Toronto Travel Guide & Information
Toronto, the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario, is one of the top financial centers in the world. Canada's largest city is an amalgamation of cultures, business and art. Often rated as one of the most multicultural cities in world, Toronto is one of the world's most exciting cities to visit, especially with the many festivals that take place throughout the year.
Travel to Toronto, a city known for its colorful mix, rich history and breathtaking architecture. Flights to Toronto is your access to nonstop adventure and events, like red carpet events, street festivals, rock concerts, visiting and permanent exhibits, as well as dance extravaganzas. The city is also home to some of the best museums and galleries in Canada.
Dazzling festivals, spectacular performing arts productions, delectable cuisine, fabulous shopping, charming outdoor activities and world-class attractions, script Toronto as a world class destination. The high quality of life and reliable services make Toronto one of the most popular destinations for travelling. A self-proclaimed 'Megacity', visitors will never run out of options while vacationing in Toronto.
Things to do in Toronto
Toronto has some top notch museums on variety of topics to suit all types of travelers.
Royal Ontario Museum: commonly known as the ROM, is Canada's largest museum in world culture and natural history. The ROM contains more than six million items and over 40 galleries with notable collections of dinosaurs, Near Eastern and African art, East Asian art, and European history, as well as Canadian history. It contains the world's largest collection of fossils from the Burgess Shale with more than 150,000 specimens.
Bata Shoe Museum: collects, researches, preserves, exhibits and interprets footwear from around the world. The Museum usually houses four exhibits, one permanent and three temporary, revolving exhibits. The permanent exhibition, "All About Shoes: Footwear through the Ages", features diverse footwear from many historical periods and geographic areas, and looks at te significance various cultural practices and phases of life.
Toronto Aerospace Museum: is an aviation museum featuring artifacts, exhibits and stories illustrating a century of Canadian aviation heritage and achievements. Currently, the museum displays include, an Avro Lancaster; a full-scale replica of the Avro Arrow, a de Havilland Tiger Moth, Grumman Tracker and many other Canadian-made aircrafts.
Toronto has many other prominent attractions that are a “Must See” during your vacation.
CN Tower: located in downtown Toronto is a communications and observation tower. The tower has earned a reputation for being the tallest free-standing structure on land in the world. It remains the tallest free-standing structure in America, the signature icon of Toronto's skyline and a symbol of Canada, attracting more than two million international visitors annually.
Hockey Hall of Fame: Dedicated to the history of ice hockey, it is both a museum and a hall of fame. It holds exhibits about players, teams, the National Hockey League records, memorabilia and NHL trophies, including the Stanley Cup. Visitors can view trophies, memorabilia and equipment worn by players during special games. While many of the Hall of Fame exhibits are dedicated to the NHL, there is a large section devoted to hockey leagues and players outside of North America.
Kensington Market: Kensington Market is a distinctive neighborhood in downtown Toronto. Most of the neighborhood is filled with eclectic shops, cafes and other attractions located along Augusta Avenue and neighboring Nassau Street and Kensington Avenue. The area also hosts the annual Kensington Market Festival of Lights.
Where to Stay in Toronto:
Whether you are travelling for business or leisure, Toronto has an array of accommodations for all budgets, ranging from cheap hotels, 4-Star Hotels Under $99, extended stay hotels, apartments, youth hostels and Bed and Breakfast Inns.
Downtown: is approximately 20 minutes drive from Toronto International Airport and is considered a ‘hub’ of activities. The area offers a great selection of suitable accommodations ranging from luxurious five star hotels, to bed and breakfast Inns, to youth hostels. The area is home to several world class attractions, museums and events. City-center or downtown lodgings are ideal for travelers who want to be in the heart of the action and nightlife and who enjoy public transportation and walking.
International Airport: The International Airport area, believe it or not, has several wonderful hotels to suit many travelers’ requirements. Whether you’re looking for premier hotels, or budget hotels, many offer indoor pools, health clubs and on-site restaurants. Several renowned hotel chains are located in this area, too.
Passport & Visa Requirements
As per the latest travel information available to Toronto, here are the following passport and visa guidelines to assist you further.
For US Citizens:
* Entry into Toronto is solely determined by Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) officials in accordance with Canadian law. Please see the CBSA’s website for details.
* Canadian law requires that all persons entering Toronto carry both proof of citizenship and proof of identity. A valid U.S. passport, passport card or NEXUS card satisfies these requirements for U.S. citizens.
* U.S. citizens entering Toronto from a third country must have a valid U.S. passport.
For Canadian Citizens:
* A valid identification in order to board the plane.
This requirement applies to all travelers, regardless of age, including children.
We recommend that you check out the latest travel alerts, various airlines baggage policies and travel safety tips, before planning your travel.
*Kindly note that we take the utmost care in providing you with correct information at all times. However, the passport and visa regulations are subject to change and we strongly urge you to check the requirements directly with the US passport office and, or the Canadian Passport Office before traveling.
When to visit Toronto
Experiencing a milder climate than any other city, Toronto is a year round destination, vibrant and colorful throughout the year.
The most popular time to visit is during summers when the city experiences the best weather and is flooded with various festivals.
Those looking for budget hotels and cheap flights can choose to travel during the winter months.
Planning your Visit:
High season: (June to August)
Low season: (November to January)
Toronto's climate is moderate for Canada with a humid continental climate with warm, humid summers and cold winters.
* The city experiences four distinct seasons with considerable variations in daily temperatures, particularly during the colder seasons.
* Precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year, but summer is usually the wettest season.
Currency and Language:
ATMs are available throughout Toronto – Be sure to inform your bank about your dates of travel and what the cost of cash withdraws are.
* English is the predominant language.