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Driving

The City of Toronto is designed on a grid system and is easy to navigate by car. Streets in the downtown core tend to be smaller arterials, while those away from the core tend to be larger, four-to-six lane avenues. In response to rapid growth throughout the region, governments at all levels are investing heavily in public transit.

Toronto is connected to the United States and the rest of Canada through a highly developed highway system. For those entering, crossing or leaving the city, the 400 series highway system offers the fastest options. These highways, along with the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW), and the Don Valley Parkway (DVP) crisscross the city allowing goods and services to move efficiently.

Map of the existing expressways in the City of Toronto.