GETTING THERE:The flight from Washington to Toronto takes anywhere from 50 minutes to an hour and a half, depending on the tail wind. Air Canada and United offer nonstop service, with round-trip fares from $250.
To access the PATH, look for the colored logo outside specific buildings or enter through such subway stations as Union Station. The PATH map also shows entry points.
WHERE TO STAY:Six major hotels are part of the PATH plan -- no outside entry required. I stayed at the Hilton(145 Richmond St. W., 416-869-3456,
WHERE TO EAT:Besides food courts and other mall fare, you can sample some of the finest cuisine in Toronto without leaving the underground. Canoe (66 Wellington St. W., 416-364-0054) sits on the 54th floor of the TF Bank Tower, overlooking the lake. Try the wild mushroom soup ($8), Yarmouth scallops ($22) and bison tenderloin ($38).
ByMark (66 Wellington St. W., 416-777-1144) is known for its incredibly pricey hamburger ($32), topped with brie and truffles. Other dishes include foie gras with Yorkshire pudding ($22) and roasted Ontario pickerel ($34). For drinks, head upstairs to its swank bar, with great views of the street.
On the opposite end of the PATH, Spring Rolls by Thai Pan(40 Dundas St. W., 416-585-2929) serves standard Asian fare. Dishes include pad thai (from $6), noodle soups (from $5) and rice platters (from $6).
WHAT TO DO:Learn about the country's favorite pastime at the Hockey Hall of Fame(Yonge and Front streets in BCE Place, 416-360-7735,
INFO:Tourism Toronto, 800-499-2514,
-- Andrea Sachs