Toronto Travel Help

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Orable, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. Orable

    Orable Well-Known Member

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    Hello Canadians! You're totally my favorite neighbors to the North :cold: and I'm not just saying that bc I need your help :saint:

    I'm spending the weekend in Toronto, arriving in Pearson in the morning. What's the best (and cheapest) way for me to get to the city center? To the main train depot, to be exact...

    Thanks in advance for your assistance :encore:

    Beeteedubs, if anyone's up for it, I'd love to meet some of y'alls perhaps for coffee or a meal. My flight leaves fairly early on Monday, but I know that Christmas is Saturday, so...
     
  2. Andora

    Andora Well-Known Member

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    The best way is a taxi, but it certainly isn't the cheapest. :p

    Airport Expressis a fairly quick shuttle service. I'm not sure it's all that cheap at $20.

    If you have time to kill and don't mind transit, there's the 192 Bus from Pearson to Kipling station in the far west end. You can then get on the subway and head east, switching at St. George or Yonge to go south to Union, which is the main train destination. Info here.
     
  3. Erica Lee

    Erica Lee New Member

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    Take the TTC Airport Rocket Bus (#192 I believe) which will take you to Kipling Subway Station, where you can transfer to the subway.

    At St. George Station, switch subway lines to a Southbound Train heading for Union station (the main train station).

    Map is here: http://www3.ttc.ca/Subway/interactivemap.jsp (Kipling is on the far left, you may have to drag it to see.)

    Whole trip costs $3 and will take about 45 mins-1 hr at my estimation.
     
  4. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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    I'm a Vancouverite but I travel to TO frequently. There is of course a balance between "best" and "cheapest." Cheapest is public transport, but it can take a while (depending on the time of day), and it's awkward if you have a lot of luggage. "Best" is a private car/limo, but obviously that's not cheap.

    I usually go the compromise route with the Downtown Express - $21.95 one-way or $36.25 return, and it will get you to half a block from Union Station.

    Check out this link for all the transport options.
     
  5. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    I always figured Orable for a Canadian. Or was it wishful thinking?! ;)
     
  6. Orable

    Orable Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone for your help! You guys laid out great choices and I now realize that when I said "best" I meant "cheapest, yet not too complicated" :lol: so I think I will take Erica's suggestion of bus/subway/subway. $3 vs. $20 or $60? No brainer :) Plus, I'll only have one little roll-on and a shoulder bag - nothing too complicated. And I'll get a chance to see some scenery...

    Buzz, I'm not from Canada, but I admire a lot of your skaters :) I'm from the town that made Barack Obama and I'm damn proud of both :cheer2: