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Toronto is a very busy city, and getting around is not always easy. Still, there are always ways to get where you want to go. Whether it's by using public transportation, taking a taxi, or driving yourself, there are plenty of options available to you to try and find the easiest way for you to get around the city. In addition, there are two major airports in Toronto for those who have to travel by plane.

Public Transportation
Toronto's public transportation system is run mainly by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). Those looking for a Toronto short term rental have many public transportation options. There are subway rail services, streetcar rail services, intercity rail services, and bus services. Keep in mind, however, that Toronto's public transportation service is very busy. It is the third most-used public transportation system in North America.

The TTC has over 140 bus routes available around the city. The buses can take you around the city itself as well as surrounding neighborhoods. The TTC generally runs its buses from 5:00 AM to 1:30 AM Monday through Saturday and 9:00 AM to 1:00 AM Sunday. There are also rush hour express routes available.

The TTC's subway service contains three main lines and the Scarborough Rapid Transit (SRT) line. The Bloor-Danforth line serves areas such as Downtown Toronto, Bloor Yorkville, High Park, and Bloor West Village. The Yonge-University-Spadina line serves areas such as Bloor-Yonge and North York. The Sheppard Line serves a 3.4 mile line of five stations along Sheppard Avenue. It starts at Sheppard-Yonge Station and ends at Don Mills Station. The SRT line services the Scarborough area.

The TTC's streetcar service operates 11 routes around the city. Some of these go underground and connect with the subway service. Some routes, like those to Kingston Road and Lake Shore, only operate during rush hours. One thing to keep in mind when using the streetcar services is that the streetcar routes often mix with regular traffic. You need to be cautious about oncoming traffic when getting on and off streetcars.

Taxis
Those looking for a furnished apartment in Toronto who would rather travel by taxi also have a lot to choose from. Some of the taxi companies you have to choose from while in Toronto include:

  • City Taxi Toronto
  • Scarborough City Cab
  • Beck Taxi
  • Toronto Airport Taxi
  • Toronto Yellow Cab Company

Driving
Toronto is a very busy city for traffic, making it a difficult drive at times. In fact, there have been reports where Toronto has ranked among the 12 worst cities for commuting in the entire world. Therefore, if you plan to drive around the city, count on long delays in traffic jams, slow moving traffic, frequent stops at traffic lights, and slowdowns for accidents.

In addition to busy city traffic, Toronto also has a busy freeway system. In fact, the main highway, King's Highway 401 (also known as the Macdonald–Cartier Freeway), is the busiest highway in the world. The F.G. Gardiner Expressway, which is part of the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW – also known as Highway 451), travels along the southern part of the city. Highway 404 (also known as the Don Valley Parkway, or DVP) runs along the eastern end of the city and intersects with Highway 401. Highway 400 runs along the west side of Toronto and can be taken to the York region.

Airports
The Toronto Pearson International Airport (also known as the Lester B. Pearson International Airport, or the Pearson Airport) is both the busiest airport in Toronto and in Canada. It handles around 33 million passengers per year. The airport is located in Mississauga, around 14 miles northwest of Downtown Toronto. There are three terminals at the airport, which handles both domestic and international flights. The main airline operating out of the airport is Air Canada.

The other airport that operates in Toronto is the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (also known as the Toronto Island Airport). The airport services both domestic and international flights, though most of its international flights are to the United States. Like with the Pearson Airport, Air Canada is the major airline operating out of the airport.

 
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