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Currency Exchange Toronto

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47,000+ Customers

100,000+ Transactions

300 Million+ Exchanged



Since 2012

License: M11432814


Branch Information


 

Monday - Friday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

 

Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

Sunday: Closed

 

(647) 812-2876

 

yonge.sheppard@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 $4 for 30 minutes. We are at L1 level

Parking Entrance at Doris & Greenfield

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.

Service Area

Currency Exchange Yonge and Steeles

Currency Exchange Toronto North York Currency Mart is about 2 blocks south of Yonge and Steeles, right at the interaction of Yonge and Sheppard.

Located at the center of Toronto, Currency Exchange Toronto North York Currency Mart services residents of Toronto and near by cities

Currency Exchange Businesses near Yonge and Steel

  • Rosco Trading

Yonge and Steeles Currency Exchange Customers

Local residents and new immigrants

Yonge and Steeles Currency Exchange Amount

A few thousands

Yonge and Steeles Currency Exchange Popular Currencies

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

Currency Exchange Yonge and Finch

Currency Exchange Toronto North York Currency Mart is about 1 block south of Yonge and Finch, right at the interaction of Yonge and Sheppard.

Located at the center of Toronto, Currency Exchange Toronto North York Currency Mart services residents of Toronto and near by cities

Currency Exchange Businesses near Yonge and Finch

  • Interchange Financial
  • Everfore

Yonge and Finch Currency Exchange Customers

Local residents and new immigrants

Yonge and Finch Currency Exchange Amount

A few thousands

Yonge and Finch Currency Exchange Popular Currencies

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

Currency Exchange Yonge and Lawrence

Currency Exchange Toronto North York Currency Mart is about 1 block noth of Yonge and Lawrence, right at the interaction of Yonge and Sheppard.

Located at the center of Toronto, Currency Exchange Toronto North York Currency Mart services residents of Toronto and near by cities

Currency Exchange Businesses near Yonge and Finch

  • None

Yonge and Lawrence Currency Exchange Customers

Local residents

Yonge and Lawrence Currency Exchange Amount

A few thousands up to 100K

Yonge and Lawrence Currency Exchange Popular Currencies

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

Currency Exchange Yonge and Eglinton

Currency Exchange Toronto North York Currency Mart is about 2 block south of Yonge and Eglinton, right at the interaction of Yonge and Sheppard.

Located at the center of Toronto, Currency Exchange Toronto North York Currency Mart services residents of Toronto and near by cities

Currency Exchange Businesses near Yonge and Finch

  • Ultimate currency exchange

Yonge and Eglinton Currency Exchange Customers

Local residents.

Yonge and Eglinton Currency Exchange Amount

A few thousands

Yonge and Eglinton Currency Exchange Popular Currencies

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

Currency Exchange Toronto - FAQ

Foreign exchange dealers who have retail shops in shopping malls, city centers and border crossings are the best places to exchange foreign currency, but please avoid foreign exchange kiosks at airports, hotels and tourist hotspots.

These dealers target local residents as their customers, offer better than banks’ exchange rate and longer service hours. The most attractive advantage is they have foreign currency in stock and you can get it right the way.

Foreign exchange dealers at airports, hotels, and tourist hotspots target visitors. Since the exchange amounts are usually small, the rate and fees are very high.

All banks in Canada do currency exchange, but please be aware of the following restrictions.

Firstly, most Canadian banks only deal with customers who have bank accounts with them.

Secondly, most Canadian banks do not keep foreign currency in their branches, and take about 3-5 business days to bring foreign currency in and give it to customers.

Finally, usually bank charges are more than credit unions and individual foreign exchange dealers.

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

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 and asking for a quote can get you the best exchange.

Figure out a way to find someone who needs the currency you have and has the currency you want and willing to trade a certain amount at the current rate of this moment, is the cheapest way to exchange currency.

For currency exchange under $3000 Canadian, there is no ID requirement for first time customers.

For exchange amount over $3000 Canadian, any government issued ID with a unique identification number is acceptable.

Yes, you can. Banks will convert your foreign currency into the currency of your account base on their retail exchange rate, which usually is really really terrible.

Our rates are not as same as other Toronto currency exchange dealers. Each dealer set up its owner currency exchange rates based on the mid-market rates and adjusted the mark up according to its inventory level and other factors. One thing for sure is since our mark up are lower than banks, the currency exchange rates we offer are better than banks.

Google or ther media posts the mid-market exchange rate, which is the average number between a buy in rate and a sell out rate. The mid-market rate is a good refererence number for general public to have a brief idea what the current exchagne rate right now, but the mid-market rate is not the rate that the financial market is currently trading at. In addition, Google or other media posts a rate which ususally is about at least 20 minutes ago. When we trade at Currency Mart, we apply up to second live rates.

If you pay attention to currency exchange rate long enough, you will have a brief idea what is happening now and you may have a senose of prediction what will happen in the next a few months. Oppositely, as a currency exchange dealer, we have no idea what will happen during the same day or even during the same week.

As a currency exchagne dealer, we need adjust our exchange rates everyday in order to stay competitive. We adjust our exchang rates based on our inventory level, current trend of the particular currency, comeptitor's exchange rate. The general rules are described below.

  • If our current inventory level is more than desired, we will lower our rate to speed up the sales. Oppositely, if our inventory is less than ideal, we will rise our rate to slow down the sales.
  • If the current trend for a currency is going up, we need rise our exchange rate, becasue the replacement cost for the particular currency will be higher. Otherwise, we will reduce our rate becasue we will lose value anyway if we keep the currency in stock.
  • If we need speed up sales, we need set up our rate lower than competitors'.

To find the lowest exchange rate to convert currency is easy. First of all, find and call your local banks(such as RBC, BMO, TD, Scotia, CIBC, National bank), and credit unions. And ask each bank the exchange rate that they offer for the currency that you want to purchase. Then call a reputable local currency exchange dealer like Currency Mart and ask for their rate. Alternatively, you could go to their website currencymart.net for live rates. Local currency dealer usually offers the most favourable foreign exchange rates than banks. Best of all, unlike some Forex providers like Oanda , Globex, XE that only do online payment, local currency dealers like Currency Mart not only does foreign currency online transfers, but also carries different foreign currency banknotes in stock, like euro, pesos, pounds, francs, dinars or rupees so that you do not need to order in advance. Because currency exchange rates are live and usually change every few minutes, so make sure to check Currency Converter from currencymart.net for the live and updated exchange rates.

There are many places that you could exchange foreign currencies, such as: local banks. (because banks usually do not have foreign currencies in stock, so you have to order the currency you need in advance, and of course you need to open a bank account before you could do the exchange), airport kiosks, stores in the tourist areas, and local currency exchange dealers like Currency Mart. Local dealers usually offer the best currency exchange rates. And if you are buying USD, Euro, British pounds or other currencies from Currency Mart, you do not need to open an account in advance.

US Dollars are stronger than Canadian Dollars, one of the reasons is because the United State’s interest rate is higher than Canada’s. And higher rates attract more lenders and foreign capital into the market which made USD stronger than CAD. For live exchange rate, you could visit currencymart.net. You could find both live mid-market rates (also called Interbank Rate) and the exchange rates for cash and noncash payments. Keep in mind that Interbank Rates are usually for reference, not for trading.

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)”