Toronto lies on the shore of Lake Ontario, the easternmost of the Great Lakes. Home to more than 2.6 million people, the city is the key to one of North America’s most vibrant regions, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). 4.5 million Canadians live in the GTA, the cultural, entertainment, and financial capital of the nation. Located on the north-western shore of Lake Ontario, farther south than Minnesota and much of Michigan, Toronto is one of the most accessible cities in North America by road, air and rail. We are only a one hour drive away for about 5 million Canadians, and within a 90 minute flight for 60 percent of the U.S. population.
Important Information for U.S. Visitors to Canada
On June 1, 2009 a new American law known as the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) will require U.S. citizens 16 years of age or over who re-enter the United States by air, land or sea to have a valid passport or other appropriate secure document like a NEXUS card. Verbal claims of citizenship and identity alone will not be sufficient to establish identity and citizenship for entry into the United States.
NOTE: If you do not currently have a valid passport, you will need to apply for one in order to attend Maple Leaf Classic in Toronto and return back to the U.S.
Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) – International Airport
Located just west of the city, the airport is accessible from highways 401, 427 and 409. The airport is 30 kilometres (18 miles) from the Courtyard Marriot, approximately 26 minutes depending on traffic.
Billy Bishop, Toronto City Airport (YTZ) Island Airport
Located on the western tip of a series of islands in Toronto Harbour, the Island Airport handles scheduled private and corporate flights. The airline operating from the island airport is Porter Airlines which offers flights from Chicago, Boston, Myrtle Beach and New York.
|Atlanta, GA||2 hr 20 min||Boston, MA||1 hr 30 min||Buffalo, NY||55 min|
|Calgary, AB||4 hr||Chicago, IL||1 hr 30 min||Cleveland, OH||1 hr 10 min|
|Dallas, TX||3 hr 35 min||Detroit, MI||40 min||Halifax, NS||2 hr|
|Los Angeles, CA||5 hr 20 min||Miami, FL||3 hr||Minneapolis, MN||2 hr 10 min|
|Washington, DC||1 hr 30 min||New York, NY||1 hr 30 min||Vancouver, BC||5 hr 10 min|
|Philadelphia, PA||1 hr 30 min||Pittsburgh, PA||1 hr||San Francisco, CA||5 hr 20 min|
Taxis & Limousines
The GTAA licenses 360 taxis and 276 limousines to serve Lester B. Pearson Airport, ensuring that vehicles meet specific safety requirements and passengers are guaranteed fair and considerate rates. Rates are predetermined based on the time and distance to your destination within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The current flat rate for a taxi from the airport to downtown Toronto is approximately $45 USD.
Car Rental Information
Five car rental agencies are available on site at Pearson Airport, with 24 hour support to reserve, pick-up and return vehicles. Rental car agencies are located on Level 1 of the parking garages adjacent to each terminal. For further information or to make a reservation, please contact the car rental agency directly.
Tel: 1-800-TRY-AVIS (1-800-879-2847)
Terminal 1 – (905) 676-1032/33
Terminal 3 – (905) 676-1034/35
Terminal 1 – (905) 676-1500
Terminal 3 – (905) 676-0522
Terminal 1 and 3 – (416) 674-2020
Special Bus Rate: Fly into Buffalo, NY you can catch a low rate bus to Toronto. Seats are very limited and start as low as $1.50 one way.
More information on the discounted rates can be found on the Megabus web site. Trip is about 3 hours. Check often, seat availability is posted approximately 8 weeks in advance.
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