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Take to the Roads from Toronto: RV Rental

This big city is easily accessed by air and road, making it an excellent starting point for your next Canadian road trip. Close to lakes, Niagara Falls, the US border and the beautiful eastern coast of Canada, it has a lot to offer any intrepid motorhome lover. Fly in and get driving.

From Toronto, you can easily travel to Montreal and even to the Atlantic provinces if you have enough time. Alternatively, you could decide to head to New York, Boston or Philadelphia.

Big, Beautiful Toronto

On the shores of Lake Ontario, urban and modern Toronto is Canada’s most populous city and the centre of the Greater Toronto Area. Home to more than six million people, it is a clean, safe city with green spaces and a huge variety of cultures.

Originally six internal cities, Toronto is now made up of distinct neighbourhoods. These combine to form the beloved city skyline, which is occasionally visible from towns in the US. The CN Tower, at 550m high, is the most distinctive feature, and climbing it can offer amazing views of the lake and surrounding region.

Lay Your Head

For convenience, most visitors like to stay in the downtown core, which is home to many attractions and close to the lovely lakefront. Hotels are a mixed bag in the city, ranging from historic independent establishments to luxury chains. For those on a budget, there are also plenty of central backpackers, digs and hostels. The best of these is Clarence Park in Clarence Square – young, solo travellers should not pass this up! Bed and breakfast-style accommodation is also popular – they’re more cost-effective in the eastern suburbs and The Annex. The edges of the city are home to campgrounds, where you can park your motorhome for the night.

Annual Calendar

Toronto’s many immigrant communities contribute greatly to the events scene. Numerous festivals include Caribana, Corso Italia, Muslim Fest, the Ukrainian Festival and TaiwanFest. The biggest annual events are the Toronto International Film Festival, Pride Week, Toronto Fringe Festival and the Summerlicious and Winterlicious culinary extravaganzas. The Nuit Blanche night-time art exhibition takes place over 12 hours in many downtown venues and is a particular favourite, transforming the city into a gallery for a single night.

Dine Toronto

One of the best cities in North America for food, Toronto’s large size and multicultural feel delivers a variety of cuisines. All price points are covered, so you can excite your taste-buds with anything from fine dining to street food and farmers’ markets. Places of interest on the dining scene include Baldwin Village, Chinatown, Yorkville and the area around the Theatre District. Trade your RV’s gas stove for a night of fabulous Toronto cuisine.

City Character

Toronto is in a strategic position for growth and trade - in the part of Canada which dips down into the United States, close to the busy east coast cities, on an important waterway and near several major tourism hotspots. Residents are generally polite, tolerant and friendly. Especially in summer, they make the city buzz with life, in the parks and on the patios. In the winter, hole up in the cozy cafes, pubs and restaurants to enjoy Toronto from the interior.

Many different communities of immigrants form a cultural mosaic and they contribute flavour, colour and atmosphere. There are radio stations in the city which broadcast in multiple languages, as well as TV channels which branch beyond English.

Out and About

Explore the art, culture and history at one of the many museums, galleries and exhibitions. The Royal Ontario Museum is the cream of the crop, located north of Queen’s Park adjacent to the University of Toronto campus. The Art Gallery of Ontario is another great spot - Toronto also has an Aerospace Museum.

The multipurpose Rogers Centre stadium serves as home base for baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays, while the Toronto Argonauts play football in the Canadian pro league. Toronto FC play football in the Major League at BMO Field, with the Marlies in the American Hockey League.

Toronto is not known for its beaches, but they are here - and along with the city’s many parks, they offer a contrast to the urbanity of the city. For a picnic or walk, try the Beaches neighbourhood with its sandy shores, the clothing-optional Hanlan’s Point Beach, or any of the green areas amongst the CBD and suburbs - these are especially concentrated along the Don Valley. A motorhome or rental car can take you to some lovely spots on the lakefront outside of the central city.

The nightlife is best on Richmond and Adelaide Street, which have a multitude of bars. For the more relaxed drinkers, the city is also home to a number of microbreweries.

Toronto Transport

Toronto is a huge city! It also has a major transit system to make getting around and ticking off your list of things to do simple and easy. There are subway lines, streetcars, buses and a rapid transit line which combine to move people around. A single fare is $3 and a day pass $11. For areas outside of the central suburbs, a rental car or RV can get you places fast, except during rush hour! The international airport is located to the west of the city centre.


The humid continental climate of the Toronto area makes for a weather forecast of warm summers and cold winters, with four distinct seasons. Snow is a sporadic but reasonably common occurrence, and falls any time between November and April. The summer months have hot periods with high humidity. Spring and autumn are great times to visit as they tend towards the pleasantly cool end of the scale.

Small to big, 2-berth to 6-berth – finding the right RV

If you are looking for an RV rental in Toronto there are plenty of options available to you.  The city is quite large however and so many of the depots are spread out geographically.  Pay close attention to the branch location, especially if you are short on time.  Your intended itinerary may also mean one rental company is more preferable than another.  It definitely pays to book early if you are wanting to hire a motorhome in Toronto, especially if you are choosy on locations as Toronto is a hub for a lot of local RV renters as well as international visitors

Toronto Tips for Motorhome Rental

  • When planning your itinerary, give yourself plenty of time to see everything at a leisurely pace. Don’t rush and miss things along the way!

  • A deposit is often required when you first pick-up your motorhome this is almost always required to be a credit card (often debit cards are not accepted).

  • Cruising with kids? Make sure you have child seats and/or booster seats included in your rental!

  • If you are crossing the border, you need your passport and a visa or visa waiver for the United States.  You can visit the Canadian side of Niagra falls obviously but there are some great vantage points and attractions on the US side and so a visa may be required.


RV rental locations in Toronto

Toronto RV Rental depot map

Outdoor Travel and Star Drive

Outdoor travel stock a range of vehicles in all classes, as well as having premium brand new vehicles or cheaper slightly older vehicles.  These RV's are often on sold to the domestic buyers market after a few years on fleet, so they contain a lot of features not usually associated with a rental vehicle.  They also cater well to families and some configurations even contain bunks and can sleep up to 8 people. The depot is located South of Toronto in the town of Hamilton - 110 Eastport Blvd, Hamilton, Ontario.  It is around 65km from Toronto's Pearson International Airport which will take a little over 45 minutes, so please plan your itinerary and pick up with this in mind. The good news about the location though is that it is only another 80km (about 1 hour) to the Niagra falls and therefore Outdoor travel are the closest rental supplier to the Falls.  All Outdoor Travel rates include 100km per day free which is great for those who are looking to travel large distances on their RV hire in Ontario.  Star Drive offer the same vehicles however no mileage is included in the rates. It can be pre-purchased in advance if you have some fixed travel plans in mind.  Obviously the rates are therefore cheaper with Star Drive and it offers a great option for travelers who are staying in one location for extended periods or who don't intend to cover great distances on their roadtrip.


Fraserway RV and Compass Campers

Fraserway offer an unsurpassed range of near new vehicles from their Toronto location in Cookstown, 70km North of the airport. The supplier offers free transfers to and from Toronto International airport hotels however these need to be pre-arranged in advance. The branch location is 5362 County Road North, RR 1, Cookstown, Ontario. If you are heading from the city on Highway 400 North, take exit 75 towards Cookstown and then left onto Highway 89 West. Turn right onto King St North/Highway 27.  There is a gas station at the set of lights, so you can refuel your Rv there before returning the vehicle to the depot.


Canadream is the closest RV rental location to Toronto city.  The branch is only 12.5Km from the airport and 17KM from Toronto city at 576 Evans Avenue, Toronto, ON.  Complimentary transfers are included to and from the Toronto International Airport area hotels, or a taxi fare from the city is around $70.  Canadream offer high quality recent model motorhomes in a variety of layouts and styles.  A popular option is the ROF (short for Run of Fleet), this means that the supplier makes no assurances of the type of vehicle you will get from their fleet until you arrive.  Obviously if there are certain features you require this may not be the option for you, however if you don't mind what vehicle or you like surprises, you can definitely save money with this option.

Motorhome Travel, Pure Motorhomes and Big Sky RV

Motorhome Travel operate out of Bolton, Ontario and are the closest RV rental company to Toronto's Pearson International airport. The depot is 27KM north of the airport and free transfers are included in the rental rates Overseas customers must spend the first night at a hotel and are not permitted to rent on the same day as their international arrival.  This is for safety reasons and offers protection for you, your family and the motorhome too of course. The fleet of vehicles are jointly owned by the supplier as well as individuals, this means that the general quality of vehicles on offer is very high and they often contain many extra features that are not standard with an RV.  You get 100KM free per day with Motorhome Travel, whilst Pure Motorhomes Canada rates are cheaper but include no free kilometers in the rental rates.  Lastly, Big Sky RV offers older vehicles for those looking at saving money on their rental and don't mind not having the latest model.  The depot is at 14124 Highway 50, Bolton, ON.

Owasco RV

If you are looking to rent a premium motorhome in Toronto, then Owasco may well be your option. They offer some great new or near new vehicles from their branch at 2000 Champlain Avenue, Whitby, Ontario.  This location is around 60km East of the city and around the same distance from the International airport. Ypu can add a transfer to your rental for a fee from certain airport area hotels.  A particular favourite of ours with our customers are the Van conversions, they're smaller vehicles so are easier to drive for those first time to RV renters.

Toronto Articles

Hiring an motorhome in Toronto opens up endless possibilities to get out and explore this great part of the world. Whether you are keen to soak up summer by Lake Ontario, head further afield to explore the rest of the Great Lakes or maybe even head East towards Montreal, your RV rental from Toronto is the key. This section contains articles linked to Toronto but we are always on the hunt for more great travel suggestions. Feel free to leave a comment and we will get in touch with you.

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A quick guide to Toronto

The Power Plant

Before you head out of the city in your Toronto RV rental, soak up a little of this amazing city’s creativity and culture with a visit to The Power Plant. In a great location on the lakefront near the entertainment district and Old Toronto, it should go on any list of Toronto must-dos - and is easy to fit into a day of sightseeing in the central city. The Power Plant is a contemporary art gallery - the leading facility of its kind in Canada. Operating on donations and memberships, it is completely free to the public and endeavours to bring diverse contemporary art to the Toronto scene. Exhibitions are often changing to feature a variety of different artists and wide-ranging art styles. There is also a shop where you can purchase contemporary art to take with you.

Where: 231 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8, Canada
Opening Hours: Tues, Wed, Fri - Sun 10am to 5pm, Thurs 10am to 8pm


Casa Loma

Step into your very own fairytale and experience the exuberant luxury of Casa Loma. As the former home of Sir Henry Pellatt, this famous castle in Toronto is European elegance in all its splendour. Wander through stunning rooms with embellished furnishings, spectacular dining rooms with bright décor, and stunning gardens which span 5 acres. Multimedia aids self-guided tours in a variety of languages, so you can truly explore all the nooks and crannies of this magnificent castle and its grounds. Dine in style at one of the castle’s restaurants, or sip a drink in the chandelier-adorned bar. Park your Toronto RV rental in either the East Parking Lot or the West Parking Lot for easy access to Casa Loma.

Where: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, M5R 1X8, Canada
Hours: 9:30am - 5:00pm, last admission: 4:30pm