Tourism in the Toronto Region
 

Tourism

Toronto has a relatively mild climate and consequently you can often (well sometimes) get out and mountain bike in the winter. Of course you may also wake up to a blizzard blowing in from Buffalo across the lake. Fortunately for boarders and skiers, even if Toronto has no snow it doesn't mean that you won't find any in the North. Ski hills and cross country centers are often doing fine, thank you, even when the hikers are stomping the trails in Toronto. Map of Toronto - Toronto Weather

Toronto Region / City of Toronto

The Toronto region is roughly shaped like a boot, with the "foot" encompassing the city itself and the toe pointing east.

 
 
  The region is bounded by Lake Ontario in the south, where it stretches from just east of Oakville to just west of Pickering. Above the city proper it is bounded by Steeles Avenue. In the west it stretches much further north almost to Orangeville. Most peoples perception of the region is of a broad flat area but in reality it is broken up by a number of fairly wide and deep ravines and the escarpment to the west and north. For information on getting around consult our Transportation Section.
 
Within the city limits there are excellent areas for mountain bikers, hikers and even urban campers (this is common in Europe, it would be nice to see it catch on in North America)who can pitch a tent in the woods of Rouge Park. Sea kayakers have an excellent area for paddling in and around the Toronto Islands. Canoeists and white water kayakers can take advantage of the Don and the Credit Rivers. Backpackers don't have far to go to access the Bruce Trail and if you want to try something a little bit different, pick up you pack and take a hike along the Waterfront Trail. You'll find several parks and conservation areas on route where you can set up your tent.
Government - Toronto Municipal

Ontario Tourism - Out-There's Ontario

Ontario Ontario Tourism Information Center - In Toronto
Eaton's Centre
220 Yonge St., Level One
P.O. Box 104
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2H1
Tel: (416) 314-5899
Fax: (416) 314-5901

Toronto City Guides

  • Green Tourism - A very special area guide, pick up there map when you hit Toronto - Toronto, Toronto Region, Ontario
  • Ontario Toronto Students Guide - Area Guide, Toronto, Toronto Region, Ontario
  • Into Toronto - Area Guide, Toronto, Toronto Region, Ontario
  • Toronto.com - Area Guide, Toronto, Toronto Region, Ontario
  • Toronto Trip Mag - Area Guide, Toronto, Toronto Region, Ontario
  • Toronto Life - Area Guide, Toronto, Toronto Region, Ontario
  • DineNet - Restaurant Guide, Toronto, Toronto Region, Ontario
  • Delivery and Take Out - Restaurant Guide, Toronto, Toronto Region, Ontario
  • Taste Toronto - Restaurant Guide, Toronto, Toronto Region, Ontario
  • Tordine - Restaurant Guide, Toronto, Toronto Region, Ontario
  • Yes Toronto - Restaurant Guide, Toronto, Toronto Region, Ontario
  • Toronto Groove - Bar and Night Club Guide, Toronto, Toronto Region, Ontario
  • TorontoBars.Com - Bar and Night Club Guide, Toronto, Toronto Region, Ontario
  • Toronto Night Club - Bar and Night Club Guide, Toronto, Toronto Region, Ontario

Toronto Cams and VR

Toronto Police

 

Festivals / Events & Attractions

Toronto has innumerable festivals, celebrating the culture and music of the different ethnic backgrounds that make up the cities populace. In addition there are Jazz festivals, buskers festivals, street festivals and of course a fringe festival. For racing fans the city hosts the Molson Indy each summer. Live theatre is very popular in Toronto and the city is also one of the main stops for concert tours in Canada. There are an abundance of tourist attractions, including Casa Loma, the Sky Dome and the skyline's dominant feature, the CN Tower. For those who just have to go... Niagara Falls is just over an hour's drive from the city. For a listing of Canadian outdoor events click here.

 
Accommodations - Out-There's Toronto Region Accommodation Listings
  • Bed and Breakfast Associations Downtown Toronto
  • Motels Ontario
  • Bars and Night Clubs - Out-There's Toronto Region Restaurant and Bar Listings

    Restaurants - Out-There's Toronto Region Restaurant and Bar Listings

  • DineNet - Restaurant Guide, Toronto, Toronto Region, Ontario
  • Delivery and Take Out - Restaurant Guide, Toronto, Toronto Region, Ontario
  • Taste Toronto - Restaurant Guide, Toronto, Toronto Region, Ontario
  • Tordine - Restaurant Guide, Toronto, Toronto Region, Ontario
  • Yes Toronto - Restaurant Guide, Toronto, Toronto Region, Ontario
  • Brew Pubs

    • Amsterdam Brewing Company - Brew Pub, King St., (416) 504-1040, Toronto, Toronto Region, Ontario
    • Cameron's Brewing Co.- Brew Pub, Westside Drive, Toronto, Toronto Region, Ontario
    • Granite Brew Pub - Brew Pub, Eglinton Ave East, Toronto, Toronto Region, Ontario

    Culture, Art & History

     

    Ontario Wineries - Outside the Toronto Region unless other wise noted.

    Web Sites

    Currency Exchange and Conversion

    Currency Conversion

    Thomas Cook - Terminal 3, Pearson International Airport

    Thomas Cook - Downtown

    9 Bloor St W 416-923-6549
    10 King St E 416-863-1611
    123 Queen St W 416-363-4867

    Hostels

    If you're idea of Hostelling is pulling up a piece of the rug, in an urban fallout shelter, with a dozen strangers - think again. Hostels range from a place to unroll your sleeping bag, to something approaching resort like accommodations, in beautiful settings with you're own private room. Prices are still unbeatable and the company is usually interested and interesting world travelers. If you're a boarder or skier take note, there are hostels in most of the major resort areas throughout the country.

    Globel Backpackers

    Hostels.com

    Hostelling International

  • Toronto Hostel - Downtown, Hostelling International, Toronto, Toronto Region, Ontario
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      Regional Tourism, Cities Towns and Chamber of Commerce - The Toronto Region stretches from just east of Oakville to just west of Pickering. Above the city proper it is bounded by Steeles Avenue.  In the west it stretches much further north almost to Orangeville. Nearby you'll find regional attractions such as Niagara Falls and the surrounding grape growing region, which has dozens and dozens of vineries, which are responsible for much of Ontario's wine production.
    The Great Lakes have excellent sailing and are very popular with cruisers, particularly in the Georgian Bay area. If your looking for beaches and crystal clear lakes, head north to Wasaga and the beaches above it or just to the east of this, into the cottage county of the Muskoka lakes.
    Toronto Region - Map of Toronto

    For information on getting around visit our Transportation Section. Click here for the current weather forecast.

    Regions Nearby

    Durham - South Central Ontario, Ontario

    Hamilton Wentworth- Southwestern Ontario, Ontario

    York - South Central Ontario, Ontario

    Cities, Towns and Districts in the Toronto Region

    Cities and Towns Nearby

    Regional Tourism Nearby

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