Freewheelin’ Along The Martin Goodman Waterfront Trail

Harbourfront, Leslieville/Riverside


(* Title image courtesy of Jeremy Gilbert, with thanks!)


One of the greatest pleasures in life is a simple stroll, run or bike, engaging in movement for the sake of it- not necessarily for transportation (although that is a bonus too). It’s even better when you have a scenic route to elevate the experience, with multiple destinations between here and there to stop and linger. And you can go for as short- or as long- a tour as you desire.

That’s what is so wonderful about the meandering and lovely Martin Goodman Waterfront Trail.



It spans about 56 kilometres, with the Humber Bridge to the west to the Rouge River to the East. It’s a section of the iconic Great Lakes Waterfront Trail system that connects communities along the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.



There have been improvements made to the trail over the years, including parking, lighting, controls over motor vehicle access points, and the addition of the ‘missing link’ portion. Creating that connection as part of the waterfront trail system was one of the projects executed by Waterfront Toronto, and was doubly important given its improvement to Toronto’s Cycling Network plan.



The trail is flat and has dedicated lanes to cycling and walking, making room for everyone to enjoy together. And enjoy it you will!  The Martin Goodman Waterfront Trail offers some of the best views that Toronto has to offer, both of the Lake and the City!

While a stroll or a run along the trail is perfect, it’s best enjoyed on two wheels. If you don’t have a bike of your own, don’t fret, there are rentals along the way through Bike Share Toronto.



There are multiple access points along the trail, with parking, including Sir Casimir Gzowski Park at Humber Bridge, Budapest Park, High Park, Ontario Place, Coronation Park, Harbourfront at Queens Quay West, Cherry Beach, Tommy Thompson Park, Ashbridge’s Bay Park and the Eastern Beaches area.


These parks all make for great destinations while travelling. There are also lots of benches and tranquil spots to stop, along with food and beverages available at lots of locations- for mid-ride or mid-walk sustenance!

And one of the most vibrant and engaging spots? Along the Queens Quay stretch of the trail is Harbourfront Centre with festivals, events, performing arts, cultural workshops, food, drink, shops and more, there is always something to do. You’ll want to make this a frequent destination! I wrote about all the goings-on here in this post It’s Happening At Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre!



Life could be pretty sweet indeed if access to this trail – and all that it offers – was a 15- minute walk from your front door, don’t you think? Check out our new listing below!



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Some related reading for you:

It’s Happening At Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre!

Superior Cycling In Toronto? There’s An App For That!

The Benefits Of Living Near Water

Revitalizing The Port Lands On Toronto’s Waterfront



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