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Toronto-Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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Interactive 2024 eclipse map for Toronto-Hamilton

Map of the Toronto-Hamilton area, showing the path of totality in gray




Detailed Interactive 2024 eclipse map for Toronto-Hamilton

Detailed map of the Toronto-Hamilton area, showing the path of totality in gray



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You MUST use certified eye protection ("eclipse glasses")
whenever ANY PART of the Sun’s disk is visible.

ISO-Certified Eclipse Glasses

In Toronto, you must ALWAYS use your eclipse glasses to view the eclipse.

The Total Eclipse of April 8, 2024

Another total solar eclipse is coming to North America! This time, totality will also pass over Mexico and Canada – giving people all over North America another chance to experience this great celestial event.

In order to see totality, you have to be in the path of totality. If you aren’t in that path, you’ll only see a partial eclipse. You can learn more about those details with our simple eclipse viewing instructions guide.

The Total Eclipse of April 8, 2024 in Toronto-Hamilton

The Toronto-Hamilton area is truly a tale of two cities on eclipse day. Hamilton lies solidly in the path, and will see almost two minutes of totality – whereas all of Toronto lies outside the northern limit of the path. This means that it is extremely important for you to know where to be on eclipse day, if you want to see the amazing sight of totality!

Where can I see the total eclipse?

In Hamilton, you’re fine. You can stay put and enjoy the eclipse all you want. Brantford is also just inside the path, and so long as you are in town (as far south as you can get), you’d be fine here as well. If you want to get more totality, you can head over to Niagara Falls to get an extra minute and a half in the shadow. Please see our blog post about the 2024 eclipse in Buffalo to get more information on locations near there.

However, if you’re north of Hamilton, totality falls off rapidly. The Burlington lakefront will see 1m10s of totality, and by the time you get to Mississauga or even Oakville, you’re outside the path altogether. London, Cambridge, Kitchener and Guelph are not in the path, but we’ve written a blog post for London which covers some more viewing options in the region.

If you head west, you’ll have to stay within about 8km of the Lake Erie shoreline to even be in the path at all. Your best bets in the area are truly around the
Falls, St. Catharines or Port Colborne.


What will I see on eclipse day?

It’s very difficult to describe exactly what you’ll see on eclipse day, because each part of the region will see something different. It’s true that from locations not in the path there will be sky darkening, some possibly interesting edge effects, and maybe even a bit of corona.

However, if the Sun is not COMPLETELY eclipsed you MUST always use ISO-certified eye protection to watch the eclipse. That means that, even if these things are going on around you, if you’re not in the path you won’t be able to see most of them. It will be best for you to get as far south as possible, to make sure you’re in the path and will be able to see totality.

When will the eclipse happen?


Eclipse day is April 8, 2024
Eclipse day is April 8, 2024!

Whatever the eclipse brings to the area, it will be most interesting as the shadow passes by – to the south of town over the lake, remember.

This will happen at about 3:19pm EDT.

The eclipse happens at different times in different locations. Use the slider on the map above to show you when totality will happen as the eclipse passes through the Toronto-Hamilton area.

Again, it’ll be best if you try to get as far south as possible to make sure you have a great view of the eclipse.

Use ISO-certified eye protection during the partial phases

Always remember the rule for using eye protection during an eclipse: If there’s ANY bright part of the Sun showing, then you have to use your eclipse glasses to watch the event.

That means if you can see anything at all of the Sun through the glasses, then the Sun is too bright and you have to leave the glasses on! If you can see absolutely NO piece of the Sun through the eclipse glasses, then it’s safe to take them off. But the second any bright part of the Sun becomes visible again, you have to put them back on – and this can be mere seconds after you took them off. It would be so much better for you to get into the path, and really enjoy seeing totality!


We also have an entire section of the site dedicated to providing much more detailed eclipse viewing instructions for you!

Check out the Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator!


Wherever you decide to view from, be sure to plan your route carefully, and watch the weather to make sure you’ll have good skies on eclipse day. And please be sure to check out Eclipse2024.org’s eclipse simulator for any location you’d like to preview. The simulator will show you exactly what the eclipse will look like for any location you choose!

The Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator

Eclipse2024.org wishes everyone CLEAR SKIES on eclipse day - April 8, 2024!

Eclipse2024.org wishes everyone CLEAR SKIES on eclipse day - April 8, 2024!

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