Toronto is a city with a rich heritage that is still apparent in its architecture but has also grown to include diverse, ethnic neighborhoods that thrive in the heart of the city.
- Toronto is about a two and half hour drive north of Buffalo.
- Toronto is about a eight to nine hour drive northeast of Chicago.
- Toronto is about a six hour drive west of Montreal.
- Top 10 Things to See and Do in Toronto
- Top 10 Family Activities in Toronto
- Art Lovers Guide to Toronto
- Top 10 Toronto Theatres
- Travel a little outside of Toronto for more stuff to do: Top 10 Toronto Day Trips
Other good hotel options include:
Read our list of the Best Places to Eat in Toronto
Toronto has one of the biggest Chinatowns in North America as well as numerous other Asian populations - which means, among other things - great Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Korean and other Asian restaurants
Toronto Events & Festivals
- The Toronto International Film Festival has become one the premiere film festivals in the world and takes place in Toronto every September.
- The Toronto Santa Claus Parade is the longest running children's parade and one of the overall largest parades in the world.
- The Chinese Lantern Festival lights up Toronto and celebrates Chinese culture every summer.
- Caribana is a bright, tasty, colorful festival that celebrates Caribbean culture each summer.
- The Toronto Gay Pride Parade is part of a weeklong festival that celebrates Toronto's Queer Communities.
- See a complete rundown of Toronto Calendar of Events.
Toronto Weather & ClimateToronto has four distinct seasons, with the height of summer being muggy and hot and winter months cold and snowy. Springtime is warm and lovely and fall is my personal favorite with comfortable temperatures and spectacular fall foliage.
Getting to TorontoBy Air:
- Toronto's Lester B. Pearson International Airport (airport code YYZ), is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from downtown Toronto or 30 - 40 mins by car. It is the busiest airport in Canada: over 25 million passengers pass through annually.
Read How to get to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport
Buffalo International Airport is two hours from Toronto and a good option for travel to Canada as flights may be cheaper or more convenient and visitors can drive through the Niagara Wine Region.
Hamilton International Airport is an hour from downtown Toronto.
- Greyhound Lines serves Toronto from cities in the US and Canada.
Driving DirectionsSeveral highways, including 2, 401, 407 and the Queen Elizabeth Way, link surrounding cities to Toronto.
The nearest Canada-U.S. border crossings are at Niagara Falls, Fort Erie and Windsor.