Toronto’s Entertainment District is the perfect starting point for a cosmopolitan adventure. And, only Porter can land you in the heart of it all from Sault Ste. Marie to Toronto.
From the soaring heights of the CN Tower, to the gleaming white dome of the Rogers Centre, the Entertainment District offers countless Toronto attractions and endless fun. The Rogers Centre is Toronto’s massive ballpark and stadium, and most famously the home of the Toronto Blue Jays.
If you prefer shooting hoops or high-speed hockey, the ACC is home to the Toronto Raptors and Toronto Maple Leafs.
Embrace Toronto’s wild side at the east-side Toronto Zoo. The zoo is easily accessible by public transit. This giant zoo is a great time for wild ones of all ages with thousands of animals, a water park, and interactive kids’ exhibits.
On the west side of the city is one of Toronto’s high points, High Park. Also easily accessible by subway, it’s home to a free petting zoo, bike trails, outdoor summer Shakespeare performances, picnic spots on the banks of Grenadier Pond, and much more.
When it comes to chowing down, every neighbourhood in Toronto has its niche of foods. Smell and taste what’s cooking in colourful Kensington Market, one of Toronto’s true gems when it comes to diversity. With its rainbow bright Victorian houses, vibrant street art, vintage clothing stores, and multi-ethnic eateries, it’s easy to spend hours in this hip ‘hood.
Find some of Toronto’s finest and trendiest dining spots on King Street West. This street is the playground of the city’s young and affluent, with restaurants owned by award-winning chefs, with rooftop hangouts, and pool bars.
A few streets north, you’ll discover long stretches of cafés, designer boutiques, specialty book shops, international fusion foods, unique bars and cheap eats on Queen Street West.
Book a flight from Sault Ste. Marie to Toronto and indulge in the cosmopolitan wonders of the big city.
Although today the area is demographically diverse, Little Italy retains its original Italian feel and history. On spring and summer weekends, you’ll find the busy streets bursting with activity and locals sitting on sidewalk patios enjoying hearty Italian meals and authentic espressos.
Toronto’s Little Italy runs along College Street to the West of the downtown core with easy access to many other Toronto attractions. Trattorias, Japanese, Latin, and Italian restaurants stand side by side with some of Toronto’s best bars and cocktail spots. In between you’ll find colourful independent cafés, used bookstores, music venues, and record shops.
Much beloved by locals since the late 1960’s, Café Diplomatico is a must visit mainstay of this neighbourhood’s culinary scene. Mouth-watering pizza, pasta, and meaty sandwiches will have you coming back for seconds.
Be sure to leave room for Café Diplomatico’s much loved cannolis and other delicious Italian desserts. The sidewalk patio is also a great place to cheer along with crowds of fellow soccer fans. During the World Cup, the streets shut down and fans spill out into the street proudly wearing their national team’s colours.
Almost every eatery in the neighbourhood has a patio where tourists and locals alike can sit back and take in the area’s relaxed and charming atmosphere. Once you’ve finished your dinner and dessert, prepare to raise a glass to Little Italy’s nightlife.
After dark, the neighbourhood comes to life in a different way as College Street transforms with busy bars, cocktail houses, and packed dance floors. Characterized by old school hip-hop spots, Latin clubs, and burlesque shows, Little Italy’s nightlife scene sets itself apart from the city’s other club districts.
Book a flight from Sault Ste. Marie to Toronto to uncover the eclectic eateries and electric nightlife of Little Italy.
Whether school is out or the semester is just getting started, book a flight from Sault Ste Marie to Toronto and see why a visit to The Annex is worth studying up on.
Bordered and characterized by the prestigious University of Toronto with 19th-century architecture and green fields, this neighbourhood is home to university students, educators, entrepreneurs, and established artists. With so many things to do in this Toronto neighbourhood, it’s easy to see why The Annex has attracted such diverse residents.
Nightlife in The Annex is student-friendly, which means casual unpretentious atmospheres and wallet-friendly drinks. If you just want to dance without the hassle of velvet ropes and dress codes, The Annex has the nightlife scene for you.
This lively neighbourhood is the perfect setting for live music. Keep an eye out for Bloor Street West’s iconic and colourfully fronted Lee’s Palace, a local favourite since the 1980s. From Bloor Street West, it’s also easy to hop on the subway and head to other Toronto attractions.
Houses in The Annex are museum-worthy works of architecture. On quiet, residential, tree-lined streets
you’ll spot rows of multi-story houses in Victorian, 20th-century American and Queen Anne styles. Innovative modern dwellings are also scattered throughout the area.
A short bus ride north of The Annex brings you to Casa Loma. This early 20th-century castle features gorgeous gardens, Gothic revival architecture, and almost 100 decorated rooms. After a walk through the luxurious halls and lush gardens, you’ll leave Casa Loma so immersed in history you’ll feel like you’re in another time.
Back down on The Annex’s southern border you’ll find the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). This popular Toronto attraction is among the world’s leading museums. The ROM features renowned and diverse temporary exhibits as well as permanent collections with artifacts and decorative arts from both around the world and over the centuries. For family fun, explore the indoor replica bat cave and interactive exhibits on fossils, indigenous civilizations, and natural history.
Back on bustling Bloor Street, you’ll find cafés and restaurants with sidewalk patios. A short walk south on Markham Street is a section of The Annex marked by specialty stores, antique shops, bookstores, and galleries.
Book flights from Sault Ste. Marie to Toronto where your inner art lover will adore a visit to The Annex.
Fly non-stop from Sault Ste. Marie Airport (YAM) to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ). Sault Ste. Marie to Toronto flight time is 1 hour and 15 minutes on average. The distance from Sault Ste. Marie to Toronto is around 515 km / 320 mi.
While onboard, sit back, relax, and enjoy our free drinks and snacks.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in the departures area.
Sault Ste. Marie Airport (YAM) is about 19 km / 12 mi from downtown Sault Ste. Marie.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxi and car service from downtown costs about $45 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