Shops are open every day of the week but do close early on Sundays through to Wednesday at approximately 6pm. Malls remain open Monday to Friday until 9pm.
TIPPING AT RESTAURANTS
Tipping is expected in most restaurants in Toronto. It is usual to tip about 15 per cent of the total bill.
It is common practice to tip a cab driver. Either round up the amount to the next dollar or tip $1-$2.
The weather in Toronto is quite hot and humid in the summer but can get cold in the winter. Please call ahead for weather information and pack accordingly. To convert from Celsius to Fahrenheit, multiply the Celsius by two and add 31.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Now primarily a city park, it was once the home of 10,000 residents. The main avenue, now a garden and pond display, was once the busy centre of town with hotels, shops and a church.
Just celebrated 50 years as one of our nation's icons. The glass floor is found in the main section of the observation area, but there are two other floors to visit and a fine-dining restaurant.
Festivals and events
It is hard to visit Toronto and not discover a special event or festival on any given weekend. Please see the concierge for details or call ahead for some ideas.
To sight see in weatherproof comfort. The PATH is Toronto's underground walkway, linking 27 kilometres (16 miles) of shopping, services and entertainment.
Named one of the longest streets in the world, Yonge Street starts in Toronto and ends in Rainy River. It is over 1,900 kilometres long.
WHAT TO PACK
A light sweater or wrap
Most of Toronto's buildings are well-heated in the winter and well air-conditioned in the summer. Bring a light sweater or shawl with you to take to the theatre or restaurants.
Don't forget your camera: there will be a lot of snapping going on.
It is recommended that you exchange at least some money - just enough to cover airport incidentals and transportation to the hotel - before you leave home, so you can avoid the queues at the airport ATMs.
Cell phone charger and computer cables
Cell phone and Blackberry chargers, camera cables and power cables for your laptop.
Comfortable walking shoes
The best way to see our beautiful city is by walking. Make sure you pack a pair of comfortable shoes.