PHOTO: Get to know Toronto's undiscovered side. (Photo via Flickr/Abi K)
Toronto has been building a reputation as one of the world’s coolest cities and, in case you thought you knew everything about this evolving metropolis, the Points Guy has a few tips that you may not have discovered.
First, writer Michael Kaminer points out that there is a train from the airport.
“Traveling to the city’s vibrant downtown from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), 18 miles west, used to mean a miserable bus experience or exorbitant taxi ride. Cue the heavenly choir: The new Union Pearson Express gets you to central Union Station in 25 minutes on tastefully decorated, Wi-Fi-equipped trains,” says Kaminer.
But if you are really cool, you just fly straight into the city.
“A pedestrian tunnel links downtown Toronto to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ), which means you can fly here, get your bags, take a six-minute stroll and surface near Bathurst Street,” says Kaminer.
Visitors also shouldn’t miss the beach.
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“That bouquet of giant pink beach umbrellas at the foot of Jarvis Street isn’t a mirage. It’s part of Sugar Beach, a genius two-acre park that transforms a derelict part of downtown into a white-sand beach during the summer and a surreal, snowy landscape in winter,” writes Kaminer.
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