I am planning to visit some family members for 2 months (nov and Dec) with my 2 years old toddler and my mother. Since we will be staying with my family, we will be saving a lot on that, but they don't have an extra car that I could borrow. So I looked up renting out a car with full insurances it will costs us around CAD3500, which is a bit too much for us.
Am wondering if taking a taxi might be the right thing to do (cheaper) instead of renting a car. We will be staying at Pickering, and I will love to take my toddler out for a walk everyday (if it gets too cold then we'll grab a cab and head to some indoor play area). Weekly travel to Zoos or other kid friendly places such as YMCA? Would also love to go the farmer's markets and do grocery shoppings. We'll like to visit Niagara falls as well for a 2 day trip, and likely head over to Buffalo for some shopping trip.
I know I could probably grab a cab to GO and use the subway, but I've been told that it's too cold waiting for the subway and that it's not a good idea specially with a toddler.
We are from a hot South American country where the snow is unknown to us, so might not have cold resistance.