Planning to visit Toronto? Here are some tips that might help you!
One of the most multicultural cities in the world, Canada’s largest city, a Golden Horseshoe… These are all ways to describe Toronto! People visit Toronto every year to experience some of the exciting things the city offers, such as art museums, major film festivals, never-ending shopping, dining, exciting sports, nightlife and much more. If you are headed to this great city, here are some tips that could help you have your best vacation in Canada’s biggest city.
When is the best time to visit Toronto?
Technically, Toronto, Ontario has some of the mildest weather in Canada, but if you are visiting the city, you must take into consideration the weather of the country. From November to March, this is the time when temperatures really drop, but no worries. Despite of the freezing temperatures, there are still lots of activities you can do here, such as skiing! During this time, hotels reduce their prices as it is their off season. If you come in Toronto between late spring and early fall, you will get to experience the most pleasant weather; this is also the time where cultural events in the city happen. This is the peak tourist season in the city, and you can expect higher rates and more crowds, but the opportunity to experience outdoor festivals and activities such as open air dining will more than make-up for any inconveniences.
How to get around the city?
If you are visiting Toronto, renting a car is not necessary not unless you are also planning to visit places outside the edges. If you are just planning to visit downtown Toronto and have some fun within the city, forget about hiring a private car as it will just be an additional expense on your part, and you will need to pay parking fees which is just another additional expense. The best way to roam around the city is through taxi cabs, which are always on the road and are not hard to find. Streetcars and buses are also available if you don’t mind a little adventure exploring the city for an affordable price. There is also a subway which is quite extensive and stops at most of the city’s major attractions.
Major attractions? Most of the attractions are major!
Indeed, Toronto has a lot to offer when it comes to great attractions, but there are these major attractions that you should not miss. The CN Tower is Toronto’s most known tourist attraction and landmark. If you’re at the top of this structure, it is truly breathtaking and you will have a great view of the city. Just a fact, this structure was once named as the tallest building in the whole world. While at the top, you can do the nerve wrecking EdgeWalk where you get to walk at the edge of the structure hands-free. If your tummy is looking for some food, you can also dine at the top of the building. Another place that is a must-visit is the Royal Ontario Museum, which is globally renown. If you want to know more about the city and the country in general, you have to visit this place. Are you a hockey fan? If yes, you must have heard of the Hockey Hall of Fame which is a significant landmark to Canadians and many hockey fans everywhere.
Place to stay? No need to stress out!
Because of the large number of tourists that visit the country annually, Toronto has a lot of accommodations to offer. From 5 star hotels, hostels and apartments, you can surely find something you want. Most people instinctively go to hotels, but there are other alternatives such as short term rentals. Short term rentals in Toronto are usually cheaper and preferred by people staying for a week or so. If you want to have more options, you can check online for pricing and other information.