The conference will take place on the downtown campus of the University of Toronto, also known as the St. George campus.
Toronto is a safe, walkable city with an excellent transit system—the Toronto Transit Commission, or TTC. We have provided a list of recommended accommodations at various price-points: all of these accommodation options are located within a short (10-15 minute) walk or transit ride from the conference venue.
Summer accommodation at University of Toronto residences:
New College residence
Single: $19.50 - $42 per night
Double (per person): $14.25 - $31.50 per night
Victoria University residence
Single: $60 per night
Double: $82 per night
(ask about student rates)
St. Michael's College residence
Single: $44.50 - $55 per night
Double (per person): $35 - $42 per night
Chestnut residence (something between a dorm and a hotel)
Single: $99 per night
Double: $99 per night
Hotels (there are many hotels in downtown Toronto; these ones are close to campus):
The Delta Chelsea
Holiday Inn Bloor-Yorkville
(Marriott) Courtyard Downtown
Toronto is served by two airports: Pearson International Airport, about 28 km from the city centre, and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, located in the harbour downtown.
Pearson International Airport serves over 65 airlines. You can travel from the airport into the city by limo, taxi, shuttle bus, or public transit.
- Taxis and limos that serve Pearson are licensed, and charge fixed rates according to zone; information about them, and maps indicating fares by zone, can be found at the GTAA (Greater Toronto Airport Authority)'s page, here. The difference between a taxi and a limo is a few dollars; to travel to the St. George campus area by taxi costs between $53 and $56; to travel by limo costs between $58 and $62. Be sure to take a taxi or limo only from the designated stands at the airport; apparently unlicensed drivers sometimes try to accost travellers inside the airport.
- Airport Express is a shuttle bus service offering less expensive transportation from the airport to some downtown hotels. Unfortunately, the only one of our recommended lodgings served directly by Airport Express is the residence at 89 Chestnut. Nevertheless, the shuttle bus remains an economical way to get downtown, and within a short transit ride of campus. For example, from the Fairmont Royal York Hotel you can walk across the street to the Union Station subway station. From there, you can travel to the St. George station on the University line to reach the Holiday Inn or New College residence; the Museum station on the University line to reach the Victoria College or St. Mike's College residences; the Dundas station on the Yonge line to reach the Marriott Courtyard Downtown; or the Dundas or College stations on the Yonge line to reach the Delta Chelsea.
- The Toronto Transit Commission operates a bus from the airport to the Bloor subway line; their webpage can be found here. Once you arrive at the Kipling station, travel east to St. George station for the Holiday Inn or New College residence; to Bay for Victoria College or St. Mike's College residences; to Yonge for the Marriott Courtyard; or to the St. George station and then transfer to the southbound train to the St. Patrick station for the 89 Chestnut residence.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport serves some Air Canada flights, but its primary tenant is Porter Airlines, which flies between Toronto and major central- and eastern-Canadian cities and some American hubs, including Boston, Chicago, New York, and Washington. Transportation to the U of T campus from Billy Bishop is a short public transit ride.
- When you land at Billy Bishop Airport, you will travel by ferry (for free) across the 121-meter Western Gap to the mainland. From there, you have various transportation options:
- Porter operates a free shuttle service to the Fairmont Royal York hotel downtown. Please see directions above to find out about travelling from the Royal York to the conference hotels/residences via public transit.
- There are always many, many taxis waiting to take you from the island airport to downtown.
- Or, for $3 Canadian, you can take the #109 streetcar from the stop on Queen's Quay to Union Station, and from there transfer to the subway to arrive at your destination.
- More information about transportation to/from Billy Bishop can be found here.
If you are travelling by train, you will arrive at Union Station. From there, you can connect directly to the subway line.
If you are travelling by bus, you will arrive at the Toronto Coach Terminal at 610 Bay Street. The terminal is equidistant from the Dundas subway station on the Yonge line (to the east) and the St. Patrick subway station (to the west).