Toronto

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Casa Loma which includes a castle, heritage elements and heritage architecture

Canada’s most populated city is a diverse cultural destination with world-class museums, concerts, family entertainment, sports venues and craft beers.

Visit a museum, taste aromatic craft beers, enjoy a festival, check out the music scene or explore Lake Ontario and the Toronto Islands in this pleasant Canadian city.

Toronto has always been an international destination of choice. Settled by the British in the 18th century, it has attracted immigrants for years. Today, almost three million people represent 200 ethnic groups and speak over 130 languages and dialects. Experience the city’s multicultural diversity in the neighborhoods of Chinatown Toronto, Greektown, Kensington Market and Little Italy Toronto.

Many attractions are within reach of Toronto’s well-connected public transportation system. If you’d rather walk, follow the PATH Underground Shopping Mall: 17 miles (28 kilometers) of subterranean walkways and retail outlets in and around downtown Toronto.

Visit heritage buildings and cultural exhibits at Yorkville and the Distillery District. Relax in High Park and the Toronto Botanical Garden or dare walking the 1,168-feet (356-meters) high EdgeWalk around the outside of the CN Tower. Watch baseball and football matches at the Rogers Centre and take a photo with the Stanley Cup at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Enter the architecturally remarkable Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma and Art Gallery of Ontario to view local artifacts and international art. Browse the fashion stores at Toronto Eaton Centre or shop for fresh produce and curiosa at St. Lawrence Market. Toronto Zoo and Canada’s Wonderland are great for family days out.

Toronto’s winters are usually very cold and summers can sometimes be hot. Year-round, the Harbourfront Centre hosts cultural events, including the SING! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival and a Caribbean Carnival.

Make the 90-minute trip to Niagara Falls or travel along Yonge Street, one of the world’s longest roads, which stretches from Lake Ontario though the Canadian wilderness to Lake Simcoe.

Each year, 21 million people visit the city. Toronto’s International Airport receives direct flights from many countries. The city’s setting on Lake Ontario, one of the Great Lakes, combined with its diverse culture, explains why Toronto is so popular.

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Where to stay in Toronto

Cambridge Suites Hotel - Toronto
Cambridge Suites Hotel - Toronto
4 out of 5
15 Richmond St E, Toronto, ON
The price is $121 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 15
Located in Downtown Toronto, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres, Toronto Eaton Centre, and Hockey Hall of Fame. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,256 reviews)
"Conveniently located. Staff was helpful."

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Cambridge Suites Hotel - Toronto
One King West Hotel & Residence
One King West Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON
The price is $144 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 4
Located in Financial District, this romantic hotel is steps from PATH Underground Shopping Mall and The Path. Hockey Hall of Fame and Toronto-Dominion Centre ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (5,094 reviews)
"Great stay in the perfect location central to everything."

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

One King West Hotel & Residence
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
3.5 out of 5
33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON
The price is $133 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 5
This family-friendly Toronto hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto Eaton Centre, and Toronto ...
3.9/5 Good! (5,162 reviews)
"Unfortunately the TV system is old and you could not access Netflix or prime, etc which is available at other hotels to log on with your home log in. Movies at 24.99 was excessive"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Home2 Suites by Hilton Toronto Brampton
Home2 Suites by Hilton Toronto Brampton
3 out of 5
200 Steelwell Road, Brampton, ON
The price is $92 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 29
Located in Steeles Industrial, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Victoria Park Arena, Powerade Centre, and Red Rose Convention Centre. Pearson Convention ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (236 reviews)
"Everything was great Big suite rooms, clean, close to wonderland."

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Toronto Brampton
Homewood Suites by Hilton Toronto Vaughan
Homewood Suites by Hilton Toronto Vaughan
3 out of 5
618 Applewood Crescent, Vaughan, ON
The price is $95 per night from Nov 11 to Nov 11
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Legoland Discovery Centre Toronto and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Vaughan Mills Mall. Canada's Wonderland ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,034 reviews)
"Very friendly staff, breakfast was great. Only issue we had was that there was no blowdryer in the room, but a quick call down to the front desk and someone beought us one almoat immediately. And honestly, that wasnt even really an isuse. We would definitely stay there again!"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Toronto Vaughan
Homewood Suites by Hilton Toronto Airport Corporate Centre
Homewood Suites by Hilton Toronto Airport Corporate Centre
3 out of 5
5515 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON
The price is $116 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Airport Corporate, this golf aparthotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Centennial Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Iceland Arena and Paramount Fine Foods ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,024 reviews)
"Needs a facelift but clean"

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Toronto Airport Corporate Centre
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Toronto

Make the most of Toronto’s public transportation system, known as the TTC, and you should be able to get around the city itself easily enough without renting a car. Think about renting a car if you are planning daytrips, though. Most of the city is covered either by subway, streetcar or public bus, although delays are common. Provided you aren’t in a rush, you won’t have a problem; otherwise, hail a taxi. Visit the Toronto Transit Commission website. Browse Toronto rental cars.

Best time to visit

Visit Toronto between late April and late May or between late September and mid October to enjoy pleasant temperatures that are neither too hot nor too cool. You will need to bring a jacket and a sweater for the evenings, but daytime temperatures will usually be in the high 50s F or low to mid 60s F (14 to 18 C). These times of year also tend to be less busy, so accommodations and flights may cost less.

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