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Cheap areas to stay in Toronto

From international chain name establishments, to hostels and guesthouses, there’s no shortage of cheap hotels in Toronto – and you’ll find many of them in the downtown district. The city’s bustling commercial core, it’s known for its steely skyscrapers and landmarks like the neon-soaked Yonge-Dundas Square. Tucked within Downtown you’ll find colorful Chinatown, which offers a trove of cheap digs, alongside authentic family-run restaurants. If you want to stay out of the buzz, look to Scarborough. One of the leafiest of Toronto’s suburbs, it’s home to characterful old industrial buildings, artisan bakeries, and modern arts hubs.

Cheap hotels in Toronto

The Holiday Inn Express Toronto puts you in a fantastic downtown location. It features an on-site business center, garden, and free buffet, and its guestrooms boast flat-screen TVs and WiFi. The Toronto Plaza Hotel offers a cheap stay in the suburb of Downsview, a few miles northwest of the city center buzz. It’s home to a restaurant and bar lounge, as well as handy on-site rental car facility. Meanwhile, A no frills but comfortable hotel, the Quality Inn & Suites in Mississauga is a convenient 10-minute drive from Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Where to find cheap food in Toronto

Even if you’re on a budget, you’ll need to make sure you pack your appetite when visiting Toronto – it’s a foodie’s paradise. There’s something to cater to absolutely every pocket and palate here, especially in and around Downtown, where you’ll find everything from cheap franchise cafés and big brand eateries, to unique affordable restaurants serving up every cuisine imaginable. For some cheap chow mien or deliciously affordable dumplings, Chinatown is naturally the place to go, while those looking for student-priced cheap eats should head to College Street, near the University of Toronto.

Cheap things to do in Toronto

Toronto is jam-packed with low or no cost things to see and do. At the top of your sightseeing list should be the iconic CN Tower, a 553-meter-tall concrete spire that pierces Downtown’s skyline. Lake Ontario is another rather obvious landmark, and a soothing stroll about its shores doesn’t cost a thing. If you want to check out Toronto’s colorful mix of cultures, then a visit to Downtown’s Kensington Market is a must. A great place to snare a bargain, it’s home to one-of-a-kind shops and thrifty stores. A meander through the Distillery District is like a trip through time. Once home to the Gooderman and Worst Distillery, its old redbrick buildings are now occupied by a cornucopia of cafés, restaurants, and shops. For a little respite, High Park boasts 161 hectares of leafy grounds and gardens, as well as a small free zoo.

Cheap ways to get around Toronto

The public transport in Toronto makes getting round a breeze – and given the city’s sprawling size, it comes in very handy. Depending on where you’re headed you can opt to ride the streetcars, subway rail, or public buses, most of which are operated by the Toronto Transit Commission. If you’re traveling about a lot, then it might be worth considering a day or weekly pass to save money. Passes offer unlimited travel for the time stated, across any one of the TTC’s services.