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    Car hire in Toronto at the best prices

    "Where there are trees in water". That's the Aboriginal translation for Toronto, largest city in Canada, scoring top positions on ranks for best places to live and home for over 2.8 million multi-cultural citizens, who speak over 140 languages.

    These impressive figures are not surprising at all, considering that the city of Toronto is a global reference for a wide variety of businesses, financial enterprises and arts aficionados, not to mention home of stunning natural beauties, mirrored on valleys, beaches, golf courses, forests, national parks and over 1,600 public parks. And, with over 5,600 km of roads, car hire in Toronto is the perfect way to experience this glorious city. This is why Auto Europe has local partnerships to help clients plan their journey.

    In Toronto, extraordinary high skylines and modern designs harmoniously cohabit with the remarkable historic architecture of preserved buildings, which can date back to mid-19th-century, resulting in an interesting mixture of periods and styles around the city.

    By fostering the development of arts and culture, the city's administration plays a vital role in stimulating creativity and opportunity. This ambitious plan is easily demonstrated by the continuous shaping and reshaping of Toronto's unique identity and qualities. The city, overflowing in artistic flair, is home to more than 200 public art works and historic monuments, 80 film festivals, 10 city-owned museums and several annual events, attracting millions of visitors from all over the world, ready to immerge in such an enriched urban landscape.

    Not surprisingly, Toronto is Canada's leading tourism destination, attracting more than 25 million visitors per year. From the CN Tower to the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto offers so many attractions and entertainment options, that tourists never have a hard time planning something exciting and new to do every single day.

    Toronto not only boasts a wealth of cultural immersion and impressive architecture, it is also home to seven major professional sports team. Fans can take advantage of the nation's most beloved sport and enjoy a riveting hockey game before adventuring into Toronto's food scene - this city if full of hidden gems! Please visit our Toronto car hire reviews page to see the ratings and opinions posted by previous Auto Europe customers in the city.


    Toronto is easy to navigate due to its organized grid street layouts. The area is served by plenty roads, municipal arterial highways and provincial highways. Drivers in the City are attentive and helpful, in case you need any help - they cohabitate with a large number of cyclists and pedestrians. Controlled intersections have traffic lights, yield signs or stop signs to control the traffic. Keep in mind that all passengers must use their own seatbelt, and children must have a proper car seat or booster, for safety purposes. It's important to respect the traffic laws at all times.

    Roads and highways are well maintained and equipped with proper signs. In case you need to stop during your journey, be sure to drive off the road onto the shoulder in order to park. Also, it is worth remembering that the signs on Canadian highways are displayed in kilometres, and petrol stations commercialize fuel in litres. Our guide provides more information about driving in Canada in general.

    For reference: 1 mile = 1.60934 Km


    Canadians usually refer to car parks as "parkades". Toronto has many different parking spots, above ground and underground, making the driving experience in the city even more pleasurable. Most of them are controlled by paid on-street machines, which can be either pay-and-display (controlling multiple parking spaces), or single space meters. Keep in mind that busy streets have rush hour parking restrictions. Our advice for you is it to carefully read the signs on the streets with specific regulations.

    In order to park your rental car without any hassles, you may also turn to the Toronto Parking Authority's official website, which provides an interactive map of available spots.

    Geographic Information

    Toronto is remarkably flat, delineated by the Toronto Harbour, Lake Ontarui, Etobike Creek and the Rouge River. The contrast between ravines and gentle hills culminates in a unique landscape with over 200 km of trails, most suitable for biking and walking. The city is located 218 miles from Canada's capital, Ottawa.

    Torontonians enjoy one of the mildest climates in Canada, with well-defined seasons and rare chances of droughts. Summertime is warm and humid, temperatures averaging 22.2 C, while winter temperatures tend to drop to negative numbers. But even snow can't stop this city! There are more than 19 miles of underground pedestrian tunnels, connecting shopping areas and offices, called PATH. This guarantees an unforgettable experience at the city at any time!

    Toronto Airport

    The largest and busiest airport in Canada, Toronto Pearson International Airport, is located 14 miles northwest of Downtown Toronto. But there are two other smaller airports servicing nearby areas.

    Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
    Address: 6301 Silver Dart Dr, Mississauga, ON L5P 1B2, Canada
    Website: Toronto Airport
    Telephone: +1 416-247-7678

    Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ)
    Address: 2 Eireann Quay, Toronto, ON M5V 1A1, Canada
    Website: Billy Bishop Airport
    Telephone: +1 416-203-6942

    Downsview Airport (YZD)
    Address: Toronto, ON M3K 2C9, Canada

    Public Transportation

    Toronto has a well distributed public transportation network. The agency TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) serves the city and offers different kinds of daily, weekly and monthly passes. The subway operation hours are from 6 AM to 1:30 AM (on weekdays and Saturdays) and 8 AM to 1:30 AM (on Sundays). Bus lines have specific itineraries and schedules that can be verified on the official TTC website. Tourists can also utilize taxi services; a simple arm lift is enough to signal that you are hailing.

    Unsurprisingly, Toronto is exceedingly pedestrian-friendly. Several attraction are easily accessible by foot, and the city offers walking guided orientations as an opportunity to experience the beauty and diversity of its streets. Many routes can also be ridden by rented bikes, Segways and scooters.

    The most flexible way to stay mobile, however, is through a car hire in Toronto, which will also allow you to visit distant touristic attractions and neighbouring cities, such as Montréal.

    Campervan hire in Toronto

    Founded over 60 years ago, Auto Europe has grown into one of the world's leading car hire companies offering the cheapest deals and widest selection of rental vehicles, as well as motorhome hire in Toronto.

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