Visitor Information

City of Toronto

Toronto is the largest city and economic heart of Canada. It is a vibrant city, experiencing unprecedented growth, while also renowned for its many livable and diverse neighbourhoods. The region’s multimodal public transportation system includes subways, light rail transit, bus rapid transit, buses, as well as an extensive commuter rail and bus network. The transit system is among the finest in North America.

Conference Venue – Victoria College at the University of Toronto

Victoria University is a college of the University of Toronto, founded in 1836 and named in honour of Queen Victoria. Victoria College is somewhat separated from the rest of the University of Toronto geographically, bordering Queen’s Park, and being located on the eastern portion of the campus along with St. Michael’s College. The main building, Old Vic, is an example of Richardsonian Romanesque architectural style. The architect was W. G. Storm, who died shortly after completion. The campus is centred on the main quadrangle of Victoria, outlined by the upper and lower houses of Burwash Hall.

Victoria College, located at 73 Queen’s Park Crescent, is situated between Queen’s Park and Bay St, and south of Charles St. It is transit accessible via Museum Station on Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina).

Nearby Accomodations

TransitData 2020 has negotiated courtesy rates at the Chelsea Hotel (33 Gerrard Street West) as follows:

Room TypeSingle RateDouble RateTriple RateQuad Rate
Chelsea Rooms$179.00$179.00$209.00$239.00

Book online: At this link to get the special rate

Telephone: Call the hotel directly, toll free 1-800-CHELSEA (243-5732) or 416-595-1975. Identify yourself as part of “TransitData 2020” to take advantage of our discounted rate.

Note: The Chelsea Hotel is not holding a block of rooms for TransitData 2020 – instead it is offering a courtesy rate to TransitData 2020 delegates wishing to make a reservation. Because the hotel is not holding rooms, there is no guarantee of availability, so you are encouraged to secure a reservation as soon as possible.

Other hotels in the area used by visitors to University of Toronto include:

Travel to Canada Visa Requirements

Most people (other than Canadians and US citizens) need an Electronic Travel Authorization or a Visa to travel to Canada. For more information: