Logistics

Conference Venues

Hart House [HH] Debates Room (2nd floor), 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
Thursday, October 13, 2016: Keynote I, Panel I, Panel II, Panel III

Emmanuel College [EM] Room 119 (1st floor), 75 Queens Park Crescent East, Toronto, ON M5S 2C4
Thursday, October 13, 2016: Keynote II, Reception

Jackman Humanities Institute [JH] Room 100 (1st floor), 170 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2M8
Friday, October 14, 2016: Keynote III, Panel IV, Panel V, Roundtable

Please refer to the University of Toronto map to help you locate the three conference venues.

Airports

Toronto Pearson International Airport
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

Driving

University of Toronto St. George campus is located in downtown Toronto. It spans several city blocks, stretching approximately north from College Street, east from Spadina Avenue, south from Bloor Street and west from Bay Street. Be aware that traffic in downtown Toronto can be quite congested, particularly during “rush hours”—about 8 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 6 pm weekdays. Please refer to a map for detailed personal instructions.

From (South) West of Toronto: Take the QEW to the Gardiner Expressway towards Toronto. Exit at Spadina Street and turn left. As you drive along Spadina, you will pass major intersections: King, Queen, Dundas, and College. Once you pass College, follow Spadina around the circle and continue until the second set of stop lights, which is Harbord Street. Turn right on Harbord, and follow Harbord until the second set of stop lights, which is St. George Street, the center of University of Toronto St. George campus. Please refer to a map for further instructions to reach the conference venue of your choice.

From East or (North) West of Toronto: Take Highway 401 east/west and exit at Avenue Road (also called Highway 11A). Go south along Avenue towards Bloor Street (you will see the Royal Ontario Museum). Turn right onto Bloor and follow Bloor until St. George Street which is the second set of lights, the center of University of Toronto St. George campus. Please refer to a map for further instructions to reach the conference venue of your choice.

From East of Toronto: Take Highway 401 west to the Don Valley Parkway and exit at Bloor/Bayview exit ramp (use the Bloor Street lane). Go west on Bloor Street towards St. George Street. After you pass the intersection of Bloor and Avenue (where the Royal Ontario Museum is located), turn left on St. George Street which is the second set of lights. Go south on St. George pass Harbord Street which is the second set of lights, the center of University of Toronto St. George campus. Please refer to a map for further instructions to reach the conference venue of your choice.

Public Transit (TTC)

You can get detailed directions on how to get to U of T (or anywhere in the city) by calling 416-393-4636.

Option 1: Get off at St. George Station (Bloor-Danforth line). Exit at St. George Street exit (not Bedford Road exit) and turn left (southbound). Walk south along St. George until the second set of lights, which is Harbord Street, the center of University of Toronto St. George campus. Please refer to a map for further instructions to reach the conference venue of your choice.

Option 2: Get off at Castle Frank Station (Bloor-Danforth line)/ Wellesley Station (Yonge-University-Spadina line)/ Ossington Station (Bloor-Danforth line). Take the 94 Wellesley bus, which runs along Harbord Street between Castle Frank and Ossington Station. Get off the bus at St. George Street, the center of University of Toronto St. George campus. Please refer to a map for further instructions to reach the conference venue of your choice.

Parking

The information below can also be found on the University of Toronto Transportation Services webpage: http://www.transportation.utoronto.ca/parking/rates/. University of Toronto Parking locations are serviced by Pay and Display machines.  The Pay and Display machines accepts both coins and credit card as a method of payment. Please ensure that you have exact change when processing payments. Please click here for instructions on how to use the Pay and Display machines. The St. George garage now operates the Pay-on-Foot system. Please click here for instruction on using the new system.

Hotels

Below is a list of the closest hotels:

  1. Howard Johnson Toronto Yorkville
  2. Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor Yorkville
  3. InterContinental Toronto Yorkville
  4. Park Hyatt Toronto
  5. The Hazelton Hotel

Dining

University of Toronto St. George campus has 30 locations where you can grab a full meal or a quick coffee. The Food Map is the best way to find a place to eat. Below are some suggestions:

  1. 1. Hart House Sammy’s Multicultural Eatery and Bar (7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON  M5S 3H3): Located in the basement of Hart House, Sammy’s provides nutritious multicultural food choices. (Weekdays: 8 am to 8 pm)
  2. Café Reznikoff (75 St George Street, Toronto, ON  M5S 2E5): Located in Morrison Hall, entrance off St. George Street. Menu includes sandwiches, baked goods, beverages and snacks. Fair trade coffee is sold here. (Weekday: Monday to Thursday 7:30 am to 11 pm, Friday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm)
  3. Sids Café (100 St George Street, Toronto, ON  M5S 3G3): Located on the lower level of Sidney Smith at the south end of the building. Offerings include Spring Rolls Go, Pizza Pizza, Rotissary Chicken at Bon Fire, Grill Works, Sultan’s, Grab and Go Express Cooler, Salad Garden, Bento Nouveau. Tim Hortons located on the same level. Second Cup located one floor up. (Weekday: Monday to Thursday 11 am to 6 pm, Friday 11 am to 5 pm)

Shortlist of dining recommendations around campus:

  1. L’Espresso Bar Mercurio (321 Bloor W, Toronto, ON  M5S 1S5): L’Espresso Bar Mercurio is a family run, authentic Italian coffee house. They have exclusively selected four espresso bean blends for your enjoyment. (Weekdays: 7:30 am to 7:30 pm)
  2. Fresh (147 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON  M5V 2L7): Fresh is Toronto’s original source for modern vegetarian food and made-to-order juice. Their menu is totally vegan friendly, with dairy options available throughout. At Fresh, they try to offer as many options as possible for those of you who cannot have gluten, and they have put together a special version of their menu that lists only those items. (Weekdays: 11:30 am to 10 pm)
  3. Bar Mercurio (270 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON  M5S 1V8): This hip Annex trattoria is a standout for a lot of reasons. Take, for example, their consistently yummy pies that tumble out of their state-of-the-art, imported-from-Italy pizza oven. Or the eight interesting by-the-glass wines that flow from the on-site Enomatic machine (picked at the owner’s discretion and subject to seasonal change-ups). Or the fresh pasta and tomato sauce prepared to exacting standards in the Mercurio kitchen. (Weekdays: 11:30 am to 11 pm)
  4. The Host Fine Indian Cuisine (14 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON  M5R 1A9): Only the freshest and highest quality ingredients are used to create authentic, Indian food based on classic formulas with a modern and innovative approach. To pamper your taste buds each of the items in their menu is deliciously designed using perfect strokes of spices by the artist chef of Indian Cuisine. (Weekdays: Monday 5 pm to 10 pm, Tuesday to Thursday 12 pm to 3 pm and 5 pm to 10 pm, Friday 12 pm to 3 pm and 5 pm to 10:30 pm)
  5. Dynasty Chinese Cuisine (69 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON  M5R 3V6): Enjoy authentic Chinese cuisine in a comfortable and relaxed dining atmosphere. Their menu consists of fresh seafood and vegetables and only the finest meats. They are pleased to serve Dim Sum daily, as well as some favourites including Dynasty Peking Duck, Szechuan Orange Peel Beef, and General Tao’s Chicken. Our chef would gladly prepare any type of Chinese entree not listed. Ask the server for details. (Weekdays: Monday to Thursday 11 am to 11 pm, Friday 11 am to 12 am)

Places of Interest

  1. Royal Ontario Museum
  2. Gardiner Museum
  3. Bata Shoe Museum
  4. Art Gallery of Ontario
  5. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library