09 June, 2023

Air Canada's non-stop service between Edinburgh and Toronto restarts.....

Air Canada to operate up to daily during the summer peak and continue three times a week into the winter season 


Cabada's leading international airline, Air Canada has resumed its non-stop service between Edinburgh Airport and Toronto.  The service will operate up to daily during the summer peak and then continue three times a week during the winter season, until 8 January 2024.  

The flights are set to be operated by Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, featuring three cabins comprising of  Air Canada Signature Class with its lie-flat seats, Premium Economy and Economy Class. 

“We are delighted once again to be flying from the Scottish capital with our newly extended non-stop service between Edinburgh and Toronto,” said Stephen Gerrard, Air Canada General Manager Sales, U.K. and Ireland. “Our customers in Scotland will benefit from this direct link to our Toronto hub and beyond to destinations across the Americas in both the summer and winter seasons. We look forward to welcoming our customers on board.” 

“It’s great to see the Air Canada tailfin back at Edinburgh Airport, especially knowing it will be here for a longer duration than ever before now that it stretches into the winter months,” said Jonathan Macneal, Head of Aviation. “Toronto continues to be a destination that generates excitement with passengers and we’re thrilled to be able to provide that direct link – and of course we look forward to welcoming the thousands of Canadian travellers who want to see the very best of Edinburgh and Scotland.” 

Edinburgh – Toronto Schedule (Summer 2023 & Winter 2023/2024)








Dates of Operation 


AC 807 






Up to Daily 

2 June – 28 October 2023 

AC 806 




06:35 (+1) 

Up to Daily 

1 June – 27 October 2023 


AC 807 






Mon, Thu, Sat 

30 October 2023 – 8 January 2024

AC 806 




07:10 (+1) 

Wed, Fri, Sun 

29 October 2023 – 7 January 2024 


Toronto is one the best cities in North America!  It has a vibrant cultural scene, top-quality bars and restaurants, enjoyable nightlife and simply great shopping.  Toronto has it all,  plus it has that little something extra, not least the great scenery just around the corner,  plus the falls which are just a day trip away, but also, it has PATH!   PATH is a mostly underground pedestrian walkway network in downtown Toronto that spans more than 30 kilometres of restaurants, shopping, services and entertainment.

This subterranean walkway links public transit, accommodating more than 200,000 business-day commuters as well as tourists and residents. The PATH provides an important contribution to the economic viability of the city’s downtown core. No matter what the weather is outside, the PATH is always warm and welcoming. Download a map here to see just how extensive it is. 

But, wait,  don't spend all your time in the city like a mole, underground,  be aware that even in Toronto there are some top spots up top to soak up the sun and atmosphere.

Wander to one of the cafes or eating places with outside areas!  

Cabana Waterfront Patio
Cabana's massive 50,000 square foot patio gives you a really bright and colourful outside space to people watch, enjoy the vibe and themed days as well as soak up a bit of sun. Oh and you've got a great view of Toronto's skyline and a massive telly screen, it's for the young and hip really, but worth a look.

No not the hotel receptionist, but a lovely spot on the Harbourfront next to Sugar Beach. Irene is a posh little restaurant that has excellent views of Lake Ontario and Toronto Island. It's got a decent brunch menu, which is an ideal way for a tourist to greet the day after an evening of helping out Toronto's nighttime economy. Try a Benny or a poke or maybe even go for fried green tomoatos.....

The Amsterdam Brewhouse
If you fancy a craft beer,  a chilled vibe, friendly staff and a waterfront view then look no further than The Amsterdam Brewhouse. It is close by everything, not far from the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, Rogers Centre, Scotiabank Arena and Union Station.  It has quite a busy menu with a good number of vegetarian options from pretzels to Thai green curry, from magic mushroom melt to a boneshaker brisket.  Oh and rather helpfully, they've matched the meals with the beer, so no need to sup it and see, all the work has been done for you. 

Kลst at Bisha Hotel
Take a ride up to the 44th floor for Bisha Hotel's signature rooftop restaurant which overlooks an infinity pool and the view is the CN Tower and cityscape. Check out the seasonal menus of modern cuisine or a refreshing cocktails while taking in the amazing view.  It is open for brekkie from eight in the morning during the week and a special weekend brunch menu is in operation on Saturday and Sunday. It is a little on the expensive side, but hey we all need a little treat now and again.  

Other top places to eat include the two Michelin-star Sushi Masaki Saito at 88 Avenue Rd. The one-star Alobar Yorkville at 57A-162 Cumberland St and Aburi Hana located at 102 Yorkville Ave which also has one star. 

For more info on places to see and things to do, visit Destination Toronto.