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Sightseeing Toronto in a Limo

Summer is the best time to go sightseeing Toronto, especially in a limo! Do yourself a favour and don’t drive, just leave your car at home. Instead, let one of our experienced and courteous drivers chauffeur your around T.O. It’ll be fun! Just pick a date, grab some friends or family and let us take you on a journey, in a vehicle of your choice.

Here are some of the top sightseeing attractions in the city of Toronto, to help you create your itinerary. Make sure to mention this to our Toronto Airport Limo customer service representatives when you book your ride.

Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is a museum of art, world culture and natural history in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is one of the largest museums in North America, and the largest in Canada. It attracts more than one million visitors every year, making the ROM the most visited museum in Canada – Wikipedia

Michael Lee-Chin Crystal of Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto
Michael Lee-Chin Crystal opened in June 2007, an addition to the Royal Ontario Museum.

General admission for Adult is $20. To see what’s on at the ROM, and to learn about current exhibitions and galleries please visit https://www.rom.on.ca/

Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre

The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres are a pair of stacked theatres in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Winter Garden Theatre is seven storeys above the Elgin Theatre. They are the last surviving Edwardian stacked theatres in the world and are considered as National Historic Sites of Canada – Wikipedia

The Winter Garden Theatre
The Winter Garden Theatre has walls hand-painted in watercolours. The ceiling is decorated with lanterns and dried beech leaves.

General admission for Adult is $12. To see event calendar and tours info, please visit https://heritagetrust.on.ca/en/ewg/ewg-home

Distillery District

The Distillery District is a commercial and residential district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Located east of downtown, it contains numerous cafés, restaurants, and shops housed within heritage buildings of the former Gooderham and Worts Distillery. The 13 acres (5.3 ha) district comprises more than forty heritage buildings and ten streets, and is the largest collection of Victorian-era industrial architecture in North America. The district was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1988 – Wikipedia

Distillery District street level
Exploring the site of the historic Gooderham and Worts distillery, in downtown Toronto, said to be once the largest distillery in the World.

Admission is free! To see a list events, dinning and shopping please visit http://www.thedistillerydistrict.com/

CN Tower

The CN Tower is a 553.3 m-high (1,815.3 ft) concrete communications and observation tower located in the downtown core of the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The CN Tower held the record for the world’s tallest free-standing structure for 32 years from 1975–2007 and was the world’s tallest tower until 2009 being overtaken by Burj Khalifa and Canton Tower, respectively. It is now the ninth tallest tower in the world and remains the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere. In 1995, the CN Tower was declared one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. It also belongs to the World Federation of Great Towers – Wikipedia

The CN Tower
The CN Tower illuminated, as seen from the Toronto Islands

General admission for adult is $38. To see what’s happening at the CN Tower and for more info please visit http://www.cntower.ca/

St Lawrence Market

The St. Lawrence Market South building is a major public market building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located on the southwest corner of Front and Lower Jarvis Streets. Along with the St. Lawrence Market North and St. Lawrence Hall, it comprises the St. Lawrence Market complex. The current building was opened in 1902, incorporating the 1845 Toronto City Hall building into the structure. The building was restored during the 1970s – Wikipedia

St. Lawrence Market in Toronto
St. Lawrence Market in Toronto

Admission is free! For list of events, shops, foods and other info please visit http://www.stlawrencemarket.com/

High Park

High Park is a municipal park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It spans 161 hectares (400 acres), and is a mixed recreational and natural park, with sporting facilities, cultural facilities, educational facilities, gardens, playgrounds and a zoo. One third of the park remains in a natural state, with a rare oak savannah ecology. High Park was opened to the public in 1876 and is based on a bequest of land from John George Howard to the City of Toronto – Wikipedia

Cherry blossoms in High Park in the spring
Cherry blossoms in High Park in the spring

Admission is free! For more info please visit http://www.highparktoronto.com/

Casa Loma

Casa Loma (Spanish for “Hill House”) is a Gothic Revival style mansion and garden in midtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that is now a historic house museum and landmark. It was constructed from 1911 to 1914 as a residence for financier Sir Henry Pellatt. The architect was E. J. Lennox, who designed several other city landmarks. Casa Loma sits at an elevation of 140 metres (460 ft) above sea level. Due to its unique architectural character in Toronto, Casa Loma has been a popular filming location for movies and television. It is also a popular venue for wedding ceremonies, and Casa Loma can be rented in the evenings after the museum closes to the public – Wikipedia

Casa Loma
Casa Loma

General admission for adult is $30. To see what events are on and for more info please visit http://casaloma.ca/

Riverdale Farm

Riverdale Farm is a 3-hectare (7.4-acre) municipally operated farm in the heart of Cabbagetown, an urban neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is maintained by Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division. Between 1888 and 1974, this was the site of the Riverdale Zoo. This zoo began with the donation of deer by Toronto Alderman Daniel Lamb. In 1974 the zoo relocated to a much larger facility in Scarborough and became the Toronto Zoo. In 1978, Riverdale Farm opened on the west bank of the Don River adjacent to Riverdale Park. The main barn was first constructed in 1858 in Markham and moved to the present site and rebuilt in 1977. The farm is open to the public all year-round. It specializes in pioneer breeds of farm animals that are hard to find on commercial farms. Animals at the farm include poultry, waterfowl, goats, sheep, pigs, cows, donkeys, and horses – Wikipedia

A view of Riverdale Farm
A view of Riverdale Farm

Admission is free! For more info please visit http://riverdalefarmtoronto.ca/

Toronto is a great city! And you don’t have to break the bank to have some world class fun. Start your sightseeing adventure today, book your limo now – online limo quotes and reservations.

Rent a Limo in Toronto this Fall

It’s the first day of autumn here in Toronto! Kids are already back in school, days are getting shorter, and the temperatures are slowly starting to drop. Yet, fall is so beautiful in it’s own right, and one of nature’s most spectacular displays of colour. It’s a perfect time to go on a road trip or an adventure.

Here in Southern Ontario, some trees have already started to change their leaf colour. And as October sets in the forest canopy becomes more vibrant and rich with hues and shades of reds, purples, yellows, oranges, browns, and greens. On a sunny afternoon day, artists can easily get inspired! And the visits to the cottage country around this time of the year are high for obvious reasons.

Fall fairs
Fall fairs

If you live and work in a big city like Toronto or in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), life can be very fast paced, hectic and stressful. Which is why many people, on the weekends, love to unwind, relax and do something completely opposite. For example, many love to go to their cottages, or rent a cabin in woods with some friends or alone. Or perhaps go out exploring all the little towns in Southern Ontario, check out fall fairs, attend conventions and various social events. Fall is a bountiful season with much happening.

Whatever you do, you’ll need reliable and comfortable transportation. Although sometimes your own transportation is the way to go.. if you’re going to be attending a convention, sporting event, concert, social event, casino, romantic gateway, or need to be dropped off or pick up at Toronto Pearson International Airport – it’s much nicer to ride in a classy limousine.

Toronto limo fleet
Toronto limo fleet

Toronto Airport Limo offers superb limousine transportation service to anywhere in the Southern Ontario. Our prices are very competitive, yet out fleet is modern and well kept and we can transport any group size. We have new additions like BMW 750Li, Tesla Model S, Mercedes C300 or Sprinter Van, Cadillac Escalde etc. Our friendly customer service team is eager to answer your questions or help you arrange a ride.

Visit our website or call us at 1-888-905-4667.

By the way, here is a list of some websites that list things to do in Southern Ontario this fall. It’s not a complete list, but enough to get you thinking.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/
http://www.festivalsandeventsontario.ca/
https://www.400eleven.com/
https://www.ontariofairs.org/
https://www.ontariotravel.net/

Executing a Perfect Road Trip Adventure!

It’s summer – that means time for a road trip!!

Freedom is being able to just pack up your things on a whim and hit the road! Adventuring into the uncharted territories, fearlessly going wherever your wallet and car can take you. And it doesn’t have to be expensive, too far or very stressful.

All it takes is that inner most desire to explore, and it helps to have a solid plan.  The rest is just noise.

“Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures”- Lovell Drachman

But how does one go about executing a perfect road trip? Well, there are some basic tips you should take. Let’s list them..

  1. Pick your destination. Do it right, because this will set the undertone of your journey and your expectations Often, you hear people say: It’s not the destination but the journey. Therefore it’s important to pick the right route as well. Something nice and scenic, with lots of opportunities to stop, refresh and resume. It’s more fun this way, and you get to see many things as you go along.
  2. Gather up what you’ll need. Figure out how long you’re going away, where you’re going (approximately). Will you need lots of food? or you can eat out? Will you need to bring a tent, bug repellent? some music for the car? special medicine? Last thing you want is to be on the road and you forgot to bring something you need. It’s not always a show stopper always, but it can dampen your mood. So in your head, mentally, walk yourself through all the things you plan to do and see what kind of resource you need. Keep in mind too the space in your car.
  3. Inspect your car. Make sure it can take on a road trip. Do your oil change, check your tire-pressure, make sure your gas tank is filled, make sure you have first aid kit, blankets, matches, rope, flashlight, radio, compass, maps, etc. Last thing you want is to go in the middle of nowhere and then get stuck on the side or the road. It can be scary.
  4. Pick the right people. Don’t go alone, unless that’s your thing, in which case you should let someone know that you’re away, for safety reasons. But if you’re going to go with others, make sure you pick those who are not going to get on your nerves or ruin your time. There is nothing worse that inviting some negative person to come along and bring the mood and morale down. All it takes is one person too. So carefully select and know your travel mates. It can make all the difference in the world.
  5. Prepare for Murphy’s law: If it can happen, it will happen. Sounds scary, right?! Yes, but if you’re prepared, you can manage. Although one can never be completely prepared for all the things life can throw at you, listing all the possible risks and ways to mitigate helps immensely. Basically, have a plan B, so you’re not caught off-guard.
  6. Give yourself a day or two when back. How many times did you hear people say.. oh I just go back from vacation and I’m hating being here (work), wish I can go back.. Well, that’s normal. Human beings are pleasure seekers, and we hate when it stops. It’s hard to adjust back. That’s why it’s a good idea to give yourself a day or two after you come back from your trip to unwind, process what you saw, and mentally prepare yourself to being back in every day mundane. You’ll always yearn to go back to vacation but at least you’ll be mentally ready to resume work/responsibilities.
  7. Learn from your experiences, trials and tribulations. Take some time to reflect back on your journey. How was it? Did it go as you expected? Would you have done anything differently, if you could go again? Learn from your own experiences, that’s what makes you perfect. Next time, you’ll have a much better idea of what to do. Nothing feels better.

So there you have it, not the most extensive list in the world, but then again who has the time to sit and read when summer is here and all you want to do is get out and live a little!

Tobermory, Ontario
Tobermory, Ontario

When out there exploring, take it easy, drive careful, remain calm, pay attention to the little things.

If road trips aren’t your thing, but you do like weekend getaways, night on the town, wine tours or casino trips – Toronto Airport Limousine is here to serve you.  With our exceptional fleet of super clean & modern vehicles – we can move any size group. Just inquire about our rates.

Have a fun and safe summer adventure!

List of Festivals and Events in November 2015 in Southern Ontario

With November here, as the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, it’s easy to stay indoor,  and get bored. But there are plenty of things to visit and see with your friends and family in Southern Ontario this season…

You can alleviate boredom by bravely venturing off and exploring the far corners of this beautiful Canadian province. Take many photos, enjoy crafts and arts, food and wine, nature trails, nightlife, etc.

To make it even better and memorable.. why not get chauffeured around in a comfy, classy limo or a new Tesla car! That’s right Toronto Airport Limousine has a Tesla S85D – the driving experience in this car is unlike anything else.. it accelerates so quick – you’ll be blown away.

Let’s take a look at some highlights of the seasonal events and festivals going on in November in Southern Ontario.

So there you have it.. plenty of things to visit and see! Although you can take your car, it’s more fun to book a limo. They’re not even expensive.. honestly.

Happy Exploring!