Car rental Toronto
Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. Located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario, it is the fifth most populous city in North America. As Canada's economic capital and one of the leading financial centers in the world, it is rated an alpha world city, along with Amsterdam, San Francisco, Milan, Los Angeles, and more.
Travelling and infrastructural information
Travelling by car rental in Toronto is largely favored by tourists, as it offers you a fun adventure and great convenience. With excellent road network, travelling by car rental in Toronto is comfortable and easy. You can rent a car in Toronto and take a scenic drive to the Black Creek Pioneer Village, a historic site in northern part of Toronto. The village is a recreation of life in 19th century Ontario and is now populated with livestock, ideal for self-exploring. If travelling with kids, you can take them to Canada's Wonderland located in Vaughan, 30 kilometers north of downtown Toronto, one of North America's premier amusement parks with over 200 attractions. The main streets in Toronto are in a grid pattern, which are very easy to get around by car rental. You can get from point to point in the city with only a few turns. While navigating in a rental car in Toronto, you need to pay special attention to the following rules: if a bus intents to merge into traffic from a stop, you must yield to the bus; the right of way is always given to pedestrians and cyclists; you may turn right at red lights only after you have made a complete stop and check that the turn can be made safely; vehicles are prohibited from idling for more than three minutes; it is strictly prohibited to drive passing on the right side of a street car, while doors are open.
Usefull information for parking when using car hire
Travelers using car rental in Toronto are generally pleased with the parking conditions here. There is plenty of metered parking at marked locations throughout the city. You can also park your rental car in the underground and aboveground parking lots, where the availability is ample and accessibility easy. You can either pay the parking or at the ticket machine. It's advised to rent a GPS device from the car hire company before hitting the road, to assist you better locate the parking lots.
Visit one of the largest art museums of North America when visiting Toronto by rental car
Art Gallery of Ontario, the largest art gallery in Canada
, recently redesigned by architect Frank Gehry, owning a great Canadian paintings exhibit and the world's largest collection of Henry Moor sculptures; Royal Ontario Museum, one of the largest museums in North America, containing thousands of artifacts and specimens featured in over 20 exhibits; CN Tower, Toronto's most prominent landmark, the second tallest free standing structure in North America.
Events & festivals
Toronto has numerous festivals, shows and exhibitions held annually: Summerlicious and Winterlicious, two grand food festivals set out every year, which the participating restaurants set special discounts to cater the large number of diners; Canadian International Autoshow, the largest auto show and most prestigious consumer event in Canada; Hot Docs Canadian international documentary festival, North America's largest documentary film festival, with a record attendance of 151,000 featuring 199 films from 43 countries.