My family had visited Niagara Falls and Toronto last month. We drove from Niagara Falls to a hotel near Markham in a car that we rented in Buffalo. Overall, we had a good time in Toronto. The Hippo tour was a big hit with my kids.
Today, I received a notice from the car rental company that they had paid some fines for me and therefore made a charge against my credit cards.
It seems that I had failed to pay toll on Hwy 400 and Hwy 404, a total of four times while I was there. One of the charges said I traveled 21.3 km on Hwy 400 for a toll of $4.09 plus a video toll charge of $3.25. The car rental company then added on another $10 for their trouble.
I don't remember seeing any toll booths on any highway around Toronto. Did I miss it? and missed it four times? Or was I suppose to have purchased a ticket before I get on the highway. The total amount is small so it does not bother me. It is just the thought that I have been "evading tolls" in Canada made me a little taken aback. Good thing that the Canadian Mounted Police did not chase me down. :-)
I wonder if other visitors to Toronto had similar experiences. Before my trip, I had been following the Toronto forum for many days. I don't recall seeing this issue mentioned. (I could have missed that as well).