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Toronto trsnaportation guidance required.

by monilsawla


We 12 of them going to travel from Toronto airport to Ontario shanty bay in carriage Hill Resort. We would like to know what is convinient mode of transport. Kindly let me know the best option of travel with the cheapest mode. Also we are planning to get back to toronto city from resort, so request you to guide us to know the cheapest mode of transport and the frequency of the transport. Bus would be preferrable. Are their late night travel mode avaiable from toronto city ti ontario.

Appreciate the guidance...

Re: Toronto trsnaportation guidance required.

by GrumpyDiver

Most people would rent a car and drive. Shanty Bay is a small town on Lake Simcoe that is probably just over an hour's drive from Pearons Airport. It's really not convenient to get there any other way, but...

It can be done by public transport, but that will be quite cumbersome. You have to get from the airport to the downtown bus terminal and then take a bus up to Shanty Bay.

Check out for routing, timing and costs.

Re: Toronto trsnaportation guidance required.

by July2

GO Transit (commuter bus/train system) will get you from Toronto's Union Station to the City of Barrie and back, although I don't know if this method of travel will suit your timing <>.

Scroll down and look for Table 65 in the blue square.

Shanty Bay appears to be only about 9km from Barrie so you may have to get a taxi from Barrie Go Terminal unless your resort can arrange something for you, (especially) if you are travelling late.

Also, from Pearson Airport, you can get to the Union Station area of Toronto by Pacific Western coach or by public transit (TTC).

Re: Toronto trsnaportation guidance required.

by loose_motion

I offer point to point van service .
It will be more convenient and cheaper than going thru buses and taxis .
Look up for more info

Re: Toronto trsnaportation guidance required.

by CdnJane

Hope this isn't too late.
Carriage Hill Resort is NOT in Shanty Bay. It is closer to Craighurst and Horseshoe Valley. There is no public transit that I am aware of that would get you directly to the resort.
The best way would be to contact Simcoe County airport Service ( or Sinton Bus Service ( when there are a group of you travelling.
Otherwise you would have to take the bus to Union Station, either take a GOTranit bus to Barrie (changing at Newmarket), or get to Yorkdale bus terminal and take the Greyhound bus to Barrie, and then get taxis up to Carriage Hill (and I've no idea of that cost but it is a 20 minute drive out of Barrie, and you'd need 3-4 taxis).

Re: Toronto trsnaportation guidance required.

by CdnJane

Another one who posts and then doesn't sign back in to get the answers. Wonder if they ever did return as a guest.

Travel Tips for Toronto

Toronto weather

by fairy_dust

In fall and spring, the weather is cold but not too cold (around 0 celcius), dry, and there isn't much snow. If you're not used to cold weather, definitely bring warm clothes (winter coat, sweater, boots, etc). In summer, it can go from warm to extremely hot. Sometimes there are heat waves and the temperature goes over 30 Celsius.

Visit High Park, both the park...

by cool40

Visit High Park, both the park itself and the neighborhood. Nicest city park I have seen. Civil crowd, wonderful views especially of the water and gardens. Eastern half is primitive with good trails. Very accessible through subway system. Makes you believe that the UN is mislocated in NY. Architecture in residential communities. Everywhere. And especially the neatest little residential shopping district I've seen - in Forest Hill Village.

Columns in front of Toronto Museum

by nighthawk

These columns are wonderful!
We had to go into the museum because of water problems ;) and when we passed this large window from where we looked straight on the woodpeckers, we had to take some photographs through the window. Haha I am pleased the photographs aren t that bad at all!

Tallest Free-standing structure in the world!

by Sharrie

Ride the elevator to the tallest free-standing structure in the world - CN TOWER (553 m / 1815 ft): view the city from the largest revolving restaurant in the world (rotates fully every 72 mins) and you'll be back for more the next year!

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Opening Hours: Oct-May 9am-10pm; Jun-Sep 9am-11pm.

10%+ tips to be expected.

by jon_and_may

Whenever you sit down to dine, you'd expect to tip at least 10% or more. For most places 10% - 13% is enough. 15% if you're feeling generous. 20% for classier restaurants.

Don't feel pressured to give really big tips (you're a tourist afterall!), and only give a generous tip when the service is exceptional.


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