Although it's not the Canadian capital, Toronto is the largest of the country's cities and is known for its setting and entertainment...
Toronto is ideal for a city break or can be a great base from which to explore the surrounding area.
As with any major city, the most popular way to travel is by public transport. However, if you want to explore more of the region then car hire in Toronto is the ideal option. Pick-ups can be arranged at Toronto Airport (YYZ), also known as Lester B. Pearson International Airport, making it easy to get to your hotel.
Toronto has some great shopping destinations, such as the Eaton Centre or the St Lawrence Farmers Market, as well as fascinating places to visit, such as the Ontario Arts Museum and the Royal Ontario Museum. Sports fans will enjoy the ice hockey and baseball and perhaps even get to see the local team, the Toronto Blue Jays, play.
There is a great nightlife in Toronto with as it has many excellent restaurants and welcoming bars and clubs. Family entertainment options include Ontario Place and Zoo as well as some lovely parks, such as the Maple Leaf Gardens and Fort York. Enjoy the stunning views from the CN Tower, which was once the tallest tower in the world.
Outside the city there is a wide range of places to visit and attractions to see. Use a hire car to make more of your visit to Toronto...
A short drive by car will take you to the 1000 Islands coastline, which gave its name to the famous dressing. You can walk or cycle around the islands, watching out for the local wildlife, or spend some time relaxing on the beaches.
More rural areas to explore lie north east of Toronto, where you will find the Kawarthas and Muskoka region with plenty of lakes, rivers and parks. Visit a country spa and be totally pampered whilst enjoying the gorgeous grounds. The 19th-century pleasure domes at Casa Loma with their historic houses and gardens provide a fascinating insight into high-society life.
The most well-known attraction is Niagara Falls, where you can stand close to the edge of the huge waterfall on Table Rock or go down by lift and see the waterfall from behind. High above Niagara Falls is the Skylon Tower, which has a revolving dining room and observation decks. You can enjoy the stunning views with your meal before browsing the boutiques and shops.
On the Niagara River Parkway lie the wineries of Niagara on the Lake. This is an enchanting area which contains twenty-eight wineries and vineyards where you can relax and taste the wine and enjoy the atmosphere. The town of Niagara on the Lake is a great cultural destination and it has a historic fort and some fascinating architecture.
Charming local towns include Elora and Stratford as well as the steel town of Hamilton. With so many places to visit, Toronto car hire is the ideal way to explore the Ontario area.