Re: Transportation information for ALA Toronto
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- Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 09:04:11 -0400
- From: Daniel Phelan <dphelan@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Transportation information for ALA Toronto
As to what to wear...well it is starting to get warmer in Toronto but we
are near a large lake. Therefore I would dress in layers and be prepared
for hot days and cooler evenings. Today the temperatures in Celsius are
- High: 25 degrees and Low: 13 degrees.( that's 77 and 55 Fahrenheit).
Mieko Yamaguchi wrote:
>Those of you who are travelling to Toronto for ALA later this week may
>find the following information useful. It was sent to me by ALA as an
>international participant but my fellow IUG Steering Committee members
>(who being US residents are not considered to be "international"
>participants at a conference held in Canada* and therefore did not
>receive it) have also found it useful and suggested I should forward
>this information to the IUG list. Unfortunately there is no advice on
>what to wear! :)
>Just a reminder that the IUG meeting/presentation at ALA will be from
>2:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Friday, June 20, at the Metro Toronto Convention
>Centre 205C/D. Hope to see many of you there.
>* Apologies to anyone who was not at the opening session of IUG in San
>Jose for this reference. :)
>Transportation from the Airport
>There are many ways to travel to and from Pearson Airport - by car, public
>transit, inter-city buses or taxis and limousines.
>Toronto's public transportation system is very clean and easy to use, and
>it is easy to get from the airport to downtown and costs just CDN$2.25.
>Take the 192 Airport Rocket bus from the airport to the Kipling Station on
>the Bloor-Danforth Subway. Buses stop only at Kipling Station, Terminal 3
>(Arrivals Level), and Terminal 2 (Arrivals Level). Service operates from
>approximately 5:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., seven days a week. One-way travel
>time is approximately 20 minutes.
>The bus will drop you off at the Kipling Station. From there take the
>subway to either St. George or Sherbourne stations, depending on the
>location of your hotel.
>· Journey time to Downtown (Convention Center Area) around 40-45
>· Fare CND $2.25
>For more information on the Toronto Transit Commission, maps, and
>schedules, please visit
>A number of companies provide bus and van services from the airport to
>hotels. Details can be found at the Ground Transportation Area of the
>· Toronto Airport Express service departs every 30 minutes via
> Highway Coach to downtown Toronto. Passengers transferring to
> connecting destinations will continue by luxury van to their
> final destination.
>Fare: One way= CND $14.95 to downtown, CND $18.25 to Connector Hotels
> Return= CND $25.75 to downtown, CND $31.25 to Connector Hotels
> Details: http://www.torontoairportexpress.com/index.html,
> Email: info@xxxxxxxxxx or
> Tel: (905) 564-3232
> Fax:(905) 564-5959
>· Swiftrans Services Ltd provides a scheduled airport shuttle
> service to all airport hotels.
> Fare: One Way CND$12.00, Return CND$20.00
> Details: 416-614-0999 or visit
>Several limousine companies serve Pearson Airport including:
>· Pearson International Limousine. To schedule a pick up, please
> call 416-259-0911
> or visit http://www.limos.org/prearranged_pick.htm
>· Naddy Enterprise, Inc. have regular services downtown.
> Details and reservations: (416) 674-2211 or visit
>· A-Exec Car Service Limousine
> Details and reservations: (416) 694-8851 or visit
>· The rate for taxis is based on metered rates (CND $1.20 per km).
> Journey time to downtown Toronto is 30-45 minutes depending on
> traffic and the location of your hotel.
>Transportation During the Conference
>Free shuttle buses, sponsored by the Gale Group, will operate between all
>participating hotels and the Convention Center during the conference.
>Shuttle bus service will begin at 8:00 am on Friday and end on Tuesday at
>8:00pm. Schedules will be available on site.
>Since the ALA conference is so large not all programming takes place in
>the conference center and many programs you may wish to attend may take
>palace in hotels.
>Mieko Yamaguchi m.yamaguchi@xxxxxxxxxx
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Daniel F. Phelan
Monograph Collections Librarian
Collection Services Team
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TORONTO, ON M5B 2K3
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