Yet Another Perl Conference 2004
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June 27-29, 2005

89 Chestnut Street University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Travel FAQ

How do I get to the venue?

The 89 Chestnut St. Residence and Conference Facility is located near Dundas St. West and University Ave. in downtown Toronto. The Ryerson ILLC and Pitman residences are located about 1.3 km (0.82 mi) to the east at Dundas St. East and Jarvis St.

Driving from points west and south -- coming through Buffalo and Niagara Falls
Get onto the QEW Highway (signage is "QEW Toronto") -- just follow the signs. Take this into downtown Toronto. Exit the Yonge/Bay/York/University exit, go northbound on University Avenue approximately 2 kilometres to the Ontario Provincial legislature. You are now surrounded by the University of Toronto on all sides. When the specific location within the university is determined then more directions and a map will be made available here.

Driving from points west and south -- coming through Detroit and Sarnia/Port Huron
Get onto the Highway 401 (eastbound to Toronto) -- just follow the signs. Coming through Sarnia/Port Huron get onto the Highway 402 until it joins with Highway 401 (approx. 70 miles/110km to the east). Take this into Toronto, approx. 4 hours drive east of Detroit or 3 hours east of Sarnia/Port Huron. Take Highway 427 South for approximately 10 miles / 15 km to the QEW / Gardiner Expressway. Take the QEW eastbound to downtown Toronto. Exit the Yonge/Bay/York/University exit, go northbound on University Avenue approximately 2 kilometres to the Ontario Provincial legislature. You are now surrounded by the University of Toronto on all sides. When the specific location within the university is determined then more directions and a map will be made available here.

Driving from points north -- coming through Barrie, Northern Ontario and the TransCanada Highway
You must be Canadian -- you figure it out yourself. (Hint: Hwy 400 south to 401 east collectors to Avenue Road south. Try not to get lost navigating around Upper Canada College just north of St. Clair Ave.)

Driving from points east -- Ottawa, Montreal, New England
For New Englanders it may be just as easy to drive through Niagara Falls / Buffalo. Refer to those directions. Or, you could take I-81 North through Watertown NY to Highway 401.

Take Highway 401 west into Toronto. Take DVP (Don Valley Parkway) south to the Bayview/Bloor exit. Take Bloor Street East for approx. 5 kilometres to the University of Toronto. Agonize and curse over downtown Toronto traffic and swear that life is better wherever you come from, unless you're from Montreal. Then you can marvel at people turning right at red lights and denegrate the local style of bagel-making.

Flying into Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) -- coming from everywhere
Did you rent a car? If so, take Highway 427 south. From here, refer to the directions for coming from points west and south (Detroit)

If not, just get the taxi guy to get you to the University of Toronto and our specific venue location building (yet to be determined).

Coming into Toronto by Train, into Union Station -- coming from various places
Did you rent a car? If so, take University Avenue about 2 km north to the University of Toronto.

If not, you can take a taxi -- just tell the guy where you need to be -- or you can take the subway (inside of Union Station) north on the University/ Spadina Line to Queens Park subway station.

Coming into Toronto by inter-city bus -- arriving Downtown Toronto bus terminal, Elizabeth Street building or Bay Street building
You could walk to the University from here, but that might be a pain with luggage. Take a taxi, it's easiest.

How do I get to the Hotel?

A hotel partner has yet to be determined. Once we figure it out relevant information will be put here. It will be near the conference venue.

Where on UofT's campus is the conference being held?

To be announced.

How do I get from the Hotel to the venue?

To be announced.

Where do I go/park on campus?

To be announced.

How do I get around Toronto?

  • Public Transit
    • The TTC -- Toronto Transit Commission -- is the second-largest in North America, and the best in terms of availability, reliability, and frequency of service. The subway permiates the downtown area, and there is an extensive system of "streetcars" (electric trollys on tracks embedded in the road) that's even more ubiquitous.
    • Cash fare is CDN$2.25 per trip (including as many transfers as necessary). Tokens can be bought; in packs of 10, the price comes down to CDN$ 1.90 per trip. A "daypass" can be bought that provides unlimited rides for CDN$ 7.75 (about USD$ 5.50) for a day.
  • Taxi
    • Companies:
      • Royal Taxi (416) 777-9222
      • Able Atlantic Taxi (416) 298-1111
      • Beck Taxi (416) 751-5555
      • CO-OP Cabs (416) 504-2667
      • Diamond Taxi (416) 366-6868
    • Rates:
      • $2.50 Cdn + $0.25 / .235 KM ($1.70 Cdn / mile)
      • Airport to Downtown: $40 Cdn / $32 US
      • Typical Downtown Journey: under $10 Cdn/ $8.00 US, except during rush hour

How far away is Toronto?

  • To be completed.

Where is there to eat?

  • To be announced.

What's the weather like?

What else is there to do in the region?

  • To be announced.




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