Discount Flights, Low Cost Air Tickets Compare cheap flight deals to Toronto by using the flight search facility above. Select the ticket offer that's best for you, then continue to book and confirm your reservation direct with the airline, travel agent or ticket supplier. Airlines operating direct services to Toronto from the UK and Europe include British Airways (BA) and Air Canada (AC). The cheapest fares may not necessarily be on direct services, the lowest fares sometime include a change of aircraft en-route. For example, Swiss (LX) offer low cost flight deals from London to Toronto with a change of aircraft in Zurich. The same applies to other European airlines like KLM over Amsterdam, Air France over Paris and SAS over Stockholm. Iceland Air also operate a scheduled service to Toronto with an optional stopover in Reykjavik.
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Toronto Airport: Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is located 16 miles (27km) northwest of downtown Toronto. Transfers: The most convenient transit from Toronto airport to city centre is by Air-Rail Link. Union Pearson Express air-rail link connects the airport direct to Union Station in the heart of downtown Toronto. The service is fast, reliable and speeds you along in under 25 minutes. Departures are are every 15 minutes and trains run between 05.30 hrs to 01.00 (1am). Other options include bus transit services to and from the airport into Toronto city and surrounding areas, bus services also drop off at major downtown hotels, Taxis are also readily available from outside the arrivals hall.
Toronto Public Transport: Local Public Transport is safe and easy to use and it feeds most major tourist attractions. Public transport is operated by the Toronto Transit Commission and known by locals as the TTC, the subway has only two major lines with plenty of buses and street cars stretching out to every part of the city, the light rapid transit (LRT) line extends out to the Harbourfront. Taxis are reasonably priced with standard metered charge and are readily available.
Events in Toronto:
The Toronto Jazz Festival, this festival is rated as one of the best Jazz festivals in North America. Each year the festival attracts around 2,000 international and local musicians, the festival usually takes place in June.
Nightlife in Toronto: There are over 5,000 restaurants in Toronto with trattorias, bistros and ethnic eating houses being in good supply, reflecting Toronto's multi-cultural diversity. In the summer most restaurants open an outdoor patio and it's customary to eat outside under the stars. Toronto has a great theatre district and is fast building a name as a major centre for the performing arts.
Money: The currency in Canada is the Canadian Dollar (CAD) which is divided into 100 cents. The canadian currency also has one-dollar coins which are known as loonies, (because of a picture of a loon, a type of bird engraved on the coin) and a two-dollar coin know as toonies. US Dollars are usually accepted, however, change is usually given in Canadian dollars.Flights to Toronto
Toronto City Information:
Toronto is Canada's largest, most cosmopolitan and cultural city and stands on the shores of Lake Ontario. Toronto is a dazzling, dynamic city with a wide ethnic diversity providing a colorful melting pot of different cultures. Old English pubs and Victorian and Edwardian architecture still survive among the skyscrapers, but Toronto today is a lively and cosmopolitan city and Canada's commercial capital.
Places to Visit in Toronto:
CN Tower: Although the city is best discovered on foot, start with a visit to the top of the CN Tower built in 1976, the tower is one of the worlds highest free standing structures, with glass-fronted elevators that rise to a height of 1,815ft (553m). At the top you have a 360 degree view over Toronto and on a clear day you can see Niagara Falls. The tower has both indoor and outdoor observation decks and at the 1,150ft (351m) observation level there is a revolving restaurant, which rotates once every 72 minutes allowing stunning views of the city below.
The Skydome: Now called the Rogers Centre, is a multi-purpose stadium in Downtown Toronto located close to the CN Tower, tours of the Rogers Centre are available.
Kensington Market: This open air market promotes Toronto's multicultural society with its infusion of world cultures. You will find a wide variety of shops, restaurants, eclectic clothing retailers, fresh produce stores, cheese merchants, fishmongers, cafés and general bric-a-brac stores.
The Harbourfront Centre: The Harbourfront is a recreational and cultural public space that houses the heart and sprit of Toronto. The area is full of transformed factories and warehouses and is now brimming with galleries, shops, craft boutiques, trendy cafes, theatrical performances, marine events, concerts and lots more.
Museums There are plenty of museums to keep you occupied including the Art Gallery of Ontario, which houses the world's largest collection of Henry Moor's works. Visit Black Creek Pioneer Village, a restored 19th century Canadian village, or take a trip to Fort York an early 19th century historic site with displays and military demonstrations.
Other attractions include a moonlit harbour cruise or a trip to the Toronto Islands. A must do is an excursion to the awesome Niagara Falls, one of the seven wanders of the world.
Shopping: Toronto is a shoppers paradise, Eaton square is the main shopping centre with over 350 top department stores, restaurants and cinemas. Another world awaits you underground, where you will find miles of shops, boutiques, fountains and plenty of cafe bars to rest your feet. For upmarket shopping try a visit to the fashionable boutiques around exclusive Yorkville. For specialty stores visit the Queen's Quay terminal at Toronto's harbourfront, also visit the Antique Market that's held here most days of the week.Flights to Canada
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Canada is a four-season destination capable of satisfying everyone's holiday requirements, from outdoor activities to festivals, world class events, theatre and shopping..
Climate: Vast variety of climate with temperatures reaching well below freezing between mid November and Mid April. Major Gateways: Calgary (YYC). Edmonton (YEG). Montreal Dorval (YUL). Vancouver (YVR). Toronto (YYZ). Typical flying time from the UK: Toronto 6 hrs 30 mins. Calgary 8 hrs 30 mins. Vancouver 9 hrs 30 mins. Top Attractions: Niagara Falls (Ontario). CN Tower (Toronto Ontario). Banff National park (Alberta). Jasper National park (Alberta). Whistler Resort (British Columbia). Whale Watching (BC).
Special Interests: Skiing, Dog-sledging, Snowmobiling, Polar Bear viewing, Salmon fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/kayaking. What to buy: First Nations arts and crafts, soapstone carvings, sportswear, ski gear, hiking gear.