Toronto lies on the shore of Lake Ontario, the easternmost of the Great Lakes. One of North America's most multi-cultural and vibrant regions.
The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is home to more than 4.5 million people. Toronto is also the cultural, entertainment, and financial capital of the nation.
The city is the capital of the Ontario and is the epicenter of the province for investment. Its major industries include banking and financial services, film and television production, fashion and a thriving arts community.
Publc Transit - TTC & GO Transit
The Toronto Transit Commission and has an extensive web of subway, streetcars and buses covering much of the Toronto area. It is the 2nd largest subway system in North America. Subway stops frequently in all locations and don't even think of getting lost – you'll always find another rider or TTC person more than willing to give you directions.
Use the TTC Trip Planner below to find the best routes, times of operations and locations of stations and stops.
A division of Metrolinx, GO Transit is the regional public transit service for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, with routes extending to communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. GO provides its passengers with service to downtown Toronto and other urban centres.
Website: Toronto Pearson International Airport
Located just west of the city, the airport is accessible from highways 401, 427 and 409.
Located on Toronto Islands, this is Canada's 9th busiest airport. It offers service to over 20 cities in Canada and the U.S. with connections to more than 80 international destinations. In 2013, it was recognized by Skytrax as one of the world's best small airports. It is the only airport located entirely within Toronto's boundaries and is owned and operated by Ports Toronto.
Whether approaching Toronto by car or by bus, the traveller will reach Toronto by one of several major routes paralleling the shore of Lake Ontario. Highways 401 and 2, and the Queen Elizabeth Way, enter Toronto from the west. Highways 401 and 2 also enter Toronto from the east. Hwy 400 runs from the north and connects with Hwy 401. Major bus routes converge in Toronto. Out-of-town buses arrive and depart from the Bus Terminal, located at 610 Bay St. Service to/from points all over Ontario, Canada and the U.S. National and regional bus lines serve the Greater Toronto area. Call 416-393-7911 for bus company fares and schedules.
Toronto is served by the VIA Rail System, the network that provides all rail service throughout Canada (with connections to the Amtrak system through Niagara Falls, New York). Union Station is located on Front Street, between Bay and University (across the street from the Fairmont Royal York Hotel). The station is right on Toronto's subway line, and is within walking distance of Rogers Centre (formerly Skydome), the CN Tower, the financial district and many downtown hotels, shops and restaurants.