Arriving By Air

Toronto Pearson International Airport  – 18 miles from downtown Toronto

Taxis from the airport can be located at the Arrivals Levels of Terminals 1 (Door D) and 3 (Doors D, E and F).   The taxis charge flat rates – no surge pricing – to Toronto destinations, accept all major credit cards and meet standard safety requirements. A map for navigating the airport can be found here.

Public bus transportation Pearson Airport buses go to downtown Toronto and the suburbs. There are a few TTC bus routes that serve Pearson Airport. The most popular, and the one to get downtown, is the 192 Rocket express bus.


Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport  – 2.7 miles from downtown Toronto

Taxis from the airport Passengers arriving by taxi will be dropped off along the curb outside the mainland pavilion and ferry terminal. For passengers being picked-up by taxi, head to the taxi corral located to the right of the mainland pavilion at the foot of Eireann Quay.

By Shuttle There’s a complimentary express shuttle bus to and from Billy Bishop approximately every 15 minutes. The shuttle is open to anyone going to the airport, whether or not they are travelling. Want to take the shuttle? Start your journey here.

Public bus transportation Billy Bishop Airport is easily accessible by public transit. With frequent TTC service, you’ll be dropped a short walk from our ferry terminal building. Thinking of taking public transit? You can hop on the 511 Bathurst streetcar or the 509 Harbourfront.


Getting around by RAIL/SUBWAY

VIA Rail and AMTRAK bring visitors into the heart of the city each day. Toronto’s Union Station is centrally located downtown and connects to the subway by underground tunnel.

Using a TTC Subway is one of the fastest ways to get around the city at economical prices. There are 4 subway lines that connect the entire region—Yonge-University, Bloor-Danforth, Scarborough, and Sheppard.

The trains arrive at the stations every 5-6 minutes which makes it easy for travellers to calculate the total traveling time and plan their day accordingly. Buying a day pass with unlimited travel on TTC is the smartest option if you wish to explore the destination on public transportation. Check the TTC website for more details on travel times.


Getting around by BUS

Regular buses run every few minutes from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. on weekdays and Saturdays. Whereas, on Sundays, buses run between 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The bus drivers do not sell tickets, hence make sure to get one before you board if not having a PRESTO Card. Find more information about the buses and services and plan your journey here.


Getting around by TAXI

Taxis in Toronto are metered, and rates are regulated by the government. Fares are determined by a base rate and the number of kilometres travelled, plus, there are surcharges for additional standing or waiting times, excess luggage or if your group has more than 4 people. There are no surcharges for late-night rides.

Some taxi services operating in the Downtown Toronto area where the conference venue is located include the following.

You can also download the apps for Uber and Lyft, which are the main services in the city.


Getting around by CAR

If you decide to rent a car, try to arrange for this in advance. Companies with outlets at Toronto Pearson International Airport include Thrifty, Budget, Avis, Hertz, National, and Enterprise. The rental fee depends on the type of vehicle but do keep in mind that the quoted price does not include an added sales tax. It also does not include insurance; if you pay with a particular credit card, you might get automatic coverage (check with your credit-card issuer before you go). Here are some rental car services to suit different requirements you might have.