Currency exchange offices, conveniently located at most Ontario Travel Information Centres at the U.S./Ontario border, offer a good rate of exchange and are open daily. Currency exchanges are also available at international airports (Toronto, Ottawa) and at all banks, trust companies and credit unions.
Banks are generally open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday; to 6 p.m. Friday. Most trust companies are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and Saturday mornings.
Familiarize yourself with the security features of Canadian banknotes, by visiting the Bank of Canada's website.
Canada has ended the production of the one cent penny coin, however it can still be used in cash transactions.
Ontario has a 13% HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) applicable to most goods, purchased gifts, food/beverages, and services. 8% of the HST is the provincial portion and 5% is the federal portion.
CURRENCY CONVERTER TOOL Here is a helpful tool to help you convert your currency to Canadian dollars. To convert from one currency to another: Enter an Amount in the format shown Select a currency type using the From and To drop down menus Click the CONVERT button to perform the conversion
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