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Toronto, ON Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 124
Total Sleeping Rooms 28,205
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 1,590
Committable Meeting Rooms* 107
Convention Center Space 700,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 460,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 358,433 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate CAD $245
Average Daily Meal Cost CAD $145
Average Weekly Car Rental CAD $348
*Maximum for a single hotel

Toronto, ON Airport Information

Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

The 4,430-acre Toronto Pearson International Airport is Canada's premier gateway. Located just 17 miles west of downtown Toronto, it is the country's busiest airport serving over 41 million passengers annually. Proximity to the United States is a key benefit of Toronto Pearson International Airport as 60 percent of the U.S. population is located within a short 90-minute flight. A total of 65 airlines currently operates out of Toronto Pearson International Airport's two main terminals. With five runways and 96 gates, the airport provides service to 27 Canadian destinations, 42 U.S. destinations and 84 international destinations. In addition, Toronto Pearson International serves as the primary hub for Air Canada and is a major hub for WestJet.

Toronto Pearson International Airport participates in an extensive art exhibition program. Welcoming travelers to Toronto, the artwork conveys both the essence of flight and the city's role as a gateway to North America. Additionally, Toronto Pearson International has introduced a new privately-sponsored exhibition called ARTSTAGE, which will feature large-scale sculptures by artists Michael De Broin, Carl Skelton and Ilan Sandler.

Several improvements have been made over the last few years to enhance the traveler experience including the addition of Link Train, a cable liner shuttle system that efficiently transports passengers between terminals. Airport amenities include state-of-the-art information centers, Internet access, interfaith centers and medical clinics. Parking is plentiful with over 11,000 spaces. Additionally, the airport features a wide range of dining options including restaurants such as Arts & Letters Bistro, Hogtown Bar and Grill and Roots Swiss Chalet.

Airline carriers serving Toronto Pearson International Airport

  • Aeroflot Russian Airlines
  • AeroMexico
  • Aerosvit Ukranian Airlines
  • Air Canada
  • Air Canada Jazz
  • Air France
  • Air India
  • Air Jamaica
  • Air New Zealand
  • Air Transat
  • Air Wisconsin
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Alitalia
  • All Nippon Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • American Eagle
  • Atlantic Southwest
  • Australian Airlines
  • Avianca
  • British Airways
  • CanJet Airlines
  • Caribbean Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Chautaugua Airlines
  • Comair
  • Condor
  • Cubana Airlines
  • Czech Airlines
  • Delta
  • El Al
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways
  • Finnair
  • Iberia Airlines
  • Japan Airlines
  • Jet Airways
  • KLM
  • Korean Air
  • Lacsa/TACA
  • Lan Chile
  • LOT Polish Airlines
  • LTU Intl Airways
  • Lufthansa
  • Martinair Holland
  • Messa Airlines
  • MyTravel Airlines
  • Olympic Airlines
  • Pakistan International Airlines
  • Piedmont
  • Pinnacle Airlines
  • Qantas
  • Royal Jordanian
  • SAS Scandinavian Airlines
  • SATA International
  • Shuttle America
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Skyservice
  • Skywest
  • Sunwing
  • Swiss International Air Lines
  • Thai Airways
  • Thomas Cook Airlines
  • Transaero Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • WestJet
  • Zoom Airlines

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ)

Located on Toronto Islands, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is Canada's ninth busiest airport and welcomes more than 2.4 million business and leisure travelers each year. Offering service to 23 cities in Canada and the U.S., with connections to more than 80 international destinations.

A ferry runs from the foot of Bathurst Street every 15 minutes, connecting travelers to the airport terminal. On July 30, 2015, Billy Bishop Airport reached a major milestone in customer service with the opening of a new pedestrian tunnel connecting Toronto's mainland to the airport. The tunnel provides the passengers who travel through Billy Bishop Airport with a faster and more predictable way to access to the airport, in less than a six-minute walk.

Toronto, ON Train Information

Union Pearson Express

UP Express connects Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station in the heart of downtown Toronto in just 25 stress-free minutes—less than half the time it often takes by car. With trains leaving every 15 minutes, 19 ½ hours a day between 05:30am and 01:00am, there's no easier or more convenient way to get to or from Toronto Pearson.

Amenities include:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • On-board infotainment screens
  • Updated flight information
  • Luggage racks
  • Power outlets
  • Tray tables on seat backs

Toronto Union Station

Travelers can ride the rails to Toronto's Union Station using either Amtrak or Canada's VIA Rail. Amtrak's Maple Leaf line provides daily service between New York City and Toronto's Union Station. The Maple Leaf makes 21 stops, including New York cities Albany, Syracuse and Buffalo and Niagara Falls. VIA Rail Canada offers service to and from Toronto to a number of Canadian cities. Toronto serves as the starting point for all trains traveling west across the country, including "The Canadian" with service from Toronto to Vancouver. VIA Rail also offers service from Toronto Union Station to Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Niagara Falls, Windsor, London, Kingston and Sarnia.

Toronto, ON Ground Transportation

Toronto Transit Commission

Toronto's public transportation network is managed by the Toronto Transit Commission and includes subways, streetcars and buses. TTC offers a number of pass options for visitors. Transfers are available from line to line or from one mode of transit to another.

For more information: 416-393-4636

Streetcars

One of the oldest systems remaining in use in North America, Toronto's streetcars offers a unique and scenic way to travel the downtown area. Service on many of these lines dates back to the 1860s, when cars were horse-drawn. Today, some 328,000 riders per day zip along the city's 11 routes with comfort and ease. Streetcar riders can transfer to the subway at a number of stations. Most streetcars run Monday through Friday from 5 to 1:30 AM with limited service on weekends. One-way fare is $3.00 CDN.

Bus Line

The network of buses running across Toronto is efficient and convenient. The city's 167 bus routes span over 4,300 miles and transport almost 1.2 million riders per day. Buses run Monday through Friday from 5 to 1:30 AM. The "Blue Night Network" of buses and streetcars run during the off-hours to service major routes in the city. One-way fare is $3.00 CDN.

Subway

Dating from 1954, Toronto's subway system consists of four lines spanning the city. The train cars are cheerfully referred to as "Red Rockets" due to their color. The network consists of 69 stations and carries over 900,000 riders per day. The main line Yonge-University Subway forms a U-shape through Toronto, and meets with the Sheppard Line. The Bloor-Danforth Subway runs east to west across the city and meets with the Scarborough Rapid Transit line at Kennedy Station. The subway runs Monday through Friday and Saturday from 6 to 1:30 AM and Sunday from 9 to 1:30 AM. One-way fare is $3.00 CDN.

PATH

During inclement weather, visitors and residents alike head beneath the streets for a convenient stroll across the city. Toronto's PATH network shopping complex also offers connections to many major destinations in the downtown area. PATH connects to more than 50 buildings, five subway stations, Union Station and other attractions such as the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

For more information: 416-392-1005

Rental Cars

Five rental companies are available at the Toronto Pearson International Airport, and a number of others operate off-site. Avis, Budget, Dollar/Thrifty, Hertz and National/Alamo have counters in both Terminals 1 and 3 of the airport. Additionally, courtesy van service is available to connect customers of Advantage Car & Truck Rentals, E-Z Rent A Car, Discount, ACE, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Fox Rent-A-Car and Payless Car Rental to their respective agencies.

Taxis

Taxi service is easy to find in the downtown Toronto area and at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Travelers from Pearson Airport will be charged a flat fee for travel into the city.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Hamilton, ON 70 mi 49 min n/a N/A
Buffalo, NY 161 mi 1 hr 46 min 3 hr 30 min CAD $356+
London, ON 196 mi 2 hr 10 min 40 min CAD $356+
Detroit, MI 373 mi 4 hr 6 min 1 hr 13 min CAD $315+
Ottawa, ON 450 mi 4 hr 39 min 59 min CAD $204+
New York, NY 772 mi 5+ hrs 1 hr 22 min CAD $198+
 
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