on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario, farther south than
Minnesota and much of Michigan, Toronto is one of the most accessible
cities in North America by road, air, rail. 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.
of June 1, 2009, everyone from every country that comes
to Canada by
air, land and sea needs a passport or equivalent travel document.
Permanent residents (who are not citizens) need their alien-registration
card and passport. (Some exceptions apply to children's passport
from all countries other than the US must have a valid passport,
and in some cases a visitor visa may be required.
Canadian customs regulations apply for all personal and business
travel into Canada. For most travelers, they may clear customs
with their personal goods and belongings at the airport in Toronto.
Please check your local customs regulations if you are planning
on taking Canadian purchases home with you.
City Centre Airport
Located on the western tip of a series of islands in Toronto Harbour,
the island airport handles scheduled, private and corporate flights.
Major airlines operating from the island include Air Ontario,
Trans Capital Airlines and Grand Aviation. Call 416-203-6942.
Canada and many US and international carriers provide direct
flights to Toronto's Lester B. Pearson International Airport
(YYZ) from major cities in North and South America, Europe, the
Orient, and the Pacific Rim. Lester B. Pearson International Airport
is located just west of the city, the airport is accessible from
highways 401, 427 and 409. You can check the status of your flight
From the Airport
The downtown Toronto hotels are approximately 13 km (8 miles)
from Lester B. Pearson International Airport.
service to and from Airport by Public Tansit
The TTC, Toronto's public transit, also provides Airport
Service and is the least expensive method of getting to
and from downtown Toronto.
Here's bus service from the Airport to TTC Kipling Station
take "192 Airport Rocket"
Service all day, every day, between Kipling Station and Pearson
Provides fully-accessible bus service. Buses stop only at
Kipling station, Terminal 3 (Arrivals Level), and Terminal
2 (Arrivals Level). Ask a transportation officer fo rthe location
of the bus stop.
Service operates from approximately 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.,
seven days a week. One-way travel time to the subway is approx.
The closest subway station to Fields is 'Spadina' , at the
Spadina Station take the street car South to College Street.
Fields is east on College at 222 College Street.
See this link for maps and schedules: http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/ttc/service_to_airport.htm
Limousine/Taxi: Limousines are marginally cheaper than
taxis for the trip downtown. Both the Taxis and the Limousines
can be located immediately outside any airport terminal on
the Arrivals Level. You can reserve a Limousine by:
Airport Services (1-800-263-6135)
Air Flight Services (1-800-268-6843)
The trip downtown could take from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours
The fixed-rate taxi/limo fares to downtown are about CAD$50
the Airport Express Bus: The airporter bus travels from
the airport to the Delta Chelsea hotel. From there you can
transfer to the Mid-Town connector or a taxi which will take
you to the University of Toronto campus, Victoria University,
Massey College and the Quality Hotel on Bloor. Kiosks are
located outside any airport terminal on the Arrivals level.
(Terminal #1-Post #7; Terminal #2-Post #7; Terminal #3-Post
#29). The tickets cost $12.50 one-way or $21.50 return. These
buses will take at least 50 minutes to get downtown, depending
on traffic. In order to transfer to the Public Transportation
Subway System (locally known as the TTC) you can take the
Airport Express to Islington Station.
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.
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).
Trains arrive at Union Station in downtown Toronto.Union Station
is located on Front Street, between Bay and University (across
the street from the Royal York Hotel). The station is right on
Toronto's subway line ( locally known as the TTC), and is within
walking distance of Rogers
Centre,the CN Tower,
the financial district and many downtown hotels, shops and restaurants.
There are also taxis available outside Union Station
Buses arrive at the downtown Toronto Bus Terminal at Bay and Dundas.
You can connect directly with the Public Transportation Subway
System (locally known as the TTC) and travel to your hotel. There
are also taxis available outside the Bus Terminal.
may be exchanged at a favorable rate at Banks and Hotels.Shops
and restaurants will often accept U.S. currency, but at a
less favorable exchange rate.
convert your local currency to our Canadian Dollar,
try the Universal Currency
Taxes and Visitor Tax Refund
items in Ontario, except food, are subject to both a 8% Provincial
Sales Tax (PST) and a 7% federal Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Non-residents of Canada, however, may claim a rebate for the GST
paid on accommodation and most consumer goods taken out of the
country. The GST Rebate Guide for Visitors, which includes the
rebate form, will be supplied in the registration package. Please
ensure that you retain all your receipts so that you can claim
your rebate at a Duty Free Shop as you leave the country.