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The largest city in Canada

Located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario and the largest city in Canada, a trip to Toronto will satisfy all interests, whether they are cultural, recreational, or culinary!

Hotels in Toronto

Essential information for Toronto

Local time

Language

Flag of Canada
English

Currency

Canadian Dollar $
Official currency of Canada

Flight schedule

7h 45m
Toronto (YYZ)
Direct

Flight information

  • Fly direct from London Heathrow to Toronto Airport with Air Canada.

Do I need a visa?

Yes. If you’re arriving into or transiting through Canada by air from either the UK or another destination e.g. the USA, you’ll need an eTA. 

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

Shopping in Toronto

Ethnically diverse with distinctive districts, shopping is a unique experience with 5 Chinatowns, Little Italy, Little Portugal, and the Gerrard India Bazaar to explore. There is also fantastic shopping at the Eaton Centre.

  

Highlights of Toronto

Home to hockey, culture and the world’s largest film festival, Toronto is packed with things to do on your holiday. Here are its best attractions.

Entertainment and culture

  • Explore memorabilia from the greatest hockey players at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Then watch the home team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, play.
  • Enjoy the weekly farmer’s market, street entertainment and – in winter – the famous ice skating rink, in Nathan Phillips Square.
  • See cultural exhibitions, dinosaur galleries and incredible glasswork by Dale Chihuly at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Adventure and wildlife

  • Take the family to Toronto Zoo, the largest zoo in Canada, home to over 5,000 animals.
  • Join a Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) or SUP Yoga lesson in Toronto Island beaches.
  • Visit Niagara Falls and enjoy amazing views from the Skylon Tower observation deck.

Luxury

  • Take a luxury cruise trip across Lake Ontario with jazz, brunch and champagne.
  • Have afternoon tea in the Library Bar at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel & take a historic tour of the hotel

Food and drink

  • Dine on delicious seafood at 360, the revolving restaurant at the CN Tower.
  • Try the local Mill Street specialty brews in the beer halls of the historic Distillery District.
  • Follow the wine route of Ontario to The Niagara Region wineries.

Events and festivals

  • Jun/Jul: Join 500,000 music lovers for The Toronto Jazz Festival.
  • Sep: More than 300 films are screened for the Toronto International Film Festival.