Toronto is one of the most accessible cities in North America. We are only a one hour drive away for about five million Canadians and within a 90-minute flight for 60 per cent of the U.S. population.
Toronto Pearson International Airport is Canada’s principal airport with travel connections to every continent. There are a number of ways to reach the airport including public transportation, car, taxi and shuttles.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, is Toronto's regional airport. It links to nearby Canadian and American Cities and is located in the downtown core on Toronto island.
Major multi-lane divided highways, often known as 400 series roads in Ontario, lead to Toronto from all directions. All except for the "407" are toll-free roads.
News of Road Restrictions is available and there are a variety of public and private parking options including the ubiquitous "Green P" Municipal Parking and temporary street parking.
Long distance bus service to and from many North American destinations can be found at the Toronto Coach Terminal located in the heart of the city.
Mid distance rail and bus service to nearby communities including Niagara Falls is provided by a regional carrier - GO Transit. Union Station acts as GO Transit's hub.
Long distance rail services available from Toronto to major Canadian and American cities on both Canadian VIA and American Amtrak trains. Daily arrivals and departures are through historic downtown Union Station.
Toronto offers docking services and facilities and complete services for boaters.
There are a number of transit agencies serving the communities around Toronto including GO Transit connecting the city with surrounding communities and the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) serving Toronto proper. The TTC uses a single fare though for interchange between the different modes of transportation a transfer is sometimes required from either your driver or from a machine in a subway station. The TTC will accept cash but offers discounted tokens, day, week and monthly passes. The day passes being particularly popular for visitors.
Taxi service in Toronto is easy to find and there are many taxi companies to choose from. Fares are standard, metered and non-negotiable. For more information on how to hail a taxi and other information you can visit Tourism Toronto’s website.
Whether you arrived by bicycle, are renting one in Toronto or using our BIXI bike share system, there are many resources to explore Toronto by bike including a city-wide Cycling map.
Toronto is an accessible, walkable city that is easy to navigate. Toronto is laid out in a north-south, east-west grid with Lake Ontario at the south. For street maps look for an "Infopillar" on the street with an "I" and 15 minute walking map or vicinity maps in the subway stations.
There are a number of Toronto Maps available including a Visitor map available in most hotels and Tourism Toronto Visitor Guide available at sites such as the Toronto Information Desk located at 20 Dundas Street West inside the Ontario Travel Information Centre. For the technologically savvy there is also a "See Toronto App" rich in information on things to do and how to get around.
Stepping off the street, Toronto's Underground PATH is an over 28 kilometres covered trail of shopping, entertainment and other services linking the downtown while Park Trails link all corners of the city.
For a free walking orientation of Toronto please sign up for a free guided neighbourhood walk with Toronto Greeters or join a Toronto tour!