The world’s most diverse city and Canada’s capital of culture and entertainment

Toronto Travel Guide

Entertainment

Expect eclectic neighbourhoods, world-class galleries, top restaurants, and great nightlife in Canada's largest city.

Culture

As well as being the largest city in Canada, Toronto is the most ethnically diverse, with culture and traditions from all over the world.

Lake Ontario

Toronto is located on the shoreline of Lake Ontario, one of the five Great Lakes of North America.

Sports

Cheer on one of Toronto’s seven professional sports teams, from the Blue Jays in the Major League to the Maple Leafs in the NHL.

Public Holidays on a Weekday

  • 1 Jan
  • 15 Feb
  • 25 Mar
  • 23 May
  • 1 July
  • 1 Aug
  • 5 Sep
  • 10 Oct
  • 11 Nov
  • 26 Dec
  • 27 Dec

Useful information

Insurance

All EC Toronto students must be covered by health insurance for the entire length of their stay. EC can help students to purchase insurance upon arrival at the school. The cost of insurance is $14 Cdn per week. Students will be asked to show proof of coverage on arrival if they are not purchasing insurance through EC.

Smoking laws

Legal age for smoking in Toronto is 18. Smoking is prohibited in all buildings, including all restaurants and bars. Smoking is permitted outside. If you smoke in a “smoke free” place, you may receive a fine of up to $5000.

Driving Age

Minimum age to rent a car is 21. Additional charges may apply to drivers 21 to 24 years of age. Most rental companies require that you have an international driving license, a second form of identity and a major credit card.

Electricity

110 V; 60Hz - 2 flat-pin plug.

Costs of Living

  • C$2.50

    1 litre of milk

  • C$2

    2 litres of water

  • C$1.5

    A loaf of bread

  • C$7.50

    Big Mac Meal

  • C$1.50

    Can of coke

  • C$15

    Cinema

  • $2

    Coffee in a café

  • C$10 - C$25

    Cost of sim card

  • C$15

    Entrance to clubs

  • $5

    Sandwich

  • C$20 - C$35

    Average 2 course meal