Transportation & Reach
The major economic, financial and tourism capital of Canada, Toronto is
well connected through roads, rails and air.
The two main companies runs the public transportation of the city
namely, TTC which is a quick, convenient and safe way to get around the
Megacity. While, the GO Transit links the Megacity to the surrounding
regions of the Greater Toronto Area with its safe and comfortable
commuter GO Trains and GO Buses.
Toronto Railway Transportation:
- Lester B Pearson International Airport (YYZ): Placed 24km (16m)
northwest of downtown, it the busiest and largest airport of the
country for al major national or international airlines.
- Toronto City Center Airport (YTX): It is comparatively smaller
airport served by Air Canada commuter flights. Situated on an island
in Toronto harbor, the airport also handles scheduled commercial,
charter, private & corporate flights.It primarily services the
nearby business community, offering flights from nearby destinations
in Canada, such as Montreal, London & Ottawa
Local Transportation of Toronto:
- The main national rail transport provider in Canada is VIA Rail.
It operates from the historic Union Station extending its services
to Montreal, Ottawa, Sudbury, Niagara Falls and London as well.
- Ontario Northland trains serve northern Ontario towns.
- Amtrak services are available from Buffalo, Chicago & New
The well-developed public transport system of Toronto is operated by
Toronto Transit Commission (TTC):
It runs the principal services
in the city center including:
GO Transit: It operates other services like:
- Subway & Rapid Transit Lines: Toronto has three subway lines
operating 7 days a week. The U-shaped Yonge-University-Spadina
subway extend from Union in the south to Finch and Downsview to the
north while the Bloor-Danforth subway connects Etobicoke in the west
with Scarborough in the east and the east west Sheppard subway
serves northeast Toronto.
The Scarborough Rapid Transit on the other hand basically provides
an eastward extension to the line
- Tram (streetcars) & Buses: They operate throughout the city
center and are supplemented by the Blue Night Network
night services at the late hours.
Hotels & Accommodation
- Rail Services: They run from Union Station to suburban
destinations to the east and west.
- GO Buses: They run throughout the Greater Toronto Area. There are
both express bus services as well as slow bus services from all over
Canada to Toronto. Greyhound operates a service to cities like
Buffalo, Detroit and New York in the US.
Toronto has gamut of accommodations from old-world elegance, luxurious
to conveniences of the office in your home away from home.
Besides there is also a range of intimate boutique inns and large,
comfortable convention hotels. Although staying Toronto can be quite
reasonable but proximity to major attractions such as CN Tower,
Harbourfront, the Rogers Center & Eaton Center can cost a bundle.
Recommended hotels for your stay in Toronto
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