Getting around Toronto, Canada’s “megacity,” can sometimes be daunting. Here are some tips on how to get around the city on public (and not-so-public) transportation.
Ride the Red Rocket
The third most-heavily used mass transit system in North America is the most effective means to transportation around the city. The Toronto Transit Commission operates this network of public subways, streetcars and buses.
Get on the GO Train
Getting to and from the Airport
Getting to and from Pearson International Airport can be a challenge, depending on how much you want to pay. Taxis and limousines are pricey, and the Toronto Transit Commission, though inexpensive, can be time-consuming and unwieldy, especially with luggage and multiple stops.
My go-to airport transportation is Toronto Airport Express, which operates scheduled coaches (equipped with free Wi-Fi!) and costs $22 one-way and $36 roundtrip (when purchasing online). With convenient downtown locations, most at landmark hotels, it’s a simple and easy way to travel.
Bike with Bixi
Get a little exercise and pedal your way around town with a new bike-share program, Bixi Toronto, launching May 3. For as little as $5, pick up and drop off your bike at various stations throughout the city. Click here for a handy bike map of Toronto.