The provincial capital of Ontario, Toronto is celebrated as one of the world’s most multicultural cities. Flights to Toronto from the UK touch down at Pearson International Airport, the largest and busiest airport in Canada. Check out the wonderfully diverse and eclectic Kensington market with its vivid, vibrant colours and vintage shops on every corner. You can meander around the laid-back, bohemian neighbourhood until it’s time to eat and then gorge on funky fusion food from one of the many ethnic cafés and restaurants dotted around.
The best months to avoid the crowds and snag cheap tickets to Toronto are from September to March. Be sure to pack a parka though as temperatures can drop to well below freezing during the winter months. In the summertime, you can jump on a ferry to the Toronto Islands and spend a lazy day snoozing on the beach under the sun’s warm glow. If you’re searching for a good deal on return flights to Toronto during the peak summer season, booking a flight with a connection can save you up to 25%, or simply booking well enough in advance to get the best rates.
Whizzing over the Atlantic has never been easier with multiple direct flights daily from London to Toronto alone. No less than 3 different Canadian airlines offer flights to Toronto from the UK. Air Canada takes off from London Heathrow, Manchester and Glasgow. Air Transat departs from London Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow, while WestJet flies from London Gatwick. British Airways will fly you to Toronto from London Heathrow, while Lufthansa takes to the skies from London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester and Glasgow. No matter where you start out from, the flight time to Toronto is in and around 8 hours.
There are many options for making the 17-mile journey from Pearson International Airport to Toronto city centre as stress-free as possible. Airport taxis, minivans and limos charge a flat-rate fee, which you can check out in advance online, and will get you downtown in 30-60 minutes depending on traffic. The speediest option is to take the Union Pearson Express. Zip from the airport to downtown Toronto in just 25 minutes, with 4 trains on offer per hour each day. A single trip ticket to Union Station costs CAD$24. If you’d prefer to drive to your destination yourself, you’ll find a host of well-known car rental companies at the airport.
If there’s one activity that’s guaranteed to give you goose bumps, it’s the Edgewalk on Toronto’s iconic CN Tower. Feel the incredible thrill of being on top of the world as you circle the outdoor platform 116 storeys up – hands-free, but tethered to a safety harness. Enjoy the adrenaline rush as you lean back over Toronto with nothing but jaw-dropping views of Lake Ontario below.
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