open (Orange) 2:00+