Book direct flights from downtown Toronto to Pittsburgh to see where steel meets sophistication.
Once the heartland of American industry, Pittsburgh has become a hub for arts and culture. Whether you spend a day contemplating the Carnegie Museum of Art, or only have time to pop into the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh’s art is sure to impress.
Keep it cultivated with a visit to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Between the indoor and outdoor gardens, Phipps always has something fresh to see. Go wild and head to the National Aviary or the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium. With everything from penguins to piranhas, these stops will have children cheering.
After your flight from Toronto to Pittsburgh touches down, you can watch the Steelers score a touchdown at Heinz Field. Hockey fans can chill out in the Consol Centre, and watch the Penguins take to the ice. If baseball is your thing, catch a Pirates game in PNC park. With an NHL, NFL, and MLB team, Pittsburgh is a sports fan’s paradise.
Once a no-nonsense city of steelworks and smokestacks, modern-day Pittsburgh has transformed from an industrial hub to a cultural hub. A trip from Toronto to Pittsburgh promises arts, culture, nature, sports, and more. With all Pittsburgh has to offer, it’s clear this city is full of surprises.
If you’re travelling from Toronto to Pittsburgh, don’t miss out on the shining example of this city’s reinvention.
For over a century, Lawrenceville thrived as an industrial hub. The warehouses along the shores of the Allegheny River provided jobs to thousands. With the collapse of the steel industry in the 1960s, Lawrenceville fell quiet.
Today, Lawrenceville has regained its lustre as one of the coolest neighbourhoods in Pittsburgh.
As a more affordable alternative to Shadyside, Pittsburgh’s artists, musicians, chefs, and brewers have seen the light in Lawrenceville.
Lawrenceville’s historic warehouses now churn out coffee, craft beer, and fine cuisine. With something new opening almost every day, this neighbourhood has become the neighbourhood in Pittsburgh’s cultural and culinary scene.
Even the chefs are artists in Lawrenceville’s restaurants. The food is creative and current, served up with dash of edge. If you get inspired, head over to the Lawrenceville farmers’ market in Arsenal Park to pick up some ingredients.
When you’re craving a little shopping, take a walk along Butler Street. Whether you’re looking for something antique or boutique, vintage goods and clothing are the hottest buys on Butler Street.
While Lawrenceville has undergone massive changes over the past few years, one of its biggest attractions is one of its oldest. The 300 acre Allegheny Cemetery provides both expansive green space and an extensive look into Pittsburgh’s history. Open since 1845, this cemetery has seen Lawrenceville through its transition, and remains one of its local gems.
Pittsburgh’s central Northside is at the centre of an artistic revolution.
To get to central Northside, you’ll need to cross the Allegheny River. Luckily, The City of Bridges, as Pittsburgh is called, earns its name. Take your pick and cross over to one of Pittsburgh’s most eclectic neighbourhoods.
Take a walk through one of this neighbourhood’s most memorably named areas, the Mexican War Streets. Dating back to 1848, these streets contain restored row houses, community gardens, and some of the central Northside’s best art.
The houses are the art at City of Asylum. Creatively decorated housefronts featuring sculpture, paintings, and poems, act as homes for exiled writers. For an immersive and experimental experience, get comfortable at the Mattress Factory. This collection of installation art is one of Pittsburgh’s boldest galleries. Get even weirder at Randyland. More funhouse than gallery, you can explore the courtyard at this colourful and crazy landmark.
Historic and eclectic, central Northside adds to Pittsburgh’s growing reputation as an artistic and experimental city.
Fly non-stop from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) to Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Toronto to Pittsburgh flight time is 1 hour on average. The distance from Toronto to Pittsburgh is around 355 km / 220 mi.
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