The PATH of Confusion!

The underground PATH links up some of the subway stations and most of the buildings in the downtown Toronto area. It’s very convenient during the winter time as you don’t need to walk outside in the bitter cold. Along these paths, there are shops, restaurants and food courts.

However, after working in the downtown core for the past 8 months, I’m still getting lost in the PATH! I blame it on the repetition of shops along the way that confuses me (You can find at LEAST 4 Sushi Q outlets within one stretch!) and the lack of signs that would direct you to the correct buildings. I take the same route to work every day and instead of heading towards First Canadian Place, I always end up at the Bay! I’ve tried backtracking to figure out which turning I’ve missed, but I get even more confused and like today, I ended up at the Metropolitan Hall.

Like I’ve always said, one fine day, I might end up in Sasketchewan.

3 Comments so far

  1. shy (unregistered) on February 25th, 2005 @ 4:37 pm

    i was never good at finding my way along The Path. if i had to get from A to B, i would map it out precisely on paper and would not bother learning any other route until i didn’t need that route anymore. i’ve been living in toronto longer The Path has existed and it’s still a bit of a mystery to me.

    but it is convenient if and only if you don’t get lost. ;)

  2. abbas h (unregistered) on February 25th, 2005 @ 4:48 pm

    yeah, the PATH is weird. what confuses me even more is trying to figure out where you are in it, rather than where you’re going. they really need to put up ideo locator’s on those maps. and to this day, if i start at union station, i have never been able to figure out how to make it to the eaton centre without going overground. rumour has it that the PATH extends all the way up to bloor!

  3. photojunkie (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2005 @ 10:10 am

    Ha. I have never worked down there, but everytime I am in the PATH, I don’t seem to have trouble finding my way around. Now finding a way out, that’s a different story ;-)

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