Hotel and Travel Information

Conference Hotel

The conference hotel is the Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor Yorkville, located at 280 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1V8 (map).

Airport Transportation

From Lester B. Pearson Airport (YYZ)

For taxi from Pearson airport, please see here.
If you would like to book taxi pick up to or from the airport, please call Aeroport Taxi at +1-416-255-2211 or toll free 1-800-465-3434.

Union-Pearson Express:
2 route choices:
1) Disembark at “Bloor Station” and transfer to TTC Subway “Dundas West Station”. Shorter travel time and less costly but transfer will be outdoor.
2) Disembark at “Union Station” and transfer to TTC Subway “Union Station”. Longer travel time and more costly but transfer will be indoor.
*Purchase a Presto card and load with funds for cost savings.

From Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ)

Taxi: Taxi stand located outside of airport at Bathurst Street.

Porter Airlines Shuttle Bus + Public Transit: Shuttle is free but only between airport and downtown at York and Front Street. Transfer to the subway station “Union Station” near York and Front Street.

From Union Station (train station):

Taxi: Taxi stand located outside of station (on Front Street)
Public Transit: “Union Station” to “St. George Station” ~

Car Rental

For car rentals, please see


Parking lots:

Getting Around in Toronto

Traveling by Public Transit

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is the city's public transportation system. It includes a subway system, streetcars and buses.

St. George subway station is the closest subway station to both the conference hotel and the University of Toronto.

Useful links:

Traveling by Taxi

If you require taxi, you can call Beck Taxi at +1-416-751-5555. You can also download their iPhone and Android apps.

Expense Reimbursement

For those confirmed to receive travel support, please fill out and sign the expense reimbursement form. Ensure name, mailing address, signature of claimant, and reimbursement currency fields are completed. Incomplete forms will not be processed.

You will need to provide the following documentation:

  • Original copies of boarding passes, e-ticket/itineraries, accommodation receipts as applicable.
  • Proof of payment for all receipts.

Mail all documents by August 31 to:
Attn: Ivy Lo, The Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3K7, Canada

Payment will be provided by mailed cheque.

The University uses the Bank of Canada exchange rates as per the date of the expense transaction unless a credit card statement is provided showing the cost incurred in your local currency or for items paid in cash, a foreign currency exchange receipt showing the exchange rate is provided. University policy stipulates reimbursements are to be paid out to the individual who incurred the expense.

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