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Toronto
Travel Planning
Toronto

Toronto at a Glance

Walking along Lake Ontario, cheering on a Maple Leaf hockey game or getting a steaming plate of your favorite ethnic food are just some of the activities you can enjoy while visiting bustling Toronto. 

Canada's most populated city is buzzing with things to see and do. Take in the views of Lake Ontario from a viewpoint on Scarborough Bluffs, stop in at the Inuit Art Museum, stock up on picnic food at the St. Lawrence Market and ride up to the top of Toronto's iconic CN Tower.  

If winter sports are your passion, don't let Toronto's famously cold and windy winter stop you from coming out for a visit. Enjoy watching hockey games then take yourself out for a ski along one of Toronto's now snowy summer bike trails. To warm up, head underground to the PATH network where the sheer number of shops, bars and entertainment options mean you don't have to come out until spring if you don't want to.

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May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      Passport / Visa Requirements

      American citizens and permanent residents must now have a valid U.S passport or U.S green card to enter Canada. Visitors from other countries may need a tourist visa and can determine their specific requirements by using the website of the Canadian government.  All visitors must be able to convince immigration officials that they have enough money for their trip, that they are healthy, and that they have ties in their home country that will draw them home again at the end of their visit. American citizens can learn more information on world-wide travel at the U.S State Department's website.

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      Severe Weather Toronto has cold and windy winters and snowstorms delay flights and make driving hazardous. During the summer, temperatures are be hot and humid.

      Safety Concerns Toronto has the reputation as one of the safest cities in North America. However, it is a large city and incidents occur. Protect your belongings and your self by keeping valuables out of sight and locking your car.

      Health Concerns Toronto's cold winter temperatures can be destructive if you aren't wearing the proper clothes. Dress warmly and wear boots. Automobile travelers should be prepared in the case that they need to get out in the snow.