Flying to Toronto:


Toronto's Pearson International airport (YYZ Pearson Intl.) is linked in to the public transit and is connected to the main highways. More information about the airport and transportation to and from the city can be found on the Toronto Pearson website.

Upon arrival at the airport, public transportation is a recommended option. The new Union Pearson (UP) Express is a train that runs from the Pearson International Airport to Union Station (the third and last stop). From Union Station, it is about a 15-25 minute walk to the Chelsea Hotel and the other facilities. The fare for the UP Express is listed online at $12 CA. Alternatively, if you'd prefer to save a few dollars and spend a little more time, you can catch the bus line 192 which will take you to the Tube (Toronto's subway or Metro link)and you can exit at the College Street Metro Stop.

The fare for a city taxi to go from the airport to the city is listed online to be $50 - 80 CA.

Driving from nearby cities


Nearby Airports and Driving Time Estimate

City, State Estimated Driving Time
Rochester, New York 3 Hours
Buffalo, New York 2 hour
Detroit, Michigan 3 to 4 1/2 hours

International Travellers to Canada


The Canadian government requirements for international travellers are listed under these sites:

1. Determine if Canada requires you to get a VISA, an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) for travellers from your country of origen

2. Electronic Travel Authorization information

3. For those USA citizens who will be returning to USA, the documentation requirements differ if you are flying or driving.

Flying You will need either a USA passport or NEXUS card.

DrivingYou can use either of these or a US Passport card - Enhanced Driver's license currently available in MI, NY, VT and WA. Green Card holders in US will need to get eTA to fly into and out of Canada. Finally, travellers with children should research the requirements before leaving USA.

Please verify that this information is still current before leaving on your trip, as USA travel rules may be in flux.

4. Certain items are illegal in Canada like pepper spray, mace or stun guns. We discourage anyone bringing firearms.


Map of Meeting and Hotel Locations




Street map showing Faculty Club, MaRS building and Hotel - Click here for larger map




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