Visiting Toronto

About Toronto

Toronto wholeheartedly celebrates its status as one of the world’s friendliest and most culturally diverse cities. As the largest city in Canada, and the fourth largest in North America, Toronto offers some of the best shopping, dining, and arts and culture experiences anywhere.

Toronto’s surrounding region is home to 6.1 million people, all living within an hour’s drive of the Games area. Located on the picturesque shores of Lake Ontario, Toronto is the heart of Canada’s most populous region and just over an hour’s drive from the American border.


With a population of 2.6 million people, The Economist ranks Toronto the fifth “most liveable” city in the world based on stability, health care, culture, environment and education.


Toronto features cool but moderate fall temperatures with an average daytime temperature of 18°C (64°F).


Average monthly rainfall for September is 85 millimetres.


At 112 metres (367 feet) above sea level, downtown Toronto’s altitude offers ideal conditions for competitors.


Will you be visiting Toronto from out of town? Do you need a hotel or perhaps a bed and breakfast? Whether you’re looking for something near the venues, within the bustling city or off the beaten path, there’s something for everyone. Check out the Tourism Toronto website for accommodation and travel packages.

Getting Around

Taking public transit and using active modes of transportation such as walking or cycling will be the best ways to get around when visiting venues in Toronto’s downtown core. Parking will be limited or unavailable at most venues and spectators are strongly encouraged to avoid driving to venues. This also helps limit the carbon footprint of the Games.

Please note that accessible transit and/or limited accessible parking options for all Games venues will be available.

Stay Connected


Toronto’s spectacular festivals, progressive architecture, renowned chefs and fabulous fashion in this online magazine.

Discover exciting things to see and do. The Toronto app includes easy-to-search listings for events, dining, attractions and shopping.

Discover Toronto’s top travel bloggers and their secrets to exploring the city.


Watch videos about Toronto and all there is to see and do while you’re here.

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