Oh, Canada! Toronto is not only the northerly nation’s largest city, but its most diverse and cosmopolitan city — rich with arts and culture, an eclectic international food scene, nightlife, a fervent sports fandom and even beaches (yes, beaches!).


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In 1914,19-year-old Babe Ruth scored his first professional home run as a rookie in the minor leagues at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Park, where a historical plaque now marks the event.



June – Aug.: Summer is peak season for visiting Toronto; festivals abound and the weather is lovely; however, sights can be crowded and prices high.
Sept. – Nov., April – May: Weather is still generally decent in fall and spring, and prices drop.
Dec. – March: Winter is frigid in Toronto, though crowds lessen.


Visas: For current information on passport and visa requirements for entering Canada, visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.
Money: The local currency is the Canadian dollar ($). ATMs are widely available. Tipping 15 – 20 percent is the norm at restaurants.
Travel Health: Travelers (including Canadian citizens) should check with the Government of Canada for the most current information on who can enter Canada, COVID-19 testing requirements, quarantine requirements, and other COVID-19 impacts on travel within the country. Before traveling, research and prepare for what to do if you get sick while away.


Getting Here: Toronto is served by Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ); the easiest way to reach downtown from the airport is via taxi or ride share or taking the UP Express airport rail link from Terminal 1. Trains, including Amtrak, arrive in Toronto at Union Station. Buses arrive at the Toronto Coach Terminal.
Getting Around: Taxis and ride shares are common, but the city’s subway, streetcar and bus system (operated by TTC) is less expensive and generally convenient. Bike-rental agencies, most notably Bike Share Toronto, are also found throughout downtown.


Local Lingo: Toronto has its share of local nicknames like The 6ix and TDot (the latter is used less often). You’re gonna want to get a coffee and donut from Timmies, local slang for Tim Horton’s, a much-beloved Canadian fast-food chain.
Must-Have Apps: Transit AppBike Share Toronto
Insider Tips: Don’t miss a visit to the top of CN Tower for epic views of the city. If your nerves are hard as ice, take the dare and walk the exterior rim — 1,168 feet above ground.