Getting here

Toronto is served by two international airports:

  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is approximately 26km from campus. The airport is connected to downtown by the UP Express train, which runs every 15-30 minutes. The train takes 30 minutes to reach downtown, and costs $12.35 CAD. A ride from Toronto Pearson International Airport to the University of Toronto campus would typically cost ~$60-70 for a taxi and ~$40-45 for an Uber.
  • Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) is a smaller airport located on the Toronto Islands. Cab fare from Billy Bishop to downtown is approximately ~$20-$25. The airport also offers a free shuttle service to Union station, which departs every 15 minutes and takes 5 – 10 minutes depending on traffic

Via Rail offers train service into Union Station, from major Canadian cities as well as some US destinations.


The conference will take place in the Blackburn Room, on the 4th floor of Robarts Library. This is the main library at the heart of the University of Toronto’s St. George Campus. An interactive map of campus is available here.


There are numerous hotels within walking distance of campus, ranging from 2 to 5 stars.

Toronto is a large city, served by an equally large variety of hotels and other accommodation options. For attendees who want to stay further from campus, our campus is super easy to access by subway (St. George and Spadina stations are both a 5 minute walk).

Space may also be available in student rooms during the summer months at the following University of Toronto Colleges:

Note: As Toronto is a popular tourist destination, we recommend booking accommodation as soon as possible!

Public Transportation

Toronto is well connected through a network of bus, subway and streetcar routes, all operated by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).

You can use Google Maps or mobile transit apps (for e.g. Transit), or the TTC Trip Planner, to find bus/subway/streetcar times, routes, and stop locations. A regular cash fare is $3.25 and the drivers do not provide change. After paying the fare, please remember to ask for a transfer ticket which is valid on any TTC vehicle for the following 2 hours.

If you intend on using the TTC frequently, it is also possible to obtain a PRESTO Card, which is a pay-as-you-go reloadable alternative to cash fares. The fares are not significantly cheaper ($3.20 instead of $3.25) and there is a $6 one-time fee for purchasing the card, but the added convenience of not obtaining and showing transfer tickets may be valuable. In addition, should you plan on exploring the nearby cities of Toronto, a PRESTO card can be used across different transit systems.