From my personal perspective, I can add that it’s often hard to find time on any business trip to explore a city—but in Toronto, you can. And it’s easy.
Toronto is served by two airports: Toronto Pearson International Airport, and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Be sure to verify which airport you are flying in and out of, and be sure to check out the airport websites before your trip:
- Toronto Pearson International – www.gtaa.com. Most passenger traffic passes through this, Canada’s busiest airport and the country’s major hub.
- Billy Bishop Island Airport (yes, I said island!) - http://www.torontoport.com/airport.aspx
When you arrive, the first thing you’ll likely see is the iconic CN tower embedded in the skyline. But you’ll also notice almost immediately that Toronto is a city built on cultural diversity. This is reflected in businesses, in the vast array of cultural restaurants to choose from, in the choice of shopping, diversity of live music options (check out the outdoor Molson Amphitheater in the summer months), sports teams (home to Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto Blue Jays) and general sight-seeing and people-watching.
Personally, my favorite things to do in the city include eating on King Street’s ‘Restaurant Row,’ heading to the ‘Beach’ for a walk along the boardwalk, jumping the Toronto Island Ferry or checking out Little Italy….all easy to do in an evening, or take a little extra time to explore for the day!
If your travels bring you to Toronto and you can find some personal time to explore the city, you won’t be disappointed!