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47,000+ Customers

100,000+ Transactions

300 Million+ Exchanged



Since 2012

License: M11432814


Branch Information


 

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

 

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

 

(647) 812-2286

 

torontopath@currencymart.net


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Payments Accepted


 

Cash

 

Debit Card

 

E-transfer

 

Wire Transfer

 

Bill Payment (RBC,BMO & Credit Unions Only)


How We Pay Customers

 

Cash

 

E-transfer (Canadian Dollar only)

 

Canadian or US currency cheque

 

Canadian or US dollar wire transfer ($35 charge/wire)

 

Canadian or US dollar electrical fund transfer (arrive next business day)

Parking Instruction

Parking is $3.50 for 30 minutes. Walk into a steel door beside pay station at P1 level, labeled as PATH. Walk straight through the Shearton Hotel and keep walking straight to Richmond-Adelaide Centre. We are on the other side of the food court, beside a handicap ramp.

Parking Entrance at 100 Queen St. W.

PATH Entrance inside Parking P1 Level

Walk Straight Through Shearton Hotel

Richmond-Adelaide Centre in PATH

Access Currency Mart

About 2 minutes walk. Walking into the building of 110 Adelaide St. W., take the escalator from the lobby down to Toronto PATH. Turn right at Rexalll drug store and walk stright to foot court. We are inside the food court, beside a handicap ramp.

About 1 minutes walk. Walking into the building of 120 Adelaide St. W., take the escalator behind the security desk down to Toronto PATH, we are 6 shops away on your right hand side, beside a handicap ramp.

About 1 minutes walk. Walking into the building of 130 Adelaide St. W., take the escalator from the lobby down to Toronto PATH. Turn left at Rexall drug store and walk stright to foot court. We are inside the food court, beside a handicap ramp.

About 1 minutes walk. Walking into the building of 85 Richmond St. W., take the escalator down to Toronto PATH, we are on the other side of the food court beside a handicap ramp.

About 1 minutes walk. Walking into the building of 111 Richmond St. W., take the escalator on your left hand side down to Toronto PATH, we are 6 shops away on your right hand side.

About 8 minutes walk. Walk out queen station from south bound platform, turn left walk into the Bay. Turn right in the Bay, and keep walking straight to Thompson building, keep walking straight to Shearton Centre, and turn left. We are 6 shops away on your right hand side.

About 4 minutes walk.

About 8 minutes walk.

Foreign Exchange Reference

Currency Exchange

Currency exchange is changing one currency to another for the purpose of travel, purchase or investment. According to a study of Bank for International Settlements, daily average was more than $6 trillion trading volume. Currency Mart acts as a counter-party to an off-exchange or an over-the-counter forex transaction of cash, financial instruments, futures contracts, options on futures contracts. Currency exchange is a decentralized market and operates 24 hours per day around the globe. London, New York and Tokyo are the three major currency exchange markets and followed by cities of Hong Kong and Singapore. Decentralized market means each currency exchange broker offers its own buy in and sell out exchange rates. The rates are determined based on the demand, inventory and supply of the particular dealer and also the interbank rates at that moment. That is why exchange rates at the same moment are similar, but different broker to broker.

Currency Exchange Market of Canada

Annually, about $600 billion Canadian dollars exchanged to other currencies, over 50% is changed to US dollar and Euro dollar is the second most wanted currency. RBC is the major player in Canadian foreign exchange market. With the other four major banks, banks count 90% of market transaction volume. In addition to banks, large corporations who deal with petroleum or grains conduct massive amount of foreign exchange transactions. Licensed brokers who serve retail clients and small businesses fill up the rest of market gap.

Currency Exchange Market of Toronto

The demand of currency exchange in Toronto is mainly from manufacturing activies, because most manufacturing business sell their products to United States and get paid by us dollars. In addition, purchasing property, vehicle, pay tutition and travel expense are supplements of the currency exchange market in Toronto. In fact, the amount of exchanging USD to CAD is much more than exchanging CAD to USD.

Currency Exchange Rate

Exchange rate is updated every 5 minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Each exchange rate comes with 2 expressions, which express the same rate in 2 different ways. Each expression is 4 digits accuracy.

USD CAD

USD CAD exchange is the most important trading currency pair in Canada. The particular currency pair can count up to 50% of transaction volumn for a Canadian currency exchange broker. For some province, the precentage is even higher. Currency Mart as a currency exchange dealer, we always keep USD currency in stock for customers demand.

How to Choose a Reputable Foreign Exchange Dealer

Exchange money from a reputable foreign exchange dealer is a way to same money, but the drawback is customers need to find out which foreign exchange dealer is a money saver. This is a little bit easy for people in their own city, but when people in their travel destination city, the answer is not that obvious. Here is a few tips how to find a reputable foreign exchange dealer.

Avoid foreign exchange kiosk at airports, hotels and tourist hotspots

Those foreign exchange kiosks in airports, hotels, and tourist hotspots target tourist as customers and offer convenitent but expensive foreign exchange solution. For exchange amount over $500, avoid those kiosks is a better option.

Check google generic search result for foreign exchanger dealers

Google search is really accruate. The No. 1 foreign exchange dealer in the search result is usually the best in that area. Please watch for "ad" symbol, becasue the result with "ad" symbol is a paid search result, not from generic ranking.

Read Google review of the foreign exchagne dealer

Google review is a really useful information tool to let you know the dealer before deal with them. Please read through reviews, especially the negative reviews. Some reviews are faked by business owners but are so easy to identified. The scenario of generic review is so rare, so you can tell this was real happened when you read it.

Call dealer before you go.

Talk to the dealer which you would like to deal with. Get the answers about exchange rate, payment accepted, denominations available.

Service Area

Currency Exchange Yonge and Adelaide

Currency Exchange Toronto Downtown Currency Mart is about 2 blocks west of Yonge and Adelaide, right at the interaction of York and Adelaide.

Located at the center of Toronto financial core, Currency Exchange Toronto Downtown Currency Mart services people who works in office building north of the Union Station, west of Yonge St., east of University Ave. and south of Dundus St.

In addition to working population, our downtown location also the first choice for residents of waterfront community, west of University Ave.

Currency Exchange Businesses near Yonge and Adelaide

  • Ebix Cash
  • Wall Street Finance
  • Currency Mart

Yonge and Adelaide Currency Exchange Customers

Most customers from this area are working populations in the fields of finace, law, accounting.

Yonge and Adelaide Currency Exchange Amount

From a few hundreds to a few thousands.

Yonge and Adelaide Currency Exchange Popular Currencies

  • United States Dollar
  • Euro Dollar
  • Pound Sterling
  • Japanese Yen

Currency Exchange Eaton Centre

Currency Exchange Toronto Downtown Currency Mart is about 2 blocks west, 1 block south of Eaton Shopping Centre, right at the interaction of York and Adelaide.

Located at the center of Toronto financial core, Currency Exchange Toronto Downtown Currency Mart services people who visit Toronto downtown.

Currency Exchange Businesses in Eaton Centre

  • Calforex

Eaton Centre Currency Exchange Customers

Tourists

Yonge and Adelaide Currency Exchange Amount

Up to a few hundreds.

Eaton Centre Currency Exchange Popular Currencies

  • United States Dollar
  • Euro Dollar
  • Pound Sterling
  • Japanese Yen

Currency Exchange Yonge and Dundus

Currency Exchange Toronto Downtown Currency Mart is about 2 blocks south of Yonge and Dundus, 2 blocks west of Yonge and Adelaide.

Located in Richmon-Adelaide Centre, Currency Exchange Toronto Downtown Currency Mart services tourist who shop near Eatons shopping centre area.

In addition to tourists, our downtown location also the first choice for residents of Yonge St.

Currency Exchange Businesses near Yonge and Dundus

  • Interchange Financial

Yonge and Dundus Currency Exchange Customers

Most customers from this area are tourists and mixed with some working people, local residents and international students

Yonge and Dundus Currency Exchange Amount

A few hundreds

Yonge and Dundus Currency Exchange Popular Currencies

  • United States Dollar
  • Euro Dollar
  • Pound Sterling
  • Japanese Yen

Currency Exchange Yonge and College

Currency Exchange Toronto Downtown Currency Mart is about 3 blocks south of Yonge and College, 2 blocks west of Yonge and Adelaide.

International students are our major customers. We are on their way between school and home.

Currency Exchange Businesses near Yonge and College

  • College Currency Exchange

Yonge and College Currency Exchange Customers

Most customers from this area are international students

Yonge and College Currency Exchange Amount

A few thousands.

Yonge and College Currency Exchange Popular Currencies

  • United States Dollar
  • Euro Dollar
  • Pound Sterling
  • Japanese Yen

Currency Exchange Yonge and Bloor

Currency Exchange Toronto Downtown Currency Mart is about 4 blocks south of Yonge and College, 2 blocks west of Yonge and Adelaide.

Currency Exchange Businesses near Yonge and Bloor

  • York Currency Exchange

Yonge and Bloor Currency Exchange Customers

Most customers from this area are local residents

Yonge and Bloor Currency Exchange Amount

Thousands to 100K

Yonge and Bloor Currency Exchange Popular Currencies

  • United States Dollar
  • Euro Dollar
  • Pound Sterling
  • Japanese Yen

Currency Exchange Yonge and St. Claire

Currency Exchange Toronto Downtown Currency Mart is about 5 blocks south of Yonge and College, 2 blocks west of Yonge and Adelaide.

Currency Exchange Businesses near Yonge and Dundus

There is no currency exchange business establishment in this area. The best option is toronto downtown and the closest option is Yonge and Bloor

Yonge and St. Claire Currency Exchange Customers

Most customers from this area are local residents.

Yonge and St. Claire Currency Exchange Amount

Thousands to 100K

Yonge and St. Claire Currency Exchange Popular Currencies

  • United States Dollar
  • Euro Dollar
  • Pound Sterling
  • Japanese Yen

Currency Exchange Toronto - FAQ

Calling each foreign exchange dealer in Toronto and asking for a quote will find you the best exchange rate in Toronto.

  • Firstly, the exchange rate is time sensitive information. The best exchange rate provider of your last deal may not offer the best exchange rate currently.
  • Secondly, the exchange rate is currency dependent. A foreign exchange dealer offers the best exchange rate for the United States dollars may not have the best exchange rate for the Euro dollars.
  • Thirdly, the actual exchange rate applied is payment restricted. For example, the exchange rate for electronic payment is much better than cash settlement, due to the cost of fraud, lost or stolen.
  • Finally, the exchange rate is also pending on inventory level and currency trend. In case of overstock and downtrend, a foreign exchange dealer is more likely to offer a better exchange rate than usual to speed up sales.
  • Due to all the driving factors above, only calling each foreign exchange dealer in Toronto and asking for a quote can get you the best exchange in Toronto.

Yes, all branches of local banks and credit unions offer currency exchange services, however there are a few things to pay attention to.

Banks and credit unions only deal with customers who have accounts with them. For small amounts under $100, airport and shopping mall foreign exchange kiosks and hotel front desks are acceptable, even the exchange rate is terrible and fees are high, but really convenient.

For amounts over $1000, it is worth calling each surrounding foreign exchange dealers to find out who offers the best exchange rates.Some well known foreign exchange dealers are:

  • Currency Mart
  • Calforex
  • Continental
  • Interchange Financial
  • Kantor

How much do banks charge for currency exchange Canada?

In general, banks may mark up the currency exchange rate up to 8% for their retail customers with small amounts of exchange plus the flat amount processing fee, such as $5. These markup and fee vary from bank to bank and branch to branch.

Generally speaking, banks with large branch networks charge more and banks with fewer branches, and credit unions offer exchange rates better than banks.

Yes, all branches of local banks and credit unions offer currency exchange services, however there are a few things to pay attention to.

  • Banks do not deal with all currencneis, common currencies only such as US dollar or Euro dollar. In general, banks only deal with about 20 - 30 currencies. Only RBC in Canada deals a little bit more than other banks.
  • Usually, banks do not keep foreign currency in stock. Customers need to place an order for it and pick it up 3 - 5 days later.
  • If customers sell foreign currency cash to their bank branches, not all branches pay for the foreign currencies right the way. Some branches send the foreign cash to their processing centre to exam and then deposit the payment to your bank account a few days later.
  • Most banks only purchase or sell foreign currencies to clients with a bank account with them.

All banks and credit unitons offer currency exchange serivce, but the drawbacks are usually bank branches do not keep foreign currency cash in stock and also the exchange rate branches offer less favourabvle for customers.

Beside banks and credit unions, there are a few non financial institution currency exchange dealers in Toronto. Most their locations are in Toronto downtown or the international airport.

These non financial institution foreign exchange dealers try to distingish their services to others so they do not directly complete with each other.

  • Currency exchange dealers in airport target customers who need convenient services. That is why usually airport locations open much longer hours, such as 12 hours per day. Premium locations and longer hours determinted that the opeartion cost for airport locations are much higher than regualr locations, so the currency exchange rates offered by airport locations are terrible for customers. Typically, customers only exchange small amounts for immidately expenses, such as $30 dollar for a taxi.
  • Dealers in Toronto downtown aim corporate or large amount individual customers. A typical transaction amount is $10,000 for start. Usually this type of foreign exchange dealers do not handle physical cash. All transactions are done by wire transfer or electrical fund transfer, a payment processing system used by all Canadian banks. The exchange rate offered by this type of dealers are much better than banks, but the drawback is each transaction takes 1 - 2 business days to complete. The service is ideal for large amount customers who plans a head of time.
  • Farmers are the main customers of all currency exchange dealers in Toronto. Farmers trade hugn amount of currency in spring to purchase supply and in fall after selling their harvest.

  • Business owners such as auto dealers, trading companies and restaurants, as well as hotels. These type of businesses either accumulate huge amount of foreicn currency during daily operation or need to make large purchase and pay in foreign currency.

  • New immgrants brings in their savings of their whole lifes to Canada. Also, most new immigrants need to make a large purchase during their first 2 years, a house. That is why the currency exchange demind for new immigrants is huge

  • International students spends their 5 years of best life in Toronto. They bring in about $30,000 a year per person to Toronto.

  • Canadians who are planning to purchase a property in overseas for their retire life.

  • Travellers make small amount exchange, but the huge number of visitors makes the businesses still attractive for currency exchange dealers.

All banks and credit unions offer currency exchange services, but these branches do not keep Euro dollar in stock. Customers need to order with them and pick it up 3 - 5 days later.

Both Currency Mart Toronto downtown and Toronto North York keep Euro cash in stock all the time for the convenience of customer.

From the exchange rate point of view, HSBC Canada offers the best currency exchange rate amount all banks in Canada.

From the exchange rate point of view, in general, the exchange rate in the morning is better than afternoon, beginning of each week is better than near the end of the week.

Please try to have your foreign currency exchanged about 1 week before your departure date.

If the leftover foreign currency is bill, you can still take the bills to local banks or currency exchange dealers.

Most likely, no one takes care leftover foreign coins.

Please try to have your foreign currency exchanged about 1 week before your departure date.

We suggest you to exchange currency a few days before you departure. The reason is you have time to compare and shop around. In addition, Currency Mart can purchase back 30% of your purchase back in 30 days at the same exchange rate printed on the receipt.

Currency exchange dealers try to carry as many currencies as possible, but the supply and the fluctuating currency exchange rates limit our capability. As a currency exchang dealer, United State dollar and Euro dollar are mush have currencies. In addition, some currencies, such as Mexican peso and currencies for other sunshine destination are must have for winter seaosn. To sum up, we try to carry all European country currencies all year around and travel destination country currencies in winter. Please check our currency list for details.

On average, our trade amount is around $700 Canadian dollar per transaction. This amount can be doubled if you travel to US or other European countries and can be reduced to half if you travel to developing countries.

We do not accept foreign coins.

As for Canadian coins, we only accept the following amounts for the following denominations:

  • Fifty dollars ($50), or the equivalent of one roll of two dollar ($2.00) coins
  • Twenty-five dollars ($25), or the equivalent of one roll of one dollar ($1.00) coins
  • Ten dollars ($10), or the equivalent of one roll of twenty-five cent ($0.25) coins
  • Five dollars ($5), or the equivalent of one roll of ten cent ($0.10) coins
  • Two dollars ($2.00), or the equivalent of one roll of five cent ($0.05) coins

We reserve the right to use our discretion for accepting Canadian coin, as outlined by the Currency Act under “Legal Tender: section 8, subsection (2)”