Getting to the Conference

YYZ to the Chelsea Hotel 

Arriving at Pearson International Airport

  • Depending on your airline, you will arrive at YYZ in either Terminal 1 or Terminal 3
  • Please check here to see where you will arrive
  • NOTE: There is no airport-hotel shuttle service

There are a number of ways to get to IFATCA2017 from Pearson International Airport:


up_icon Public Transit from Pearson Airport 

The most efficient way to get downtown is by taking the new UP Express train from the airport to Union Station, downtown Toronto. From Union Station, you can: (A) take the TTC subway, (B) walk, or (C) take a taxi.

1. UP Express train – Click here for a detailed PDF

– Trains run between 5:30 am and 1:00 am and leave every 15minutes
– The trip to Union Station takes ~25minutes
– Simply board the train from Terminal 1 and get off at UNION STATION

– $12Cdn if you pay cash
– $9Cdn special rate if paying with a credit card (YOU MUST SHOW YOUR CONFERENCE REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION)

– The Up Express station is located in Terminal 1 next to the Terminal Link Train.
– If you land in Terminal 3 please take the complimentary Terminal Link Train to Terminal 1 and follow the “Train to City” signs.


A. TTC Subway from Union Station to Hotel – Click here for direction map, approx. 15mins

– When you get off the UP Express at UNION STATION, follow the Exit signs for TTC Subway
– Take Line 1 (Yonge-University) train Northbound to COLLEGE STATION (4th stop)
– Follow the signs for Yonge Street South
– Turn RIGHT on Gerrard Street W
– The hotel will be on your left 

– $3.25cdn per adult per ride
Weekly passes are also available for $42.25Cdn


B. Walking from Union Station to Hotel – 1.7km, approx. 22minutes

– When you get off the UP Express at Union Station, follow the Exit signs to FRONT STREET
– Turn RIGHT (East) onto Front Street (210m)
– Turn LEFT (North) onto Yonge Street (1.4km)
– Turn LEFT (West) onto Gerrard Street (80m)
– The hotel will be on your left


C. Taxi from Union Station to Hotel – approx. 10 minutes (depends on traffic)

– When you get off the UP Express at Union Station, follow the Exit signs to FRONT STREET
– Taxis are easily hailed on Front Street
– Look for the lit up sign on the roof of the car to determine which ones are available

– Approx. $10Cdn to hotel (depends on traffic)
– Initial Rate: $3.25; $0.25 every 143 meters; $0.25 each 29 seconds of waiting time
– Customary tip for good service: 10-15%


Taxi from Pearson Airport

  • Taxis are available at Terminal 1 (doors C & D) and Terminal 3 (Door F)
  • Follow the signs for TAXI
    • The taxi porter will help you once outside

– Approx. $50–$60Cdn to the hotel
– You can pay with Canadian money or credit card
– Customary tip for good service: 10-15%


Driving from Pearson Airport

  • Rental cars are available in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 parking garages.
  • Click here for more details and reservation information

Directions to Hotel – ~28.7km, approx. 30min (depends on traffic)

For a Google driving map, please click here.

– Get on ON-427 S
– Follow ON-427 S and Gardiner Expressway East to York St. in Old Toronto
– Take the Bay St/York St exit from Gardiner Expressway East
– Take University Ave to Gerrard St W
– Turn right onto Gerrard St W
– The hotel (33 Gerrard Street West) will be on the right

Note: Hotel parking is $29Cdn per night and is NOT included in your conference registration or your hotel accommodation booking


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