Getting to Toronto
Toronto has two major airports: Toronto Pearson International Airport, located in the suburbs about 30 minutes away from the city centre, and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, also known as Toronto Island Airport.
Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
- Canada’s busiest airport providing service to over 180 destinations around the world
- Distance from city centre: 27 km / 17 miles (approx. 30 minutes)
- For more information, visit the Toronto Pearson International Airport website
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ)
- Located minutes from the heart of downtown Toronto
- Offers service to over 18 cities in Canada and the US, with connections to more than 80 international destinations
- For more information, visit the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport website
Air Canada: Official Canadian Airline for e-Health 2017
Take advantage of Air Canada’s special flight discounts and book your flights early to attend e-Health 2017 in Toronto using the below promotion code (CACQXAR1):Promotion Code: CACQXAR1
Discount is valid for travel period from Sunday, May 28, 2017 thru Wednesday, June 14, 2017. No discount will apply to Tango bookings.
Toronto Pearson International Airport to/from Downtown Toronto
- UP Express: Union Pearson Express (UP Express) connects Canada’s two busiest transportation hubs: Toronto Pearson International Airport and Union Station in downtown Toronto. UP Express trains depart every 15 minutes and the journey takes just 25 minutes. First train departs Pearson Station at 05:27 and last train at 00:57. The UP Pearson Station is located right beside the blue Link Train at Terminal 1, connecting travellers to Terminal 3. For more information, visit www.upexpress.com
- Group Rate for e-Health 2017: UP Express tickets may be purchased from an UP Express Guest Services Representative at UP Pearson Station at time of travel for only $9.00 CDN (credit card only) for a one-way adult fare when you show confirmation of conference registration (print or digital). Your ticket to return to Pearson Airport can be purchased at UP Express Union Station at time of travel (registration confirmation required). Alternatively, you can purchase tickets in advance online or using the UP Mobile App (regular rates apply).
Explore Toronto on one of North America’s finest transportation systems – the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). With easy-to-navigate subways, buses and streetcars, getting around the city is a snap. When using the TTC a single fare will take you anywhere in the city on a one way trip. You can freely transfer between subways, streetcars and buses, but make sure you obtain a transfer when and where you pay your fare. On buses and streetcars, exact change is required.
GO Transit is Ontario’s inter-regional bus and train service. It links Toronto with outlying areas of the Greater Toronto and beyond. GO Trains and buses depart from Toronto’s Union Station at regular intervals throughout the day.
Driving Around Town
- Toronto’s streets follow a basic grid pattern and are easy to navigate.
- Speed limit signs are posted on each street.
- The city’s weekday “rush hour” is more than an hour long – count on heavy traffic from 7:00am to 9:00am and again from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
- Plenty of Toronto’s major streets have bicycle lanes nearest the curb. Please respect cyclists in the city – they’re environmentally friendly!
Driving Advisory: The City of Toronto will be replacing the York/Bay/Yonge ramp that connects to the Gardiner Expressway with a new shorter ramp on Lower Simcoe in order to improve pedestrian and cycling access to the waterfront. This will impact the traffic flow in and around the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, motorists will have access to downtown via the eastbound Gardiner Expressway with the Jameson Avenue, Spadina Avenue and Jarvis Street ramps during the construction period. Motorists will also be able to access eastbound Lake Shore Boulevard from the eastbound Gardiner Expressway ramp at Spadina Avenue.
- Fares are standard, metered and non-negotiable.
- The driver should start the meter at the beginning of your ride and stop it when you reach your destination.
- Refuse to ride in a taxi without an operational meter.
- If your service was acceptable, a 10-15% tip is customary.
PATH (PDF) is downtown Toronto’s underground walkway linking 27 kilometres (16 miles) of subterranean shopping, services and entertainment. Follow the brightly coloured PATH signs and you’ll reach your downtown destination easily in weatherproof comfort.
Experience the city on two wheels. Enjoy the freedom of cycling from one neighbourhood to the next and the convenience of exploring city attractions by bike. Visit our Cycle Toronto page for more info or find great rides in our Top Cycling Routes article.
Visitors entering Canada must clear Canada Customers border security upon entry. For visitors travelling by road, Toronto’s nearest Canada-US border crossing are Niagara Falls, Fort Erie and Windsor.
Entry into Canada
Visitors to Canada require a valid passport and many require a visitor’s visa. For information on visa requirements and exemptions please check with the nearest Canadian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate.
To check online – go to: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp and click “Visit” from the menu.
Attendees from the USA may check entry / exit requirements to Canada outlined in the U.S. Department of State Consular Information website. Proof of citizenship must be provided.
Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
Canada has introduced a new entry requirement, known as an eTA, for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. Entry requirements for other methods of travel (land, sea) have not changed.
Starting August 1, 2015, eligible travellers can apply online for an eTA. On March 15, 2016, this entry requirement will become mandatory and travellers will need an eTA before they can board a flight to Canada.