Accommodation & Travel

Most of the conference program will take place at the Chelsea Hotel.

33 Gerrard Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1Z4
Tel: 416-595-1975
Fax: 416-585-4375
Toll-Free: 1-800-Chelsea (243-5732)

The Chelsea Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Toronto, within walking distance of the Yonge-University subway lines.

Our conference block of Chelsea Hotel rooms has just filled up, but we are happy to help our delegates.

A limited number of Chelsea Hotel rooms are still available on a first-come first-serve basis at the University of Toronto’s preferred rate (from $170 CAD/night; only one room per reservation).
• You may book directly through the Reservations Department by calling toll free at 1-800-Chelsea (243-5732) or 416-595-1975.
• You may also book your room online through the following link: (If you experience difficulty with this link or are notified that there are no rooms available, please contact the conference organizers at

You will need a credit card to hold the rooms and must cancel by 4pm day of arrival to avoid a no show or cancellation charge.

IMPORTANT: To take advantage of the UofT rate, be sure to ask for the University of Toronto preferred rate AND to present university identification upon check-in (UofT or otherwise). If you do not do so, you will not be granted the preferred rate, which cannot be applied retroactively on the day of arrival.

For a description of the “Chelsea” rooms and suites, see the Chelsea Hotel’s website at:

If you have any questions about Toronto accommodation, we are always happy to answer them. There are many affordable and accessible places to stay in downtown Toronto.

***Please Note: The Toronto Waterfront Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 22, 2017, beginning at 8:45 am. Traffic to the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport may be affected by road closures. For more information, see:

From Pearson International Airport
By Car
Pearson Airport is approximately 30 km and 30 minutes west of the city centre. Airport limousine services and taxis are located on the ground level of Terminal 1 and the arrivals level at Terminal 3. Fares average approximately C$50.

UP Express
Trains between downtown Toronto and Pearson Airport take 25 minutes and run every 15 minutes. (5:30am - 1:00am Daily)

Driving from Pearson Airport
  • Take Exit 1 and travel to Highway 427
  • Exit onto 427 South.
  • Keep left and follow signs for Gardiner Expressway/Toronto and merge onto Gardiner Expressway East
  • Take the Spadina Avenue exit
  • Turn right on Front St West
  • Turn left onto University Avenue
  • Turn right onto Gerrard Street. Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is on the right

  • From Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
    Passengers can take the pedestrian tunnel from Billy Bishop Airport to the Mainland. Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is a 10-15 minute taxi ride from the ferry terminal.

    The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) offers 24-hour service from Pearson Airport. The most efficient route for arrivals between 5am and 2am is the 192 Airport Rocket, which connects at Kipling Station on the Bloor-Danforth subway line.

    To reach the Chelsea Hotel, board the eastbound train to Yonge/Bloor station and transfer to the southbound platform. Take the train to Dundas station and walk north on Yonge Street before turning left at Gerrard Street.

    An adult fare is approximately C$3.

    GO Transit also offers airport express buses to York Mills and Yorkdale TTC stations from Terminal 1. Buses depart every 60 minutes and fares are approximately C$5.