Toronto is the largest city in Canada and its commercial center. Toronto is situated on banks of Lake Ontario. It was formerly known as Fort York in the 18th century after the English Duke of York.
When to visit TorontoWinters are long, cold and windy in Toronto. Summers can be hot with August temperatures reaching the mid-80sºF. However, summer is also the wettest season. Toronto hotels are popular in the fall with many tourists booking holidays to admire the spectacular foliage.
How to get to TorontoToronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), also known as Lester B Pearson International Airport, receives flights from a vast number of international destinations. It is located 17 miles northwest of downtown Toronto and the city also has a reasonable provision of airport hotels ranging from 2 to 4 stars. Rail travel to Toronto is via Union Station with cross-country trains travelling to Vancouver in the west and Amtrak services to the US in the south. Toronto's rapid transit system comprises a subway system and over ground lines. Of interest is the PATH, a vast underground walkway of more than 17 miles linking shopping complexes.
Attractions in TorontoThe CN Tower, at 1,815 ft high, is one of the tallest buildings in the world with a revolving restaurant near the top. The Rogers Center, formerly the SkyDome, with its retractable roof, is home to baseball's Toronto Blue Jays. The modernist-looking City Hall is a much-loved city landmark; Yonge Street is reputedly the longest in the world. Included among hotels near Toronto are those at Niagara Falls, a 50-mile journey to the south and the US border.
Where to stay in TorontoHarbor front cheap hotels near the Rogers Centre are popular with sports fans as well as other city visitors. Other cheap hotels in Toronto can be found in the downtown area as can an array of 4 star hotels provided by the major hotel chains. Hotels.com offers a range of accommodations and the best deals including hotels with top restaurants.