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Transportation

The University of Toronto's St. George campus is located close to the downtown area of Toronto. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is 28 km away (about 30-40 minutes depending on traffic).
 
The main conference venue is the Bahen Building, 40 St. George Street, Toronto, ON.
 
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Getting to the University of Toronto

Visit Google Maps for comprehensive directions to or from UofT.

By Air

Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is located west of Toronto, about 30-40 minutes by car or taxi. The Toronto City Centre Airport is a small airport located on the Toronto Islands, close to the downtown core.

Airport Connections to YYZ
  • By Subway: The 192 Airport Rocket (bus) connects the airport to Kipling station on the Bloor subway line. The bus runs every half an hour or so, less often off-peak, and you need exact change to pay ($2.75). It stops at all the terminals, but you may need to go up or down a floor from arrivals. The Kipling station is 15 subway stops to St. George (the bus and subway are included in one fare). Travel between the airport and St. George takes just over one hour. (Subway service begins at 9:00 am on Sunday and 6:00am other days). More information: TTC web site for airport service.
  • By Shuttle Bus: Airport Express provides a shuttle service to and from several downtown hotels (including the Delta Chelsea and the Chestnut St. Student Residence/Metropolitan Hotel) to the airport for $18.50 (a return ticket is $29.95) . You can buy your tickets on-line or directly from the bus driver.
  • By Taxi: The flat-rate fare to/from downtown will be $46 plus tip. There are two kinds of taxis: limos and taxis. The limo drivers wear a hat and cost $5 more. Takes about 1/2 hour. The standard tip is 15%. Trips to the airport may be arranged in advance by calling an airport taxi company. Alternatively, you may take a regular city taxi to the airport. If you do so, you have the option of negotiating a flat rate with the driver before you set off. If you negotiate a flat rate, the driver is required to put the meter on and charge you the lesser of the flat rate you negotiated and the charge on the meter. Most taxis and limos accept credit cards.
  • By Rental Car: Rental car agencies are available on-site at Toronto Pearson with 24-hour support to reserve, pick-up, and return rental vehicles. For more information, please contact the car rental agencies on the aforementioned Toronto Pearson web page.
By Car

If you are coming into Toronto on Highway 401, take the exit onto the Don Valley Parkway (404 South), travel south on DVP until Bloor/Bayview. Take this exit, and keep left, looking for the sign that says Bloor St. Travel west on Bloor until you reach St. George St. Turn left (south) onto St George and continue south on St George to College St. There is limited parking available on campus during the week. If you can find it, it costs about $14 per day. On the weekend, parking is available in King's College Circle (and many other sites) for about $6-$7 per day. Purchase a voucher from the Parking Pay & Display machines. Credit cards are accepted. Please consult the University of Toronto Campus Parking web site for more information; this web site also includes a detailed map of parking locations.

If you driving to Toronto on the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW), follow the QEW all the way to Toronto. The QEW becomes the Gardiner Expressway as you approach Toronto. Exit off the Gardiner Expressway at Spadina Ave. Travel north on Spadina to College Street. Make a right and travel east along College Street until you reach St. George Street. Make a left on St. George Street and travel north into the UofT campus. There is very limited parking on campus, however.

By Subway

The closest subway stations are St. George station (on the Bloor-Danforth line and the University-Spadina line) or Queen's Park station (on the University-Spadina line). If you are exiting from St. George station, take the St. George Street exit and turn left to walk south on St. George Street into the campus area. If you are exiting from Queen's Park station at University and College, go west on College until you reach St. George Street. Turn right to walk north on St. George Street into the campus.


 

 

 
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