toward, towards. 1 As prepositions, toward is the more usual form in AmE. and towards the almost invariable form in BrE. But the distribution of the variants is subject to much variation. Routine examples: (UK) Madeleine ... led her guests towards EdmondP.P. Read, 1986; Miles Harrier was making his way...towards their rendzvousM. Bracewell, 1989. (US)'I'd hate to see you be so unforgiving toward me,' she said New Yorker, 1989: There is a new policy toward risk that is at least as important to American society as tort Daedalus, 1980
Burchfield, R.W. The New Fowler’s Modern English Usage. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Toward (or, especially in Br.E., towards) means 'nearer and nearer, in the direction of'. The Landmark is not necessarily the endpoint of the path since the path may never reach the endpoint. etc.
Lindstromberg, Seth. English Prepositions Explained