How do I get to the hotel? Where do I park?
The Chelsea Hotel is conveniently located right in downtown Toronto.
Address: 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto, ON, M5G 1Z4 – (416) 595-1975
From the Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ): This airport offers a train (UP Express) from the airport to Union Station. You can get a 25% discount on your train fare by entering the code CMS22 at http://www.upexpress.com/
From the Billy Bishop Airport (YTZ): This airport is on Toronto island and is right downtown Toronto. To get off the island (out of the airport), you can use the complimentary Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Shuttle Bus, the Pedestrian Tunnel, or the ferry. The ferry is free for pedestrians, or a $14 fee for a vehicle.
Once on the mainland, there are many options for getting around Toronto. You can call an Uber, Lyft, or take a taxi right to the hotel. If you’d like to take advantage of the quick bus ride, the TTC offers a Trip Planner that allows you to plan in advance for your bus ride according to your arrival time. If you’re planning on doing a bit of sight seeing while you’re here, you can consider renting a car from either airport.
Parking at the Hotel
Chelsea hotel has underground parking available. The entrance is located on the South side of Gerrard St between Yonge St and Bay St. The hotel underground parking garage has a maximum height restriction of 5 feet, 6 inches in certain areas and cannot accommodate oversized passenger vehicles. The parking fee is $39 per night plus taxes, unlimited in and out privileges. There is also a non-guest over-night rate of $44, and an hourly rate of $3/hour.
Parking Around the City
Parking on most downtown streets is limited to specific times of day, and often requires you to purchase and display a ticket from one of the parking machines located along the street. Be sure to check and obey the signs posted along the street to make sure your vehicle doesn’t get ticketed or, worse, towed away. There are also a variety of public parking lots throughout the city. City-owned lots are indicated by the ‘Green P’ logo—a large ‘P’ in a green circle. Plan in advance using Green P’s parking locator to find the nearest lot.
Visiting from outside of Canada?
Languages Spoken: There are two official Canadian languages—English and French. In addition to these, the top five languages spoken in Toronto are Chinese, Italian, Tamil, Portuguese, and Spanish.
- Toronto’s streets follow a basic grid pattern and are easy to navigate
- Speed limit signs are posted on each street
- The city’s weekday “rush hour” is more than an hour long—count on heavy traffic from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and again from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m
- Toronto’s currency is the Canadian dollar
- For denominations under five dollars we use coins—some we’ve even given cute names: the loonie ($1), and toonie ($2)
- Since 2013 our bills have been made of polymer and have a number of interesting design elements
- U.S. dollars are accepted in many Toronto establishments, although you’ll receive change in Canadian funds and exchange rates will differ from merchant to merchant.
- You’ll find cash machines/ATMs all over the city and in most banks, hotels and shopping centres
- Credit cards are accepted at all major retailers
- Currency exchange is available at kiosks in the city and at the airport