Very well organized. I wish My family could have bee accessible right at the finish instead of having to walk a long distance to meet them. The crowd support was really good. The metal was really nice. The tech t-shirt was a profit fit and so comfortable but I'm not really a fan of black.
Fast course, well organized and lots of drink stations. A fast elite field and an interesting course through many big city neighbourhoods. Not much bad to say, really.
This course is advertised as flat, but it really has quite a few long long gentle slopes. Also you change direction frequently, which can be a good thing if you're running into a headwind.
The half marathon participants start at the same time, so it's best not to get caught up in their faster pace off the start. The final 2 km is fantastic, big crowds and you're right downtown in Toronto.
You can get a discount if you book through the race website, but downtown Toronto hotels are very very expensive. Very few amenities and a hefty price tag. Instead find an Airbnb apartment or share a room with a couple of other runners to split costs.
Transportation is very easy, with lots of shuttle buses to the expo and start line area. Also public transit in Toronto is cheap and easy, plus taxis and Uber. No problem getting around!
By Javier about 2016
Beautiful city, excellent organization. Unfortunately the weather was warm and very humid on race day and that made it impossible to race well.
By Cathy C about 2014
Great race through many diverse neighbourhoods. Very well organized and run. Just received IAAF gold standard - only 4th such race in North America, along with Boston, Chicago and New York.
There are several sections of the course that run roads with streetcar tracks that runners must watch carefully for.