Categories: Travel

Toronto City Guide

Vibrant and exciting city with neighbourhoods possessing their very own distinct vibe and character, Toronto is Canada’s largest city. Being one of the most multicultural cities in the world, visitors will be spoilt for choice regardless of whether you’re here for business or leisure. Not only is Toronto famous for its ‘Downtown’, but it is also your gateway to the famous Niagara Falls and the US border. 

Getting in

Getting to Toronto from the UK is simple. There are flights from most UK airports flying directly to Toronto Pearson International Airport, which take approximately 6-7 hours and cost as low as £300 return. The airport is around 30KM from the city centre and has good transport links which include taxis, trains and buses. Transport from the airport can cost as low as $3 and as high as $80 depending on the choice of transport. 


Visitors holding a British passport do not need a visa to enter Canada. However, you will need to complete an  ETA form which costs $7 (approx. £4). Ensure to do this at least 24 hours before leaving.   

Visa, Image Credit, Mana5280,Unsplash

Getting Around

From Toronto Airport, take the bus 900 operated by TTC to Kipling Station. From there, take the Kipling Go to Union Station, which is the main station in Downtown Toronto. The journey should take around 50 minutes and should cost you no more than $10. You can also take a direct train called the UP Express. This will take 25 minutes and will cost $12.35 one way or $24.70 return. Alternatively, take a taxi from the airport directly to your hotel/accommodation for approximately $60 with the journey taking around 30 minutes. Car rental options are also available. Visit for more information 

Airplane, Image Credit, John McArthur, Unsplash

What to see, do and eat

Be sure to visit the CN Tower, the tallest in the western hemisphere. It is visited by 1.5 million people annually and features simulated motion rides and an outdoor observation deck. If you’re into artefacts, be sure to head over to Royal Ontario Museum where you’ll find over 6 million artefacts featured. For hockey fans, make your way to the Hockey Hall of fame which is home to the famous Stanley Cup. St Lawrence Market features 50 speciality vendors offering organic produce and exotic seafood. Chinatown on the other hand is a vibrant neighbourhood offering visitors the option to dine in and sample famous Vietnamese and Thai foods at affordable prices. Kensington Market is another vibrant neighbourhood with a multitude of sights, sounds and smells. Walk through the narrow alleys, sample some street food and bargain your way through in getting a souvenir.  


The currency used in Toronto and Canada is the Canadian Dollar. Money can easily be exchanged in the UK or upon arrival. Cash machines are also widely available. 


The best times to visit Toronto are between June and September when the weather is sunny and the temperature is warm. If you prefer a cold snowy getaway, be sure to visit between December and February. 

Main Image – Conor Samuel, unsplash.


Recent Posts

Mint Leaf – A Culinary Journey Through South Asia in the Heart of London

Nestled in the financial district of Bank in London and just a short walk from…

6 days ago

Sugar Sweet Symphony – Introducing Vanilla Candy Rock Sugar | 42 by KAYALI

Introducing the latest from AYALI - Vanilla Candy Rock Sugar | 42, an irresistible addition…

1 week ago

Halal Cruises Tailored for Muslim Explorers

Are you a Muslim traveler seeking a vacation experience that aligns with your cultural and…

1 week ago

Several Beautiful Heritage Locations To Visit in Scotland This Season

With so much more to offer this year and with Shetland preparing for its first…

2 weeks ago

The Eleven Piece Spring Fashion Edit

Step into summer with these gorgeous selected essentials. Bird of Paradise Pink Purple Silk Kimono…

2 weeks ago

6 charming cottages to book for your next stay

From the picturesque shores of Cornwall to the rugged landscapes of Scotland and the serene…

2 weeks ago