Navigate Toronto’s vibrant urban landscape like a local. Ride the City’s public transit with approximately 1,200 km (750 miles) of routes, enjoy Toronto Island and the city skyline by boat, take a drive, hail a taxi, share a ride or explore the city’s 158 neighbourhoods and greenspaces by foot or bike.

Yonge Street (pronounced “young”) is Toronto’s central street, dividing the city into east and west. Street numbering on both sides begins at Yonge Street and increases in either direction. For example, 100 Queen St. W. reads similarly to 100 Queen St. E., but are different locations.

Arriving by Bus or Train

Long-distance VIA Rail trains take passengers to Union Station at 65 Front St. W. and all long-distance and regional busses terminate at the Union Station Bus Terminal at 81 Bay St. Both locations are centrally located and connect directly to local transit, taxis, car-share services as well as airport and regional rail.    

Arriving by Air

Two airports serve Toronto: Toronto Pearson International Airport and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Long-haul international flights arrive at Toronto Pearson, while Billy Bishop exclusively hosts short-haul flights from destinations in Canada and the United States. Taxi, car-share and car rental companies service both airports, but public transport options differ. The next closest international airport is in Hamilton, about 85 km southwest of Toronto. 

Train from Toronto Pearson Airport

The UP Express train departs Toronto Pearson for Union Station in downtown Toronto every 15 minutes between approximately 5 a.m. and 1 a.m. the next day. The journey takes about 25 minutes with free Wi-Fi on board and stops at Weston and Bloor GO Transit stations before reaching downtown Toronto. A one-way fare is approximately $12, and children aged 12 and under ride free. Learn more about the UP Express.    

See all Toronto Pearson Airport transfer options.

Shuttle Bus from Billy Bishop Airport

Billy Bishop Airport is located on Toronto Island, just minutes from the downtown core with links to the mainland by pedestrian tunnel or ferry. A free shuttle operates to and from Billy Bishop and the Fairmont Royal York Hotel which is across the street from Union Station. The shuttle runs frequently from approximately 5 a.m. to midnight on weekdays, 5 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. on Saturdays and 5:30 a.m. to midnight on Sundays. The trip takes about 15 minutes or more depending on traffic.

See all Billy Bishop Airport transfer options.

Transit from Hamilton Airport

To get to downtown Toronto, take Hamilton St. Railway’s (HSR) 20 A Line Express bus to the Hamilton GO Centre, and then take GO Transit’s 16 Hamilton/Toronto bus to Union Station Bus Terminal in Toronto. Learn more about John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. 

Toronto Map

Whether walking, taking transit or biking, this detailed map is a useful resource to help you explore the city or plan your journey in advance.

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Toronto PATH Network

The PATH is downtown Toronto’s mostly underground walkway linking 27 km (16 miles) of subterranean shopping, transit and entertainment. Follow the brightly coloured directional signs to reach your destination shielded from the elements.  

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Transit Network

Toronto subway and streetcar map

Downtown Toronto transit map

Cycling Network

Toronto cycling map

Alternate Formats

If you require alternate formats or need assistance understanding these maps, drawings or any other content, please contact Kristen Juschkewitsch at visitoreconomy@toronto.ca or by calling 416-392-8501.

Subway Trains, Streetcars & Local Buses

The Toronto Transit Commission – referred to locally as “the TTC,” is the main public transit agency operating subway trains, streetcars (elsewhere called trams or trolleys) and local buses. TTC vehicles are easily identifiable by their red and white colour scheme. Learn about the dos and don’ts of using the TTC.

Paying for Your Trip

Pay your fare on TTC vehicles by tapping the reader with your debit or credit card, or using the card loaded in your mobile wallet on your phone or smartwatch every time you board. $3.30 is be charged and there is no need to tap out when departing. Streetcar operators and bus drivers do not sell fares.  

A two-hour transfer is automatically be applied to your card when you tap on a reader. Make sure you tap with the same card each time you transfer within the two-hour period to avoid being charged a new fare.  

Children aged 12 and under ride free. Learn about TTC fares and monthly, senior and youth passes. 

Hours of Service

Subway and streetcar services run from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday to Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Sundays. Explore routes and schedules.

Overnight Service is offered via the TTC’s Blue Night Network, where buses and streetcars run on most major routes from 1:30 a.m. to the start of a subway service. 

Regional Trains & Buses

GO Transit is the regional transportation network that serves Toronto and surrounding areas, including Hamilton and Niagara. GO Transit buses and trains are identifiable by their green and white colour scheme. Prices vary by fare type but children aged 12 and under ride free. Customers can transfer between GO Transit, TTC and other local transit options in the Greater Toronto Area at many points. Learn about payment options, schedules and how to plan your trip with GO.

Hail a Taxi, Uber or Lyft

A variety of taxi companies operate in Toronto, including Beck Taxi, Diamond Taxi, Royal Taxi and Co-Op Cabs, to name a few. Taxi fares are standard, metered and non-negotiable; your driver must start the meter at the beginning of your ride and stop it when you reach your destination. Be sure to confirm method of payment before your ride. 

Taxis operating in Toronto must be clearly marked and drivers must provide service to the first person who requests it, no matter how small the fare. Taxi drivers cannot refuse service to any person with a disability or a person accompanied by a service animal.

Ride sharing services Uber and Lyft are available in the city too. If your service was acceptable, a 10 to 15 per cent tip is customary for either taxi or ride-share service.

Car Rentals

Most major car rental operators have locations in Toronto and at Pearson Airport, these include Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, Avis, Alamo and Thrifty. Car share companies such as Communauto, Zip Car, Enterprise CarShare and Turo also operate in Toronto.

Advice for Drivers

When driving in Toronto, note that the city’s weekday “rush hour” is more than an hour long – expect heavy traffic from 7 to 9 a.m. and again from 4 to 6 p.m.

Avoid current road restrictions.

Many of Toronto’s major streets have bicycle lanes nearest the curb. Please be mindful of cyclists when changing lanes, turning and opening car doors.

Some major downtown streets have streetcars (otherwise known as trams or trolleys) that flash lights when stopping to pick up or drop of passengers. Vehicles must stop at least two meters behind the streetcar to allow people to cross the road safely. Learn more about local driving rules.

Parking

Street parking

Parking on most downtown streets is limited to specific times of day, and often requires the purchase and display of a ticket from one of the parking machines located along the street. Be sure to check and obey the signs posted along the street to make sure your vehicle doesn’t get ticketed or towed away. Overnight parking generally requires purchasing and printing a temporary permit.  

Parking lots

City-owned lots are indicated by the Green P logo – a large ‘P’ in a green circle. 

Find a parking lot.

Oversized Vehicle Parking

There are very few places to park oversized vehicles in Toronto, particularly downtown. It is not permitted to park recreational vehicles, campers, trailers, etc. on city streets overnight. Exhibition Place has several sizeable outdoor parking lots that are occasionally available for a fee. Call Exhibition Place parking services must be contacted in advance for availability and rates at 416-263-3846. 

Exploring Toronto on two wheels is a fun, flexible and cost-effective way to navigate the city. With 24-hour public access to over 9,000+ bikes and 700+ stations across Toronto’s vast biking network, Bike Share Toronto provides classic and e-bike options for anyone looking to cycle through the city.

Find a bike.

Ferries

Ferries to Toronto Island Park operate year-round out of Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and scheduled departure times change seasonally. They run to and from Centre Island, Hanlan’s Point and Ward’s Island and the price is $9.11 for a return trip. Buy tickets in advance to avoid long lineups. Find schedules and tickets.

Bicycles, strollers and wagons are welcome on board, but electric scooters, e-bikes over 40 kg, open alcohol and dangerous goods including weapons, firearms and ammunition are not permitted.

Long distance ferries do not operate in Toronto.

Water Taxis

A variety of water taxi companies operate in Toronto’s inner harbour, including Toronto Harbour Water Taxi, Pirate Taxi Toronto and Tiki Taxi. Docking locations vary and prices are approximately $13 one way, with debit and credit card transactions often incurring an additional service fee. Check water taxi websites before travelling to confirm details.

Boat Rental

Toronto Harbour Nautical Centre offers a fleet of sailboats, powerboats and yachts to the public with recognized credentials or equivalent boating experience.

Rent a boat.

Whether you are a wheelchair user, a service animal owner or someone who needs additional assistance when travelling, there are a range of services available to make travel easier.

Planning Ahead

Consult the Canadian Travel Agencies’ guide for those with special requirements.  

Accessible Local Transit

TTC streetcars are large and air-conditioned, have priority seating at every door and have no internal steps. All subway trains are accessible, and more than half of all subway stations are wheelchair and scooter friendly. Transit vehicles include next stop and route announcement features. Learn more about accessibility on the TTC.

GO Transit trains and buses have many accessibility features, and most, but not all, stops and terminals are barrier-free. Learn more about accessibility on GO Transit.

Accessible Taxis

Wheelchair-bound passengers can travel in accessible vehicles, equipped with a ramp or a lift to maximize the comfort of getting in and out. The service is available seven days a week and trips can be reserved a day in advance. Call toll-free 1-800-936-3040 between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. to make a booking or visit gtaaccessible.com.

Accessible Ride Sharing

In Toronto, Uber and Lyft offer a range of real-time options designed for riders who with disabilities, older adults and those who may just feel more comfortable with extra assistance when travelling. You may want to schedule your ride in advance to ensure the right vehicle is available when you need it.

Once a driver accepts your ride, you can communicate with them directly through the Lyft or Uber app. Let your driver know if you’d like to be picked up in a particular area, like near a ramp, or let them know if you need some extra time to reach the meeting point. If a mobility impairment prevents you from reaching the vehicle on time and you are charged a fee, you can request to have it waived within the rideshare app.