Guide to Toronto
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About Toronto, Ontario

Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and is the fourth most populous city in North America. global city, Toronto is an international center of business, finance, arts, and culture and widely recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.

Toronto has 140 independently unique and clearly defined official neighborhoods making up the city with over 160 different languages spoken in the city.


Toronto Pearson Int'l Airport (YYZ)


Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ)


Buffalo Niagara Int'l Airport (USA) (BUF)


Directions to the conference hotel from each airport.



Avg 18°C - 24°C (65°F - 75°F)

Warm days, chilly evenings.

Both light and warm layers are a good idea. Water resistant outerwear and footwear is recommended.

Canadian Dollar (CAD) $

ATMs widely available. Credit cards accepted in most hotels and restaurants.


Eastern Standard Time (ET)

Country code 1

Int'l access code 011

Emergency 911


Don't forget your passport - all individuals entering Canada, including those travelling from the United States, require a passport to enter Canada. In addition to your passport, click here to find out if you need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or visitor visa.


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2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Canada is hosting a year long celebration with tons of opportunity to participate in communities across Canada, celebrate our identity and explore our national parks, heritage spaces and rich history.


Toronto Activities

Canada 150 Official Website

CN Tower Museums The Distillery
Historic District
Discover thrilling views over Toronto and Lake Ontario, test your limits with Edge Walk on the 360 Restaurant roof or dare to look 342 m straight down from the Glass Floor. The CN Tower is the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere.

There's lots to see and learn at Toronto's museums. Visit the Royal Ontario Museum, The Art Gallery of Ontario, The Aga Khan Museum, Design Exchange, Hockey Hall of Fame, Bata Shoe Museum, Casa Loma or Ripley's Aquarium of Canada.


The Distillery Historic District is a dramatic fusion of old and new. An inspired blend of Victorian Industrial architecture and stunning 21st century design and creativity. The result is an internationally acclaimed village of one-of-a-kind stores, shops, galleries, studios, restaurants, cafes, theatres and more.


St. Lawrence Market Evergreen Brickworks Toronto City Pass

Dubbed on of the world's great markets, and established in 1803, at St. Lawrence Market you'll find over 120 specialty vendors, the City of Toronto's Cultural Services exhibition space, and over 80 antique dealers. Admission is free.

Evergreen Brick Works engages visitors in a full suite of attractions and events including a weekend Farmers Market, nature trails for hiking and cycling, site tours, cooking and gardening workshops, exhibits, festivals, and a sustainable garden market and eco-store.


Save 43% on admission to the top 5 Toronto attractions. Valid for 9 consecutive days starting with the first day of use, admission includes:

  • CN Tower
  • Casa Loma
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
  • Toronto Zoo or Ontario Science Centre
 Sports Shopping Theatres

May is baseball and soccer season in Toronto. Get front row seats to a Toronto Blue Jays or a soccer game!


Toronto offers world class shopping experiences. Visit the CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Yorkville (Toronto's Fifth Avenue), Yorkdale Shopping Mall (accessible via subway) or the shops of West Queen West, named the second-hippest district in the world by Vogue magazine.


Toronto has a rich theatre scene having been host to shows including Matilda, Kinky Boots, and The Book of Mormon:

 Toronto Islands Toronto's Neighborhoods Canadian Foods


Escape the city with a short ferry ride to Toronto Islands. With several beaches, an amusement park, garden, farm and Gilbratar Point Lighthouse - the oldest stone building in Toronto and the oldest surviving lighthouse on the Great Lakes - there's lots to see and do!

The strength and vitality of the many neighborhoods that make up Toronto, has earned the city its unofficial nickname of "the city of neighborhoods".There are 140 neighborhoods officially recognized by the City of Toronto and upwards of 240 official and unofficial neighborhoods within the city's boundaries. Be sure to check out some of our neighborhoods while you are here including Little Italy, Greektown, Chinatown, Little India, Koreatown, Leslieville, Kensington Market, Toronto Harborfront & The Beaches.

While in Canada, be sure to try some of Canada's cuisine, such as poutine, peameal bacon (Canadian bacon), fiddleheads, caesers (cocktail), maple syrupBeaverTails, ice wine, butter tarts and Nanaimo bars.

  Niagara Region Kingston, Ontario
 1000 Islands


 A short 1.5 hour drive from Toronto, the Niagara region boasts the internationally renowned Niagara Falls and dozens of wineries offering tours and tastings found in the well preserved 19th century village of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Explore via bike, stopping at Fort George National Historic Site; via horseback along the Niagara Escarpment; or via raft on a white-water adventure on the Niagara Gorge.


Kingston, Ontario is a jaunt outside Toronto at 3 hours via car. Soak up the historical charm surrounded by Victorian mansions or rent a hop on the ferry and explore Wolfe Island.



Just 3 hours from Toronto, Gananoque and the 1000 Islands is a boater’s paradise, fisherman’s playground, hiker’s haven and a cyclist’s waterfront adventure. Featuring two world famous UNESCO designated sites including Frontenac Arch Biosphere and Rideau Heritage Route and amid the spectacular scenery of lush woodlands, rock and cobalt-blue water, the 1,864 islands that make up the 1000 Islands truly lives up to its reputation as a world-class waterfront destination.



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200-411 Richmond Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 3S5
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