8 Things I Wish I Knew About Toronto Before Arriving

While Toronto may not be as exotic as southeast Asia or some Eastern European countries, the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) has plenty of reasons to check it out. Here’s what I wish I knew before arriving.

We spent about 2 1/2 months in the Toronto area – a bit of a break from the road trip across Canada. I’ve already written the 3 Days in Toronto itinerary, but if you’ll be there for awhile, read on.

On a budget? Scope out the Dollarama, Value Village, No Frills, and Talize…

Food, clothes, toiletries, and electronics – it may not be everything, but it’s a good chunk of your expenses. Dollarama is your classic ‘most stuff’s a dollar’ store (up to $4), Value Village is a great second-hand store, No Frills is a no-frills type of grocery store, and Talize is another second-hand store that seems like it has a more quality selection.

…and Kijiji for almost everything

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