Car Hire In Toronto

Written by Patricia Tunstall
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Car Hire in Toronto for Excursions

Car hire in Toronto is not the best way to navigate within the city because congestion is bad and parking is expensive. Although not perfect, the city does have a subway/bus/streetcar system, and despite its size, Toronto is a walking city. International rental cars are most easily obtained at the two airports, Pearson International Airport and Toronto City Centre Airport, which regional and charter flights use.

Toronto, which is Seneca for "meeting place," has a history mixed with the Seneca Indians, the French, and the British. Today, it is the capital of the province of Ontario, Canada. In 1998, five suburbs were incorporated into Toronto, and it instantly became the largest city in Canada and the fourth largest in North America! The CN Tower is a landmark in Toronto as well as a symbol for the city; the tower is the tallest freestanding structure in the world at 1,748 feet.

Immigrants Give Toronto Flavor

With waves of immigrants from various countries, Toronto is truly a melting pot. Cabbagetown on the eastern edge of Toronto was the destination of the Irish who were escaping the potato famines of the 19th century. The section of the city got its name because the sandy soil was great for growing cabbage. In modern Toronto, Cabbagetown has the finest concentration of Victorian architecture in North America.

Take your auto rental international into downtown Toronto to the Old Town of York, the original British name for this city. Beautiful old buildings are plentiful--don't miss the Flatiron Building shaped like a triangle; the St. Lawrence Market with art and historic items; the North Market's clock tower, a fine example of Victorian architecture; St. James Cathedral with its Tiffany stained glass, wondrous organ, and the tallest spire in all of Canada. Take your car hire in Toronto to explore Little Italy, Chinatown, Koreatown, and multi-ethnic Bloor Village.

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