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TorontoCanada

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

Downtown Toronto featuring a city, an administrative buidling and heritage architecture

Downtown Toronto

4.5/5Wonderful!(4,700 area reviews)

Known for its must-see aquarium and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Downtown Toronto. Check out top attractions like Royal Alexandra Theatre and Princess of Wales Theatre, and jump on the metro at Queen St West at Soho St Stop or Queen St West at John St Stop to see more of the city.

Downtown Toronto
Toronto Zoo featuring a playground and rides as well as a large group of people

Scarborough

3.5/5Good!(130 area reviews)

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in Scarborough. Spend some time visiting top spots like Toronto Zoo, and catch the metro at McCowan Station or Scarborough Centre Station to see more of the area.

Scarborough
Toronto Botanical Garden showing a garden

North York

3.5/5Good!(282 area reviews)

Yorkdale Shopping Centre and Downsview Park are top sights in North York, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Sheppard West Station or Wilson Station to see more sights in the area.

North York
Etobicoke featuring street scenes

Etobicoke

4/5Very Good!(855 area reviews)

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Etobicoke. If sightseeing is on the list, Sherway Gardens is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Islington Station or Royal York Station to see more of the area.

Etobicoke
CN Tower which includes general coastal views, a city and a high rise building

Toronto Entertainment District

Travelers choose Toronto Entertainment District for its popular aquarium. Hop aboard the metro at King St West at John St East Side Stop or King St West at John St West Side Stop and check out top sights like CN Tower.

Toronto Entertainment District
Yorkville featuring a city, heritage architecture and an administrative buidling

Yorkville

4.5/5Wonderful!(142 area reviews)

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Yorkville. If sightseeing is on the list, Downtown Yonge is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Bay Station or Bloor-Yonge Station to see more of the area.

Yorkville

Top Hotels in Toronto

One King West Hotel & Residence
One King West Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON
The price is $101 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31

Located in Financial District, this romantic hotel is steps from The Path and PATH Underground Shopping Mall. Hockey Hall of Fame and Meridian Hall are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (6,315 reviews)

"Great staff, great hotel, great location, rooms are bigger than most hotels in the city"…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

One King West Hotel & Residence
Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Mississauga
Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Mississauga
3 out of 5
6090 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, ON
The price is $55 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4

Located in Northeast Mississauga, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Red Rose Convention Centre, Apollo Convention Centre, and Iceland Arena. Paramount ...

3.9/5Very Good! (956 reviews)

"It was close to the airport and offered a free shuttle. Did not like the 60.00 pet fee. 2 dogs. But still, it almost cost the price of our stay. So much for the deal on the room."…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Mississauga
Novotel Toronto Centre
Novotel Toronto Centre
3.5 out of 5
45 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON
The price is $87 per night from Nov 19 to Nov 20

Located in Downtown Toronto, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hockey Hall of Fame and Scotiabank Arena. Toronto Eaton Centre and Ripley's ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,841 reviews)

"Nice hotel and location Would stay there again Will recommend"…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Novotel Toronto 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.

Vacation Rentals in Toronto

Staybridge Suites Toronto - Vaughan South
Staybridge Suites Toronto - Vaughan South
3 out of 5
3600 Steeles Ave W, Vaughan, ON
The price is $89 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31

Located in North York, this aparthotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Black Creek Pioneer Village and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from York University. Canlan Ice Sports is 1.4 ...

4/5Very Good! (1,200 reviews)

"The rooms are so spacious. We can’t wait to go back."…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

Staybridge Suites Toronto - Vaughan South
Life Suites Loft - CN Tower
Life Suites Loft - CN Tower
4 out of 5
20 John Street, Toronto, ON
The price is $80 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 23

Located in Toronto Entertainment District, this condo building is steps from The Path, PATH Underground Shopping Mall, and TIFF Bell Lightbox. Princess of Wales ...

4/5Very Good! (1,059 reviews)
Best experience ever I love the view great owner very understanding kind and caring.

"This property has a great view close to everything you think of downtown ."…"

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Life Suites Loft - CN Tower
Staybridge Suites Oakville
Staybridge Suites Oakville
3 out of 5
2511 Wyecroft Rd, Oakville, ON
The price is $71 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated in Oakville, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bronte Creek Provincial Park and Oakville Art Society. Sovereign House and Bronte ...

4.3/5Excellent! (330 reviews)

"The studio suite was adequate for my needs in quarantine. Of course, I couldn’t access the breakfast or other amenities, so I can’t judge the entire experience under ordinary conditions. The room had a few issues of wear and tear that could be improved but was quite comfortable. The bathroom sink ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Staybridge Suites Oakville
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.

Popular places to visit in Toronto

Top things to do in Toronto

Reviews of Toronto

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 56.262425447316105%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 35.564391429202566%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 6.648994919372653%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.0382151535233046%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.48597305058537665%

4/5 - Good

Jennifer

Jun 1, 2020

Took my son for his 13th birthday, we had a great time. Only negative there was a lot of homeless people in downtown Toronto which was off putting because I was with my son.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 29, 2020

Nice city. I like Toronto!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 28, 2020

Close drive to Niagara Falls and that was a super nice trip and experience to finally see the fury of the falls. Love Toronto! City is clean, people are nice. I wish I went there sooner. One of my favorite cities so far and will visit again.

3/5 - Okay

Just

Mar 22, 2020

Nothing was open due to COVID 19

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 18, 2020

Clean and safe. Walkable.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 17, 2020

We were limited in time and chose a Niagra Falls tour/trip. It was an awesome experience!

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