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First-Time Greyhound Traveller

I'll be travelling by myself and by Greyhound bus for the first time at the end of August. I'll be going from Toronto, ON to Winona St. University, MN. I'll be coming back after two weeks, and both ...
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Can I use USD in Canada?

I will go to Canada for the first time from the United States. I will use credit card as much as possible but I guess I need cash for small shops and cafes anyway. To avoid exchange money back and ...
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How to get to Niagara Falls (Canada side) from Toronto airport during a layover?

I'm a French citizen traveling from Vancouver to Paris, but happen to have quite a lengthy layover in Toronto (5:50am to 7pm), and I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to see Niagara Falls....
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How can I spend older Canadian money?

I'm going to Toronto later this year. I have some older Canadian currency on hand that I would like to spend. I understand Canada has recently transitioned to polymer banknotes, so I am wondering ...
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Process for valuing items for customs purposes at the Canadian border

According to Canadian customs rules, a visitor to Canada must declare any gifts s/he brings in over $60 CAD in value, and may have to pay customs duties on these gifts. Now, suppose a visitor (let's ...
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With a Canadian student visa, can I spend a night at Vancouver before continuing to Toronto?

I'm a Bangladeshi and I'll be attending college in Toronto. A few of my friends are living in Vancouver and I was wondering if I would be allowed to spend a day with them before I take another flight ...
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Baggage storage in downtown Toronto

I am traveling to Toronto, ON, Canada in July with my family. We will arrive at around 1 am and we plan to take some rest until around 9 am in the airport and then travel downtown. However, the place ...
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Visit Northern Ontario from Toronto without a car?

If I wish to visit the towns of Northern Ontario starting from Toronto on a budget and I do not drive a car, what are my best options? Greyhound? Is there anything else? Like an organised car pool/...
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Seoul-Toronto-Montreal, skipping last leg, what happens to my luggage?

Earlier this year I booked return tickets from Montreal to Seoul. The return flight is from Incheon to Toronto via Korean Air and Toronto to Montreal via WestJet. The problem is I've now moved to ...
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How to get to Resolute Bay from Toronto without going broke?

It seems that this is going to cost a fortune. Are there really no cheap flights from Toronto to Resolute Bay?
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Driving Toronto To Vancouver through the states, places to stay/see [closed]

I am planning to drive from Toronto to Vancouver through the states (I have done this once through Canada) I was just wondering if anyone can recommend places to visit/stay/eat (plan on seeing mt....
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What is a Toronto Transit Commission code 299 or 506?

I heard this on the TTC (Toronto's subway system) public address system: "506 Eglinton." What is this about? Any enlightened folks out there, who may have an answer?
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The first time in Canada: Montreal, Toronto or Ottawa? [closed]

I'm going to Canada for the first time in my life. I can choose between Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa. I want to see a place that is very typical for Canada and that also differs from the things I can ...
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How late are Canadian parks open in fall?

Travelling one week from Montreal to Toronto in the week before Halloween. I read there is a thing called "Indian summer" with wonderful colors through the country. But friends told me national parks ...
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Cheap travel to Toronto from California

I'm coming from Sacramento/San Francisco and I'd like to travel to Toronto, and then back a week later. So far I've found round-trip flight tickets for $600. But a round-trip between SFO and BOS (...
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Flight/Train combo from Europe to Toronto/Vancouver

My parents are planning a vacation in Canada in the summer of 2012, they want to visit relatives in the Toronto area, and visit the west-coast (Vancouver). They are looking for a way to have a plane/...
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Are there any ATM's in Toronto where you can withdraw more than $400?

I'm wandering about Toronto with my Mastercard which I can use to take out cash, and I have tried a few machines at Yonge and Bloor and they all first say they give $800 but then the ATM says it can ...
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Is the “FirstOntario Centre” “in Toronto”? [closed]

There's a real confusion with the fractal dimension of major world urban centers: say you live in Williamstown, Victoria. If you're talking to someone who is also there in that major urban area, of ...
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Camping around Toronto, Ontario for the new year weekend

I live in Toronto by the lakeshore. I had a long yearning to spend new years eve by myself out in the middle of nowhere, under the stars, in a tent. Now I have 3 days off - 31st Dec, 1st Jan and 2nd ...
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Cheap but comfortable way to get from Kingston, ON, Canada to Toronto?

At end of August I have to go from Kingston, ON in Canada to Toronto. I'm looking for the cheapest way to get there, that has a least some comfort. So I don't want to hitchhike, but taking the train, ...
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Payment methods for customs duties at Toronto Pearson Airport

At the Canadian customs checkpoint at Terminal 3 of the Toronto Pearson International Airport, if a traveler needs to pay duty on an item, what payment methods are accepted? Specifically: Will US ...
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How to get from Toronto Downtown to Pearson Airport

I am staying in downtown Toronto (near the Church/Adelaide St crossing). I will have to catch a national flight from Pearson Airport (YYZ). The flight is leaving at a proper time (around noon) on a ...
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NYC–Montreal and NYC–Toronto overland

I was thinking of going from NYC to Montreal, and the first thing that sprang to mind is taking a train. The distance is about 530 km (330 mi) beelining or 595 km by road—not much more than Madrid ...
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How do I get from Toronto to Boston in less than 12 hours?

I'm looking to get from Toronto to Boston in less than 12 hours. Is the cheapest way to get from Toronto to Boston in that case to fly? What other options are there that take under 12 hours of ...
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Where to pick up arriving passengers at Terminal 1, Toronto Pearson Int'll Airport?

I know that the ground floor/roadway is for Arrivals, but near which area or stand (denoted by letters) should a driver wait, to avoid parking (I know that lengthy waits are discouraged)? Does the ...
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How to get quickly and cheaply to Waterloo ON from Toronto and back

I had the toughest time finding easy transportation when I was there. It turns out the only bus rides I could find were not direct lines and would have taken 2-3 hours each way. For my next trip, I'd ...
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Is there anywhere in Toronto where I can sell Moroccan dirhams (MAD)?

Do places like Thomas Cook even have Moroccan money? This is Toronto, Canada I'm wondering about. I'm looking to get rid of MAD money. But it would be interesting to know who sells it too.
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If we miss a connection in Toronto what should we expect the airline to do?

We're travelling from the UK to Jamaica via Toronto with Air Canada transatlantic and Air Canada Rouge for the trip to the Caribbean. We have a somewhat tight 60-minute transfer on the way there (Air ...
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Why are some non-NEXUS travellers sent through the NEXUS line at Pearson?

I've connected through Toronto Pearson International Airport to the US twice this year, and both times I was directed to the NEXUS lines, even though I'm not a card holder. I scanned my passport as ...
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How should I spend my time in Calgary in August? [closed]

Three questions could explain better my situation: How far Banff is from Calgary and if it's worth the detour, how to get there, are there any activities to do, and how much is it? I will be staying ...
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How many hours will it take to drive from Manhattan to Toronto on this “Black Friday” weekend?

How are regular Sunday drives starting around 8am from Manhanttan to Toronto compared to this Sunday (Nov 29th '04) with the Black Friday rush? Is there another time to leave which will be a shorter ...
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Transit visa at Toronto Airport

I am an Indonesian citizen, and will be travelling to the US through Toronto Pearson airport (I'll be arriving at 3pm, Saturday and my layover will be about 3 hours). According to https://www.canada....
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Do baggage cart management units at Toronto Pearson International Airport accept bills and return change?

Luggage carts at Toronto Pearson International Airport cost 2 Canadian dollars to use. According to the airport website, The baggage cart management units accept credit cards and US currency. Do the ...
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Book a room without a credit card?

I'll be landing in Toronto on May 23, 2018. I have an immigrant visa (I'm from Iran) and it's my first time coming to Canada. I need to book a temporary room for my first few days until I find a place ...
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Have I got enough time to make this connecting flight from London to Toronto Pearson via Amsterdam?

I haven't flown much so any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks. I booked a flight from London Heathrow to Toronto Pearson which has a layover at Schiphol airport, Amsterdam. The first leg is ...
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Can you go outside the airport in a foreign country when you are 14?

I'm 14 and traveling to Israel by myself. I have a layover in Toronto for 9 hours. I'm using Air Canada and do not have the unaccompanied minor service. Am I able to leave the airport and come back ...
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Canada's Automatic Border Clearance for visiting citizens

I'm a dual citizen of Canada and the United States. I have a passport for both countries. I live in the United States, but I'm traveling to Canada for the holidays. I've read that Pearson has a new ...
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Where can I find an overview about concerts in Toronto, Montreal and New York?

I'm looking for a site that lists all of the big concerts that take place during August and September in Toronto, New York and Montreal. Is there anything like that?
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Getting from Toronto to New York

I'm looking for a cheap and comfortable way to get from Toronto to New York. By cheap I'm referring to anything below 100 USD. Comfortable means, that I want to have a regular seat on a public or ...
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Which (if any) car-sharing companies in Toronto offer one-way return at Pearson Airport, barring car2go?

car2go quit Toronto, but still lets customers "park and fly" in Calgary, Montreal, and Vancouver. It's too expensive to rent a car near Finch TTC station and return at the airport, by reason of: $...
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Is it possible to see the US side of Lake Ontario from the top of the CN Tower?

I know you can see Toronto from Niagara-on-the-lake but if that's possible then you should be able to see Niagara-on-the-lake from the CN tower, right? I just wanted to know because I plan on going up ...
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What is the best option for transit tickets in Toronto as a tourist?

I will be visiting Toronto for a few days shortly, staying with a friend. The friend I am staying with lives out in Burlington, and while most of the time I will be doing activities with him, some ...
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Can the day pass on the Toronto subway be swiped?

I have only bought weekly passes and I'm trying figure out a budget. Then I realized, if I'm going to buy a TTC day pass it would be useful to know if one can swipe through the turnstiles, because ...
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Transit Visa for Nepalese citizen in Toronto Pearson International [duplicate]

I am travelling to United States and on my return will be transitting through Toronto Pearson International and transit hours is 3 hours 41 min. Do I need a visa in Toronto Airport? I am a Nepalese ...
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Cloak room to leave luggage at Toronto [closed]

I want to leave my luggage somewhere in Toronto on 10th August night and pick it up before 4pm, 11th August to catch my flight. Where can I leave and what are the charges?
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Question about tickets and one way flying?

So next year, I'm going to be to Japan for 2 weeks. Beforehand I'll be flying to Toronto and Vancouver. But I'm purchasing all of them as separate tickets, so here's why my question comes in. I'm ...
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Where can I rent a car in Toronto without a credit card?

I already know that car rental agencies at Pearson Airport allow car rentals without a credit card, if you have a return ticket with your name. Thus I am not asking about airport rentals. I am happy ...
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Do I need a Transit visa if I'm Colombian and going to transfer in Toronto, Canada? [duplicate]

I'm Colombian and need to know, if I'm going to travel from Colombia to Switzerland and transfer in Toronto, do I need a Canadian visa?
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Which terminal is going to Rome in Toronto Pearson Airport?

As titled, I don't see anything said which terminal on the itinerary from Expedia, all I know is the time, the airline Transat and airport is YYZ. But there is a terminal 1 and terminal 3, which one ...
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Do I need a voltage converter for my Surface tablet in Rome?

I have a Surface Pro with charger that comes with box. I checked Rome is using 220v and Canada is using 120v and is using some weird power plug like 3 holes in a line. But as I remember all laptop ...