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Toronto charter bus rentals

Easy Toronto charter bus rentals

Toronto is Canada's largest city, which means there is no shortage of things to do and places to see. Explore Toronto easily and affordably with a charter bus rental from Bus.com.

When it comes to group ground transportation, Toronto bus rentals are your best bet for a smooth journey. From Etobicoke to Scarborough, North York to Downtown, in town, out of town, around town – wherever you’re headed, there’s a Toronto charter bus rental to get you there. Get started by requesting a quote with our easy online booking tool. We’ll search our vast network of Toronto bus companies to find the best bus for your trip.

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What is Bus.com?

Bus.com is a marketplace for charter buses connecting event organizers and bus suppliers. We help you set up transportation to and from any type of events by partnering with reliable and vetted bus companies across North America.

What determines the price of a Toronto charter bus rental?

Bus rental costs in Toronto depend on various factors including your trip’s date, total mileage, driver’s time on duty, availability of buses in Toronto, and the time of the year during your request. Our relationships with our bus partners also allows us to get preferred prices compared to the rest of the market.

Where do you get your Toronto charter buses from?

We work with a large network of trusted bus partners across North America. Through our careful vetting process of all local bus companies, we are able to bring you high quality charter bus service in Toronto at competitive prices.

How do I rent a charter bus in Toronto with a driver?

Rest assured that your charter bus rental does come with its own driver! In fact, our charter bus quotes already factor this in by including driver’s gratuity and hotel accommodations based on current industry standard.

What kind of charter bus rentals can I book in Toronto?

You can either rent a school bus, coach bus, minibus, or mini coach bus in Toronto, depending on your trip’s length and the amenities that you require.

How soon do I have to book my charter bus rental in Toronto?

As prices tend to increase closer to your trip date, you are better off renting a bus earlier rather than later. However, that doesn’t mean that you are tied down when you make a reservation. With our Book Now, Pay Later policy, you can book a bus, but only pay for it 21 days before your trip runs.

Weddings bus rentals in Toronto

Make sure your transportation goes smoothly on your Special Day and your events leading up to it with a wedding shuttle bus rental in Toronto. We’ll cater to your wedding travel needs with a bus rental that suits your event, whether that requires a fully decked-out coach bus or minibus to shuttle your guests around the city.
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Planning your Wedding Group Travel

A lot of care and meticulous planning goes into your wedding as you finalize the details of your venue, guest list, invitations, and… transportation. We’ll knock that last item off your checklist by helping you easily organize a charter bus in Toronto. That way, you can redirect that energy towards other details of your wedding. From party buses with full amenities to minibus rentals, we’ll make sure you find the right vehicle for your Big Day.

Wedding Transportation

The trip to your wedding should do it justice, and be just as thought-out and well planned. We’ll make sure you find the perfect vehicle for your wedding bus transportation needs, whether it is to rent a minibus in Toronto to move your bridal party for a pre-wedding photoshoot at High Park, or to arrive in style at your venue with a sleek luxury bus rental.

Shuttles for Guests

Bringing together your loved ones on your special day is of prime importance. Whether they live near or far, you can charter a bus in Toronto to simplify their travels, and make sure they get to your wedding safely. You can also cater to your out-of-town guests who arrive by plane by setting up a wedding shuttle service to pick them up from Toronto Pearson International Airport to their hotels. Our bus specialists will help you organize the most convenient bus routes whether you host your reception at the Toronto Botanical Garden or the Adamo Estate Winery.

Bachelor and Bachelorette Party

Your bachelor or bachelorette party is the perfect occasion to go all out, from fun-filled activities to transportation that’s just as memorable as the event itself. From cocktail workshops at Bartender One to axe throwing at Stryke, with a designated driver you won’t have to worry about anything else than enjoying the night away. With a fully decked-out party bus rental driving your crew around Toronto, you’ll no doubt make the experience one for the records as you arrive in style to all your destinations.

Bridal Shower

You and your closest friends deserve some pampering before the Big Day! Some of the top bridal activities to do in Toronto include afternoon tea at the Shangri-La Hotel and relaxation at the Four Seasons Spa, followed by a swanky dinner at Momofuku Daisho. With such a busy day ahead, leave wedding guest transportation up to us. Our logistics specialists will help you charter a bus in Toronto and organize the most convenient bus routes to visit all of your stops.

Engagement Party

With your fiancé by your side, there is no better way to celebrate your engagement than by hosting a sophisticated party at Rosewater or Archeo for all your friends and family. Make it easy for your guests to get there by chartering a bus in Toronto to avoid traffic and the woes of finding parking in a busy city.

Sports teams bus rentals in Toronto

Help your sports team get to all their sporting events, from practices to championships, safely and on time with a sports team charter bus in Toronto. Find the perfect bus rental for your trip, whether you need school bus rentals shuttling your team to practice grounds or coach bus rentals for your important out-of-city games.
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Planning your Sports Teams Group Travel

Securing that top position after a challenging season is no easy feat. It requires a ton of concentration, arduous work, and consistent practice time that will ultimately pay off. From practices to winning games, let us help you charter a bus in Toronto to make transportation between all those sporting events the easiest task to knock off your list. Whether you need to rent a school bus or rent a coach bus, we’ll make sure you find the perfect vehicle for all your sports team’s travel needs.

Out-of-Town Tournaments

Being on the road can put a strain on your team’s morale. We can help make that journey as smooth as possible, so players can take it easy on their way to your next big game. Whether you need to rent a minibus in Toronto for a smaller-sized team or a fully-equipped coach bus made for longer distances with amenities, such as storage space, power outlets, and a bathroom, we’ll make sure you rent a vehicle that’s most suited for your team’s transportation needs.

Team Practices

Setting time aside for practices is your team’s best bet for winning those important games. Whether they are held at the Esther Shiner Stadium or the Monarch Park Stadium, we’ll make sure your team locks in those practice sessions by getting athletes and coaches there safely and on time. With a bus rental in Toronto, our logistics specialists can help you organize a specific pick-up point or make stops along the way to accommodate everybody.

Shuttles for Airport and Hotel Transfers

Arriving into town at Toronto Pearson International Airport? Avoid the stress of having to hail down multiple cabs. By organizing a coach bus rental in Toronto, you can make sure your team gets to their hotels with all the storage room they need to fit their baggage and sports equipment. Our team of bus experts can help you plan out the most convenient itinerary from the airport to the hotel.

The Hockey Hall of Fame

More than just an ice hockey museum, the Hockey Hall of Fame, right in the heart of downtown Toronto, is a cherished Canadian cultural institution. The museum regularly puts on exhibits showcasing certain players, teams, and records, and is home to an incredible collection of trophies, including the one-and-only Stanley Cup itself. A must-visit for true hockey fans!

Address: 290 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9
Phone: (416) 868-6937

BMO Field

BMO Field is the home of Toronto’s football team, the Toronto FC. It is found on the site of the city’s popular Exhibition Place. Toronto’s Canadian Football League team, the Toronto Argonauts, also play at the stadium. BMO Field has a maximum capacity of 40,000.

Address: 170 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
Phone: (416) 815-5982

Corporate bus rentals in Toronto

Organize easy and reliable transportation for your company and all your corporate events with a charter bus in Toronto. Whether you need a coach bus rental for a comfortable ride to your next conference or company retreat, or a school bus rental for a day-long offsite, we’ll make sure your charter bus is well-suited for all your corporate transportation needs.
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Planning your Corporate Group Travel

Corporate retreats, after-work socials, and team building activities are great ways for employees to connect with one another to improve communication, productivity, and morale. We’ll help you move your entire team to the chosen location for your next corporate event with easy charter bus transportation. Whether you’re looking for to rent a school bus or rent a minibus in Toronto, we’ll find you the perfect vehicle for all your corporate travel needs.

Corporate Retreats and Team Outings

Start off your next corporate event right: have the fun begin even before you arrive at your destination! Make the most out of your travels by clocking in that extra bonding time to get to know your colleagues while en route to your event. You can then keep the good times rolling as your team arrives at the Toronto Institute of Bartending to create cocktails, or at Terry Shane Murder Mysteries to solve mysterious cold cases together. Wherever your team activity ends up taking place, we’ll help you make transportation there easy with a comfortable coach bus designed for longer trips or a convenient school bus to cruise around the city.

Off-Site Meetings

Hold an offsite meeting to help your team get out of a creative funk. By renting a coach bus, you’ll even have the possibility of adding WiFi on board, so you can keep productivity levels high while on your way to your offsite.

Conferences and Tradeshows

Whether it’s at the Beanfield Centre or the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, professional and punctual drivers will make sure you arrive on time at your conference, so you don’t miss out on any important talks. Additionally, with a coach bus rental, you can have access to amenities like power outlets, reclining seats, and on-board bathroom – which are all nice extras to have when it comes to comfort and productivity.

Shuttles for Airport and Hotel Transfers

Organize your very own shuttles to make traveling from the Toronto Pearson International Airport to hotels easy and stress-free for your employees. With a charter bus rental in Toronto, you’ll be able to dodge paying hefty cab fees or searching for parking around the city. Our logistics experts can help you plan out a personalized itinerary to move your team from the airport directly to hotels downtown, or make additional pit stops to accommodate everybody.

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When you book with us, you can choose from a variety of vehicle options in your area, curated by availability, budget, and amenities.

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55 seats

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Comfort for small groups
32 seats

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The affordable classic
47 seats

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Compact efficiency
12-15 seats

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Small groups, big moments
21 seats

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Student bus rentals in Toronto

Toronto’s diversity and burgeoning cultural scene make it a great city for student trips. Whether it’s a kindergarten trip to the Royal Ontario Museum or an eleventh-grade comedy workshop at The Second City Training Centre, a student charter bus rental is a perfect way to get your group around the 6ix.

 

 

At Bus.com, we’re here to help you plan your next student trip. Contact our expert booking agents who set you up with the  to fits your needs –– whether it’s a classic yellow school buses, compact minibus or mini coach bus, or full-sized coach bus.We’ll find a bus that will keep your group safe, comfortable, and on schedule for a great time in Toronto.

Toronto field trips bus rentals

Toronto is home to dozens of exciting destinations for students of all ages, but planning a field trip can be hard work (especially when traveling with minors). When you book with Bus.com, though, organizing transportation won’t be one of them!
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Canada’s Wonderland

A sprawling theme park in nearby Vaughan, Ontario, Canada’s Wonderland is the most visited seasonal amusement park in North America for several years running. The park features a massive water park during the warmer months and holds special themed events in the fall and winter. Its season begins May 1st, and as of 2019, it stays open until December 31st!

Address: 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive, Vaughan, ON L6A 1S6
Phone: (905) 832-7000

The CN Tower

An immediately recognizable Toronto landmark, the CN Tower attracts over 2 million visitors every year. Originally built as a communications tower, the incredible 553.3 m-high (1,815.3 ft) structure was the tallest free-standing structure in the world for 32 and its observation decks offer unbeatable panoramic views of the city.

Address: 290 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9
Phone: (416) 868-6937

Fort York

Fort York is a historic site right in the middle of west downtown Toronto. The site dates back to the late 1700s, when it was constructed to defend what was then known as upper Canada. A National Historic Site of Canada, it has been owned by the City of Toronto since 1985.

Address: 250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3K9
Phone: (416) 392-6907

Ontario Science Center

The Ontario Science Center is devoted to creating public awareness of (and interaction with) Science in all its forms. Opened in 1969, It was an instant hit with the public for its pioneering hands-on approach, and remains a public favourite to this day for its interactive exhibits and exciting demonstrations. The centre’s outdoor fountain is even a massive hydraulic pipe organ, played by blocking the fountain’s water jets!

Address: 770 Don Mills Rd, North York, ON M3C 1T3
Phone: (416) 696-1000

The Toronto Zoo

The largest zoo in Canada, The Toronto Zoo is split into seven zoogeographic regions: Indo-Malaya, Africa, the Americas, the tundra, Australasia, Eurasia, and the Canadian Domains. Together these exhibits feature over 5,000 animals and represent  500 species. The zoo also features a special discovery zone specifically geared towards children, and the entire zoo is open year-round, only closing on December 25th.

Address: 2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto, ON M1B 5K7
Phone: (416) 392-5900

Evergreen Brick Works

Evergreen Brick Works (or its more formal name of Don Valley Brick Works) is an old quarry on the east side of Toronto that has been turned into a unique city park. While it was in operation, the quarry produced the bricks that were used to build some of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. Today, the park is a popular destination for field trips.

Address: 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 3X8
Phone: (416) 596-1495

Toronto Campus Tour Bus Rentals

A campus tour is a great way for students to familiarize themselves with what certain schools have to offer, while getting an impression of student life while they’re at it.
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Toronto area campus tours

Downtown Toronto is home to OCAD University, Ryerson University, York University and the University of Toronto, which also has a pair of satellite campuses in nearby Scarborough and Mississauga. This impressive concentration of schools makes Toronto an ideal spot for an efficient campus tour, and a charter bus shuttle rental will help your group make the most of it. Our charter bus rentals are affordable, hassle-free, and our expert drivers will work with your itinerary to make sure your group gets between residences, faculties, and campuses safely and efficiently. Check out our guide to planning your group’s Toronto campus tour to get started today.

Ryerson University

Ryerson University occupies Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square, in the heart of the downtown core, located at one of Toronto’s busiest intersections. Ryerson originally began as a small trade school, but since achieving university status in 1993, it has ballooned into one of Canada’s most prestigious post-secondary institutions, ranking  #2 among all of Canada’s universities, and named Canada’s best undergraduate research university in 2014.

Address: 350 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3
Phone: (416) 979-5000

The University of Toronto

The first university in Upper Canada, originally founded by royal charter in 1827, today’s modern University of Toronto has over 90 000 students studying in 980 different programs. The University of Toronto consistently ranks as one of the world’s top twenty Universities and is actually a network of three campuses. The beautiful gothic-revival St-George campus in downtown Toronto is the network’s flagship, while secondary campuses are in nearby Scarborough and Mississauga.

Address: 27 King’s College Cir, Toronto, ON M5S
Phone: (416) 978-2011

York University

Canada’s third-largest University, York University has over 55,000 students and eleven departments including the Osgoode Hall Law School, the Schulich School of Business, York’s School of Kinesiology and Health Science as well as Canada’s oldest film school, widely considered to be one of Canada’s best. Its alumni include diplomats, CEOs, network executives, judges, ministers, and even astronauts.

Address: 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Phone: (416) 736-2100

Toronto airport bus rentals

As is the case in most major cities, just getting groups from Toronto’s airports and into the city can present challenges. That’s why we’re here to help.
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Airport transportation made easy

Arrange a convenient airport charter bus pickup with bus.com and save yourself the hassle of hailing a fleet of taxis. A charter will pick your group up from a designated spot right outside the terminal, and from there, our vetted driver will plot an efficient route to get them to their accommodations as quickly and painlessly as possible. Contact one of our expert booking agents to secure a bus with plenty of baggage space and even reclining seats for added comfort after a cramped plane ride!

Pearson International Airport

Pearson International Airport is Toronto’s primary international airport as well as the largest (and busiest) in Canada, named in honour of Lester B. Pearson, Canada’s 14th Prime Minister. Over 75 airlines operate around 1,250 daily departures from Pearson International to more than 180 destinations across all six of the world’s inhabited continents. The airport is 22.5 kilometres (14.0 mi) northwest of Toronto, just a 25-minute bus ride from the downtown core.

Address: 6301 Silver Dart Dr, Mississauga, ON L5P 1B2
Phone: (416) 247-7678

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (often referred to as Toronto Island Airport) is named after famed WW1 Canadian flying ace Billy Bishop and serves regional flights primarily from Eastern Canada as well as several cities in the Eastern United States. The airport is located on the Toronto Islands, south-west of Downtown Toronto and is just a short 15-minute bus ride from downtown Toronto.

Address: 2 Eireann Quay, Toronto, ON M5V 1A1
Phone (416) 203-6942

Music festivals near Toronto

Toronto has a killer summer music festival lineup to please even the pickiest of music fans.Some of Toronto’s most popular music festivals include hip hop/EDM super-festival Veld, held in Downsview Park; the ultra-popular North by North East Festival, spread over the downtown core; and the massive, nine-day long Sound of Music Festival, located in Burlington.

 

Getting your group to and from these festivals can be a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be. Rent a charter bus from Bus.com, and make sure nobody misses their chance to see the hottest headliners of the seasons. Our comfortable coach buses have plenty of space for all your gear and our vetted drivers will keep everyone safe and together in transit. Contact our award-winning booking agents to book your bus today and make it a summer to remember!

Arts & Culture in Toronto

Toronto’s diversity is its strength and nowhere is this more clear than in its excellent arts and culture venues.
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Toronto's art scene by bus rental

Get inspired at the Art Gallery of Ontario or the Museum of Contemporary Art, get your hands dirty with a hands-on workshop at the Gardiner Museum, or delve into Islamic history at the Aga Khan Museum. Keep things simple with a charter bus rental from bus.com that will keep you under budget while keeping your group together, and on-schedule.

Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)  actually began as five separate museums and combined in 1955 to become one of North America’s largest. The ROM attracts more than a million visitors every year, making it the busiest in Canada and features over 6,000,000 items across 40 galleries, focusing on world artworks, world culture, and natural history. Its eclectic collection features everything from dinosaur fossils, to meteorites, to Near Eastern artwork.

Address: 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6
Phone: (416) 586-8000

Art Gallery of Ontario

The Art Gallery of Ontario contains artworks that span from the first century to the present day in a massive downtown complex that takes up 45,000 square meters (480,000 sq ft), making it one of the largest art museums in North America. In addition to exhibition space, the museum is also home to an artist-in-residence office, a studio, event spaces, a library, an archive, a theatre, a lecture hall, a research center, and a workshop!

Address: 317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4
Phone: (416) 979-6648

Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada (MOCA)

The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada (MOCA) is an independent charitable organization whose mission statement is to: “exhibit, research, collect and nurture innovative contemporary art and cultural practices that engage with and address issues and themes relevant to our times”  While it doesn’t have a permanent collection of its own, it manages a collection from the City of Toronto that consists of over 400 works of art by more than 150 Canadian artists.

Address: 158 Sterling Rd, Toronto, ON M6R 2B7
Phone: (416) 530 2500

Bata Shoe Museum

The Bata Shoe Museum is the continent’s largest museum to be entirely devoted to footwear. This Bloor street museum features shoe collections from all over the world, as well as shoes that were worn by celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, and even Queen Victoria.

Address: 327 Bloor Street W, Toronto, ON M5S 1W7
Phone: (416) 979 7799

Eaton Centre

The Eaton Centre is not only the busiest mall in Canada, but one of the busiest malls in all of North America. Crowds flock to this multi-level inner city attraction to shop at such popular international chains as Apple, Zara, H&M, and more. The basement of the mall is home to a large varied food court.

Address: 220 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 2H1
Phone: (416) 598 8560

Weekend Trips from Toronto

Plan your next student weekend getaway from Toronto with bus.com and leave the driving to us. Tour Prince Edward County on an unforgettable road trip, explore Niagara with a winery tour, sample local breweries in Bowmanville, or recharge in Sandbanks Provincial Park with some good old-fashioned camping. Regardless of where you’re headed, a charter bus rental is an efficient and affordable way to get you there.

Toronto weekend bus rentals

We have a range of versatile bus types to suit your group’s needs.So whether it’s a coach bus with undercarriage space for your camping gear or a bare-bones minibus to keep your brewery tour under budget, we’ll find the right bus for you.
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Brewery tours near Toronto

Southern Ontario has seen a boom in small scale craft brewing operations in the last few years, and there are a host of great nearby brewery tours less than three hours from Toronto. Be sure to check out the Chronicle Brewing Company in Bowmanville, ON; 5 Paddles Brewing in Whitby, ON; or Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery: Barrie, ON. Or better yet — visit them all!

Outdoor adventures near Toronto

Canada is known for its great outdoors and there are loads of outdoor adventures three hours or less from Toronto for your group to experience. There’s great hiking in the Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area, killer bike trails in Algonquin Park, and even treetop walking and ziplines near the town of Collingwood, just to name a few.

Winery tours near Toronto

The Niagara Valley is home to Canada’s nascent winery industry with over a dozen world-class wineries just a short drive from Toronto that feature demonstrations, unforgettable meals, and endless tastings. Take your group on a winery tour at the Fielding Estate Winery’s Wine Lodge, the Vineland Estates Winery or Kew Vineyards and experience it for yourself.

Popular Events in Toronto

Toronto is a city on the rise, and its roster of exciting events, festivals, parades, and conventions are growing all the time. Whether you’re organizing an out of town contingent for Pride Toronto, or a troupe of eager fans for Anime North, a charter bus from Bus.com is your go-to choice for safety, comfort, and affordability.

Pride Toronto

Every year in June, 22 blocks of Toronto are closed to vehicle traffic and hundreds of thousands of people descend on the city from out of town to celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQ community. One of the largest events of its kind in the world, Pride Toronto features multiple stages, live DJ sets, and a whole slew of fun and inclusive marches.

Anime North

Anime North is an entirely fan-run mega-convention celebrating anime, manga, music, video games, and all other forms of Japanese culture. The festivities are held across six separate venues and feature a masquerade, an artist’s alley, presentations from various guests of honor, panel discussions, contests, dances, and more.

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

What started as a niche film festival in 1976 has ballooned into the world’s largest publicly attended film festival. Today, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) attracts over 45,000 visitors every year, showcasing films from all over the world. In addition to the screenings, the festival also features lectures, discussions, workshops, and filmmaker meet-and-greets.

Toronto Jazz Festival

For ten days in June, the Toronto Jazz Festival occupies Toronto’s downtown core. Centred on Nathan Phillips Square, the festival takes place in over 40 separate venues, attracts over 500,000 visitors, and features a wide range of jazz, including straight-ahead, bebop, fusion, acid, and avant-garde styles.

Holidays in Toronto

The holidays are all about bringing people together. Whether it’s for Christmas, New Year’s Eve, or Family Day, a charter bus rental from Bus.com is the comfortable, affordable, and hassle-free solution for all your holiday transportation needs over the holidays in Toronto.

The holiday season in Toronto

Toronto comes alive during the holiday season with enchanting events like the Toronto Christmas Market, Christmas at Casa Loma, productions of the Nutcracker Ballet, and of course, the kick-off event for the beloved annual Cavalcade of Lights: the lighting of the Christmas tree in Nathan Phillips Square.

NYE in Toronto

Toronto pulls out all the stops for its New Year’s Eve celebrations. With live performances, skating, and fireworks at Nathan Phillips Square, a chilly midnight marathon, and an epic dance party at the top of the CN tower, just choosing which event to go to might be the hardest decision you make all year.

Canada Day in Toronto

You better believe Torontonians take Canada day seriously. Join in on the fun with family-friendly outdoor activities in the park at Ontario Place, enjoy Toronto’s longest-running Canada day celebrations at the East York Canada Day Festival, and cap it all off with an incredible fireworks show on Toronto Island.

Family Day

Every year, Toronto’s best museums and cultural institutions go all out, scheduling an array of happenings for the Family Day long weekend in February. Some of the city’s much-beloved favorites include VIP kids day at the Hockey Hall of Fame, free family skating lessons in the Natrel Rink at the Harbourfront Center, and Kidfest, the world’s largest inflatable roadshow at the International Center.

The boroughs of Toronto

Toronto is a financial, technological, and intellectual capital center of Canada. Its boroughs were mostly amalgamated to become the united City of Toronto over 20 years ago, but its parts keep their distinct identity and unique energy. See which one would resonate with you the most to create the perfect itinerary for your bus tour or corporate trip.

The city center and the waterfront

The City Center is the business and commercial center of Toronto. Negotiate a new partnership or attend a corporate meeting in the Financial District and celebrate in the Entertainment District. The Big Leagues are also here — choose the Raptors at the Scotiabank Arena (Air Canada Centre) or the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre (Skydome). Rise closer to the real stars via the CN Tower or see Earth’s stars at Canada’s Walk of Fame. Visit Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada for some underwater impressions. 

Midtown and Oldtown

Green streets and the eclectic diversity of attractions is the best way to describe Midtown. Bloor-Yorkville is posh and extremely high-end, while the area surrounding the University of Toronto is free-spirited and bohemian. The Bloor Street Culture Corridor has 20 cultural landmarks in a short passage. Casa Loma, an authentic gothic-style castle, is also located here; visit with the group or play the escape room quest for a corporate event. The Royal Ontario Museum presents everything from bat caves to Asian art.

 

Old Town is Toronto’s birthplace and its historical heart. Take in the stunning architecture and delicious food at St. Lawrence Market or walk to the Distillery Historic District, the renovated Victorian-era industrial area now full of crafts, arts, and cafes. Entertainment options include Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre for the Performing Arts) or St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. For exclusive boutiques, head to King East Design District, and for collectible and vintage items check out the Sunday Antique Market. 

  

Westside

Toronto’s Westside is trendy, buzzing, and open 24/7. This part of the town includes the hip entertainment district of Queen St. West, with every type of club and eatery imaginable, and the luxurious dining and nightlife of King Street West. Creative cocktails are the specialty of Ossington Village. High Park, the adjacent location, is a similar mix of novel and traditional, but more casual and full of organic food and health stores. The cherry trees of High Park in bloom become a hot attraction every season.

Eastside

Ethnic diversity has brought so many experiences to the East End that you will need more than one day to explore it. The variety of foodie experiences include Little India (Gerrard India Bazaar), Greektown, and the fresh food market in Leslieville. Restaurants, cafes, and tiny family shops are scattered across the green and peaceful neighborhood of Don Valley. Evergreen Brick Works, Ontario Science Centre, and Toronto Botanical Garden offer family-friendly experiences.

Uptown and Scarborough

In Uptown, premium shopping and dining locations are mixed with young audience-focused cafes on the Yonge-Eglinton strip. The Castlefield Design District is the place to seek inspiration. Multicultural, diverse, and brimming with energy and beauty, Scarborough offers some of the best ethnic foods, from Filipino to Lebanese and beyond. The Scarborough Bluffs are the best for lakeside fun. The famous Toronto Zoo is also located at Scarborough.

Etobicoke, Mississauga, and Brampton

The family-friendly and tranquil Etobicoke community is home to Albion Islington Square, a shopping district specializing in designer diamond jewelry.  The Toronto Congress Centre hosts corporate events, trade shows, and conferences. Business meetings can be conducted in the luxurious Old Mill Toronto.  

 

Mississauga is a collection of villages rather than one city, proud of massive street parties and festivals. The Living Arts Centre hosts many acts and performances, and the Art Gallery of Mississauga presents arts and design. For shopping and dining condensed in one location, visit  Square One Shopping Centre. 

 

Brampton, affectionately named “the Flower City,” is full of green spaces and cultural events. Theater, open-air festivals, outdoor activities, and sports all can be found here. Heart Lake Conservation Area offers romantic hiking. Rose Theatre presents live music and theater and the  Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives presents contemporary arts.