##Hotels Near the Toronto Bus Station at Bay and Dundas
Located at 610 Bay Street, about 30 metres north of Dundas St. and about a 5 minutes walk west of the Eaton Centre, the Toronto Coach Terminal has been a gateway to Toronto since the 1930s.
Due to its relatively generic name, it is sometimes referred to as the Greyhound bus terminal or just the Toronto bus terminal. The building itself was built in 1931 and originally called the Gray Coach Terminal, then a part of the TTC (Toronto Transit Commision) and has been rebuilt twice so far, in 1984 and 1990.
###What’s Around The Station The station itself serves: Coach Canada, Ontario Northland, Penetang-Midland Coach Lines (PMCL), and Megabus. It also connects to the TTC’s Dundas subway station via the PATH network to the east, or walking outside you can reach St. Patrick subway station on Dundas in the same time.
The bus station is within a five to ten minute walk of the Atrium on Bay and Toronto Eaton Centre (east), Hospital for Sick Children (west), Toronto City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square (south). The Ontario Art Gallery and Toronto’s downtown Chinatown is about a 15-20 minute walk west.
###Hotels Nearby There are a number of hotels within a short walk from the terminal.
The closest three are the: Double Tree, Marriott, and Chelsea Hotel, with the DoubleTree (108 Chestnut St), about 2 blocks west on Dundas. If you’re attending events at Ryerson University, Ontario College or Arts (OCAD) or the University of Toronto’s downtown campus, these are all within walking distance of the campuses.
A bit of Coach Terminal trivia: directly to the east of the bus station is the Atrium on Bay, a mall and office tower that was built in 1981. The Atrium replaced the Ford Hotel, a hulking hotel built in 1929 that was once popular with bus travellers. The Ford was demolished in 1973 and by that time the originally posh hotel had been the scene in several fires, deaths and general mayhem over the years. See this article on Blog.TO for the full history.
Here are some much safer places to stay near the bus terminal:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel108 Chestnut St., Toronto. Downtown Toronto hotel one block from Art Gallery of Ontario, 3 blocks from both Eaton Centre and the Royal Ontario Museum. Closest to OCAD campus.
Features: Health club with indoor pool and sauna, Two fine-dining establishments (Hemispheres and Lai Wah Heen) including authentic dim sum, Multilingual staff
Directions: A 2-minute walk west of the Bus station on Dundas St. to Chestnut St.Check Price on Expedia
Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel525 Bay St. Toronto. Downtown Toronto hotel connected to Eaton Centre Mall and closest to Ryerson campus.
Features: Indoor swimming pool and spa tub on top floor, 24 hour fitness centre, Business centre
Directions: A 2-3 minute walk south of the Bus station on Bay St.Check Price on Expedia
Chelsea Hotel33 Gerrard St. W. Toronto. Largest downtown Toronto hotel with city views. Close to UofT and Ryerson campuses.
Features: Pets allowed, 2 bars/lounges, Babysitting / childcare service, Indoor pool
Directions: A 5-minute walk north/east of the Bus station at Yonge and Gerrard streets.Check Price on Expedia