I am traveling to Toronto, Canada on August 5th for 4 days.
Can someone help me with the following?
1) How is the weather there?
2) Which tour agency should I join (too see Toronto)? Is there any tour agency that brings you to Niagara Falls as well?
3) Should I rent a car or take public transportation for sightseeing purposes?
4) What is the easiest and cheapest way to get from the Toronto Airport to my downtown hotel? There are 4 of us.
Anything else I should know…?
Weather wise it has been cooler for the last few days, but I would be ready for 30 degree weather, and factor in the humidity with that, it will be warm to say the least.
I have no idea about agency stuff.
I would personally take the TTC, If you are going to be doing local travel, you don't need to worry about parking, getting places etc, and the TTC runs fairly well. There is a weekend pass you can get, that allows unlimited travel for the weekend. I would look on the TTC site and they will explain the fair packages.
I've never been to any of the airports in the area so i can't help you out with that one.
cheapest way to niagara falls is to rent a car, take the greyhound bus to rent a limo or something if there are 4 of u.
which hotel are you at? some hotels have free shuttles from the airport.
use the subway or walk around downtown. as for canada's wonderland i am sure a bab or bus will take you there
expect 30+ weather
You can get to canada's wonderland by bus, Take the subway to finch station, and connect to a bus there. I don't know if a TTC line goes that far, you might have to take VIVA or YRT, there are good maps online so you can plan out your trip before you leave.
3. Rent a car for anything out of the city. Take the transit if you are travelling downtown.
4. A taxi ride from the airport to downtown is $40-50 for four people that is the cheapest way! The airporter is about $20-40/pp depending on where you go.
A bus takes you directly to Canada's wonderland from Yorkdale subway station or York Mills subway station.
Canada's wonderland is a large amusement park.
If you go to Niagara Falls, the boat tour to the bottom of the falls is alot of fun and the attraction to go behind the falls is alot of fun too.
If you go to CN Tower, make reservations for dinner in the rotating restaurant at the top, that will get you into the tower for free with the purchase of a meal.
Toronto Island is also a nice place to visit at this time of the year.
How is the weather there?
The weather is indeed mild in August, but if you want to keep an eye on things, visit the Environment Canada website.
Any tour agency that brings you to Niagara Falls as well?
If you leave the city of Toronto, the train is a very good option for sightseeing. There are also all-inclusive train tours to Niagara Falls that include accommodations, rides on the Maid of the Mist, etc.
Anything else I should know…?
Get yourself a good map of the city, including a map of the metro system. Toronto is very easy to navigate by public transportation - and if you can manage it on foot, you will get an even better feel for the city (in truth, I only started to like it when I walked around a bit). Having a car may only add to the aggravation as parking is sometimes difficult to find.