Go from the seaside to lakeside, with flights from St. John’s to Toronto.
Porter’s convenient downtown location lands you on the shores of Lake Ontario, minutes away from amazing Toronto attractions. With many of Toronto’s points of interest just a short trip from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, you start close to the action.
When your flight from St. John’s to Toronto lands, start your trip with a view of the entire city at the iconic CN Tower. Head to the top of this massive structure and look down at the bustling city below to scout out your next destination.
For more picturesque views, head to the stunning waterfront to gaze out over the Toronto Harbour. Walking and cycling paths let you take the scenic route through waterfront parks like the Toronto Music Garden and the Simcoe WaveDeck boardwalk.
Take in some of the metropolitan culture by checking out the famous frames of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), or ride on the subway to Museum Station to visit the vast collection of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). After roaming through the ROM, take a stroll through the surrounding University neighbourhood, which features smaller museums, specializing in everything from footwear to earthenware.
Toronto’s educational heritage is on display at the University of Toronto. Double major in scenery and history with a walk among these stately buildings. Throughout Toronto, historic buildings provide a window into the city’s past, from the two-century-old Grange House, to the early 1900’s luxury of Casa Loma.
Dating back to the same era as Casa Loma, Allan Gardens was built in 1910. No matter when you visit from St. John’s, the lush plant life of this greenhouse is always in bloom. To see the seasons change in the city, head to High Park, or take a ferry out to the Toronto Islands.
Book flights from St. John’s to Toronto to visit this metropolitan city packed with amazing attractions.
Watch the city put on a show in the Entertainment District when you book flights from St. John’s to Toronto.
A variety of venues spread throughout this neighbourhood put the spotlight on the performing arts. Whether you’re listening to the sounds of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in Roy Thomson Hall, or watching the Ed Mirvish theatre company take to the stage in the Royal Alexandra Theatre, you’ll want to give this neighbourhood a standing ovation.
If you’re looking for something more low-key, head to one of the smaller theatre venues throughout the area. With so many theatres putting on spectacular performances, the Entertainment District has earned its name.
After the curtains close, take some time to experience the Entertainment District’s other arts offerings. Beyond the performing arts, fine art and film add colour to the area. Since 1979, Gallery 44 has focused on contemporary photography and exhibiting emerging artists.
For a frame by frame look at cinema, get a ticket, grab some popcorn and enjoy the show at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Bell Lightbox.
Step outside the TIFF Bell Lightbox to step onto Canada’s Walk of Fame. This stretch of Simcoe Street and King Street honours Canada’s stars from almost every field, from sports to social justice.
When you’re ready to grab a bite, sit down for a meal in one of the Entertainment District’s restaurants. These trendy eateries are as exciting as the rest of the area, cooking up creative dishes in stylish settings.
Enjoy an encore of Toronto’s entertainment offerings after your flight to Toronto from St. John’s by visiting attractions like the CN Tower, Scotiabank Arena, and Rogers Centre. These iconic locations make for the perfect double feature to the Entertainment District when you book flights from St. John’s to Toronto.
When your flight from St. John’s to Toronto lands, head to the ferry docks for a scenic ferry ride across the harbour to reach the beautiful Toronto Islands.
Connected via boardwalks, paths, and bridges, three Toronto Islands are easily traversed on foot. Island hop between Centre Island, Algonquin Island, and Ward’s Island as you stroll through this natural Toronto haven.
Explore the Toronto Island’s shoreline on the system of piers and boardwalks that run along the lake. Away from waves and sand, the interiors of the islands are mostly wooded, with parkland throughout. From the large Toronto Island Park, to the woods surrounding Gibraltar Point Lighthouse, a good deal of greenery covers the Islands.
After exploring the Toronto Islands on foot, find that the real fun starts in the water. With a grand tour of the Islands’ beach system, you can get some sand between your toes as you take in different angles of the Toronto skyline. Get your swimsuit ready for Ward’s Island Beach and Centre Island Beach for a refreshing splash in the water.
Once you’re dried off from your dip in the lake, head to Gibraltar Point to visit another of the Islands’ points of interest. The Gibraltar Point Lighthouse dates back to 1808 and is the oldest standing lighthouse on the Great Lakes, but the history of this lighthouse is far from smooth sailing. The lighthouse’s first keeper reportedly met a grisly end in 1815, leading to the site’s haunted reputation.
For exploring beyond the scenery, head to Far Enough Farm to meet a variety of exotic birds and familiar farmyard animals in a rural setting. For something (slightly) more fast paced, the rides of the whimsical Centreville Amusement Park offer family-friendly fun.
With views of the city and a variety of attractions, the Toronto Islands are your scenic escape within the city when you book flights from St. John’s to Toronto.
St. John’s to Ottawa direct and connecting flights are available to get you there.
Fly direct from St. John’s International Airport (YYT) to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YYZ), with stops in Halifax and Ottawa. St. John’s to Toronto flight time is 5 hours and 30 minutes on average. The distance from St. John’s to Toronto is around 2,190 km / 1,360 mi.
For connecting flights, fly from St. John’s to Toronto, with a connection in Halifax and a connection in Ottawa or Montréal. Connection times vary.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in the departures area.
St. John’s International Airport (YYT) is about 10 km / 6 mi from downtown St. John’s.
Taxis from downtown cost about $25 CAD.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
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