Access to Ontario Place during CNE – August 18 to September 4, 2017
Please note the following restrictions when planning arrivals and departures from Ontario Place during Canadian National Exhibition taking place at Exhibition Place from August 18 to September 4.
Access to Ontario Place will be available by walking south on Strachan Ave. across Lakeshore Blvd. to Remembrance Dr./Coronation Park, and continue south/west towards the lake into Ontario Place. If coming from the West, you can cross the bridge at Jameson Ave and take the Martin Goodman Trail into Ontario Place. Pedestrian access via the bridges will be possible only for those who purchase admission to the CNE fair grounds.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR THOSE ATTENDING A BUDWEISER STAGE CONCERT:
Patrons who have their concert tickets in hand will receive free admission to the CNE fair grounds on the date of the concert. Patrons who arrive at the CNE gates who still need to pick up or purchase their concert tickets from the box office will need to purchase a CNE Will Call Ticket for $19 (one per person) in order to cross through the fair grounds, then bring their CNE Will Call Ticket to the box office to get a full refund of the $19. Please let the CNE box office attendant know that you are attending a show at Budweiser Stage when arriving to purchase CNE Will Call Ticket. Only CNE Will Call Tickets will be refunded at our Box Office. General Admission tickets will not be refunded.
Concert goers who arrive at the CNE gates but prefer not to walk through the CNE grounds can also get to the Budweiser Stage entrance by walking south on Strachan Ave. across Lakeshore Blvd. to Remembrance Dr./Coronation Park, and continue south/west towards the lake into Ontario Place.
The closest GO Train stop to Ontario Place is the Exhibition Station. To avoid paying admission to the CNE grounds, exit trains and walk north on Atlantic Ave, east along E Liberty St to Strachan Ave., south on Strachan across Lakeshore Blvd. to Remembrance Dr. and continue south towards the lake into Ontario Place. (Approx. 2.9 km, or 36 minutes)
Alternatively, you can take the GO Train and get off at Union Station, get onto the 509 Exhibition streetcar and get off at Fort York Blvd. Walk South on Strachan, then West along Remembrance Drive until you reach the West Island Entrance. (Approx. 1.5km, or 20 minutes)
The following TTC transit routes would give the option of walking around the site:
- 121 Fort York-Esplanade buses westbound (board bus at street level at Front Street and Bay Street) to Fort York Blvd and Fleet St
- 509 Harbourfront streetcars westbound from Union Station to Fort York Blvd.
- 511 Bathurst streetcar southbound from Bathurst Station to Fort York Blvd and Fleet St
- 29 Dufferin bus to Dufferin Gate Loop