Toronto (Canada)

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.

Population: 2,615,060
Beach : Yes
Mountain : No
Popular destination: Yes
Official languages: English, French
Emergency numbers: 911 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Canadian dollar (CAD)
Electric plugs: A, B
Voltage: 120 V
Tipping in a restaurant: You are expected to tip 15% for normal service, 20% for exceptional service.
Time in destination: Dec 15, 2019, 9:59:42 AM

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Weather Forecast

Sun
15.12

Cloudy

32°F

Mon
16.12

Clear sky

34°F

Tue
17.12

Partly cloudy

34°F

Wed
18.12

Partly cloudy

25°F

Thu
19.12

Partly cloudy

19°F

Sat
21.12

Cloudy

32°F

Sat
21.12

Light sleet

37°F

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.

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 23.7 29.5 17.8 6
February 24.6 30.4 18.7 6
March 32.9 38.5 27.0 8
April 43.3 50.0 36.5 12
May 53.6 61.2 45.9 13
June 63.0 71.1 55.0 12
July 69.1 77.0 61.2 11
August 68.5 75.6 61.5 9
September 61.3 68.0 54.7 9
October 50.2 56.1 44.2 13
November 40.5 45.3 35.4 12
December 29.3 34.5 23.9 9

More information: Toronto forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Toronto is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $57.24, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $236.68, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $61.59
  • Hotel (3 stars): $94.81
  • Hotel (4 stars): $136.35
  • Hotel (5 stars): $311.48
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $10.70
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $18.77
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.58
  • Meal, McDonalds: $7.63
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $12.21

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Destination Map

Destination map in full scale: Toronto destination map

Safety

Toronto has been classified as safe with security classification 4/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 61.8 (better than United states average 48.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 77.8 (better than United states average 69.0)
  • Walking alone at night: 56.8 (better than United states average 41.3)

More information: Toronto safety

Car Rental

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.

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