Tourism Toronto Leisure Trade
View online editions of Toronto Magazine, Toronto Visitor Guide, Mississauga Visitor Guide and Brampton Visitor Guide or request your free copies. Plus, download regional and downtown maps.
View the collection of Toronto Guides & Maps.
Tourism Toronto provides marketing collateral for you to use with international clients in-language. See the foreign language guides.
Access the tourism websites for things to do, trip itineraries and other helpful planning tools. Available in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
Foreign Language Websites
Japanese blog: VisitTorontojp.com
Discover unique events, attractions and festivals with F.I.T., auto clubs and groups in mind.
Download/open: New Product Guide 2017, Third Quarter (PDF).
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When planning your visit, see how far your money will go when converted to Canadian dollars. Currency converter.
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Canada has one of the most advanced customs organizations in the world. Our borders and their operation are absolutely critical to our ability to provide Canadians and visitors to Canada with the security and peace of mind they expect.
Customs & Taxes
Visitors entering Canada must clear Canada Customs border security upon entry. For visitors traveling by road, Toronto’s nearest Canada-U.S. border crossings are at Niagara Falls, Fort Erie and Windsor.
For the most up-to-date information, visit Canada Border Services Agency
Every 30 days, returning U.S. citizens are allowed to bring back $400 (retail value) in merchandise duty-free, provided they have been out of the U.S. for 48 hours. This amount can include:
If the length of the stay is less than 48 hours, $200 in merchandise may be taken back to the U.S. duty-free (including up to five ounces of alcohol and 50 cigarettes). The following items are not permitted into the U.S.:
Goods bought in Canada but manufactured in the U.S. are duty-free and not included in the basic exemption. Original handmade crafts and works of art are also exempt; however, a receipt of purchase may be required.
For further information on U.S. customs regulations, please call (905) 676-2606.
Before leaving home, visitors from other countries should check the customs regulations of their country by contacting the appropriate government department.
On July 1, 2010 the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) took effect in Ontario and is applied to most purchases and transactions. The 13 per cent HST replaces the federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the Provincial Sales Tax (PST).
Toronto is an easy-access destination for large groups. In fact, 60% of the U.S. population is 90 minutes or less away from Toronto by air.
Toronto Pearson International Airport is Canada’s principal airport, and ranks among the top 30 world airports in terms of passenger traffic and aircraft movements. There are over 76 scheduled and charter airlines currently serving Toronto Pearson International Airport. Air carriers provide non-stop service to 26 Canadian and 42 United States (transborder) destinations and same-plane service to 56 other International cities. Pearson Airport is located 27 kms (16 miles) from downtown and is accessible by Union Pearson Express or public transit. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (formerly Toronto City Centre Airport) (YTZ) is located on the Toronto Island and links to the city by shuttle.
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VIA Rail and AMTRAK bring visitors into the heart of the city each day. Toronto’s Union Station is located centrally downtown and connects to the underground subway.
Several highways, including 2, 401, 407 and the Queen Elizabeth Way, link surrounding cities to Toronto. Nearest Canada-U.S. border crossings are at Niagara Falls, Fort Erie and Windsor.
Travel Document Requirements for Entry Into Canada: Canada has one of the most advanced customs processes in the world to provide visitors with security and ease of travel. Visitors must have valid travel documents to enter Canada to provide proof of their citizenship. Document requirements vary depending on from which country you are travelling.
American visitors require a valid passport to re-enter the United States. For more information on travel security and border procedures, visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
For specific information on travel document required to visit Canada from countries other than the U.S., please refer to Canada Border Services Agency website and Government of Canada website.
Banks, liquor stores and government offices observe these holidays, as do most stores and business offices. Holidays that occur on weekends are observed the following Monday.
Some practical information about Toronto.
Situated 566 feet above sea level on the northern shore of Lake Ontario (part of the Great Lakes system), Toronto is one of the southernmost cities in Canada. In fact, it has the same latitude as northern California.
There are two official languages in Canada – English and French. In addition to these official languages, the top 5 languages spoken in Toronto are Chinese, Italian, Tamil, Portuguese and Spanish.