Soaring architectural marvels fill the horizon in Toronto’s Financial District. This bustling business core, centred around King and Bay Streets, is home to banks, corporate head offices, law firms, stockbrokerages and other big businesses.
But under the glass and steel monoliths reaching skywards, a whole other city thrives below the surface. The PATH, or Toronto’s Underground City, is a subterranean shopping concourse that weaves its way for more than 30 kilometres (16 miles) beneath the financial core. According to the Guinness World Records, it’s the largest underground shopping complex in the world, with close to 1,200 retail shops, cafés and restaurants. The PATH connects to 50 office towers, six hotels, five subway stations and major attractions such as The Hockey Hall of Fame, Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre and the CN Tower.