Richard D'Ambrosio, Travel Market Report
Toronto had a record-breaking 2017, welcoming 43.7 million visitors to the region, spending $8.8 billion locally, including more than $700 million on overnight lodging, attractions and room nights.
International visits topped 5 million for the first time, with nearly 3 million American overnight visitors, spending $1.8 billion. An additional 2.1 million overnight visitors arrived from overseas markets led by China (319,000) and the U.K. (263,000). Overseas spending accounted for more than $2 billion for the first time, increasing the 2016 spend by $231 million.