With Porter’s convenient downtown location, your flight from Montréal lands within walking distance of the best things to do in Toronto. Explore the shores of Lake Ontario and beyond, including Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.
While you can easily walk to Fort York from the airport, the TTC is your best bet for getting to some of Toronto’s other attractions. Stop in for a visit at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), where a combination of old and new architecture houses a collection containing everything from a T. Rex to textiles.
Put Toronto in a different frame with a visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Canadian collection. Focusing on Toronto and Ontario, this collection is a great way to get to know the city.
If you’re craving a taste of Toronto’s history, visit the St. Lawrence Market. Starting as an open air market area in 1803, the St. Lawrence Market has transformed into a covered market containing over 120 vendors. The nearby Distillery District is the toast of Toronto. This area’s historic cobblestone streets are lined with trendy restaurants, boutique shops, and, of course, pubs.
When you’re looking for more of the best places to eat in Toronto, keep an eye out for the local specialities. Whether it’s vegan food in Kensington Market or dumplings in Chinatown, each neighbourhood has its own distinct flavour.
After a day exploring the city, spend your evening experiencing some of Toronto’s entertainment. Sports and shows are always playing at the Rogers Centre and the ACC.
For something on a smaller scale, the Harbourfront Centre has cultural events right by the water. Located just minutes from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, you can sneak in one last concert before flying back to Montréal.
See where higher learning meets having fun when you fly from Montréal to Toronto.
With the Gardiner Museum, Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), and Bata Shoe Museum all within blocks of each other, University packs an educational punch. Whether you want to learn about ceramics, sabre-toothed tigers, or stilettos, this neighbourhood has the museum for you.
Behind the ROM, you’ll find one of the neighbourhood’s favourite walkways. Ponder as you wander south on Philosopher’s Walk, on your way to University’s largest park.
Queen’s Park serves not only as a green space but also as a thoroughfare for students and business people alike. Picnic tables and park benches are always busy under the tall trees of this well-loved park. Take a photo with the well-travelled statue of King Edward VII, which once stood in Delhi, India.
See a different side of Canada’s political history in the southern part of Queen’s Park. Watched over by a statue of John A MacDonald, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario works out of the towering, red stone Ontario Legislative Building. Have a cup of tea in the 1890’s style parlour or explore the building’s art on one of the themed tours available.
See where University got its name, with a visit to the University of Toronto Campus. Starting at King’s College Circle, you can easily walk to Convocation Hall, Hart House, or one of the many other ivy-covered university buildings concentrated in this area.
If you visit Hart House, you’ll have the chance to see student productions take to the stage at the Hart House Theatre. Putting on both original works and classics, this theatre company is the heart of University’s performing arts. Upstairs, Hart House’s Gallery Grill matches the theatre’s creativity with a carefully curated menu.
While there are plenty of amazing places to eat in University, Toronto’s nearby Annex neighbourhood is a culinary treat. Make a meal of your trip from Montréal to Toronto, by making the Annex your next stop.
When you’ve come from Montréal, enjoy the evergreen attractions of Toronto’s Garden District.
The best place to start your visit to the Garden District is Allan Gardens. Dating back to 1910, this glass and cast-iron building houses a colourful array of plants in a historic structure. Romantic and exotic, it’s easy to get lost in this beautiful botanical garden.
For a different sort of garden entirely, see a show at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre. In 1913, this set of stacked theatres opened its curtains to Toronto. Whether you’re in the mood for the whimsy of the Winter Garden or the ornate elegance of the Elgin, this theatre offers two unique theatre-going experiences under one roof.
There’s more entertainment in the Garden District, at two of Toronto’s best performance venues. Built in the 1920’s for both vaudeville and movies, the Ed Mirvish theatre stages and screens both plays and films. If you’d rather hear music than see movies, open your ears to the sounds of Massey Hall.
Live concerts are also regularly held at Yonge-Dundas Square. Often called Toronto’s Time Square, cultural events and performances light up this outdoor venue. Nearby Yonge-Dundas Square, you’ll find Toronto’s Eaton Centre. Much like Montréal’s Eaton Centre, this mall offers a massive array of retail stores.
Whether you pick up souvenirs here or head further west to downtown, the Garden district can point you towards many of Toronto’s points of interest.
Fly non-stop from Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ). Montréal to Toronto flight time is 1 hours and 10 minutes on average. The distance from Montréal to Toronto is around 495 km / 305 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in Terminal A.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is about 20 km / 12 mi from downtown Montréal.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxis to downtown cost about $40 CAD. Car service costs about $50 CAD.
The 747 P-E-Trudeau Airport / Downtown shuttle bus provides service to the airport from downtown. The fare is $10 CAD.
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