Saturday, June 12, 2010

Taxis from the airport

A taxi from Pearson airport to the downtown should be approx. $50 plus tip. Make sure you confirm this flat rate fee with the driver prior to leaving the airport. For public transportation, see instructions posted below.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Public Transportation from Pearson Airport to the Downtown

Catch the 192 Airport Rocket Bus from outside the arrivals terminal at Pearson Airport (fare is $3.00, exact change). Throughout the day and evening the bus arrives every ten minutes. Its schedule can be viewed here:

The Bus will drop you off inside Kipling Subway station (no need to pay more fare). From Kipling travel West (all trains leaving from Kipling are Westbound).

If you are traveling to New College Residence:
Get off the train at Spadina Station. From inside the station take the 510 Spadina Streetcar (all cars travel South from the station) a few short stops to Wilcocks. 45 Wilcocks (where the residence is located) is on the north-east corner.

If you are traveling to the Holiday Inn:
Get off the train at St. George Station. Exit the Station via the St. George/Medical Arts Building exit (instead of the Bedford exit, which is east of the hotel). Walk a few yards west - the hotel is on the north side of the street at 280 Bloor Street West.

If you are traveling to the Delta Chelsea:
Get off the train at Yonge Station. Transfer to a Southbound train (downstairs) and get off at College Station. Walk South to Gerard Street (two blocks) and turn right. The hotel is located at 33 Gerard Street West.

Please email for instructions to other destinations.
Toronto Transit Commission maps are viewable here:
(maps will be provided for you in your registration packs)

General Audio-Visual Information for panels

The conference room is fully equipped with all built-in for teaching presentation technology. Laptops can be connected to the podium directly, or files can be copied onto the built-in PC desktop from either a USB drive or from your e-mail online. It is easy to switch from one to the other in just a few seconds, as well as adjusting for volume and the microphones. The built-in computer has Microsoft Office (thus powerpoint) and a DVD and media player, but not necessarily any specialized software. The presentation technology also includes a built-in DVD player, VHS player, and a document camera projector.

Mac laptops: don't forget your adapters to connect to an LCD projector.

All electronic and digital projection should be no problem at all.