Toronto is a big city, located on the east coast of Canada, on the Atlantic Ocean. Toronto is Canada's most densely populated city, almost a quarter of the entire Canadian population lives here. Thanks to the numerous skyscrapers the city has also easily recognizable skylines, and it is sometimes called Canada's New York. The city also has numerous historic buildings, and North America's tallest tower construction, the Cn tower (553.33 m), with a glass elevator, that will bring you up to its top, a revolving restaurant, as well as a glass-bottomed observation deck. There are also good opportunities for shopping, a vibrant nightlife and a number of fine sandy beaches.
Monthly Weather Conditions
The best time of the year to visit Toronto is from late April through May, and from mid-September through mid-October. During these times, you'll have a good chance for pleasant weather, and tourist crowds will be few while the sidewalks will come to life with patio eateries, cultural events, and pedestrian markets.
More information: Toronto forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Toronto is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $62.25, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $257.39, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $66.98
- Hotel (3 stars): $103.11
- Hotel (4 stars): $148.28
- Hotel (5 stars): $338.74
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.67
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $22.24
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.71
- Meal, McDonalds: $8.02
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $13.37
Toronto has been classified as safe with security classification 4/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 60.2 (better than United states average 47.9)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 77.3 (better than United states average 69.6)
- Walking alone at night: 55.4 (better than United states average 41.7)
More information: Toronto safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: It is recommended that the traveller should carry an international driving license as a translation of the Finnish driving license. Passport and a credit card are required to rent a car.
- Direction of traffic: The traffic in the United States and Canada is right-handed.
- Insurance: It is recommended to take a paid insurance for rental cars. Standard car insurances do not have an insurance retracted, if your travel insurance does not cover something related to leasing. Without an insurance the driver is responsible, if a crash occurs, or if the car gets stolen or broken up. If you get into a crash, the insurance of the person responsible for the accident may cover the cost for the damage on your rental car, but not in every case, so you should first call the police and it can be tricky to obtain a compensation. The exception to this is New York, where the law prescribes, that the insurance has to cover a minimal insurance for rental cars.
- Driving in the wider area: Some rental companies do not allow the export of theirs cars over the state border, you should check that in advance.