This year PyCon Canada is taking place November 7-9, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the Bahen Centre for Information Technology on the University of Toronto St. George campus.

Getting to Toronto

Toronto has 2 major airports. Toronto Pearson is the international airport and is the location for almost all the major domestic and international airlines. It's about a 35 minute drive from Toronto Pearson to the University of Toronto, but be aware that downtown Toronto traffic is busy all day and is particularly busy during peak rush hour. Allow at least an hour for travel time from the airport. The Union Pearson Express train is also an good option to get downtown from Pearson.

VIA Rail is a good alternative to the airlines if you are coming from somewhere like Montreal or Ottawa. Advance pricing is often available at a discount.

If you're coming from the US:

Make sure that you've got a valid passport and don't forget to bring it with you.

Porter Airlines has frequent, reasonably-priced flights for trips from several US cities to Toronto, including Boston, Burlington (VT), Chicago, Myrtle Beach, New York, and Washington.

VIA Rail is offering discounts on train fares for attendees:

Valid for travel between Thursday November 5 and Wednesday November 11, 2015, from all stations throughout the VIA system to Toronto, Ontario and return.

Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking. One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge. For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montéal, or Ottawa only.

The discount is 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper, or Sleeper Plus class. Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied.

Discount does not apply in Escape Class fares.

Reference VIA convention code 13148.


Coming to Toronto for PyCon Canada and need a place to stay? We have a preferred rate with a Holiday Inn near the venue:

Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor Yorkville
280 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
M5S 1V8

Mention the code PYC and tell them you are with PyCon Canada.

Public Transit

The nearest TTC subway stops is Queen's Park Station on Line 1 Yonge-University. College streetcars also stop at St. George Street. Cash fare is $3, or multiple tokens can be purchased at discounted rates. Check with the TTC for more details.

What do to in Toronto

Tourism Toronto's website has information on things to see and do in Toronto, as well as a "Deals" section including coupons. They also have a mobile app available for download.

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