Public transportation in Toronto is solid, so leave your car in the garage. The UP Express train connects users from Pearson International Airport to Union Station in the downtown core in 25 minutes. Visitors to Toronto rely mostly on the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) which connects riders quickly to all of Toronto’s downtown neighborhoods. The TTC provides fast and reliable subway, streetcar, and bus service within the otherwise very congested city. Day, weekday, and weekly passes are available, and be sure to download a TTC app to your phone for schedules and trip planning.
Although not all thoroughfares have bike lanes, it is possible to get anywhere in the city by bicycle in the warmer months. Tourists have the option of renting bicycles through Bike Share Toronto. Stations are located all over the city and you can use your credit card to rent bicycles from these stations for unlimited 30-minute trips. Because stations are all over, bicycles can be left at a different station upon arrival at a destination. While cycling in Toronto can be a fun and fast way to get around, be aware of cars, pedestrians, and street traffic in general. If you have a helmet, wear it.
Taxis, Ubers, and Lyfts are readily available in Toronto. Uber and Lyft will typically be cheaper than cabs, but if you prefer going the old-fashioned way, cabs are reliable, safe, and easy to notice and flag.