Car Hire in Toronto
This information is correct as of July 2015.
Fly in and visit Toronto, Canada’s CN Tower, Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, Toronto Zoo, Hockey Hall of Fame, among others. When planning on a road adventure to destinations within Toronto, there are a good number of car rental providers that offer great car for even greater prices. Enquire, reserve, or book today!
Where to hire a car in Toronto
Companies that provide the city of Toronto with car rental services include major operators like Avis, Fox Rent A Car, RoadStar Car Rental, Budget, Dollar, City Car & Truck Rental Car, Hertz, Econo Auto Rental, Exclusive Car and Truck Rental, Europcar, Ace Rent A Car, L&M Car Rental, Economy Rent A Car, Ofran, National, Payless, Sunnycars, Trans Canada, Advantage, Enterprise, Thrifty, and Alamo, among others, along with many other local providers. The car rental offices in Toronto are located in convenient areas, as well as pick-up and drop-off points such as in the airports, the city centre, and various districts across the city.
What to expect when hiring a car from Toronto
Driving around Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area can be considered as the most commonly used method of transportation within the region. With this however, the city’s road system excluding Highway 407 ETR can be quite congested almost all days of the week and all times of the day, and especially during rush hours of around 6:30AM to 10:00AM and 3:00PM to 8:00PM from Mondays to Fridays. Toronto’s Highway 401, the second largest freeway in the world with its nine lanes in each direction, also experiences a bit of slowing down during off-peak hours and also gets traffic jams just like other freeways in the Toronto area. On the lighter side, Highway 407 ETR almost never gets congested but it charges an expensive fee since it is a toll road.
Getting to your destination
Drive to nearby cities within Ontario like Ottawa, Mississauga, and Brampton. When driving to these destinations, please use the driving directions below as quick references to be used together with a navigation device for better results. Please be advised that the instructions below have been simplified to get you to your destination quickly.
Ottawa, the capital of Canada, boasts of great attractions like the National Gallery of Canada, Canadian Children’s Museum, Canada Aviation and Space Museum, the Rideau Canal, and more.
Expect a four hour and 37 minute-drive that covers 449 kilometres when driving from Toronto to Ottawa. First, drive down Don Valley Pkwy N, then down ON-401 E and ON-416 N to Kent St/Ottawa Regional Rd 83 in Ottawa. Take exit 120 from Trans-Canada Hwy/ON-417 E then follow down Kent St/Ottawa Regional Rd 83 and Slater St/Ottawa 40 to Albert St/Ottawa 42.
Arrive to Mississauga and visit Playdium, Square One Shopping Centre, Dixie Outlet Mall, Hershey Centre, and Living Arts Centre, among others. Mississauga is the sixth of all the largest cities in Ontario and can be found towards Southern Ontario near Lake Ontario, in the Regional Municipality of Peel.
Start from Bay St and get to Gardiner Expy W, then go further down Gardiner Expy W to Mississauga; just take exit 132 from Queen Elizabeth Way. Go down Hurontario St. Drive to Duke of York Blvd and reach Mississauga, Ontario.
When in Brampton, its points of interest include Gage park, Camp Naivelt, Great War Flying Museum, Heart Lake Conservation Area, Brampton Historical Society, and Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives to name a few. Brampton is a suburban city in Southern Ontario and can be found within the Greater Toronto Area.
From Toronto to Brampton, begin by driving down Bay St and reach Gardiner Expy a. Next, continue down Gardiner Expy then take ON-427 N and ON-410 N to Bovaird Dr R/Peel Regional Rd 10 in Brampton; just take the Bovaird Dr exit from ON-410 N. Lastly, get to your destination by going further down Bovaird Dr E/Peel Regional Rd 10.