Those planning to rent a car have to remember about strict rules of the road and heavy fines for violations. During the trip, all passengers must fasten their seat belts; one of the most serious violations is driving while being drunk.
Toronto is a very cosmopolitan and welcoming city. Tourists always can ask local people or police officers who are on duty at all major streets for help. All important tourist information is also available at the hotel.
Most shops open no later than 10:00 am and serve visitors to 6:00 pm; in large department stores and shopping centers working day usually ends no earlier than 9:00 pm. Friday is a half-day; Sunday is a common day off, however, some souvenir shops can work seven days a week .
It is necessary to pay for goods and services with national currency; the exchange can be found in any bank. Many hotels have private exchange offices too. The latter can work around the clock, while banks serve customers on weekdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. It should be noted that it can be quite difficult to exchange U.S. dollars in local banks, so it’s better to use traveler’s checks.
Shoppers should be aware that they have to keep all receipts while shopping. Tourists have an opportunity to return the fee of 8%, which is levied on all types of goods, before departing to their native country.