Meeting Venue: University of Toronto Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6 https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/

The University of Toronto Mississauga was first established in 1967, when famed earth scientist J. Tuzo Wilson became the first Principal of “Erindale College”. Since its humble beginnings, UTM has developed into the second largest division within the University of Toronto, with almost 15,000 students and a strong contingent of dedicated faculty and staff. For thousands of years, the land upon which UTM is built has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

All talks and poster sessions will be held on campus. Two classrooms have been booked for the event in case of concurrent sessions. Poster session will take place in the atrium in close proximity to the talks.

Directions: https://www.seetorontonow.com/getting-here

Toronto Pearson International Airport: Located in Mississauga, Pearson International Airport serves as the major transportation provider for the GTA. There are over 76 scheduled and charter airlines currently serving Toronto Pearson International Airport, and a taxi from the airport to most hotels in Mississauga will be about 50$.

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (formerly Toronto City Centre Airport): It is located on Toronto Island, minutes from the downtown core with links to the city by a short ferry ride or pedestrian tunnel, and is served by both Porter Airlines and Air Canada. From here, you would likely take the GO train from Union Station to either Port Credit or Clarkson (see below). This is ideal for those who hope to spend some time in Toronto.

Rail: VIA Rail brings visitors into the heart of the city each day. Toronto’s Union Station is centrally located downtown and connects to the subway by underground tunnel. From Union Station, you would take the GO train to either Port Credit or Clarkson.

GO Train: https://www.gotransit.com/en/trip-planning/seeschedules/full-schedules
From Union Station, there are frequent (every 30 minutes, more during rush hour) trains to Mississauga along the Lakeshore West Line. The GO Train costs approx. 8$ each way. Depending on where in Mississauga you are staying, you are likely to stop at the Port Credit or Clarkson stations. Taxis are easily available from either station to your hotel.\

UTM Campus: 3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON, L5L 1C6, Canada
For directions to and from campus, we suggest you consult the UTM webpage.

Where to stay:
Unfortunately, the campus residence cannot accommodate our conference. As such, here are a few suggestions at a range of prices. We would recommend The Waterside Inn for those interested in a bit of a night life (and just around the corner from where the pub crawl will take place), while The Glenerin Inn & Spa is close to campus allowing you to walk to the venue. Unfortunately, given the proximity to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), all hotel prices will be high. I would recommend booking early. Should you have any questions, feel free to email us and we can look into it.

The Glenerin Inn & Spa (15 minute walk to campus) – 1695 The Collegeway, Mississauga, ON L5L 3S7. Beautiful Spa with lots of amenities walking distance from the Campus.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mississauga (10 minutes by taxi) – Toronto Southwest, 2125 N Sheridan Way, Mississauga, ON L5K 1A3. Affordable and close to campus. Will still require driving/taxi to campus.

The Waterside Inn (20 minutes by taxi) – 15 Stavebank Rd S, Mississauga, ON L5G 2T2. In the heart of Port Credit village in Mississauga. Great place if you want a bit of a nightlife a few minutes’ walk from the hotel. Will require driving/taxi to campus.