York Region is just minutes above Toronto, a major transportation hub with many different travel options for visitors whether coming for business, conventions or leisure travel.
Toronto is served by three airports:
Pearson International Airport
Toronto Pearson International Airport, managed by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, is Canada’s principal airport with travel connections to every continent and ranks among the top airports in the world in terms of passenger traffic and aircraft movements. There are more than 76 scheduled and charter airlines currently serving Toronto Pearson International Airport and air carriers provide non-stop service to numerous destinations in Canada, the United States and the world. Air Canada, Canada’s flagship carrier and a founding member of the Star Alliance, relies on Pearson International Airport as its major Canadian hub with a wide variety of domestic, U.S. and international connections. Air carriers serving Pearson International: Airlines operating out of Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (formerly Toronto City Centre Airport) is one of the most convenient urban airports in the world. It is located on Toronto Island, minutes from the downtown core with links to the city by a short ferry ride or pedestrian tunnel, and is served by both Porter Airlines and Air Canada. Porter provides a unique and personal flying experience with air connections to regional Canadian and U.S. destinations, including Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax, New York City (Newark) and Chicago. Air Canada offers air access every business day, between Montreal and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (in addition to its connections between Montreal and Toronto Pearson International airport). Visit Porter for current flight schedules and additional information on Porter. Visit Air Canada to search flights and for additional information on Air Canada.
Toronto Buttonville Municipal Airport
The Toronto Buttonville Municipal Airport is your multi-service, general aviation airport. It is operated by Torontair Limited.
You’ll find a complete array of general aviation services at our airport – flight training, pilot supplies, local and visiting pilot services, based and visiting aircraft services, along with hangar and office space for rent.
Strategically located in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), our airport is highly-accessible and serves as a vital economic link to the region. We welcome corporate visitors, tourists, aviation students and pilots from around the globe.
Electronic Travel Authorization
Canada has introduced a new entry requirement, known as an eTA, for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. Entry requirements for other methods of travel (land, sea) have not changed.
Eligible travellers can apply online for an eTA. As of March 15, 2016, this entry is mandatory and travellers will need an eTA before they can board a flight to Canada.
Find out more about Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
VIA Rail and AMTRAK bring visitors to Toronto each day. Toronto’s Union Station is centrally located downtown and connects to the subway by underground tunnel. Toronto’s Union Station is a hub that connects to York Region via trains and buses.
York Region Transit
YRT offers local and rapid transit services in all nine York Region municipalities. Almost 130 routes keep residents connected within York Region, as well as connecting services in the City of Toronto and the Regions of Peel and Durham. In addition, Mobility Plus provides door-to-door, shared-ride, accessible public transit service for people with disabilities.
For more information and to plan your trip with YRT, please visit the York Region Transit website.
Several highways, including Highways 400, 427, 404, 401, 7 and 9 link surrounding cities to York Region. The nearest Canada-U.S. border crossings are at Niagara Falls, Fort Erie and Windsor.
Borders & Customs
Canada has one of the most advanced customs organizations in the world and our borders and the processes we have in place to manage them are critical to our ability to provide Canadians and visitors to Canada with the security and opportunity they expect. Visitors entering Canada must clear Canada Customs border security upon entry.