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Car rental in Toronto


Car Hire in Toronto

This information is correct as of August 2015.

Where to hire a car in Toronto

Many major international and local minor car hire companies have offices in and around Toronto, Canada and its surrounding municipalities, making it easier to look for rental cars. Most of these companies are settled within the central circuit of the city, along the National Route 401, 407, 404, and 403, in the nearby areas of Mississauga, Oslawa, and Richmond Hill; in Burlington, Minton, and others. Some of the said rent-a-car companies also have branches at the airport. Travellers may hire out most types of cars, including economic vehicles, sedans, camper vans, and even trucks, limousines, and the like – all available for differing prices.

Some of the rent-a-car companies that serve Toronto include Routes Car and Truck Rentals, Thrifty, Advantage Car Rental, Enterprise Rent-A—Car, Dollar Rent-A-Car, Ajax, Discount Car and Truck Rentals, Buddy's Car Rental, Avis, Budget, Hetrtz, Alltime Car and Truck Rental, among others.

What to expect when hiring a car from Toronto

Heavy traffic within Toronto is usually experienced during the morning rush, between 8:30 in the morning up until 9:30 in the morning. This is not much of a concern since during most of the day, light to moderate traffic is experienced – with only short build-ups on several intersections and a few roundabouts. Most if not all destinations and attractions within Toronto are accessible by car, and there are numerous multi-level/indoor parking lots within the city centre that charges by the hour.

Getting to your destination

The provincial capital of Ontario is a large, ethnically diverse city that sprawls along Lake Ontario's north-western shore. It is a dynamic metropolis, home to soaring skyscrapers that is crowned by the CN tower; abundant green spaces, and many, many sights. Do check out the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Distillery District, Casa Loma, Toronto Zoo, and many others from here.

Right out of the airport, reach Toronto by driving through the ON-427 towards the Gardiner Expy E to Toronto. You will first arrive to the Entertainment District of the city.

Kingston is a Canadian city that is located in Eastern Ontario. Kingston is noted for its great down-town shopping scenes, its history and historic sites that still lives on up until today, its gastronomy, its summer events that draws tourists and travellers of all ages, and its spring market that is filled with freshness.

Kingston can be reached by getting on Don Valley Parkway N from Adelaide St. W in Ontario, and then taking ON-401 E to Division St. in Kingston. Take exit 617 from ON-401 E here, and then continue on to Division St. After which, take Montreal St. to Brock St. to enter Kingston. No tolls are to be expected, but there are several road works along the ON-401.

Lovely Stratford has been more alive these days due to its investment in the arts. It completely enriched the place, making it a picturesque, characterful, and cultural town that is home to beautiful sights and sounds, great food, and greater people.

From Toronto, reach Stratford by driving through the Gardiner Expy W from Bay Street, and then continuing through the Gardiner Expy W to the ON-401 W and ON-7/ON-8 W in Kitchener. Take the ON-7 W/ON-8 W exit from ON-8 W, and then follow the ON-7/ON-8 W to Market Pl in Stratford.

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