Toronto-Pearson International Airport Car Rental
Toronto – Pearson International Airport is among the most important airports in Canada. The airport of Toronto is named after the former Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson, who also won the Nobel Peace Prize at the end of the 1950s.
With nearly 50 million passengers in transit in 2018 alone, Toronto – Pearson Airport is the busiest airport for passenger traffic in the North of America. The airlines operating in Toronto international airport guarantee connections to over 150 destinations all over the world.
We suggest you to take advantage of the car rental service at Toronto Airport, relying on RentalUp, so that, once landed, you can pick your rental car up and reach the city centre in total comfort.
The estimated journey time from Pearson Airport to Toronto city centre is about 20 minutes (depending on traffic). Left the international airport, you have to first enter ON 427 S, then on Gardiner Expy E for about 20 km, until the exit Bay Street, from where you have to follow the driving directions to the city centre.
Toronto: points of interest
Completed the procedures for the car rental at Toronto Airport, you will be free to visit the main points of interest of the Canadian city.l
The symbol is the CN Tower, one of the highest buildings all over the world, from where the most suggestive pictures of Toronto are taken. 553 m high, it houses inside some unmissable attractions, among which the Sky Glass and a revolving restaurant (360° Restaurant). This latter is inspired by the restaurant of the Donauturm in Vienna.
From the CN Tower’s observatory tourists enjoy a breath-taking panorama, with a view that reaches the Hudson Bay. Moreover, Toronto is famous for its skyline, which closely resembles that of New York: very high skyscrapers form an imposing financial centre, overlooking Lake Ontario.
In the heart of the Entertainment District, visitors have the opportunity to enter into the Roger Center; moreover, remaining within the financial district, basketball lovers can realize their dream to watch live a NBA game in the Air Canada Center, the arena that host the house matches of the Toronto Raptors.
If you plan a trip to Canada in the cold winter, you cannot neither miss a stroll along The Path, an underground walkway that spans more than 30 km and allows people to enjoy the city sheltered from the icy temperatures above ground.
Other Northern American big cities present similar characteristics: among these there is Montreal, the most important city in Québec (the region north of the Ontario).
Every big city has a district entirely dedicated to a foreign community; Toronto is not an exception, hosting a very lively Chinatown, in the area between Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue.
Among other things, the Chinese community in Toronto is among the biggest ones throughout the North of America. Lastly, during a short stay in Toronto you cannot miss a stroll through the streets of Yorkville, the most elegant district in the city. If you love shopping and good cuisine, you will find in Yorkville the best that the Northern American city has to offer. Moreover, if your budget allows it, you can dream among the shops of Mink Mile, famous for being one of the most expensive avenues all over the world.
Toronto: art and culture
Taking advantage of the car rental service at Toronto Airport, we suggest you to visit the Old Town of the Canadian city, dating back to the XIX century, to discover and live the culture of Toronto.
Among the historical buildings, there is the iconic Gooderham Building, unique with its red bricks, which name the entire district (Distillery District), in homage to the very famous old distillery of Toronto. Nowadays, the old distillery of Toronto is a monumental exhibition of industrial architecture, that has its roots in Victorian times.
Moreover, in the heart of the Old Town there are the historic St. Lawrence Market and St. Lawrence Hall, such as antique stores and interesting art galleries. At a historical-artistic level, the most important (and most photographed by foreign tourists) attraction in Toronto is Casa Loma, which differs from all the other buildings that are in the Old Town and in the rest of the city for its Gothic style.
Casa Loma was built in the very early XX century, at the beginning of the First World War, on commission of the Pellat family. More than a century after its construction, nowadays Casa Loma has been turned into a splendid museum. The main attraction is represented by the gardens preserved within what is also known as Castle of Toronto.