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Toronto
Travel Guide

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

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 $83 per night from Mar 17 to Mar 18

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! (5,970 reviews)

"Everything I like about the hotel. Very clean very beautiful"…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

One King West Hotel & Residence
Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel
Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel
4 out of 5
5400 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, ON
The price is $70 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

This family-friendly Mississauga hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Iceland Arena and Paramount Fine Foods Centre. Centennial Park is 2.6 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,883 reviews)

"clean property and rooms are very nice and spacious! would recommend to anyone looking for a stay at a hotel"…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2021

Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel
The Fairmont Royal York
The Fairmont Royal York
4 out of 5
100 Front St West, Toronto, ON
The price is $134 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4

Located in Financial District, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Scotiabank Arena, Hockey Hall of Fame, and Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. CN Tower ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (5,409 reviews)

"Fairmont is the gold standard in customer service and luxury! They have a text message concierge service and I was very impressed with how easy my requests were accommodated. The staff go out of their way to make sure all safety precautions are considered for a safe and enjoyable stay. Very happy ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

The 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.

Vacation Rentals in Toronto

Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn Toronto-Markham
Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn Toronto-Markham
3 out of 5
355 South Park Rd, Markham, ON
The price is $94 per night from Feb 27 to Feb 28

Located in Thornhill, this aparthotel is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from First Markham Place and within 6 mi (10 km) of Flato Markham Theatre and Markham Pan Am Centre. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,012 reviews)

"Everything was nice and clean. Acceptable rates. Quiet and peaceful place. Friendly attendants, etc."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn Toronto-Markham
Staybridge Suites Toronto - Vaughan South
Staybridge Suites Toronto - Vaughan South
3 out of 5
3600 Steeles Ave W, Vaughan, ON
The price is $86 per night from Feb 27 to Feb 28

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 1.7 ...

4/5Very Good! (1,225 reviews)

"Loved this hotel! check in was smooth and simple, front desk staff were really nice, the room was great!!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Staybridge Suites Toronto - Vaughan South
Staybridge Suites Oakville
Staybridge Suites Oakville
3 out of 5
2511 Wyecroft Rd, Oakville, ON
The price is $83 per night from Feb 27 to Feb 28

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! (352 reviews)

"Very well kept and clean. A wee bit noisy from the nearby traffic on the highway and the free breakfast is meagre and not appealing (I'm picky). But overall, it's good. - Jake"…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 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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