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Experience Toronto from vacation home rentals

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.

Things to do

Places to visit near Toronto vacation homes

They don't call it "the city within a park" for nothing. Edwards Gardens and the Toronto Botanical Gardens are right next to each other and provide acres of colorful scenery, plus programs for the little ones. Speaking of kids, the Royal Ontario Museum is a paradise for curious children and adults. The permanent collection features 6 million artifacts of natural history and world culture, from dinosaur bones to Egyptian mummies. Afterwards, you can trade in the ancient for the modern at CN Tower, a feat of 1970s engineering that offers glass-elevator rides up to breathtaking views.


Activities near Toronto vacation rentals

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.


Climate for your stay in Toronto vacation homes

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.

How to get there

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.

Family friendly

Family fun near Toronto vacation rentals

Kids will love the fun-filled attractions in Toronto. Vacation homes are available near places like High Park, a sprawling park with hiking trails, a zoo, ball fields, and a children’s playground, and the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, an expansive aquarium with a variety of species and habitats on display. You could also visit Toronto Zoo, an immense zoo with a large botanical garden and outdoor pavilions housing global wildlife.

Good for couples

Romantic attractions near Toronto vacation homes

Toronto boasts many romantic spots to explore on a couple’s trip. Vacation rentals are available near places like Casa Loma, a stately castle with guided tours and vibrant gardens, and the Toronto Islands, a set of islands with sandy beaches and recreational activities. You could also visit the Art Gallery of Ontario, a large gallery with a Canadian and European masterworks collection.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Toronto?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Toronto. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Old Toronto: 1,949 vacation rentals
  • North York: 2,153 vacation rentals
  • Etobicoke: 2,006 vacation rentals
  • Scarborough: 1,780 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 1,617 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Toronto! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Toronto?

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

  • Brampton: 2,505 rentals
  • Mississauga: 2,378 rentals
  • Hamilton: 145 rentals
  • Bradford West Gwillimbury: 87 rentals
  • Wilson: 36 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Toronto?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Toronto are:

  • City Centre Airport (YTZ): 2,593 vacation rentals
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ): 2,599 vacation rentals
  • Buttonville Municipal Airport (YKZ): 2,502 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Toronto?

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

  • CN Tower: 2,589 rentals
  • George Bell Arena: 2,671 rentals
  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre: 2,598 rentals
  • BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir: 2,639 rentals
  • Rogers Centre: 2,603 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Toronto listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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