Resources

 

Guides & Maps

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.

 

Foreign Language Guides

Tourism Toronto provides marketing collateral for you to use with international clients in-language. See the foreign language guides.

 

Foreign Language Websites

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

 

Mandarin: SeeTorontoNow.cn

Japanese: SeeTorontoNow.jp

Japanese blog: VisitTorontojp.com

Korean: SeeTorontoNow.kr

German: SeeTorontoNow.de

French: SeeTorontoNow.fr

Italian: SeeTorontoNow.it

Portuguese: SeeTorontoNow.com.br

Spanish: SeeTorontoNow.mx

 

New Product Guide

Discover unique events, attractions and festivals with F.I.T., auto clubs and groups in mind.

Download/open: New Product Guide 2017, Fourth Quarter (PDF).

 

Image Library

Access images and video for editorial, destination promotion and tourism purposes. Register for the Tourism Toronto image library.

 

Currency Converter

When planning your visit, see how far your money will go when converted to Canadian dollars. Currency converter.

 

RFP Assistance

We offer a variety of free services to help make your job easier. To check F.I.T. or group space, compare rates or request information, simply complete our short survey – and put us to work for you. We’ll issue customized requests to our members, who will then respond directly to you with rate or space information for your consideration.

Complete our RFP Assistance Survey.

 

Customs & Taxes

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

Returning to the United States

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:

  • One carton of cigarettes
  • 100 cigars (not Cuban)
  • Two kilograms of smoking tobacco
  • One litre of liquor, provided the buyer is 21 years of age

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.:

  • Cuban or Iranian products
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Uncooked grains

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.

Returning to Other Countries

Before leaving home, visitors from other countries should check the customs regulations of their country by contacting the appropriate government department.

Taxes

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).

 

Getting Here

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.

Getting Here

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.

NEW! Learn more about meetings and conventions travel assistance provided by Air Canada.

By Rail

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.

By Road

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.

Entry Into Canada

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.

U.S. Residents

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.

International Visitors

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.

 

Official Holidays

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.

Official Holidays

Official Holidays observed in Toronto:
Holiday 2015 2016 2017
New Year’s Day Thursday, January 1, 2015 Friday, January 1, 2016 Sunday, January 1, 2017
Good Friday Friday, April 3, 2015 Friday, March 25, 2016 Friday, April 14, 2017
Easter Sunday Sunday, April 5, 2015 Sunday, March 27, 2016 Sunday, April 16, 2017
Easter Monday Monday, April 6, 2015 Monday, March 28, 2016 Monday, April 18, 2017
Victoria Day Monday, May 18, 2015 Monday, May 23, 2016 Monday, May 22, 2017
Canada Day Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Friday, July 1, 2016 Saturday, July 1, 2017
Civic Holiday (stores open) Monday, August 3, 2015 Monday, August 1, 2016 Monday, August 7, 2017
Labour Day Monday, September 7, 2015 Monday, September 5, 2016 Monday, September 4, 2017
Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 12, 2015 Monday, October 10, 2016 Monday, October 9, 2017
Remembrance Day (stores open) Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Friday, November 11, 2016 Saturday, November 11, 2017
Christmas Day Thursday, December 25, 2015 Sunday, December 25, 2016 Monday, December 25, 2017
 

Key Facts

Some practical information about Toronto.

Key Facts

Location, Location, Location

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.

  • Home to more than 100 cultures, Toronto truly is the city of imagination
  • With a population of 5.5 million, Toronto is Canada’s largest city
  • Toronto is the 4th-largest city in North America, after Mexico City, New York, and Los Angeles
  • One-quarter of Canada’s population is located within 160 kilometres (100 miles) of the city
  • More than 60% of the population of the United States is within a 90-minute flight

Languages Spoken

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.