Transportation for Events in Toronto | The Vendry

Event Planning Guide

Public Transportation
As the capital of the province of Ontario, Canada, Toronto, which is situated along Lake Ontario, serves as a major hub for international travel to North America, with two main airports. Plus, visitors can easily navigate the city using three modes of public transportation—subway, streetcar, and bus—all of which are clean and efficient.
Airport Information
Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
The primary international airport serving the area, Toronto Pearson International Airport is Canada’s largest and busiest airport, offering nonstop service to numerous domestic destinations, as well as global locales. Located about 17 miles from downtown Toronto, the airport provides transportation options including car rentals, public transit, van services, taxis, limousines, and ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft. You can also take the UP Express, a dedicated express rail service connecting Toronto’s Union Station and the airport; it departs every 15 minutes.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ)
Geared toward local travelers, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is commonly known as "The Island Airport" and only handles short-haul regional flights to destinations including Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax, New York City, and Chicago. Located on Toronto Island, it’s minutes away from downtown and is accessible by a short ferry ride or pedestrian tunnel.
Public Transportation
Walking: While not every area in Toronto can be explored on foot, many of the city’s neighborhoods are walkable. Of course, spring and summer are the best times to navigate the city on foot, thanks to the warmer temps. But if you dress appropriately and bundle up, you can walk around in the winter as well.
Bus: The city’s network of streetcars, which are powered by overhead electric cables, is concentrated in downtown Toronto, with routes that operate on streets shared with vehicles and that feature stops like a bus route. Unlike the subway, the city’s buses and streetcars may get caught in traffic, especially during rush hour.
Rail: The commuter GO train from Union Station runs to surrounding suburbs including Lakeshore West, Lakeshore East, Niagara, Milton, Kitchener, Barrie, Richmond Hill, and Stouffville.