Hotel and Travel Information

Recommended Hotels

All sessions will take place at the University of Toronto.

There is no official hotel for the Citizen Lab Summer Institute. Please see below for a number of recommended hotels near the meeting venue.

Because there is no official room block, we encourage attendees to make their reservations early.


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Airport to Hotel

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:
If you are taking the Union-Pearson (UP) Express:

  1. Disembark at “Union Station” to transfer to TTC Subway “Union Station”.
  2. From "Union Station," you will take the subway and disembark at TTC Subway "College Station."
The Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre Hotel is only 1 (one) minute walk from "College Station."
You can 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. Disembark at TTC Subway "College Station."

From Union Station (train station):

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

"College Station" is the closest subway station to the hotel.

"St. George Station" is the closest subway station to the workshop venue (University of Toronto St. George Campus).

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, 315 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 0A7, 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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