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Toronto Events for Summer 2018

So you’ve come to Toronto for a vacation or maybe you live here and you’re having a stay-cation. Maybe you’re not sure what to do and need some tips. We have located a list of events and festivals happening in Toronto to help get you started. With so many festivals and events happening around the city, there’s going to be something that sparks your interest. Summer time in Toronto is all about having a unique experience and as much fun as possoble.

Being outside is also a major factor in Toronto, since this is when we have the best weather, there’s something for everyone. You can count on the city to offer up an activity for you, your family and friends. Plus if there isn’t a festival that you want to check out, there’s always the beach. Toronto has a few to try, there really is a lot to do in the city. But we’ll do a blog about the various beaches another time. Here are a few festivals to get you started and to give an idea of the city has to offer. 

Big on Bloor starts July 21st and ending on July 28th, with a Pedestrian Takeover from Dufferin to Lansdowne. This events goes from 12pm-12am Artsite x Bloordale. This festival features various art installations and projects, interactive performances, and a main stage with various musicians. 

If food is more your style then you must get yourself to the Toronto Food Truck Festival. It runs from August 3rd to the 6th and its worth the trip to Woodbine Park. This events benefits SickKids and last year they were able to raise $116,000 in donations. Admission is free and there will be a fantastic selection to food trucks to try. If you’re going to be in the city that weekend, get there and enjoy some good eats.

And finally we have to mention the CNE, one of the oldest and most famous festivals in Toronto and that runs from August 17th – September 3rd. The CNE was founded in 1879 as the Toronto Industrial Exhibition and has had the distinguished history as a showcase of the nation. The CNE has changed over the years and has become an annual tradition for many families. The festival includes things such as; food, concerts, rides, games, shopping, exhibits, and so much more.

For a more complete list of Toronto events and festivals click on the link below. There’s so much to do and see in Toronto, so you’re bound to find something that appeals to you.

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7 Travel Tips for a Stress Free Vacation

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Tip 7: For a safe and stress free travel to the airport book a limo!

Travelling is fun! You’re visiting new places, seeing new things – who doesn’t like to go somewhere nice. However, we all know that trips can sometimes go wrong and in so many different ways. That’s why we’re going to list the main things every traveller should keep in mind. Let’s face it, the only other thing better than travel is.. stress free travel.

So here are some main points to consider that will in turn save you money, time and frustration.

1. Protect your information
Scammers are everywhere and they’re getting more sophisticated. It’s very important to protect your personal information at all times and be aware. Identity theft protection company will protect you against credit fraud and cyber-crime so speak with them. When using computers at the Internet cafes don’t save your info on them, log out, watch for auto-save and auto-complete forms, and using credit card over unsecured wireless connections.

2. Pack light
Don’t bring what you really don’t need. That means leave your other credit cards, checks, extra IDs, big purses and wallets, electronics, jewelry. If you don’t need it, bringing it only risks you loosing it. Plus you lighten your load and have less to carry around the airport.

3. Choose direct flights
Flight with stopover tend to make you spend more money because while you’re waiting for your connecting flights you have to eat, drink, entertain yourself, etc. It’s always a better idea to try and book a direct flight with less layover, so you can enjoy more time at the actual destination.

4. Watch your money
Use travel credit cards and some local currency, which you can order from your bank before you leave. It’s also advisable to contact your credit card company and let them know of you travel arrangements. Using ATMs at the airport is risky as some of them may have card readers and people who hover around to try and steal your PIN or mug you. So it’s best to inform yourself of ATM locations beforehand and use only those (mostly at the actual bank branches). Use your hands to block the view when entering your PIN in ATMs and make sure it’s located within a bank branch.

5. Confirm your reservations
Check your reservations twice so your vacation isn’t ruined by an overbooked hotel or rental car agency. Plans can change drastically and double checking that arrangements are intact and as planned is essentially. Its always best to book directly with the hotel or agency and eliminate the middleman.

6. Get travel insurance
Getting travel insurance is advisable because last thing you want is for something bad to happen and you’re stuck in a foreign country with no coverage, no money and no way of easily getting back. Getting travel medical insurance is really easy, you just answer few questions, when you flying and returning and that’s it. This was if something does happen to you while on the trip (like accidents, death, lost baggage, cancelled flight, terrorism) you’ll be taken care of.

7. Book a limo to/from the airport
Travelling to and from the airport can be a hassle and very stressful, especially if you’re exhausted form the trip. So what you could do is hire a limo to drive you to/from the airport. Often time airport limo service is fast, reliable, and affordable. Many people are surprised to find out that the actual cost was less than they expected.

So with some planning and preparation, you can avoid travel stress and get on with your vacation of fun and adventure without any unnecessary drama. If you have any additional tips or anything we missed, please be sure to leave a comment below.

Start your Disney Vacation off with Toronto Airport Limousine

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Start off your family vacation trip with Toronto Airport Limo and enjoy a relaxed, hassle-free drive to the Toronto International Airport.

If you plan to take advantage of one of the awesome Disney vacation deals this summer or fall why not start your vacation off with Toronto Airport Limousine Service? Your kids will be wowed and your spouse will thank you for making the trip to the airport hassle-free. You may think it’s a splurge to take a limo to the airport for a family vacation but it can be a smart solution.

When you have a large family, (three or more kids, maybe grandparents too or two families traveling together), plus luggage, nothing could be finer than a relaxed drive to the airport with Toronto Airport Limousine Service. How wonderful will it be to get picked up at your residence and chauffeured to your departure terminal in one of our late model limousines (Lincoln, Mercedes, Cadillac, Stretch Limo, 4 person, 6 person, 10 person or even 14 person SUV Stretch Limos)? No stress about getting the kids together, (watch them run to the limo in awe), no parking worries and no concerns about traffic.

If you’ve never considered hiring a limo to get your family to the airport, or you’ve assumed that the option is just too expensive, think again! Check out our affordable flat rate ground transportation rate schedule for trips to Toronto Pearson International Airport. Once you review our flat rate card you’ll quickly realize that hiring a limo can be a very cost effective and practical choice. And, it’s easy to reserve your Toronto Airport Limo by phone, (Toll Free: 1-888-905-4667/local: 416-820-8300), by faxing our Airport Limo Booking form or by filling out our online limo reservation form.

Our skilled drivers are friendly and courteous and have been selected for their high professional standards. No matter where you live, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Barrie, Bracebridge, Whitby, Ancaster, Huntsville, Kitchener, Cambridge, London or just about any Southern Ontario city in between, Toronto Airport Limousine Service will get you to the Toronto International Airport stress-free and ready to begin a wonderful family vacation.

Book your Disney vacation knowing that you have made a wise decision on how you will get your family safely and easily to the Toronto International Airport. With family in tow, getting to the airport will be pleasantly uneventful and relaxing. As for booking your Disney vacation you may want to book directly with Disney or use a tour operator such as CAA. CAA currently has some special savings available to members. Book a select Walt Disney world Resort hotel by October 1, 2011 and stay for as little as US $69 plus tax, per night. Offer is valid for stays Sunday through Thursday nights, August 14- October 1, 2011. Check out the Canadian Automobile Association’s website to find more Disney travel deals through CAA.

Breathe easy, have a wonderful family vacation and don’t forget to start the trip off right with Toronto Airport Limousine Service. You’ll be happy that you called!