As one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities and Canada’s largest, the City of Toronto will provide an experience like no other to all participants, volunteers and spectators of the Masters Indigenous Games 2018.
Home to more than 2.8 million people with a diverse Indigenous population of more than 30,000, the City of Toronto offers something for everyone as a global centre for business, finance, arts, and culture. With 50% of the population born outside of Canada, Toronto is home to over 140 languages and dialects from 230 nationalities. The MIG 2018 will give you the opportunity to experience a number of different cultures from around the world, but be sure to check out more of what Toronto has to offer.
Visit the Tourism Toronto Calendar of Events for what to see and do in Toronto, as well as the “HOT DEALS” section for valued saving offers at a number of attractions, retail outlets, and restaurants!
Toronto is a big city, check the list below for tips on things to do while on your trip:
- Treat yourself to a fine meal or cocktail at these restaurants with a view
- Be sure to add these Toronto must-see attractions to your itinerary
- Get your camera (or smartphone) and snap these spots in and around Toronto
- Check out the Toronto Visitors Guide
- Unique gift shops you’ll only find in Toronto
- Visit the CN Tower
Getting around Toronto
Explore Toronto on one of North America’s finest transportation systems – the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). With easy-to-navigate subways, buses, and streetcars, getting around the city is a snap. When using the TTC a single fare will take you anywhere in the city on a one-way trip. You can freely transfer between subways, streetcars, and buses, but make sure you obtain a transfer when and where you pay your fare. On buses and streetcars, exact change is required.
To get to the Masters Indigenous Games 2018 at Downsview Park, take TTC subway Line 1. Click here for the Downsview Park Station schedule.
- Parking on most downtown streets is limited to specific times of day, and often requires you to purchase and display a ticket from one of the parking machines located along the street. Be sure to check and obey the signs posted along the street to make sure your vehicle doesn’t get ticketed or, worse, towed away.
- There are a variety of public parking lots throughout the city. City-owned lots are indicated by the ‘Green P’ logo – a large ‘P’ in a green circle. Plan in advance using Green P’s parking locator to find the nearest lot.
- PATH is downtown Toronto’s underground walkway linking 27 kilometres (16 miles) of subterranean shopping, services and entertainment. Just follow the brightly coloured PATH signs and you’ll reach your downtown destination in weatherproof comfort.
- Plenty of Toronto’s major streets have bicycle lanes nearest the curb. Please respect cyclists in the city – they’re environmentally friendly!
- The city’s weekday “rush hour” is more than an hour long – count on heavy traffic from 7:00 am to 9:00 am and again from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
- There are two official Canadian languages – English and French. In addition to these, the top five languages spoken in Toronto are Chinese, Italian, Tamil, Portuguese and Spanish!