It's Canada's most bustling and dynamic city, and a holiday in Toronto provides a wealth of attractions. Take a trip to the top of the mind-bogglingly high CN Tower for epic views of the city. If you're there in Summer, take a stroll along Lake Ontario in the Beach district (also known as the Beaches) - the neighbourhood is also home to an annual jazz festival. Take a walk down Yonge Street, Toronto's main nerve centre, and if you love art then check out the Art Gallery of Ontario, one of the largest museums in the whole of North America!
Air Transat offer direct flights to Toronto from London Gatwick, Glasgow International and Manchester, while - for a higher fee - you can take direct flights on Air Canada or British Airways from London Heathrow. The average journey time for a direct journey is just over eight hours. If you don't mind a longer flight, you can also opt to take the indirect route from a wider variety of UK airports, including Liverpool, Newcastle and Edinburgh.
Toronto Pearson International Airport is situated around 23 kilometres from Toronto itself. A number of bus services can take you to the city - they depart very frequently and can get you downtown in no time. Getting around during your holiday in Toronto is very simple thanks to the very modern and sophisticated public transport system, which encapsulates streetcars, buses and a subway. Of course, for true freedom to explore - particularly off the beaten track and on the outskirts of the city - you can always hire a car in Toronto. However, if you're having a purely city-based break then the public transport is all you'll need.
Cheap hotels in Toronto can be found if you make sure you look online properly before you travel. There are a number of options open to you, from hotels to Bed and Breakfasts, and the latter can be perfect if you're looking for somewhere to stay that's both cheap and close to the city centre.
A holiday in Toronto is fantastic for foodies, but don't spend a fortune on high-end restaurants. There are so many gems to discover in areas like Chinatown, and places like Downsview Park Merchant's Market, where everything from authentic Lebanese to Filipino cuisine can be feasted on at low prices. Toronto is also well known for its wealth of Hakka restaurants, which serve Indian-Chinese fusion dishes, and are well worth checking out for the proper Toronto experience.
Updated 11th December 2013
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