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Location/Transportation

Toronto is one of the world’s most dynamic and multicultural cities, and is home to a number of great attractions, Canada’s leading restaurants and bars, creative industries, and cultural sites such as the nearby AGO or ROM that you can attend while visiting. A number of natural attractions are located in the vicinity, such as Niagara Falls (100km) and the Muskoka Region (200km). The Hilton Hotel is located in downtown Toronto, within walking distance to food and beverage establishments for lunch breaks and dinner outings.

-Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is the major airline hub in the region, with service from most global cities. Check for flight schedules early, and see what deals are out there.

-Depending on your nationality, you may need a visa to enter Canada. Please check consular services in your home country to determine whether or not you need a visa.

-If you are not a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or a US citizen, you will likely also require an electronic travel authorization to fly to Canada. Please check your eligibility and apply online for an eTA ($7).

-There is a direct rapid rail connection (UPX) from the airport to downtown Toronto (Union Station) which takes 25 minutes and costs approximately $12. The train is accessible from Terminal 1. Alternately, taxis are available from the airport (60$+) to the city-centre.

Viarail (Canada) and GO Transit (GTA) offer train services from multiple locations to Union Station in Toronto (10 minute walk to conference hotel).

Greyhound and Megabus offer affordable travel to downtown Toronto from other Canadian and American cities in the vicinity.

-The TTC offers local rapid transit services across Toronto, with subway access to York University and other institutions across the city. Tickets costs $3.25 per ride. Taxis, Uber, and other transportation modes are available within the city.