General Information

VENUE​

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen Street West, Toronto
Website: click here​

language

The official language of the congress is English.​

climate

​October is autumn in Toronto.  Average high temperature is 13°C and average low temperature is 7°C​.

visa requirements

Visa regulations depend on nationality and country of origin. Please contact your local Canadian Embassy/Consulate for full and official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedures that apply to you. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.

Official Letter of Invitation

Official letters of invitation designed to help overcome administrative difficulties in certain countries ​can be sent to participants by the Secretariat. Should you require an invitation please send an e-mail to siop@kenes.com  

It must be understood that such letters do not represent a commitment on the part of the Organising Committee or Congress Organiser to provide any financial assistance. If you require an original letter, it is recommended that you send your request 3 months in advance to account for delivery by post and administrative time. ​

clothing

Informal for all occasions.​

ARRIVAL TO Toronto

Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is approximately 26.0 km/16.16 miles from the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel (congress venue).

Participants staying at venue, may utilize the hotel's shuttle. For details please click here​

Taxi and Limousine Pick-Up Locations:
Terminal-1 International:
Taxis – D1
Limousines – D3

Terminal – 3 International:
Taxis – Post 31
Limousines – Post 35

Cost for a taxi or limousine, from the airport to venue is approximately CAD 65.

​Downtown Express Bus:
Cost is approximately CAD 28. For scheduling details please refer to Pacific Western Airport Express 

Terminal Link Train:
Terminal 1 Station:
Located on Level 5 of the Terminal 1 Parking Garage.

Terminal 3 Station / Sheraton Gateway Hotel Station:
Located in the Terminal 3 / Sheraton hotel pedestrian bridge.​

Toronto Transit Commission (public transit):
There isn't direct subway or train service to/from the airport, but regular, city buses connect the airport with the subway system. 
Take the 192 Airport Rocket (located on the lowest level of either terminal (column R4 in terminal 1, columns C8-C12 in terminal 3).
At Kipling subway station (the last stop on the bus), transfer to the eastbound Bloor/Danforth subway line. The Sheraton stop is Osgoode.

For additional transportation details, click here 

Directions by Car: 
Get on  ON-427 S. 
Continue on  ON-427 S.
Take Gardiner Expy E to Lake Shore Blvd W in  Toronto.
Take the Lake Shore Boulevard exit from Gardiner Expy E 
Get on Gardiner Expy E 
Continue on  Gardiner Expy E to York St.
Take the  Bay St/York St exit from Gardiner Expy E 
Continue on York St. Take University Ave to Queen St W​​

​liability & insurance

The Congress Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.​


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