Conference Venues

Please refer to the University of Toronto website for information on getting to campus and below the sections on travel and lodging. 

Muzzo Family Alumni Hall – Alumni 400

St Michael’s College – University of Toronto – 121 St Joseph St, Toronto, ON M5S 3C2

Carr Hall – Father Madden Hall

St Michael’s College – University of Toronto – 100 St Joseph St, Toronto, ON M5S 2C4

Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (PIMS) – Laurence K. Shook Common Room

59 Queen’s Park Cres E – Toronto, ON M5S 2C4

Istituto italiano di Cultura

496 Huron Street – Toronto, ON M5R 2R3

Parking options at Saint George Campus

  • Street parking is on Howard Street, St. George Street, Hart House Circle, and King’s College Circle.
  • Saint-Michael’s College and Victoria College offer parking options on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Saint Michael’s College has a (small) parking lot off St. Joseph Street which everyone can use (entrance between the Muzzo Family Alumni Hall at 121 St. Joseph Street and the Toronto School of Theology at 47 Queen’s Park Crescent East.
  • Also, Victoria College offers parking space both above ground (various locations) and underground (under Rowell Jackman Hall, 85 Charles Street West). All parking permits must be purchased at the front desk of Victoria University’s Residence Services on the ground floor of Margaret Addison Hall, 140 Charles Street West (entrance on the right-hand side of the Goldring Student Centre at 150 Charles Street West).

Travelling to Toronto

General information

The Government of Canada takes a way toll (called ETA “Electronic Travel Authorization” or AVE “Autorisation de voyage électronique”) of currently 7 $ Canadian from every person entering the country. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are exempted.

For more information, visit the website (English) or (French).

Toronto can be reached by air, train, coach, or car. There is currently no ferry service across Lake Ontario.


Toronto has two main airports:

1) Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

Toronto Pearson is a destination of all major international airlines, with direct flights from most major airports. (

From the Pearson International Airport, you have several options:

  • There is a taxi stand just outside each airport terminal. Standard taxi fare from the airport to downtown is between 50 and 60 Canadian dollars, depending on the precise destination (at rates). Be careful to insist on the standard fare when offered a minivan. “Limousines” are more expensive.
  • There is an above-ground train, the UP Express, whose station is located inside Terminal 1 and which goes to Union Station, where you can catch the subway line 1 (“Yonge line”/“University-Spadina line”). A ticket from the airport to Union Station is currently 12.35 Canadian dollars. Travel time from Pearson to Union Station: 25 mins. For the subway, you have to add 3.25 dollars.
  • Bus + subway. The public transit system is called TTC (“Toronto Transit Commission”). Bus line 192 (“Airport Rocket”) runs from Pearson to the Kipling Subway Station. Be careful to get on a bus that runs in the right direction. From Kipling, you can take the Bloor- Danforth subway line to downtown (stops at St George, or Bay, or Bloor/Yonge). Change at St George will bring you to the conference venue (stop at Museum on the University- Spadina line) and to the Strathcona Hotel (stop at Union Station) To reach the Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre and the Bond Place Hotel, change at Bloor/Yonge. The cost of a one-way TTC trip (including free transfers between the subway, busses, and street-cars) is 3.25 CAD. Count on a travel time of at least one hour for the whole trip.
2) Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, known as City Centre Airport (YTZ)

As the name shows, this is located very close to the city centre, on an island in Lake Ontario. Serviced by Porter Airlines and Air Canada, with direct flights from most major cities in eastern Canada and the eastern and midwestern United States. (

From the Billy Bishop Airport, you can either walk through the Pedestrian Tunnel or take a ferry which runs from the island airport to the mainland every 15 minutes (free for pedestrians).

Once you are on the mainland, you can take :

  • the Porter Airlines Shuttle Bus (free from the mainland ferry terminal), which will take you near Union Station,
  • the 509 Harbourfront streetcar ($3.25 for a one-way trip) to Union Station.
  • From Union Station, you can transfer to the subway on the same ticket.
  • Taxi fare from the mainland ferry terminal to downtown hotels is typically around 10 Canadian dollars.

For further information about the TTC please refer to


Toronto’s central train station is Union Station, serviced by direct trains from all major Canadian cities (

Getting to Saint George Campus from Union Station: Outside the main entrance of Union Station, you will see the subway station; take a westward train (“University-Spadina line,” “West,” “Downsview,” “Sheppard West,” or “Vaughan”); the stop for the campus is “Museum.” To get to the Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre or the Bond Place Hotel, take an eastward train (“Yonge line,” “East,” or “Finch”).


Toronto also has a brand new Union Station Bus Terminal. Toronto Coach Terminal, once located at 610 Bay Street, is now closed.


If you are driving, please be aware of the traffic downtown.

Lodging in Toronto

Saint George Campus is located Toronto Downtown. There are many accommodation options in the area at a variety of rates.

You will find below a list of accommodations near to the campus. Alternative solutions may be found on the website

In any case, attendants are asked to make reservations by contacting the establishments directly.

University Residences

Chestnut Residence


The best hostel that offers one excellent low-budget option in town, within walking distance from Saint George Campus, in the vibrant area of Kensington Market and Little Italy, is The Planet Traveler.

Bed and Breakfast

Among the B&B in Toronto, these are the closest to campus (a 10-20-minute walk):

Victoria’s Mansion

Downtown Home Inn

Spadina 11 Guesthouse

Beverley Place Bed & Breakfast

Baldwin Village Inn

Les Amis Bed & Breakfast

Isabella Hotel & Suites

Jarvis House


Among the hotels in Toronto, these are the closest to campus:

Holiday Inn Downtown Centre

Courtyard by Marriott

Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville

Chelsea Hotel

Town Inn Suites