City Breaks to Toronto
Just like nearby Niagara Falls, the city of Toronto is a force of nature and an amazing city break destination. Every year a steady flow of tourists pour into the city, meandering their way from one exciting attraction to the next. Toronto has a mystical power and beauty which will keep you entertained and enthralled for as long as you there on your city break. The city attracts visitors from all around the world many of whom love it so much that they never leave, shown by the fact that almost half of the people who live in Toronto are non-natives. Forget New-York, Toronto is the original cultural “Melting Pot”. Canada is the second largest country in the world and Toronto, the largest city in Canada is only a short drive from the U.S border making it perfect for a multi-destination holiday or city break. Only 90 minutes from Niagara Falls, Toronto is the perfect place to see one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world. The iconic CN Tower has been voted a “Modern” Wonder of the world for its amazing architecture and design. Club Travel can offer great deals on cheap flights , city breaks and hotels in Toronto. Book a cheap city break from Ireland to Toronto with Club Travel today for the best deals on cheap flights and accommodation. There is only one place on earth where you can experience not only one of the natural wonders of the world but also one of the modern wonders of the world. So book your flight, city break or accommodation today from Ireland to Toronto with Club Travel today.
Hotels in Toronto
Whether you are looking for the best value for money, a comfortable pad to explore the city from, the most romantic hotel in the city or the best hotel for a business trip and you need to be centred in the commercial hub, we have the best hotels for your trip to Vancouver. Club Travel can advise you which hotel is most suitable for your needs. As we have an extensive list of hotels. Listed below is just a small sample of the hotels that we can book for you:
Comfort hotel Downtown Toronto This conveniently located three star hotel will not break the bank but will provide a great base from which to explore Toronto.
The Westin Harbour Castle This hotel enjoys a stunning waterside location with views out over Lake Ontario. Guests can enjoy a wide range of leisure facilities including spa treatments, a hair salon and tennis courts to name but a few.
Trump International hotel and tower One of the most luxurious hotels in the world. Situated right in the heart of Toronto this hotel offers you up the city on a plate as it is within walking distance of all the major sights. Perfect for Business or leisure.
Things to do in Toronto
Niagara Falls You simply cannot go to Toronto and not see Niagara Falls. 12million people come every year to see this unique natural wonder. Rent a car, get the train or book a tour with a private tour company, at only 90minutes journey from Toronto there is no reason to miss it.
CN Tower A dizzying 1,815feet high. Featuring a glass floor allowing you to look all the way from the top to the ground. There is also a revolving restaurant. This tower is one of the words highest public observation decks. An Edge Walk around the top of the towers perimeter attached to a harness will definitely get your adrenaline pumping.
Ice skating Toronto has over 50 outdoor Ice rinks, so get your skates on. Ice skating is a great excuse to hold hands with your loved one and is also a great family day out.
Ice Hockey Ice Hockey is Canada’s most popular sport. A fast, fun, action- packed experience is guaranteed with a visit to see an Ice hockey match. So get your hot dog, foam finger and get ready to shout “GO…Maple Leafs!”
USA day trip If you want to add another country into your itinerary, Toronto is only 90 minutes from the U.S border. Buffalo is the nearest U.S town that you can visit and it is a pretty cool, slightly “artsy” town.
Toronto Islands Just A fifteen minute ferry ride from Toronto city takes you to this serene spot. Great in the summer for picnics, walking, biking or just a place to relax and escape city life for a few hours. There is also an amusement park.
On the Waterfront Toronto has a beautiful harbour with plenty of restaurants lining the waterfront. A lovely place to sit, relax and look out over the idyllic bay.
The “Irish Connection” Visit Ireland Park and see sculptures depicting the great famine by the same artist who created the sculptures on custom house quay in Dublin. Thousands of Irish “Famine refugees” arrived in Toronto and settled in an area of the city which came to be called Cabbagetown.
Beer Sample a locally brewed beer from one of the many local craft breweries in Toronto.
Food Almost half of the population of Toronto are not native Canadians. This diversity means that you can experience great culinary delights from all over the world in just one city. Each area of the city has its own distinct flavour. Try China town, Little Italy, Eglington West for Caribbean food, The Annex for Japanese food or Roncesvalles for Polish food. Many other areas have their own authentic ethnic cuisine also. When it comes to choosing a restaurant in Toronto you will be spoilt for choice. St Lawrence market is a great spot to buy fresh produce while Kensington Market is heaven for lovers of vintage fashion.
Nightlife The legal drinking age in Canada is 19. King Street is where many pubs and trendy nightclubs can be found such as Brassaii, Branthouse, Cobra, Maison, Century Room, Cheval and Dolce, all of which are popular and they pump out a variety of music. Some nightclubs have an over 25 door policy. For something more laid back than dancing till you drop try the Rivoli bar where you can have a beer and play pool or The Ballroom where you can drink, eat and then burn off some calories by playing bowling.
Toronto Events 2014
World Fashion week in Toronto (March)
Luminato Arts festival (June)
Honda-Indy Toronto (July)
Caribbean Carnival (August)
Toronto International Film festival (September)
Toronto Zombie Walk & Halloween Parade (October)
Santa Clause Parade, Christmas Market and fireworks display (November/December)
Toronto Airport The main airport in Toronto is the Pearson B. International airport. The journey to downtown Toronto takes around 40 minutes by express bus or taxi which can be found outside the arrivals terminal. There is no rail link.
Transport in the city The city is served by local buses and a metro system, which are well linked together and the public transport in general is very cheap.
Money Canada uses the Canadian Dollar. Credit cards are accepted almost everywhere and ATM machines are readily available throughout the city. Keep your receipts for larger purchases as you can claim back the 5% General sales tax which you paid on the products at the airport when you are leaving.
Visa Irish Citizens do not currently need a visa to visit Canada as a tourist.
Toronto Weather Toronto enjoys lots of sunshine in the summertime as well as the
warm mid-twenties heat to go with it. If you are travelling to Toronto in winter, you will
need to pack extra-warm clothes as the temperature can spiral down below freezing.
Time difference Toronto is five hours behind Ireland. (-5 GMT)
Electricity Toronto and the rest of Canada use the same electricity voltage as in the
United States, which is 110V. The sockets have two pins.
Health Information No special precautions or vaccinations are needed however you should check with your doctor before travelling.