General Information

About Toronto

Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. The city is known for its many skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the CN Tower which is 553.3 meters (1815.3 ft) high. The diverse population of Toronto reflects its current and historical role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. Toronto's population includes more than 80 different ethnic groups; about 100 different languages are spoken in the city. 

As a gateway to a vast region that includes the world-famous Niagara Falls, the lakes and forests of Muskoka and the Kawarthas, and the nation's capitol region, Toronto is an ideal base for a day trip or overnight stay.  

 

 

 

 

Climate
In Toronto, the month of June is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 20ºC to 24ºC over the course of the month. Temperature is rarely exceeding 29ºC or dropping below 15ºC. 

Currency 
The currency is the Canadian Dollar (CAD). VISA creditcards are generally accepted, but ATMs are located frequently throughout the city. Make sure to bring your pincode. 

Dress code 
Business or business casual.

Electricity 
The electrical supply is 120 Volts and 60 Hertz (cycles per second). Canada's electrical supply and electrical outlets are the same as those found in the United States.

Insurance 
Delegates are recommended to obtain travel insurance (medical, personal accident and luggage) in their home country prior to departure.

Safety
Generally, Toronto is a safe city. In case of urgent matters you can call 911 for ambulance service, fire stations, and police.

Shopping 
Toronto has emerged as a major style destination. Stores abound with luxury designer items, unique vintage finds and top home décor, and high fashion can be found around every corner. 

Smoking 
Smoking is not allowed in public indoor areas.

Visa
Most people need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization to travel to Canada. Some people may only need their valid passport. To find out if you need a visa, click here.

Water 
Tap water is of a high quality and safe to drink.

Tipping 
Tipping comes as second nature to most folks in Toronto. That famous Canadian politeness means couresy often seems to come naturally when the tab closes or the bill comes around. In restaurants it is customary to tip approximately 15-20% on the total bill before tax. For other service providers suchs as hairdressers and taxi drivers the percentage of tip is up to the individual, but 10% minimum is common. 

Tourism 
The Distillery District neighbourhood is a national historic site and walking District. A favourite destination in Toronto for locals and tourists, famous for its unique restaurants, shopping boutiques, artisan studios, arts, culture and entertainment.

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