Luxury & boutique hotels
When to go
This is a country with four seasons, so choose your favourite and you can be pretty sure its most stereotyped characteristics will apply: snow in winter, sun in summer and pretty autumn colours in October. Peak tourist season starts on Victoria Day (Monday before 25 May) and ends on Labour Day (first Monday in September).
PlanesToronto Pearson International Airport is just west of the city. www.gtaa.com; towncar pick-ups can be arranged through the hotel | or else the bus and subway are possible. Toronto City Centre airport is central | as to be expected.
BoatsCatch a ferry to the Toronto Isalnds at the bottom of Bay Street behind the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel. Catch a bus tour the harbour from Queen’s quay docks. Or drop your own anchor here; Toronto Port Authority 416-863-2000.
TrainsToronto is served by the VIA Rail System, with connections to the Amtrak system via Niagara Falls. Or jump on the subway or a streetcar. For more info go to Toronto Transit Commission website: www3.ttc.ca
AutomobilesThe city’s grid pattern is pretty easy to negotiate; most downtown streets have meters. If you don’t want to take charge of any wheels yourself | there are easy-to-access bus and streetcar routes.
TaxisTaxis are abundant and easy to flag down. You can pay by credit card.