Transit in Toronto


From Pearson International Airport (transit):

  • The UP Express Train is a fast and easy way to get from Pearson Airport to Union Station in downtown Toronto, with only two stops in between. For ticket fares and schedules, visit
    • See further instructions in the transit section, below, for getting to the conference site from Union Station
  • Alternatively, taxis and Uber/Lyft are available from the main entrance.

From Pearson International Airport (driving):

  • To get to downtown from the airport, follow signs for Highway 427 South, take it to the Gardiner Expressway East into Toronto, and then look for the exit to University Avenue (the one after the Spadina Ave. exit). Take University Avenue north until Dundas Street, and head east a couple of blocks to the conference venue.

From Island Airport (Porter Airlines only):

  • Take the ferry or the tunnel across to the mainland
  • There is a shuttle that runs to downtown Toronto every 15 minutes. This will drop you off by the west entrance of the Royal York Hotel on York Street, from which you can walk across Front Street to get to Union Station (see further instructions in the transit  section below)



  • Take the train (VIA, GO) into Union Station in downtown Toronto.
  • From Union Station:
    • Look for signs that point you to the TTC (the Toronto subway system). There are many transit systems that converge at Union Station (thus the name), so make sure you ask for the TTC if you’re not sure.
    • TTC fares cost around $3 CDN per trip. Board the TTC subway heading north to York University (not to Finch), and take the subway to St. Patrick Station.
    • Exit to street level, walk east a couple of blocks to the conference venue.



  • From the west:
    • Take Highway 401 until you see the sign for Highway 427 South. Then follow the directions above for driving from the airport.
  • From the east:
    • Take Highway 401 until you see the sign for the Don Valley Parkway South. Follow that south until it turns parallel to the lake, and then look for the exit for York street. Exit at York and drive north along University Avenue until Dundas Street, and then head east (a couple of blocks) to the conference venue.
  • From the south:
    • You must be in a boat, and you’re probably resourceful. Disembark when you reach the lake shore and then hitch a ride to the conference venue. Torontonians are very friendly and helpful people, so you won’t have to wait long.