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Directions to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

The Royal is home to Exhibition place, taking place in the Coca-Cola Coliseum and Enercare Centre which is located on 100 Princes’ Blvd in downtown Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario. There are many convenient ways to get here including by car, by bicycle or by public transit. Full directions are provided below. See you at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair soon! 

By Car

Take the Gardiner Expressway west to Spadina/Lake Shore Boulevard cutoff and follow the signs for Lake Shore Boulevard.

Take Lake Shore Boulevard to Strachan Avenue and enter via Manitoba Dr. (just north of the Princes’ Gates).

Take the Gardiner Expressway east to Lake Shore Boulevard

Stay on Lake Shore Blvd. West

There are three entrance points (at the traffic lights) to Exhibition Place from Lake Shore Boulevard – British Columbia Road, Ontario Drive and Newfoundland Drive.

Exit 427 south to Gardiner Expressway East.

Take the Gardiner Expressway east to Lake Shore Boulevard.

There are three entrance points (at the traffic lights) to Exhibition Place from Lake Shore Boulevard – British Columbia Drive, Ontario Drive and Newfoundland Drive.

Take Bathurst Street north to Lakeshore Blvd. West.

Take Lake Shore Boulevard West, turn north on Strachan Avenue and enter via Manitoba Dr. (just north of the Princes Gates), or turn North onto Fort York Road, and west at the lights on to Strachan Avenue into Exhibition Place.

Click here to find out about road closures on the Exhibition Place Grounds.

By Bicycle

There are 732 bike racks located on the grounds of Exhibition Place. Download a map of their locations here

Toronto’s first New Mobility Hub is located at the Exhibition Place GO Station. The Hub provides multiple modes of transportation services such as TTC, GO, a Bikeshare Hub, bicycle parking, a WIFI hotspot, taxi hotline, weather and tourist info, secure bicycle lockers, and a map of downtown Toronto.

Public Transit

Take the Bloor subway to Dufferin Station, board the #29 bus south to Exhibition Place.

Please note that there will be a temporary route change from 8 p.m. October 27 to 6 a.m. November 11, 2019.

This bus route originates at Front St East at Parliament St. and will drop passengers off at Princes’ Gates loop.

Please note that during the summer, the 121A (Exhibition Place-Distillery) branch operates all day, every day outside the summer months. The 121C (Exhibition-Cherry Beach) is a seasonal route that operates from mid-May to mid-October.

Take the Bloor subway to Bathurst Station, board the #511 streetcar south to Exhibition Place.

 

Take the Yonge-University subway to Union Station. Take the 509 Streetcar from the Union Station southbound streetcar tunnel towards Exhibition Place.

Taking GO to The Royal is easy and drops you right at Exhibition Place, a short walk to the Fair entrance. Service to Exhibition station on the Lakeshore line occurs approx. every 30 minutes. If you are taking a GO bus to The Royal connect to the Lakeshore West Train and take it right to Exhibition Place for no additional cost.

The Royal in its partnership with GO Transit is please to offer combination Royal Ticket and GO Transit Combo Passes.* Travel return anywhere GO services and gain entrance to the Fair for one low price:

Single rider: $38.50
Family (2 adults, 2 kids) $90
*must be booked online

Parking at Exhibition Place

Parking is available to the public in the following lots:

  • Enercare Centre Garage = 850
  • 851, 852, 853, 854, 855, 856, 857
 
Please Note: Parking Lots 858 and 859 are not available to the public along with limited access to Parking Lot 856. All other Exhibition Place lots are available and parking is administered and staffed via Exhibition Place
 

Surface Lots
$16.00
After 6:00 pm $13.00

Indoor parking (Enercare Centre)
$16.00
After 6:00 pm $13.00

Form of payment: Credit Card (Apple Pay, Google Pay, AMEX Also Accepted) and Debit Card. Green P Mobile App *except Lot 850/Enercare Parking Garage.

Indoor parking (Enercare Centre) rates increase $3 on peak usage days

All parking lots are operated by Exhibition Place. Taxicab service is available at all main entrances.  Exhibitor parking programs and valet parking services are also offered.

Take the Gardiner Exhibition Place provides a total of 88 accessible parking spaces throughout all of its surface parking lots and indoor garage. All spaces are located near the entrances to the lots and/or close to the pedestrian access points to buildings and event space. Regular parking rates apply.

A total of 14 parking spaces are provided exclusively for energy efficient hybrid electric/gasoline vehicles. These preferred spaces are located in Lots 852, 852, 853 and 854 and the indoor garage, in close proximity to the wheelchair-accessible spaces. The preferred location of the hybrid spaces recognizes the contribution that owners are making towards lowering emissions, and the use of the spaces is left to the discretion of drivers. Regular parking rates apply.

Charge your electric vehicle in the underground parking garage at Enercare Centre. Look for the green ‘Electric Vehicle Charging Station’ signs in the underground parking lot: on the west, and north side of Hall D (green zone); south side of Hall B (blue zone); north and south side of Hall A (red zone). Regular parking rates apply.

A total of 5 parking spaces are provided for the exclusive use of parents with small children and/or strollers. These are located in the indoor garage, and in Lots 851 and 853, near the accessible and hybrid parking spaces, with easy access to the buildings and event space. Regular parking rates apply.

Click here to find out about road closures on the Exhibition Place Grounds.

Frequently Asked Questions

The 2022 Royal Agriculture Winter Fair is taking place from November 4th until November 13th. It is open on Sundays & Mondays (Nov. 6,7 and 13) 9am-6pm and on Tuesday – Saturday (Nov 4,5, 7-12) 9am-9pm.

Unfortunately there are no refunds or exchanges for any reason. All tickets purchased are final sale. This applies to General Admission, Royal Horse Show, Culinary Academy and any other relevant paid event tickets. Unless specified otherwise. 

All of our tickets are valid for one day entry to General Admission, Royal Horse Show, Culinary Academy and any other relevant paid event tickets. Unless specified otherwise. 

Coat Check will be available from during the day in the  Galleria Hall A and evening/ night in the Coca-Cola Coliseum.

We would recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes so you can enjoy and explore our extensive amount of activities and be ready to walk throughout The Royal experiencing them.

Debit and credit machines are not mandatory for The Royal vendors. They use them at their own discretion and many vendors accept cash only. There are ATMs available throughout the grounds and in most buildings.

The Royal is pleased to partner with the Fairmont Royal York to provide reduced rates during the fair.

Fairmont Royal York: One of Toronto’s classic and luxurious hotels, conveniently located on Front St. in the downtown corridor. The Royal York provides a complimentary shuttle to the Fair every 20 minutes between 8-10am, 4-7pm, 9pm-12am.

Visit https://book.passkey.com/event/50343780/owner/12204/home to book your stay today. 

Please note that close to the Fair dates this offer may expire.

Visa, MasterCard, Debit, Visa Debit, and cash are accepted forms of payment when purchasing tickets at the gate. All charges will be made in Canadian funds.

Mobility Rentals (wheelchairs, scooters, wagons, walkers, and strollers) available in Salon A1, contact Jennifer Monteith with In Motion Services at (416) 410-6612, email: jennifer.tesc@gmail.com

2-for-1 admission: They are to pay the lesser rate of the two. For example, if a child is in a wheelchair with an adult handler they are to pay the child admission price.


To rent wheelchairs, scooters, wagons, or walkers please call Jennifer Monteith at the Exhibitor Support Centre in the Galleria 416-410-6612.

 

Yes, there are plenty educational and entertaining activities on-site.

 

For over 10 years, WindReach Farm has been providing support and opportunity to groups of individuals with special needs who visit the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

If you would like assistance such as a guided tour provided by our staff and volunteers as well as access to a fully accessible lunch room, please get in touch through our website – www.windreachfarm.org or call 905-655-5827.

The Royal will follow all guidelines in place by Toronto Public Health for festivals and events as of November 4 2022. Please see Toronto Public Health for all current rules regulations.

The Royal has a wide selection of restaurants on site for you to choose from.

Click here to view your dining options.

If you have already purchased a General Admission ticket and would like to attend the Royal Horse Show then you can upgrade your ticket at the Upgrade Horse Show ticket booth AT the Fair.

Photography & Filming Consent Notice

NOTICE OF FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY

By entering the event premises you consent to being photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded, and allow the use of such material to be used by The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair for any promotional purposes.

Thank you for your cooperation.