Toronto

Travel Guide
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

One King West Hotel & Residence
One King West Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5H1A1
The price is $136 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28
$136
per night
Nov 27 - Nov 28
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Toronto. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and valet parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (4,851 reviews)
"Fantastic as always"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2022

One King West Hotel & Residence
Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
30 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON, M5B2E9
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $145 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
$145
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Toronto. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful ...
4/5 Very Good! (2,237 reviews)
Small rooms
"Room was small, could not easily walk between bed and closet to get to other bed. Otherwise everything else was great."

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2022

Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre, an IHG Hotel
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
3.5 out of 5
33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON, M5G1Z4
The price is $143 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
$143
per night
Dec 8 - Dec 9
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly hotel in Toronto. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 indoor pools, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.8/5 Good! (3,952 reviews)
Good hotel, great location
"The check in was fast and pleasant. The hotel is located off of Yonge Street, which is a tourist hot foot. Lots of restaurants and shops nearby, close to conveniences, tourist attractions and public transit. The lobby and some of the rooms could use an update, but otherwise a good hotel."

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

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.
One King West Hotel & Residence
One King West Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5H1A1
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Toronto. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and valet parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (4,851 reviews)
"Fantastic as always"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2022

One King West Hotel & Residence
Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
30 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON, M5B2E9
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Toronto. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful ...
4/5 Very Good! (2,237 reviews)
Small rooms
"Room was small, could not easily walk between bed and closet to get to other bed. Otherwise everything else was great."

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2022

Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre, an IHG Hotel
Fairmont Royal York
Fairmont Royal York
4 out of 5
100 Front St West, Toronto, ON, M5J1E3
Stay at this 4-star historic aparthotel in Toronto. Enjoy 3 restaurants, 3 bars/lounges, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (4,444 reviews)
"Fabulous! My only complaint would be that our room was very warm."

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Fairmont Royal York
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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