Know Before You Go

Below you will find some last minute travel tips, reminders and information that you should Know Before You Go.

  • Toronto Facts
    Toronto is Canada’s most prosperous city and home to over 4.2 million people. It is also the largest multi-culture population in the world. You will find over 5,000 restaurants within a 10 minute walk from the entertainment and hospitality district.
  • Climate and Weather
    Toronto has an average temperature of 48 degrees (low) and 65 degrees (high). Thunderstorms are likely in the summer months.
  • Recommended Attire
    Business casual is appropriate. Meeting room temperatures vary so please bring a sweater or jacket.
  • Travel and Transportation
    Transportation to and from Pearson International Airport runs every 1/2 hour from 4:15am until 3:45pm and every 20 minutes beginning at 4:10pm. Tickets can be purchased from the hotel's tour desk or with the driver. Pickup is located on the Richmond Street side of the hotel's parking facility. For more information or to book your shuttle service, visit the Sheraton’s online ticketing service.

    Taxi service is available at the airports “Public Square.”

    Driving Directions to Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.
  • Internet Access
    • The hotel has High Speed Internet Access in all guest rooms, prices range from $14.95 CAD to $21.95 CAD per day.
    • Free Internet kiosks are available in the Exhibit Hall and AIR Lounge.
    • "The Link" Internet Café has complimentary Internet for all hotel guests.
  • Parking
    The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel offers Valet Parking for $45.00 CAD per night with unlimited in and out privileges. There are several pay-lots in close proximity of the hotel that offer parking options from the half hour to overnight. Visit Green P Parking for full details of charges and lots available.

Canada Travel Questions

Passports And Visas

  • International Visitors to Canada
    International visitors to Canada must carry a valid passport and, if required, a visa. Citizens from the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Australia and others do not require a visa to enter Canada. Visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website for a complete listing of countries whose citizens require visas to enter Canada.

    If you have children traveling with you, they must have their own valid passport (this includes newborns and infants). Divorced parents who have legal custody or share custody of children should have copies of relevant legal documents, such as custody rights, and a letter of authorization from the other custodial parent, allowing the children to be taken out of the country.

Phone

  • Using Your Mobile/Cell Phone in Canada
    Contact your mobile service provider to learn about its international roaming coverage services and to determine if your phone is compatible with Canadian networks and frequencies.

Currency and Money

  • Exchanging Currency in Canada
    Most hotels, stores and restaurants will accept US dollars, though sometimes at a lower rate of exchange than at banks or airports. It is recommended that you convert some of your money to Canadian currency prior to leaving home.

    For information on currency exchange rates, vist the Bank of Canada's Currency Converter.  
  • Credit Cards & Bank Machines
    • Major credit cards such as American Express, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted in Canada. Be sure to contact your credit card company to let them know you'll be using the card outside the country.  
    • Using an ABM (automatic bank machine), also known as an ATM (automated teller machine), is an easy way to access cash while traveling abroad. Most international bankcard systems, including Interac, Plus, Cirrus and Maestro, will work at most ABMs in Canada.
    • It's a good idea to notify your home bank that you'll be using your bank card in Canada to find out whether any special conditions and withdrawal limits may apply.
  • Traveler’s Checks
    Traveler’s checks, in small-denominations, can often be used as cash as most Canadian restaurants, hotels and stores. You may be asked to produce a passport for identification when cashing your traveler’s checks.