Fly from New York to Toronto for a great escape without sacrificing the excitement of a big city. From the ever-expanding east end to the worldly west end, Toronto delivers big city thrills and famous Canadian friendliness.
For art and history buffs, there’s the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), the Art Gallery of Ontario, and Casa Loma - Toronto’s early 20th-century gothic revival castle. During the summer, the castle grounds become the setting for nighttime performances by the Toronto Concert Orchestra.
More summer escapes await on Toronto’s blue-flag beaches and the Toronto Islands. Hop on a ferry or water taxi for amazing views of the skyline and the iconic CN Tower from across Lake Ontario.
Embrace your wild side at the Toronto Zoo or take the plunge and pet a stingray at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. For more family fun, catch a Blue Jays game at the Rogers Centre.
The city stays lively even during the winter. Visit the downtown core to cheer on hometown heroes, the Toronto Raptors or see the Toronto Maple Leafs in action at the ACC.
Before heading back to New York from Toronto, satisfy your inner shopaholic. If you’re after a good deal in a colourful neighbourhood, head to Kensington Market, a diverse area with friendly market vibes.
For extra special shopping trips, try the historical Distillery District’s annual Toronto Christmas Market, which transforms the charming area into a bustling winter wonderland. Meanwhile, Madison Avenue mavens will love Yorkville, which is packed with high-end retailers, restaurants and patios. It’s also a prime spot for spotting Toronto’s most famous and fashionable.
Book a flight from New York to Toronto and start exploring The 6, a city nickname that is popular with locals.
Trinity Bellwoods Park offers an authentic west end experience. This ultra dog-friendly park hosts a number of unique flea and farmers markets every year that focus on locally-made goods.
In warmer weather, you’re sure to catch Torontonians engaged in various activities like yoga, slacklining and late night Ping-Pong.
Join in on the action or sit on the grassy sidelines for a people-watching picnic. One of the nearby restaurants or cafés is sure to have all the delicious supplies you’ll need.
Ossington Avenue, near the western border of the Trinity Bellwoods area, is home to a constantly changing landscape of trendy restaurants, international food spots and charming bars.
Up and down Ossington (between Queen and Dundas Street West), you’ll find various vintage and consignment shops. Keep an eye out for shops selling handmade apothecary products, locally-designed jewelry and non-generic souvenirs that even the locals love.
Before flying back to New York from Toronto, check out some of Ossington’s noteworthy mainstays. Head farther south for cozy indie-rock bars with cheap drinks, good music and unpretentious charm.
If you’re flying to Toronto from New York, you won’t want to miss the up-and-coming Leslieville. Just a scenic streetcar ride away from the downtown core, Leslieville offers a mix of Victorian homes, simple storefronts, and church lofts, which add architectural character and contrast to the neighbourhood.
Once known as the gritty part of Toronto’s east end, Leslieville has been beautifully transformed into a family-friendly neighbourhood that features trendy independent eateries, galleries, parks, speciality bakeries and independent cafes with extra savvy baristas.
As the saying goes, the early bird gets the worm, and in this case, the early bird gets brunch as evidenced by the block-long lines on weekend mornings. Leslieville serves up some of the hottest brunch spots sure to satisfy all.
If lines aren’t your thing, try the south side of Queen Street East for low-key bakeries, fromageries, sit-in coffee spots and speciality tea shops with atmospheres and edible offerings equal to their more popular counterparts.
Fly non-stop from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ). New York to Toronto flight time is 1 hour and 30 minutes on average. The distance from New York to Toronto is around 540 km/ 335 mi.
While on board, sit back, relax, and enjoy our free drinks and snacks.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in Terminal B, on the second floor.
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is about 27 km / 16 mi from midtown Manhattan.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxis and car service from Manhattan cost about $75 USD.
Take a NJ Transit train to the EWR (Newark Airport) terminal. The airport's free Air Train will then take you to Terminal B for your Porter flight..
Several NJ Transit buses run to Newark Liberty International Airport. For more information, visit the NJ Transit website.
The Newark Airport Express shuttle bus provides service to the airport from several stops in New York City. The fare is $16 USD.
Porter Airlines lands you in Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ), which is just 3 km / 2 mi away from downtown Toronto.
From the base of Bathurst, you can take the 511 streetcar to Bathurst subway station or the 509 streetcar to Union subway station. You can take the subway, GO Transit, PATH or UP Express to and from Union Station. TTC fare for subways, buses, and streetcars is $3.25 CAD.
You can choose to take the pedestrian tunnel to the mainland terminal of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, or the 90-second ferry ride that runs every 15 minutes across Toronto’s inner harbour.
Hertz is conveniently located in-terminal at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on the lower level.
Ubers are available for pick-up and drop-off at the airport.
Taxis to downtown cost about $10 CAD. Car service is about $40 CAD.
The shuttle pick-up is just outside the mainland terminal area, under the shuttle bus sign. The pick-up and drop-off location is by the west entrance of the Royal York Hotel on York Street.
The shuttle bus offers comfortable and complimentary service between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and downtown, approximately every 15 minutes. Times may vary due to traffic and road conditions.
The UP Express Train connects you between Union Station, Bloor Station, Weston Station and Pearson Airport. For ticket fares and schedules, visit upexpress.com