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If your trip to Old Toronto is all booked but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, let us give you a few hints and tips.
Leave that rental car in the hotel parking lot and stretch those legs. Not far from the center of this neighborhood, Toronto Eaton Centre is worth a look. More adventure is waiting for you at Royal Alexandra Theatre and Yonge-Dundas Square, which are also a stone's throw away.
Make tracks to Bay Cloverhill, a popular nearby area. You'll find plenty of things to see and do here. Bay Cloverhill can be found about 0.2 miles from Old Toronto.
There's nothing quite like rolling down the car window and feeling the salty sea air in your hair while you're cruising by the seaside. Bring along some yummy food and spend a couple of hours checking out one of the stunning beaches near Old Toronto. Well-loved options include:
If you're traveling to Old Toronto for work-related reasons, you'll probably be visiting some convention and business centers. With your own rental car, you're sure to make it there on time. Here are some of the most well known:
Seeing as Old Toronto is only around 1 mile from central Toronto, there's a good chance you'll be doing some city driving at some point. If that's part of your plan, choose a compact or standard-size car. Depending on the location of your hotel, parking could be in short supply — so don't make things more difficult by choosing an unnecessarily big rental vehicle.
There's more than enough choice when it comes to renting a car in Old Toronto. From people-movers with plenty of room to spare to agile compacts, you'll find it all here. Selecting your perfect match depends on how much you'd like to spend and what you intend to do. There are some road trips that are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas others don't need much more than an engine and four wheels. Which will it be this time?
Getting behind the wheel in Old Toronto? It's smart to get your head around the local traffic laws. Here's what you should know before hitting the road in this neighborhood and beyond:
You'll be cruising along the right-hand side of the road in Old Toronto. Even though the conditions may be similar to home, it's wise to drive a little more carefully on roads that are unfamiliar.
Old Toronto experiences peak-hour traffic between 8:00 am and 9:00 am. The afternoon rush usually kicks off at 3:00 pm and gets quieter from 5:00 pm.
You're unlikely to have any issues finding a space to park in Old Toronto. With loads of places to leave your rental car, exploring the top sights of this destination is easy.
The speed limits in the neighborhood of Old Toronto are similar to the rest of Toronto, ranging from 50 km/h to 100 km/h. For the safety of both drivers and pedestrians, a default speed limit of 50 km/h applies to most residential areas.
More often than not, your chosen rental car company will charge the amount fined to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may provide your contact details to the relevant local authority so they can issue a fine directly to you.
Seat belts have to be worn in Toronto. However, these rules may vary for some vehicles, like those operated by public transportation systems.
If you have Bluetooth or similar functions enabled, you can lawfully use your phone while cruising in your car around Old Toronto. Just make sure you keep concentrating on the road.
When operating a vehicle in Old Toronto, it's illegal to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) greater than 0.05%. Planning to have a drink or two while you're out? Consider taking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Traffic laws in Old Toronto allow drivers at a red light to turn into the direction of traffic nearest to them without having to wait for a green signal. Before turning, the car must stop completely and the driver must be certain that the way is clear before moving on.