Live the Metropolis
Toronto is among the biggest, most populated cities in North America. Big city enthusiasts will find everything you can look for in urban setting, modern architecture, fun night life, shopping and international cuisine. Also, it is one of the cities with more cinema production in the country, so you may catch a movie star walking the streets.
Get the most from your trip
Winters in Toronto are very cold, so unless you are a fan of freezing try booking your trip from May to October. Canadian summers are beautiful and Toronto offers plenty of fun activities during this these months. Starting on May 24th with Victoria Day, you can delight with the fireworks show in honour of Queen Victoria. July 1st marks Canada Day, a national holiday when you can have a good time with parades and festivals. If you love theatre the Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival is held the 1st and 2nd weeks in July. The 2nd and 3rd weeks in July host the Beaches International Jazz Festival with many concerts and delicious gourmet food trucks. If you are looking to satisfy the party animal in you, the 4th week of July and the first in August "Caribana", the biggest Caribbean carnival in North America will surely do the trick. The 2nd and 3rd weeks in September you can attend the Toronto International Film Festival and maybe watch the premier of a future classic.
Basics before you get to Toronto
Life is cheaper in general in Toronto than it is in the UK. You can enjoy a nice lunch for about 15 CAD and good beer for approximately 6 CAD.
What to do on arrival
Once you land at the airport you can get to the city centre in several ways: a one-way ticket for the Union Person Express train is about 28 CAD, and will get you there in around 25 minutes. If you are looking for a cheaper way, take bus number 192 (TTC) to Kipling Subway station for about 3 CAD, single ticket. And of course, you can always take a taxi which will get you to the centre in about 25 minutes for an approximate price of 60 CAD. Accommodation ranges from hostels for about 35 CAD a night to large hotels. An average 3 star hotel can go for around 70 CAD per night per person. To get around the city TTC operates underground and trams, with single tickets for about 3 CAD, day travelcards for around 12 CAD and weekly for about 40 CAD. Taxis are a bit more expensive at around 10 CAD for 3 km plus 1.75 per extra km.