Visitor Information Services

Getting Around

Once you arrive in Toronto, the city is easy to navigate with a strong grid street layout, one of the most extensive public transit systems in North America and a large number of attractions concentrated in a walkable downtown.

Public Transit

There are a number of transit agencies serving the communities around Toronto including GO Transit connecting the city with surrounding communities and the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) serving Toronto proper. To change between the different modes of transportation or routes a transfer is sometimes required from either your driver or from a machine in a subway station. The TTC will accept cash (exact fare) but offers discounted tokens, day, week and monthly passes. The day passes being particularly popular for visitors.

Taxi

Taxi service in Toronto is easy to find and there are many taxi companies to choose from. Fares are standard, metered and non-negotiable. For more information on how to hail a taxi and other information you can visit Tourism Toronto's website. Tourism Toronto's website.

Cycling

Whether you arrived by bicycle, are renting one in Toronto or using our bike share system Bike Share Toronto, there are many resources to explore Toronto by bike including a city-wide Cycling map.

Walking

Toronto is an accessible, walkable city that is easy to navigate. Toronto is laid out in a north-south, east-west grid with Lake Ontario at the south. For street maps look for an Infopillar on the street with an "I" and 15 minute walking map or vicinity maps in the subway stations.

There are a number of Toronto maps available including a Visitor map available in most hotels and Tourism Toronto Visitor Guide is available at sites such as the Toronto Information Desk located at 20 Dundas Street West inside the Ontario Travel Information Centre. There are also a number of Toronto apps rich in information on things to do and how to get around.

Stepping off the street, Toronto's Underground PATH is over 30 kilometers of covered shopping, entertainment and other services linking the downtown while Parks and Trails link all corners of the city.

For a free walking orientation of Toronto please sign up for a free guided neighbourhood walk with Toronto Greeters or join a Toronto tour!


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