Toronto The Great
Friendly FYI from Accordion City: Joey DeVilla posted the mother of all Toronto Guides last year for RubyFringe – have a read.
YYZ Pearson International Airport – gtaa.com
Most of you will land here, in the bowels of north GTA. Visit our getting around section to get the hell out of this area using Toronto Transit ($2.75 per ride). There are numerous shuttle services you can book on the cheap in advance or at any of the info kiosks in arrivals.
If none of this sounds appealing, taxi and airport limo stands are everywhere, and are typically the stress-free ways to get into the city. Flat rate can be negotiated, which is typically $50CAD ($40USD) to your destination.
YTZ Toronto Island Airport/Porter Air – flyporter.com
If you call NYC or Chicago your home, do yourself a favour and book a flight with Porter for great service and arrival at Toronto Island Airport (YTZ). It’s a breezy $15 cab ride to the hotel from the terminal, or a no-fuss 20 minute ride on the TTC. Please steal us one of their adoreable in-flight lunchboxes while you’re at it.
As you know, your standard or comrade FutureRuby admission gets you a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) pass, good for unlimited rides from Friday July 10th through Sunday July 12th. Getting around the grid on our subways, streetcards and buses is relatively straightforward, but our friends at Refactory have a useful tool to help you plan those routes away from the migrational FutureRuby herd:
Places where you’ll look like a tourist:
- CN Tower
- The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)
- Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
- Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
- Casa Loma
- Kensington Market
- High Park
- Paramount Canada’s Wonderland
- Centreville Amusement Park
- Ontario Place
- Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
- Hockey Hall of Fame
- Toronto Botanical Garden
- Ontario Science Centre
- St. Lawrence Market Complex
- Steam Whistle Brewing
- Toronto Symphony Orchestra
- National Ballet of Canada
- Canadian Opera Company
- Dundas Square
- CHUMCity Building
- Rogers Centre SkyDome