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Toronto is the largest city in Canada. Located on the shore of Lake Ontario, it is home to a diverse population of more than six million people. For a magnificent view of the city, walk around the outside of the iconic CN Tower, and back on the ground explore some of the many art galleries and museums. To experience Toronto and its surrounding regions, hire a car with VroomVroomVroom.
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Summer is the peak season to visit Toronto. If you visit the city in summer the sidewalks come alive with pedestrian marketplaces, patio restaurants, and cultural events. However, as temperatures rise, so do prices. If you want to save money on accommodation, rates are much lower throughout winter. Fall and spring are popular times to visit the area when the temperatures are milder and the crowds are not as heavy.
Toronto hosts events year-round. If you are visiting the city toward the end of March you may catch the Toronto Jazz Festival, which brings music to the streets downtown. Fashion Week also kicks off at the end of March, showcasing all the latest styles. For movie fans, the Toronto International Film Festival takes place in late September.
Driving to Toronto is easy, with well-maintained highways and simple road signs. Be aware that there are toll roads in Toronto, including Highway 407 to the north of the city. Many major highways meet in Toronto, and the roads are often busy. It is a good idea to check live traffic updates before your departure to avoid any delays. Click here for more driving tips in Toronto.
With over 2 million residents calling Toronto home, you would hope that there are heaps of things to do to keep them all busy. Well it just so happens that there are quite a few attractions in Toronto that appeal to both the people that live here and also the people that are visiting. Use our list below and decide which ones you will visit once you have collected your rental car.
Ontario Science Centre
The Ontario Science Centre is an iconic cultural attraction that combines science and technology, offering a world-class museum and an interactive experience -- all in one place. The Ontario Science Centre showcases one of the best exhibitions in the world. Visit the "Brain: The inside story" an interactive exhibition about the latest human brain research running until March 29, 2015. Furthermore, you will able to learn and develop skills that help to protect our environment. The Centre also offers engaging programs and films that educate visitors. This is an ideal spot to visit with your family and little ones.
Bloor St. Culture Corridor
Torronto's Bloor St. West displays 14 different arts & culture organizations in Toronto's most diverse creative district. The Bloor St. Culture Corridor expands 1.6 kilometres along Bloor St. West, between Bathurst and Bay Street. You can easily have a beautiful walk along this vibrant corridor to appreciate the art and culture of the City of Toronto surrounded by charming architecture -- and with museums, art exhibitions, films, concerts, regional events and much more. It also offers opportunities to experience & learn about Toronto's diverse population, including French, Jewish, Italian, Japanese and Aboriginal arts and culture.
The Royal Conservatory
Address: 273 Bloor Street West
The Royal Conservatory is one of the largest and recognized music and arts academies in the world. This institution has trained a number of international artists including Glenn Gould, Oscar Peterson, David Foster, Sarah McLachlan, Angela Hewitt, and Diana Krall. The Royal Conservatory offers outstanding performances, featuring every year a Concert Season of over 90 classical, jazz, pop and world music concerts. The Royal Conservatory also offers arts and educations programs.
Centreville Theme Park
Address: Centre Island
Centreville is the ideal theme park for families with young children, especially during the spring and summer seasons. It has over 30 rides and attractions to keep your children and your entire family entertained. Pull over your car rental near the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and enjoy a beautiful ride to Centre Island, where the park is located. Enjoy carousels, horseback riding, antique cars, touring cars, tea cups and thrilling rides.
Far Enough Farm & Franklin Children's Garden
Far Enough Farm was established in 1959 in Centre Island to educate visitors about our Ontario habitat and features farmyard animals of over 40 different species. Children and adults can interact with ponies, emus, pigs, cows, sheep, birds and pet animals. Or just ride a pony or stroll around the park. The Farm is open daily all year round from 10 am to 5 pm, with no admission fee. Another unique attraction for your kids is Franklin Children's Garden, inspired by Franklin Turtle of the beloved book series by Paulette Bourgeois. Here, children can enjoy with Franklin and his friends the nature trails, story books and Canadian wildlife such as turtles, bears, rabbits and more. They can also learn about plants and how to care for them.
The Toronto Maple Leafs - are the professional ice hockey team that represents Toronto. The Leafs are a subject near and dear to most of the residents in Toronto, and if you happen to be in town for a game, make sure you try and get some tickets. Your rental car will help you get to the Air Canada Centre where you can enjoy all of the action.
Windsor Arms Hotel
Another TripAdvisor 2014 winner is the Ivy at Verity boutique hotel, ranking in the Top 10 of Luxury Hotels in all of Canada. This boutique hotel is inspired by the small boutique European hotels. All of its rooms feature handcrafted organic beds and very relaxing atmospheres.
The Drake Hotel
The Drake Hotel is much more than a hotel. It offers entertainment, cultural events and hospitality services. The hotel re-opened in 2014 and become a unique boutique hotel focused on creative design and providing an amazing guest experience in Downtown Toronto. It features contemporary rooms with different personalities and themes for each one. Its restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner menus including snacks, drinks and cocktails. If you fancy live music, pop into the lounge and underground area to see Canadian live bands playing.
Trump International Hotel & Tower
Trump Hotel offers luxurious accommodations in the City of Toronto. The hotel contains 261 luxurious and stylish guest rooms and suites with wonderful city views. This hotel was rated as the number one hotel in Toronto on TripAdvisor and received the Travellers' Choice 2014 Award. The hotel is located in Downtown Toronto's financial district.
The Carousel Café
Address: Centre Island
This Café is a great place to enjoy a relaxing lunch with beautiful lakeside views. It is located on Centre Island next to Centreville Amusement Park. Its menu offers a variety of dishes including steamed mussels, fresh salads, sandwiches, BBQ ribs, and salmon, along with a kids' menu. You can also enjoy an array of signature cocktails and tropical drinks.
Shopsy's Island Deli Bar & Grill
Address: Centre Island
Shopsy's is also located on Centre Island near the ferry side with outstanding city views. Try its famous, traditional deli sandwiches. Or you can also choose grilled meals or delicious desserts.
Bill's Beach Bar
Address: Centre Island
If you are looking for something more casual and less crowded, head to Bill's Beach Bar located at Chelsea Beach. Here you will find delicious food, cold drinks, and a beautiful beachside view, especially on a warm Toronto day.