Welcome To Toronto
On behalf of the Concierge team, we welcome you to the InterContinental Toronto Centre and know that you will experience outstanding hospitality and great service. Contact a concierge team member for ideas on how to make your stay in Toronto a memorable one.
The InterContinental Toronto Centre truely is at the "centre of it all". We are a short walk to a variety of restaurants, world class theatres, the harbourfront, financial and fashion districts. The area surrounding the hotel is alive with possibilites for fun and entertainment. Or for those who would prefer to stay in, The Spa at InterContinental is the perfect escape to unwind and rejeuvenate.
Start with a leisurely stroll along Front Street, heading into old Toronto and The Flatiron Building which is the city's second most photographed building. From there head to the St Lawrence Market and stop at Paddington's for a quick bite. This establishment has been serving its famous peameal bacon sandwich for 25 years. Browse the eclectic range of stalls before heading upstairs to the Market Gallery to see a historical photographic exhibition from the City of Toronto Archives. Round off your tour by walking east to the Distillery District. Founded in 1832, the 40-plus buildings constitute the largest and best-preserved collection of Victorian industrial architecture in North America. It is Toronto's first pedestrian-only village and home to good stores, chic boutiques, great restaurants, internationally acclaimed galleries and theatres.
On a good day nothing beats taking a long walk down Toronto’s most interesting boulevard, wonderful Queen Street West. Bring your appetite and wallet because, much like New York’s famed SOHO district, this hip neighborhood is a haven for trendy boutiques showcasing urban design & fashion, acclaimed restaurants serving global cuisine, contemporary art galleries, as well as cutting edge bars and live music venues. After living it up in up-to-the-minute Queen West, why not take an educational and enlightening trip to the famed Art Gallery of Ontario. Newly redesigned by world renowned architect Frank Gehry (his first in Canada), the AGO is one of North America’s top public art museums featuring a collection spanning over 1000 years of Canadian and International Masters. It also showcases a number of galleries for contemporary art, photography and much more.
Have dinner at Fifth in the heart of the entertainment district. Let the host guide you into the freight elevator which takes you to the restaurant from the lounge on the main floor. Enjoy the open-kitchen outdoor patio among the city's rooftops or dine indoors for an equally romantic experience. After dinner, burn off excess energy at The Reservoir Lounge with live music and dancing to jazz and swing. Later, if you're looking for something a little quieter to end the day, stop for a nightcap at the Horizons Café located at the top of the CN Tower: order a Dark Chocolate Tower and enjoy the truly spectacular night-time view.
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.
- 225 Front Street West
- Toronto , ON , M5V 2X3
- Front Desk +1-416-5971400
Distance 2.4 KM / 1.49 MI EAST to Hotel
Drive north on Bathurst to Front Street. Make a right on Front Street four blocks to Simcoe Street. The InerContinental is on the right.
Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
Distance 30 KM / 18.64 MI Shuttle Charge (one way): $26.95 (CAD)
Taxi Charge (one way): $55.00 (CAD)
Time by taxi: 30 - 45 minutes
Take Highway #427 south to Gardiner Expressway Eastbound. Exit at Spadina Avenue. Make a left on Spadina Avenue, two traffic lights to Front Street. Make a right on Front Street and travel three traffic lights to Simcoe Avenue. The hotel is on the right.
Station Name: Union Station
Distance 0.5 KM / 0.31 MI WEST to Hotel
Taxi Fee From Train Station: $6.00 (CAD)
The hotel is two blocks west of the train station, along Front Street at Simcoe Street
Subway Name: Union Station
Distance 0.5 KM / 0.31 MI WEST to Hotel
Taxi Fee From Subway Station: $6.00 (CAD)
The hotel is located two blocks west of Union Station along Front Street, at Simcoe Street.
- Daily Self Parking Fee: $26.00 (CAD)
- Valet parking is available with in/out privileges for $45.00 CAD per day. Guests may also choose self-parking at the adjoining MTCC for $25.00 CAD per day, but this does not include in/out privileges.
- Valet Parking Available: $45.00 (CAD)
- Valet Parking Available
- Parking Area Equipped with Lights
Airport taxis are readily available on the arrival level of both terminals at the airport at a flat rate of $55 CAN. Alternatively, $3.00 gets you onto the no .192 bus that takes you to Kipling subway station. From there, ride the subway to St. George Station. Transfer to a Southbound train to Union Station. The hotel is just two blocks west of Bay Street along Front Street (travel time: one hour). Airport Express Shuttles can be picked up from the airport at both terminals and will drop you off in front of the hotel. The cost of the shuttle is $26.95 for a one-way fare and $40.00 for a return fare.
Languages spoken by staff
Pet Fee $50.00 per night
- Wireless Data Connection