Toronto Information

Imperial Landscapes: Empires, Societies, and Environments in the Ancient to Modern Nile Delta

  • University of Toronto

Airports

Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

  • $50 (approx.), 35 minutes by taxi to the conference site or hotel
  • $3.25, 45 minutes by public transportation (TTC)

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ)

  • $20 (approx.), 20 minutes by taxi to the conference site or hotel
  • $3.25, 8 minutes by subway (TTC) northbound from Union Station to Museum or St. George Station. There is a free shuttle bus from YTZ to Union Station.

Ground Transportation

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) – Toronto’s public transportation system consisting of bus, streetcar, and subway routes.

Toronto Coach Terminal – All intercity bus services (Greyhound, Megabus, etc.) terminate here, just north of the intersection of Dundas and Bay Streets. The terminal is located fairly close to campus.

  • $10 (approx.), 5 minutes by taxi to the conference site or hotel
  • $3.25, 5 minutes by subway (TTC) northbound from St. Patrick Station (located about 400 metres west of the terminal) to Museum or St. George Station
  • approx. 20 minutes to walk

Union Station – All train services (Amtrak: Maple Leaf, Via Rail, and Go Train) terminate at Union Station.

  • $15 (approx.), 15 minutes by taxi to the conference site or hotel
  • $3.25, 8 minutes by subway (TTC) northbound on the University/Spadina Line from Union Station to Museum or St. George Station

Accommodationsmap HI to LMB

For our conference speakers, the Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor-Yorkville is ideally situated to public transportation (a one-minute walk from St. George subway station) and the Department of Classics (a five-minute walk).

Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor-Yorkville
280 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1V8 Canada
(416) 968-0010

Sightseeing Recommendations

Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, is a major Canadian city along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. It’s a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic CN Tower. Toronto also has many green spaces, from the orderly oval of Queen’s Park to 400-acre High Park and its trails, sports facilities and zoo. The University’s beautiful St. George campus is situated in the heart of Toronto and is itself a popular tourist destination to explore. Free campus walking tours are offered Monday through Friday, twice daily, and once on Saturdays.

Museums:

Popular Tourist Attractions:

For more information, maps, and guides, please go to Tourism Toronto.