Toronto is served by two airports. Pearson International Airport
is the main airport and all long haul flights arrive there. The
Toronto City Centre Airport serves regional flights from Eastern Canada and the
US Northeast provided by Porter Airlines
Arriving at Pearson International Airport
Getting downtown by taxi: Only taxis with a special permit can pickup
passengers at Pearson Airport. Follow the signs to get a taxi. A taxi ride to
downtown costs approx. $50.
Getting downtown by Shuttle Bus:
Pacific Western Airport Express
provides a comfortable shuttle bus
service to many downtown hotels including the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.
One way fare is $19.95 and round trip fare is $32.95. At Terminal 1, their
Customer Service booth is located on the Arrivals Level Curbside Post C and the
bus departs from Posts B and E. At Terminal 3 their Customer Service is
located on the Arrivals Level Curbside at Area # 25.
Getting downtown by Public Transit (approx. 1 hour): Follow the signs to the
Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) stop at
either Terminal 3 (Arrivals Level) or Terminal 1 (Ground Level). Take the 192
Airport Rocket bus to the Kipling subway station. Then take the subway
downtown. To get to the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, take the Bloor-Danforth
subway line to St. George station, then change to the Yonge-University-Spadina
line direction Finch and get off at Osgoode station. The hotel is 100m east
from the exit along Queen St. One way fare is $3; exact change is required.
Getting to Ryerson University Residences: From Kipling station, take the
Bloor-Danforth subway line to Bloor-Yonge station, and then change to the
Yonge-University-Spadina line direction Downsview and get off at the
Dundas station. Then walk North on Yonge St. and then East on Gould St. until
you arrive at Mutual St. (10 min.). The International Living/Learning Centre
is at 133 Mutual Street and Pitman Hall is at 160 Mutual Street.
Getting to the Sutton Place Hotel (where KR and ICAPS are held): From Kipling
station, take the Bloor-Danforth subway line to the Bay station. Then walk
South on Bay St. (10 min.); the Sutton Place Hotel is at 955 Bay St.
Arriving at Toronto City Centre Airport
Take the free ferry boat to the mainland and then take a taxi or the
complimentary Porter Airline shuttle bus, which runs to and from the west
entrance of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, at the north-east corner of Front
and York streets, just across from Union Station. To get to the Sheraton
Centre Toronto Hotel from there, walk North on York St. (10 min.); you can also
take the subway to Osgoode Station.
Arriving by Train
VIA Rail and AMTRAK passenger trains arrive at Union Station at the corner of
Front and York streets. To get to the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel from
there, walk North on York St. (10 min.); you can also take the subway to
Arriving by Intercity Bus
Intercity Buses arrive at
Toronto Coach Terminal
at 610 Bay St. To get to the
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel from there, walk South on Bay St. (10 min.).
The AAMAS 2010 venue is the
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
located at 123 Queen St. W., tel. 416-361-1000.
Toronto has very extensive public transit system, the Toronto Transit
), with subways, buses and streetcars, that
make it easy to get around the city. When using the TTC a single fare will take
you anywhere in the city on a one way trip. You can freely transfer between
subway, streetcar and bus, but make sure you obtain a transfer when and where
you pay your fare. On buses and streetcars, exact change is required. Day
passes and weekly passes are also available. The Osgoode subway station (at
the corner of Queen St. and University Ave.) is only a few steps from the
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.
PATH Underground Walkway
PATH is a 27km network of underground walkways and shopping concourses
under downtown Toronto. The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel connects to
PATH at the Concourse Level.
There are many taxi companies. Fares are standard, metered and
non-negotiable. The driver will start the meter when you get on
board. It is customary to leave a 10-15% tip when service is good.
Here are some numbers to call:
- Beck Taxi: 416-751-5555
- Royal Taxi: 416-777-9222
- Co-op Cabs: 416-504-2667
- Diamond Taxicab: 416-366-6868
- One number dispatch for Toronto Area Taxi Service: 416-TAXICAB (416 829-4222)
In Toronto, the mid-May average maximum is 18 degrees Celsius / 65 degrees
Farenheit and minimum 9 degrees Celsius / 48 degrees Farenheit. The weather is
usually sunny and pleasant with the occasional rainy day.