Destination guide

A city that welcomes the world (you included)

A patchwork of multicultural neighborhoods with a vibrant downtown core, Toronto has big city diversity and small town bonhomie. More than 140 languages are spoken here, and it's estimated that over half of Toronto's residents were born outside Canada. That means you can step out of your Toronto vacation rental and stumble onto something interesting any day of the week. During chilly winters, bundle up or head indoors to enjoy diverse dining options, theater, and movies. When the summer sun shines, relax on the area's many beaches, drink at patio bars, and stroll through botanical gardens.

Activities

Toronto's boots were made for walking (tours)

Walking tours are a great way to have fun in Toronto, whether you're guided by a local expert or your nose. Toronto has some of best authentic multicultural cuisine on the planet, and there's a farmer's market somewhere almost every day. The Distillery District is a pedestrian-only village that offers fine dining, art galleries, and music festivals. Theater festivals are held throughout the year, too. If you want to get away from it all, never fear. Toronto's beaches are as diverse as its population, with quaint boardwalks and picnic areas, or scenic hiking trails and prime kiteboarding spots.

Weather

Summer sun, spring splendor, and fall festivals

Summer in Toronto is warm, with highs in the 80s and the kind of humidity that makes you want to carry a mini-electric fan. Outdoor markets and festivals make this sunny season the most popular for vacationers. If you're looking to save on your Toronto vacation rental, take the advice of residents who wax poetic about spring and fall. With highs in the 70s and cool evenings, spring is an ideal time to enjoy the outdoors. In September and October, movie lovers can revel at the Toronto International Film Festival before the winter chill sets in.

Natural features

A jumping off point for a wilderness exploration

Toronto is more than just an urban landscape. You can find flora and fauna within city limits, or use your Toronto vacation rental as a starting point for exploring southern Ontario. The Kawartha Lakes region is an hour away and has some of the region's best fishing spots. The Muskoka area offers rolling hills, forests, and Georgian Bay, with its rocky inlets, wooded shores, and snowy ski slopes. For majestic views right in the city itself, head to Scarborough Park and its grassy meadow set high on the bluffs.

Transport

Traveling to and around Toronto

Fly into Toronto, ON (YTZ-Billy Bishop Toronto City), the closest airport, located 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Toronto, ON (YYZ-Pearson Intl.), which is 11.7 mi (18.8 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Toronto Union Station, Toronto Exhibition Station and Toronto Bloor Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can get around Toronto by catching a ride on the metro at St Andrew Station, King Station or Osgoode Station.

Where to stay around Toronto?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,635 vacation rentals near Toronto. From 895 Condos/Apartments to 629 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Toronto for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Toronto?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Toronto:

  • Yorkville: 237 vacation rentals
  • Entertainment District: 378 vacation rentals
  • Upper Beaches: 50 vacation rentals
  • Yonge and Eglinton: 22 vacation rentals
  • Mimico: 31 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Toronto?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Toronto. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Toronto Eaton Centre: 1,561 vacation rentals
  • Rogers Centre: 1,562 vacation rentals
  • Toronto Bloor Station: 1,610 vacation rentals
  • Toronto Union Station: 1,560 vacation rentals
  • Toronto Etobicoke North Station: 1,622 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Toronto listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Toronto?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 895 Condos/Apartments in Toronto. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Toronto include:

  • Houses: 629 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 18 rentals available
  • Cottages: 18 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Toronto?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 393 vacation rentals with pool available in Toronto. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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