PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN ONTARIO
Most cities and towns in Ontario have a bus or train station. People working
at the station can give you information about:
Where the bus or train goes
What days and times it travels
What it cost
you need to take a flight between cities, ask a travel agent for
information. You can find the names of travel agencies in the telephone
book. Sometimes, taking a bus is the only way to travel to (and from)
smaller towns and cities, other than driving. To find local information on
bus lines and the nearest bus station, look in the Yellow Pages Directory
under "Bus Lines." Greyhound is Canada's largest bus company.
Buses, trains and airlines link most cities in Ontario. A travel agent can
provide free expert trip planning services on most forms of transportation.
Some travel agencies, however, specialize in travel to specific areas of the
world. To find a nearby travel agent, check the local Yellow Pages Directory
under “Travel Agencies”. To rent a car or truck, check the local Yellow
Pages under “Automobile Renting”.
In order to go from Toronto to other cities and to travel
among different cities in Ontario, Canada and the USA, there are several
private companies of public transport. The buses leaving and arriving to
Toronto from cities in Ontario, Canada or USA use the
Bus Terminal, located at 610 Bay ST. For more information phone 416-393-7911 to know the tickets price and
followings are some of the most important buses public transport companies
in Ontario and Canada:
Canada is the biggest buses company in Ontario and one of the most important
in Canada and the USA. Greyhound offers the buses service among the
provinces in Canada with more than 1400 branches, and it also covers routes
in the USA and Mexico. To know more information about prices and timetables,
phone 1-800-353-3484 (free in Ontario) or 416-367-6747 in Toronto.
You can also use the
Scarborough Town Centre Bus Terminal,
Yorkdale GO Bus Terminal,
Hamilton GO Centre,
Oshawa Bus Terminal
Guelph Bus Terminal.
Coach Canada (Trentway-Wagar)
It covers routes among Ontario, Quebec and the USA. You can
take it from
Guelph Bus Terminal,
Hamilton GO Centre,
Burlington Bus Terminal,
Scarborough Town Centre Bus Terminal and
Whitby GO Station
to the south of Ontario, Montreal, and Buffalo (USA). Phone: 416.961.9666 .
Bus service from
Scarborough Town Centre Bus Terminal
Oshawa Bus Terminal
to the region of Lindsay, Haliburton and Fenelon Falls. Phone: 416.393.7911
Ontario Northland Bus Service
Northland (www.webusit.com, or www.ontc.on.ca) has
a bus service from Toronto to the cities of Central Ontario and Northern
Ontario. It starts the service in
Yorkdale GO Bus Terminal.
There are tourists trips to Niagara Falls, Toronto and Ottawa
transport services in Barrie and Simcoe County (northern Toronto). It is a service
of vans transport, school buses, motor coaches, executive coaches and
limousines. Phone. 705-721-4008, Web:
TRANSPORT IN ONTARIO
VIA Rail is the biggest train company in Canada and
communicates with Transit in the following stations:
(service across Canada). Travellers can be benefited when buying
VIA Rail works with trains all over Canada.
For more information about the service in Ontario and Canada, visit the
VIA Rail Canada offers
passengers service in the Greater Toronto area, Ottawa, Niagara Falls,
Southwestern Ontario and Northern Ontario, with available express services
among big communities in many routes. Toronto
local calling area -416.366.8411. Long distance toll free - 1.888 VIA RAIL
(842.7245) or 1.800.268.9503
Train sevice from
Toronto Union Station
to the USA.
Ontario Northland Train Service
Northland Rail Services provides
four different routes to the north of Ontario with service from and to
to the north of Ontario. Toll-free: 1.800.461.8558
followings are five airlines which offer air transport service in Ontario:
Air Canada Jazz, covers
routes between Greater Toronto Area and Northern Ontario
- Air Creebec, cover
routes between Northern Ontario and Quebec
- Bearskin Airlines, covers
routes between Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa and Northern Ontario.
- Parry Sound Air Service, offers
service in Central Ontario from Parry Sound in Northern Ontario.
- Wasaya Airways, offers
service in Northern Ontario
The following ferries lines work in Ontario:
- Chi Cheemaun, goes
along the route between Tobermory and South Baymouth in Manitoulin Island.
- Glenora, connects
Glenora and Adolphustown in Eastern Ontario
Pelee Island Ferry, goes
along Leamington, Kingsville and Pelee Island in Southern Ontario
- Toronto Islands, leaves
from downtown Toronto docks and offers service in Toronto Islands.
- Wolfe Island, connects
Kingston and Wolfe Island in Eastern Ontario
TRAVEL INFORMATION CENTRES
Ontario is a large and
diverse province. There are ways to travel within Ontario,
depending on your budget, time and need.
The Ontario government
operates Travel Information Centres that provide tourist
information on the entire province.
Call or drop in for
brochures, special-interest publications, maps and
directions. Travel Information Centres are open daily. Call
1-800-ONTARIO (1-800-668-2746) for more information.
Click here for a
list of Travel Information Centres
If you are renting a cheap used car make the
following test: Turn on the car and make a normal route using
all the transmission points, to evaluate aligning, direction,
brake and eventual noises, especially in the tires axes. At the
end of this route and in a fresh place with no contamination,
with the engine still running, close all the windows and verify
during some minutes that there is no smoke or burnt oil odour.
Test the fan in all positions, but always with doors and windows
closed. If you smell smoke or burn oil odour inside the car DO
NOT ACCEPT this car.
When you drive a car in this condition, you are
exposed to a high risk and your health is in danger. If you
breathe these smokes and gases constantly during a long period
they may cause severe problems to your lungs like emphysema or
even cancer. (An average Canadian driver stays 300 hours per
year in his vehicle) Keep in mind that during the winter season,
with temperatures below 0 °C, usually you cannot lower the
window glasses of your car, and there is no air an oxygen change
within the car.
This problem is common
in cars that, even with low kilometres, were exposed to bad
driving, long continuous journeys or used in very congested
cities, with long periods of over warming of the engine.
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