Toronto is the capital of Ontario and the most populous city in Canada. It is one of the most reachable
cities in North America by road, air, train and water. More than half of the U.S. population lives within a
90 minute flight to Toronto. Toronto has a large, useable public transit system with the system
being among the top most heavily used in North America, just after New York City. Toronto is the only city
in Canada that has kept the the streetcar routes and of course there are buses and subway lines.
The major airport serving Toronto is the Pearson International Airport. Toronto can be easily reached by
car from the U.S. with major highways including: QEW, the 404, the 401, the 400, and the 427.
Toronto is well known for its many attractions, museums and family friendly activities, making it a tourist
destination with something for everyone, including: CN Tower, Toronto Island, Bata Shoe Museum, Casa
Loma, Art Gallery of Ontario, Hockey Hall of Fame, Canadas Wonderland (theme park), Toronto Zoo,
Ontario Place, Toronto Aerospace Museum, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Fort George, Spadina
House, Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario Science Center and many more. Because of Torontos numerous
culturally influenced districts, there is a vast variety of restaurants for every type and all budgets.
Toronto has a famously unique cuisine known as Hakka Food (Indian style Chinese food).
The city is internationally know for having the best outlets for both upscale shopping and bargain
hunting: Pacific Mall, Queen Street, Bloor-Yorkville, Eaton Centre, Kensington Market, Yorkville,
Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Vaughan Mills and of course retailers specializing in Hockey equipment
repair. As a cost saving measure, some U.S. citizens travel to Toronto and Canada to fill prescriptions
since doctor prescribed medication tends to be less expensive. Toronto has an unending variety of accommodations
to suit every budget: Bed and Breakfast, Luxury Hotels, Hostels, Boutique Hotels, Family Friendly Hotels,
Upscale Suite Hotels and so on. With a bit of advance planning, using coupons, special offers and promotions,
a vacation in Toronto fits into most family travel budget. On occassion, the currency exchange rate is favorable
when changing U.S. dollars for Canadian dollars and this can help cut down on vacation costs.