|TORONTO TRAVEL TOOLS|
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Ontario is Canada's richest and largest province, a place to appreciate the seasons and the great outdoors. The 30 million Canadians value their heritage, which is considerably different than their influential USA neighbor. Ontario holds four of the five Great Lakes, as well as rivers and the famous water spectacle, Niagara Falls. There has always been prosperity from its mineral resources, heavy industrialization, forestry and fishing. With Ottawa serving as the nation’s capital and Toronto as Canada’s largest and most important city, this is the province every one knows the best.
There is a vast amount of open space and wilderness which can be divided into three areas geographically. The more southern fertile lowlands along Lake Erie and Lake Ontario; the rocky Canadian Shield that begins north of the lakes and extends to the western part of the province; finally, the swampy lowlands along Hudson Bay in the far north.
Top Selling Canada & Toronto Travel Books at amazon.com and amazon.ca
The Traveler's Aid Society 416-366-7788
Torontotours.com Since 1972. Includes tours of the City, Harbour and Niagara.
TravelLinx Ontario by Bell Labs Canada
Powerful Search engine and strong graphics
Your weekly guide ot what's happening outside Toronto.
Outdoor Adventures, Fishing, and Wilderness Expeditions. (Ambitious site to watch)
REGIONAL Link Lists
|Places To Stay Ontario, Canada|
| for TORONTO
Canada Bed & Breakfast (1600) || Ontario
Comprehensive descriptions and now w/ on-line reservations for some
Resorts-Ontario (over 200) (1-800-363-7227)
Discover great options. Get the Convention Planning Guide.
OntarioAccommodation.com Assoc. (800-461-1972)
Large list with good information sorted by region.
|TALK ABOUT IT|
|An original media voice headed by Moses Znaimer and increasingly found further afield than
its home base of Toronto also maintains some very busy Forums/message boards.
Calling is the same as in the USA: Dial 1 within and 011 without. Then dial 3-digit area code & 7 digit number.
Ontario Area Codes as of July 2005: London & Windsor-519; North Bay & Sault Ste. Marie -705; Ottawa-613; Thunder Bay-807; Toronto Metro-416 ; Toronto Vicinity-905;
If you travel much with a fax or computer, you'll appreciate Help For World Travelers!: by kropla.com
The Electricity and TV signal match with the USA
110/120V 60Hz and NTSC respectively. The USA is the only country not using the Metric
system of weights & measures. (One of our secrets to success)
As of July 2005, $1.00 CAD
American Express.com/canada as well as credit cards offer increasing convenience and value for travelers.
Credit Card Use & Banks: Nearly all banks charge only a 1% fee for currency exchange when you use your credit or bank card -- far better than the average cost of 5% for traveler's checks, which are not as welcome as they once were. You may wish to make sure your preferred credit card is not one of the exceptions.
Banks are generally open Mon-Fri., 10 am to 4 pm, with many now expanding hours to evenings & Saturday. US currency is often accepted by merchants at rates which vary significantly.
|The climate of Toronto is fairly predictable, like that of its neighboring American cities
such as Chicago and Detroit. During spring, summer or fall, it's a nice city to
visit, but from November to early April, you take your chances with snow lasting from
mid-December to mid-March. The colors of Spring and Autumn are brilliant.
Toronto Weather on the Weather Network
Canadian Postal Code Lookup Service
Business directories & Resources
|Travel Insurance | 1-800-ONTARIO
Prevention Tips vy cpatoronto.org
Directory of Print Media Radio & TV Stations in aforum
A big & comprehensive list with links to similar pages too
The national paper known for business news is based in Toronto
The Globe & Mail
HISTORY & CULTURE
|"It is interesting that Toronto has thrived in part due to it's
proximity to New York, both now and back in the 1700s."
Canada Information Office: 1-800-973-INFO (inside Canada)
Since 1960, Heritage advises the City Council on heritage matters, operates the City's historic site museums, and more.
Civilisations.ca || Françias
A Museum for the Global Village. 3.75 million artifacts which help define the national heritage, including an extensive collection of materials representing Canadian Indian, Inuit and Métis cultures. Over 40,000 items have been photographed. Check out the work of Archelas Poulin (1892-1969).
|Moving to Toronto|
|The Toronto Real Estate Board has a powerful, easy to use search but slow loading at times!
Toronto Internet Apartment Guide by rentcanada.com
Schools & Universities
Canada's BUSINESS INFORMATION
English || Françias
Searchable Events Calendar for global info trade shows. Deep & ambitious site for "Export Related Activities and Events for Trade & Investment."
ExpoWorld.net || MajorExhibitHalls.com ||ConventionBureaus.com
Like us, a web directory to directories. Carnaval.com is proud to be one of their top 500 resources. Based in Toronto, serving global trade
"For the first time in Seaway history, maritime interests in the Great Lakes basin are working together to strategically plan for the future of the system and propel the Great lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway System into this century with renewed momentum" Guy Veronneau, President of The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation
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