Fly Direct to Toronto
Get your Canadian holiday off to a perfect start and enjoy close airport parking with short walks to the terminal. You’ll also love the relaxed atmosphere at Shannon - no congestion and no hassle guaranteed!
If you’re planning to go further afield, keep in mind that Toronto airport is a hub and you can connect to more 150 destinations worldwide from there. Before you travel, you might need to clarify what travel visa you’ll need. You can find out more here on the travel visas required for your trip from Shannon.
On arrival in the city itself, you’re best off to try get around on foot but a zippy underground system will get you across the city in minutes too. A day pass (approx. $11) offers unlimited access on all buses, streetcars, and subways for 24 hours and covers two adults and up to four children.
We recommend you start big and the giant CN tower is as much a symbol of Toronto as the Eiffel Tower is of Paris so make it your first stop. At 533 metres high, tickets to the viewing area at the summit cost $20-$30 and provide by far the best views of Toronto and Lake Ontario.
From there, take a short stroll to the Harbour front which enjoys a vibrant cultural scene with 4,000 events staged annually, including theatre, dance, music, film and visual arts.
A trip to Centre Island is also a must with 600 acres of splendid parkland including a beach, restaurants, and a small amusement park. Renting a bike on the island is the best way to get around.
Toronto is a great city for shoppers but if you don’t have your wits about you might miss some of the best retail centres in town. That’s because many of them are underground and interconnected by a series of tunnel walkways called “Path”. Once you’ve got your bearings, head for the massive Eaton Centre at Yonge and Dundas for a good mix of luxuries and bargains.
Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world and this really shines through in its vibrant food scene. The city is dotted with many ethnic enclaves with Chinatown, Little Italy, Greektown, Little Korea, and more are all worth checking out.
Torontonians are ice hockey-crazy and if you can get a ticket, try and go see their home team, the Maple Leafs, one of the most successful teams in the sport’s history. An easier option might be to go catch their reserve team, the Marlies in action and you’ll pick up a ticket for about $10.
Start planning your trip and find out more about Toronto right here