Organization. Example .. no clocks. No where on the course will you find the time. When Garmin fails in the city core you are schnoorked. That said lovely scenery, fast downhill to flat.
Don't be fooled by the hills in the first 21k. The balance is flat and if you don't pace you may be in for a walk.
By Alison Diamond about 2016
Course is excellent. Flat and uncrowded. Very relaxed at start.
Weather in Toronto early May is cool. I BQed there.
What i didn't like was after I finished. The transportation back to my hotel was awful. A bus was provided as part of my hotel package, but they kept us waiting on the bus for 45 mins. A lot of people were standing up having just run a marathon!! And we were soaked to the skin as it was raining heavily during the race. Terrible way to finish the day. They need better transportation.
You can run an even pace throughout the entire marathon as it is completely flat. It is a great course.
Order an Uber when you finish to take you back to your hotel (about 15 min car ride away).
Rent a car because the expo is not easy to get to and any public transportation to get you back is very infrequent.
Also, don't expect too much from the bus that is supposed to take you back to the hotel after the race. There was one bus and we had to wait for 45 mins on the bus for it to leave.
By Ali about 2016
Flat, fast. Only 1500 people completed so it was empty and you didn't have to weave in and out of people.
Course towards the end of the race by the lake was not easy, not really sure where I was going as there weren't many marshalls.
Weather was perfect. 46F on may 1. That's why I picked it. Definitely would recommend it for BQ.
You can keep a constant pace the whole way as it's completely flat.