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May 16 -19, 2016 |Getting Around


The conference will be held at Victoria College, University of Toronto. 

Gooderham Building
Photo courtesy of Toronto Tourism & Visitors Association

1. By Toronto Transit Commission (TTC): With four lines and 69 stops, Toronto’s subway system is easy to navigate. Maps are displayed on all subway cars and are available at station ticket booths. Subway stops connect to streetcar or bus routes that weave throughout the city and extend to the GTA (hold on to your paper transfer for free connections). Single fare is $3 for adults, $2 for students/seniors and 75 cents for children; keep in mind that drivers don’t provide change. You can save money by buying multiple tokens or tickets or a one-day or one-week transit pass. Single-day passes cost $11 and allow unlimited rides from the start of service until 5:30 the following morning. On weekends and statutory holidays, the $11 day pass provides unlimited travel for a group of up to six people, with a maximum of two adults. Weekly passes, valid from Monday to Sunday, cost $39.25 for adults and $31.25 for students/ seniors. Visit ttc.ca or call 416-393-INFO for more information.

2. By GO Transit: For routes out of Toronto into neighbouring suburbs, check GO Transit bus and train schedules at gotransit.com.

3. By regional transit: Visiting Mississauga? Go to the Click n’ Ride route planner on mississauga. ca, type in your origin and destination, and the website will map out your best route. For route information in Brampton, visit Brampton Transit at brampton.ca.

4. By taxi: Toronto has numerous cab companies, and all charge the same base rate of $4.25, plus $1.75 per kilometre ($1.09 per mile) or 52 cents a minute. The easiest cab number to remember is 416-TAXICAB, which connects you to all taxi and airport-limo companies.

5. By bike: Renting a bike is easy. Keep an eye peeled for automated bike stands throughout the city. Bike rentals are ideal for shorter rides and are a great alternative to taxi jaunts. Grab a bike at one stand, then return it to another. Visit toronto.ca for a Toronto cycling map.

6. By foot: Toronto is a safe and walkable city. Look for trails throughout the parks, gardens and beaches; routes are outlined at toronto.ca. Explore the PATH, an easy-to-navigate system of underground walkways and shopping arcades that runs beneath the downtown core. The 30-km x subway stations, major hotels and several attractions, including Union Station, Roy Thomson Hall, The Air Canada Centre, CN Tower, Toronto Eaton Centre, Queens Quay and City Hall. Maps are available at toronto.ca.

Source: Toronto Tourism & Visitors Association