Located on the Canadian side of Lake Ontario, Toronto is one of the most accessible cities in North America by road, air, rail and water. Toronto is only a one-hour drive away for about five (5) million Canadians, and within a 90 minute flight for 60% of the US population.
Toronto has two major airports: Toronto Pearson International Airport, located in the suburbs about 30 minutes away from the city centre, and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, also known as Toronto Island Airport.
Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ)
Visitors entering Canada must clear Canada Customers border security upon entry. For visitors travelling by road, Toronto’s nearest Canada-US border crossing are Niagara Falls, Fort Erie and Windsor.
Entry into Canada:
Visitors to Canada require a valid passport and many require a visitor’s visa. For information on visa requirements and exemptions please check with the nearest Canadian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate.
To check online – go to: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp and click “Visit” from the menu.
Attendees from the USA may check entry / exit requirements to Canada outlined in the U.S. Department of State Consular Information website. Proof of citizenship must be provided.
Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
Canada has introduced a new entry requirement, known as an eTA, for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. Entry requirements for other methods of travel (land, sea) have not changed.
Starting August 1, 2015, eligible travellers can apply online for an eTA. On March 15, 2016, this entry requirement will become mandatory and travellers will need an eTA before they can board a flight to Canada.