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    Toronto airport

    by kris-t Updated Nov 19, 2011

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    Toronto airport
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    good organaized and comfortable

    Hamilton Airport is a Canadian international airport located 6.0 nautical miles (11.11 km) southwest of the city of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

    The airport is designed for use by large planes on overseas flights, and includes a 10,000x200 ft (3,050x60 m) paved runway with centreline lighting for low-visibility operations, as well as a smaller 6,000x150 ft (1,830x45 m) paved runway. It serves as an alternate and reliever for nearby Toronto Pearson International Airport; and was recently used during the Air France Flight 358 incident.

    Additionally, the airport recieved notoriety when a chartered Boeing 707 carrying rock band Bon Jovi skid off the runway.

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    To the airport from downtown

    by blusky Written Sep 2, 2011

    Even having lots of lugagge we decided to take the metro-bus option to get to the airport. To do so, you'll have to have around one hour and a half and two hours to spend.
    We haven't find much people on the metro, becuase we avoided the rush hours, but even so, from St. Andrew to Kipling and then taking a bus to the airport to terminal 1 it took as almost 2 hours
    Once you get to the Kipling station there will be bus number 192 which will take you to the airport.
    The ticket costs 3 CAD and it's excellent alternative to high taxi fee or express airport bus.

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    A Token Ride

    by gilabrand Updated Jul 4, 2011
    A Toronto Stretch Limo - Or the Rocket?

    You can take a taxi from the airport and spend $50 to get where you're going - or you can buy a $2.50 token, ride the Rocket and get there for cheap. If you are in a big hurry, a stressed out person or carrying more than one piece of luggage, this option is not for you. But if you don't mind the shlep (or see it as part of the Toronto experience, as I did), I say give it a try.

    An express bus right outside the airport will take you to Kipling subway station. The bus runs every 10-15 minutes, 365 days a year, from 5:30 am to 1 am. Using the free transfer ticket you get from the driver, you can board any number of trains and buses en route to your final destination without paying another cent!!

    How to Do It:

    At the airport, go the "welcome" booth where they give out maps & have a volunteer who helps with directions. Then buy a $2.50 token at the cash window. Go downstairs (R4) to the Rocket which gets you to the subway (Kipling). Continue from there by train, bus or a combination of the two, to get to your final destination. If you are not sure, ask people. I found Torontonians to be particularly nice about trying to help (even if they are not always right).

    To get to the suburbs of Toronto, for example, the trip may take an hour or so, and you will have to drag your luggage up and down escalators (look for them - they are there, even if you only see stairs at first), but it will cost you a grand total of $2.50...

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  • Airport to Downtown

    by explorer976 Written May 5, 2011

    I just thought to finally write a review about this taxi service that I used in Toronto early this year.

    When I found this site, I was quite sceptical about it as I was arriving in Toronto late night and unfortunately no one to pick me!!

    Anyway, I was asked to call the number when I land and promised that the taxi will be waiting when I come out.

    Honestly I was all prepared to be waiting a long time. However, to my pleasant surprise the cab was waiting for me :-)

    The ride was good and all charges included.

    Just make sure that after you speak to them and make a booking over the phone, do email them as well with all your details including flight number etc.

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    Airport Express Aeroport

    by spidermiss Written Apr 16, 2011

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    I booked a return transfer with Toronto Airport Express for downtown Toronto for my trip in November 2006. The bus usually stops very near the hotels and hostels downtown.

    One Way cost 21.95 CAD or a return cost 36.25 CAD (April 2011) and works out a lot cheaper than a taxi!

    The times of transfer are from 04:50 to 00:50 (From the airport) and 04:00 to 23:45 (To the airport).

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    Toronto Ferry Boat

    by freddie18 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Ferry Boat Going to Centre Island
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    This is the Toronto Island Ferry Boat. The destinations are the three islands which you surely enjoy, Ward's Island, Hanlan's Point, and the Centre Island. The latter is the best for family relaxation, so go for it? There are many other things you can do at the Centre Island aside from relaxation. There is also an Amusement Park for the children. They will surely love it!

    You need to board at the Toronto Ferry Docks. It will take approximately 20-30 minutes trip to Centre Island which cost Cdn$6.50 return ticket for Adults. Other prices are: Student and Seniors Cdn$4.00; Juniors under 14 Cdn$3.00. Children under 2 is Free. For monthly passes and schedule of trips to the islands, visit the link I provided below.

    Have a safe and enjoyable trip to the islands.

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    Ferry Boat Loading Docks at Centre Island

    by freddie18 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Boarding & Loading Docks at Centre Island
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    The photo shows where to board and disembark while you are at the Centre Island. If you are coming from downtown Toronto, Ferry Docks is located at the foot of Bay Street and Queens Quay, just West of the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel. The ferry is huge enough with its two-deck which is open to view the beautiful downtown Toronto skyline.

    Schedules, maps and direction to the Centre Island can be found on the link I provided below.
    Spring - April 17, 2009
    Summer - May 30, 2009
    Fall - September 8, 2009
    Winter - October 13, 2009

    Have a safe and enjoyable trip

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    yukky orange & green, but they work ....

    by kenHuocj Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    did u see the TAXI ?

    it's a metropolis and one needs to get arounf, the TTC is cheaper,
    but if your wallets are fat
    the four wheels get one from point to point,
    even for Bargin shopping
    try
    www.becktaxi.com
    Credit Union Drive, Toronto, Ontario M4A 2S6

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    GO Transit

    by daffodil Updated Apr 4, 2011

    GO (Government of Ontario) Transit is a rail and bus system that shuttles people, mainly commuters, around the greater Toronto area (GTA). The fares are cheap and the service is decent along the Lakeshore route. Other routes are hit and miss unless it is rush hour. It is an alternate to taking a cab or more expensive Greyhound bus to outlying areas, but can take a lot longer.

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    Driving in Toronto

    by dawudman Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Cars... everywhere, cars!

    After originally leaving Toronto in 1988 due to traffic congestion, I returned for work in 2004 to a complete traffic nightmare!

    If you didn't already know, the main highway artery, the 401 Freeway, is the busiest single highway on the planet with over 500,000 vehicles transiting on any single day (and this is on a QUIET day!)

    I would suggest planning any/all travel on this thoroughfare very early in the morning (before 6am if possible) or around mid-afternoon (between 3pm and 4pm) and late in the evening (after 9pm) should you desire to get to your destination in reasonable course.

    There is always the option of using the 407 Toll Highway to the north of the city but this costs an average of $8 per usage depending on distance travelled.

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    Toronto Limos

    by coolpanda87 Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Limos

    Toronto limos are mostly used for weddings, formal events, day tours & airport transfers. Rates are not regulated, so you should inquire about the pricing before choosing your limo service.

    Limos that offer airport service:

    i) Able Paramount Limousine
    Tel: 1 888 913-8555
    Click here to access website.

    ii) Around the Town Limousine Service
    Tel: 1 416 757-2424
    - 24 hour booking in advance needed!
    Click here to access website.

    iii) Atrium Executive Limousine Service
    Tel: 1 866 292-5466
    Click here to access website.

    iv) Dynasty Limousine Service
    Tel: 1 800 567-0861
    Click here to access website.

    v) Gem Limousine Service
    Tel: 1 888 308-3777
    -serves airport & Western GTA (Burlington, Oakville, Milton)
    Click here to access website.

    vi) Getaway Limousine Service
    Tel: 1 416 281-5466
    Click here to access website.

    vii) No Limit Limousine Service
    Tel: 1 416 451-6321
    Click here to access website.

    Other Limo Services:

    i) Tre Vi Livery, Limousine & Coach Services
    Tel: 1 905 832-1335
    Click here to access website.

    ii) E. I. Williams Limousines
    Tel: 1 416 931-2262
    Click here to access website.

    iii) Be My Guest Livery
    Tel: 1 416 219-5106
    Click here to access website.

    iv) Advantage Limousines
    Tel: 1 416 558-2498
    Click here to access website.

    v) A-Mr Stretch
    Tel: 1 416 494-6685
    -6 to 10 seat limos
    Click here to access website.

    vi) The A Limousine Connection
    Tel: 1 416 483-5466

    vii) A Bentley Limousine & Coach Services
    Tel: 1 800 667-9057
    Click here to access website.

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    Toronto Ferry

    by coolpanda87 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Toronto Ferry is a service that connects Toronto Islands with the mainland. It is operated by the City of Toronto. From the ferry docks, you can either choose to go to Hanlan's Point, Centre Island or Ward's Island. The less busy ferries (Hanlan's & Ward's) may allow bikes/rollerblades.

    The ferry docks are located at Queens Quay, at the foot of Bay Street. It is just West of Westin Harbour Castle Hotel.

    To get there by TTC, take 509 Harbourfront or 510 Spadina Streetcar to Bay/Queen's Quay stop.

    The ferries usually set off every 30 min/1hr depending on time of year & weather. It is about a 15/20 minute ride to the other side. There are two levels on the ferry & usually I & almost everyone else prefer the top.

    Fares - updated 2004 (include return):

    Adults: $ 6.00
    Students/Seniors:$3.50
    Juniors (under 14): $2.50
    Children under 2: free

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    Highway Grid of GTA I

    by coolpanda87 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    DVP (never this light in traffic)

    Toronto (& Ontario) has large scale freeways that keep the city moving. Most of Ontario's main freeways are in the 400 series.

    Hwy 401 - East to West freeway running through North area of the City of Toronto. Has collector lanes (3/4) & express lanes (3/4) each way. Express lanes allow you to drive through area without passing exits. Express lanes exit to & are entered from collector lanes, with exceptions of highway interchanges & Allen Rd. exit. Second busiest highway in N. America based on car volume, Hwy. 401is the GTA & Canada's most congested freeway, especially during rush hours. Beware the bottleneck between Hwy 400 & Hwy 427 interchange, for it shrinks to five lanes each way & gets really jammed.

    DVP - Don Valley Parkway - Freeway running North to South from Hwy 401 to downtown Gardiner Expressway. DVP is the only freeway to downtown from the East area of GTA. Maximum speeds on this freeway is only 90 km/h, since it has many curves & tight spots. Toronto's most scenic freeway, the DVP was built cutting through Don Valley (now a park & conservation area). Very congested, even during weekends & non-rush hours & is nicknamed Don Valley Parking Lot. There is only three to four lanes each way.

    Hwy 404 - Runs North of Hwy 401, continuation of DVP. This eight lane freeway serves York Region, going through Richmond Hill, Markham & up to Newmarket.

    Gardiner Expressway - Running East to West from DVP, (Expressway East of DVP has been dismantled) the Gardiner is Toronto's only elevated freeway. The Gardiner goes to QEW & Hwy. 427. This freeway offers wonderful views of the Toronto skyline & allows you to easily access downtown. The Gardiner seperates the waterfront (on the left) from downtown (on the right). Currently, there are plans to dismantle the Gardiner Expressway (an eyesore) & create a more people friendly waterfront.

    Click here for a map of Toronto's Highways (PDF file)...

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    Bicycle Paths @ T.O.

    by coolpanda87 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Bicycle Rush Hour

    Toronto was awarded Best cycling city in North America in 1995, and now wants to rebuild that repuation to curb traffic jams & wasted time. Vancouver is currently Canada's biking capital with ambitious plans to expand, so Toronto will have to come with new initiatives to recapture the title.

    There are about 50 kilometres of bicycle lanes on city streets & Toronto has approximately 40 kilometres of signed bicycle routes. Toronto's bike trail system (separate from street) is 125 kilometres long, passing through ravines, parks & public areas. I especially love biking down the Don Valley area, Davenport Ave. (Casa Loma), High Park, Humber area, Woodbine-Beaches area, & the downtown - Etobickoe waterfront, for the comforting breeze & fresh air keeps me energized. Toronto Islands & Tommy Thomson park are also my favourites, for they are large, long tracks of parkland that offers phenomenal views of downtown Toronto! You could also conquer these trails rollerblading, but you should refine to a smaller area. Toronto is a relatively flat city, so there are no serious obstacles or hurdles for bikers of any age.

    Once a year, the Don Valley Parkway is closed down for a charity bikathon, & many cyclists from babies to seniors participate in this joyous event. It is good excerise & is for a good cause.

    Children must wear helmets & might be ticketed if they do not comply. Adults are not required to wear helmets, though it is best recommended.

    Beyond Toronto, there is the 275- kilometer Lake Ontario/Waterfront Trail, 20 kilometres of which is formed by the Martin Goodman Trail that spans Toronto's waterfront.

    Click here for a Toronto Cycling Map. You can pick up a free map at Toronto city hall or at any bike shop if available.

    Bicycles are permitted inside all TTC buses, streetcars and subway trains except during morning peak hours (6:30 to 9:30 a.m.) and afternoon rush hours (3:30 to 6:30 p.m.).

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  • Cheap flights to NY.

    by zushness Updated Apr 4, 2011

    If you are planning to visit NY. or other US destinations try this out
    http://www.jetblueairways.com
    If you reserve early you will get an excellent price.
    You will have to take a bus to Buffalo with Greyhound and take the flight from there.
    If you are planning to go to Niagara Falls then Buffalo airport is the closest (most convenient)
    Leather seats and TV.

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