When is the best time to visit?
The best time to book flights to Toronto is from June to early October. During this time there are numerous festivals and events taking place. Thousands of colourfully costumed partygoers descend on Toronto in late July or early August for Caribana, North America's largest Caribbean festival, celebrating their culture and traditions. Over a million tourists fill the various venues for the festivities, including the parade on Lake Shore Boulevard and arts festival on Olympic Island. Other event taking place during these months are the Canada Day celebrations (July 1), Toronto Jazz Festival and the Beaches International Jazz Festival.
In July and August the city can be muggy and humid.
Autumn (September to November) is a nice time to visit when temperatures are mild and the sun is still shining. The Toronto International Film Festival also takes place during this season, in September. It is the most successful public film festival in the world and playing host to everything from Hollywood blockbusters to obscure films, this festival is sure to have something for everyone. Public screenings usually start in the late evening and some go past midnight, depending on the venue.
Although winters are cold, the city is still active playing host to numerous holiday festivities. This may be the perfect time to visit if you don’t mind the colder weather and cheap flights to Toronto may be easier to come.
Toronto, situated on Lake Ontario's northwestern shore, is Canada's largest city. For travellers arriving on cheap flights to Toronto, it's a city of sights, smells and flavours. The Chinese, Greek, Indian, Irish, Brazilian, Polish and Portuguese communities, to name just some of the groups who have made the city their home give Toronto its profusion of flavours.
Take a flight to Toronto and visit The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on Queen West is a glittering world-class space. The Art Gallery of Ontario near Chinatown has been transformed by Frank Gehry. The Royal Ontario Museum in Yorkeville has a newish Daniel Libeskind-designed wing. The Gardiner Museum, across from the Royal Ontario Museum, is Canada's only ceramics museum. The Distillery District is the name given to the old Gooderham and Worts Distillery. Its Victorian red-brick buildings and warehouses have been given a new lease on life and are now artist studios, galleries, boutiques, cafes and brasseries.
When Toronto gets too busy, Dundas Square or the Beaches are great places to catch a breather. The Toronto Islands are just a ten-minute ferry journey from the Harbourfront.