Useful Information


Presenters do not need to register.
For all other attendees, there is no fee to attend the symposium but registration is required at:


Friday May 13 | Jackman Humanities Institute
Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2M8
Room JHB100, 1st Floor

Saturday May 14 | University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON M1C 1A4
Humanities Wing, Room HW305
Complementary shuttle service to UTSC will be provided for conference presenters and registered attendees departing from the Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor Yorkville, 280 Bloor Street West on Saturday at 9:00 am. Return shuttle service will depart from UTSC at 6:00pm. If you would like to reserve a seat please register at the following link:


Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor Yorkville
280 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V8
Thursday, May 12, 2016 – Sunday, May 15, 2016.
Check-in: 3pm / Checkout: Noon.
Conference rate (CND):
Standard, one Queen bed: $139.99-single/double occupancy
Standard, two Double beds: $144.99-single/double occupancy
$149.99-triple, $154.99-quad
Tax: 13% HST plus 3% Destination Marketing Program Fee per night.
Rates Expire: 5pm, Friday, April 22, 2016.
Reservations can be booked via:
Enter arrival and departure date then click “View Rates”. Click on Group Code. Enter Group Code: JHI.

Central Reservations: 1-877-859-5897 | Hotel Direct: Phone: 416-968-0010


From Pearson International Airport to downtown Toronto
Public Transit: The 192 Airport Rocket route provides all-day accessible express bus service to Kipling Subway Station on the Bloor-Danforth Subway Line. Travel time to downtown Toronto is approximately 45 minutes for the cost of a single fare ($3.25 as of January 2016).
Union Pearson Express: The UP Express offers a fast, convenient way into downtown Toronto. UP Express departs from Pearson Airport every 15 minutes to Union Subway Station on the University-Spadina Subway Line. Travel time is approximately 25 minutes for a one-way fare of $12.00 if purchased online.
Airport Taxis and Limos:  Limousines to hotels in downtown Toronto cost between $45 CAD and $55 CAD, plus tip, and take about 30 – 40 mins. Limousines are comfortable sedans, typically black, that operate similarly to taxis, but offer a higher standard of service and newer vehicles. Limousines are available outside of every terminal. The City of Toronto licenses the limousines that service Toronto Pearson International Airport to ensure safety standards and fare consistency. Rates are predetermined based on the time and distance to your destination within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

From Billy Bishop Airport downtown Toronto
Public Transit: From Billy Bishop take Porter Airline’s complimentary shuttle to Union Station, from where you can travel northbound on the University-Spadina Subway Line to St. George Station for a TTC fare of $3.25.
Airport Shuttle: A complimentary express shuttle bus runs between Billy Bishop Airport and Downtown Toronto. The shuttle is open to anyone going to the airport.
Taxi: A taxi rank is located immediately upon exiting the airport. Standard city rates apply.

From downtown Toronto to UTSC
By Car: Take Hwy 401 east, exit at Morningside Ave. southbound, then turn onto Military Trail eastbound. Complimentary parking passes will be provided for the Saturday duration of the event at UTSC. More information to follow. A map of parking facilities at UTSC can be found here:
Public Transit:

38/38A Highland Creek: travels east from Scarborough Town Centre RT Station and west from Rouge Hill GO Station. Exit at “University of Toronto Scarborough Campus”.
95B/95E York Mills: Travels east from York Mills Subway Station. Exit at “University of Toronto Scarborough Campus” bus stop.
95 York Mills: Travels east from York Mills Station. Exit at southwest corner of Ellesmere Road and Military Trail and walk east to UTSC.
198 U of T Scarborough Rocket: Travels east from Kennedy Subway Station on weekdays between 6:30am and 11:00pm. This is a 30 minute express bus and the last stop eastbound is “University of Toronto Scarborough.”