Exhibition Loop

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Exhibition Loop
Exhibition Loop Entrance - TTC.jpg
Location Manitoba Drive,
Toronto, Ontario
Coordinates 43°38′10″N 79°24′59″W / 43.63611°N 79.41639°W / 43.63611; -79.41639Coordinates: 43°38′10″N 79°24′59″W / 43.63611°N 79.41639°W / 43.63611; -79.41639
Platforms Side
Connections GO Transit logo.svg Lakeshore West logo.png Exhibition GO Station
Structure type At grade
Opened 1916
Rebuilt 1923, 1996
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
Terminus509 Harbourfront
Strachan Avenue
toward Union
511 Bathurst
Strachan Avenue
toward Bathurst
A 509 Harbourfront streetcar departs Exhibition Loop

Exhibition Loop is the terminus for the 509 Harbourfront and 511 Bathurst streetcar routes, and the 307 Blue Night Bathurst bus route. Exhibition Loop serves Exhibition Place, Ricoh Coliseum, BMO Field and connects with GO Transit at the Exhibition GO Station.


The loop has changed locations over the years, but it has always been located near what is now the Exhibition GO Station. The first loop began operations in 1916 and was located at the current loop location. In 1923 the loop was relocated to the southeast near the Princes' Gate. With the construction of the National Trade Centre it was re-located back to the original location in 1996.

Turnstiles are located in the centre of the loop for passengers entering the loop and another set located to the west for patrons exiting. The platform is at grade with the tracks and is separated from the Canadian National Exhibition. During the Canadian National Exhibition and other large events at Exhibition Place the loop is a fare paid area with a collector on duty. All other times, patrons pay their fare on the streetcar.

In the past it has been the terminus of the 521 Exhibition East streetcar route, from the east side of downtown Toronto.

Transit City proposal[edit]

The Transit City proposal included a line known as the Waterfront West LRT which would extend the existing 509 Harbourfront streetcar past Exhibition to Long Branch GO Station.

Bus connections[edit]

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External links[edit]

Media related to Exhibition Loop at Wikimedia Commons