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Make your reservations at the Fairmont Royal York

Special considerations for AAAL attendees at the hotel: Complimentary hotel room internet access, complimentary access to hotel health facility and 10% off in the business centre. AAAL appreciates your staying at our host hotel. We receive a small rebate for each room reservation towards our master bill for the meeting room space. With this small rebate, we hope to keep your conference costs as low as possible.

*Note, we strongly recommend booking hotel rooms early, as there is limited space available at the host hotel.

Make your hotel reservations using this link in order to receive your AAAL discount. The discounted rooms begin at CAD$219/night plus taxes and fees.

Need a roommate? Find one using the AAAL Conference Roommate Finder Forum.

We recommend you sign up to become a member of the Fairmont President’s Club for extra perks: https://www.fairmont.com/fpc/

For further hotel information:
Hotel website: http://www.fairmont.com/royal-york-toronto/
Getting to the hotel: http://www.fairmont.com/royal-york-toronto/map/mapanddirections/
Hotel Parking: http://www.fairmont.com/royal-york-toronto/map/mapanddirections/#2
Parking is $53 per night at the Fairmont Royal York (with in and out privileges). There are many self parking lots in the area that are less expensive and the venue valet team can show you where when you pull into the venue parking lot, if requested.
Parking options other than the hotel: Alternate Parking Options

 

Flying to Toronto

We are happy to announce that we are offering discounts again this year to all AAAL attendees who fly Delta Airlines to Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ).

Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com. When booking online, select Book A Trip, click on More Search Options and enter the meeting code NMJXC in the box provided on the Search Flight page.
 
Reservations may also be made by calling the Delta Meeting reservations line at 800-328-1111 Mon - Fri 7am - 7pm CDT.
*Please note that there is a direct ticketing fee for booking through the reservation number above.

Fare Details:

  • Discounts applicable to US/Canada originating passengers
  • Contract not valid with other discounts, certificates, coupons or promotional offers. Not all fares are eligible for use with this code. Fair rules will determine eligibility.

Once in Toronto

http://www.seetorontonow.com/

Also visit the following link to download the FREE TORONTO APP - http://www.mytorontomeeting.com/Visitor/see-toronto-mobile-app.aspx  - Tourism Toronto’s free Official Visitors’ Guide for Toronto, Mississauga & Brampton, now available on iTunes and the Android Market.

More travel information is available, courtesy of Tourism Toronto, at a special website put together just for our conference.

Visit http://www.mytorontomeeting.com/aaal2015.aspx

 

Ride to the Conference in style with FREE Ubers!


We're excited to announce that Uber, the app that connects you with a private driver at the tap of a button, will be offering new users their first ride free, up to $25 to or from the AAAL 2015 Conference.

Follow these steps to create your Uber account:

  1. Sign up here using the code AAAL2015 or go to uber.com/go/AAAL2015

  2. Download the free app for iPhoneAndroid or Windows

  3. Sign into your account, and request your ride when you’re ready to go!

Public Transit

Getting around by street car is a fun way to travel.

Toronto also has an efficient and easy to use public transport service run by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). In the central Toronto area frequent subway services, buses and streetcars ply the major arteries. Subway services generally start around 6 a.m. Monday to Saturday, and the last train runs at around 1:30 a.m. On Sundays, service starts at about 9 a.m. and ends near 1 a.m. Buses and streetcars generally run from 6 a.m. to midnight or 1 a.m. daily. The Blue Night Network of buses, identified by a blue stripe on the kerbside sign, takes over at night. The 320 Yonge Blue Night bus traces the route of the Yonge subway line and runs all night.

Taxis

There are a number of taxi companies in Toronto, including Co-op Cabs and Diamond Taxicab. Fares are standard, metered and nonnegotiable. 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 you service is acceptable, a 10-15% tip is customary.

The designated taxi pickup area of the Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is located near the terminal in area D1.

Area Attractions

The Fairmont Royal York concierge team has put together a list of the top 30 area restaurants. You can download the restaurant list and map here.

The Path is connected to the hotel and offers many options for dining and shopping. No need to even go out should there be inclement weather. You can download a map of The Path here.

Kensington Market: a multi-ethnic outdoor market housed as individual store fronts, complemented by cafés etc (west of Spadina between Dundas and College)

Distillery District: renovated factory buildings, housing restaurants, arts boutiques, cafés – really cool architecture

West Queen West: funky neighbourhood, vibrant, live music options at night as well. Centre of the ‘hood is Queen and Ossington

Danforth: used to be the Greek area, now is a mix of Greek and other, vibrant and fun to walk through and good choices of places to eat. Subway stop: Pape.

Two good museums: Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

If weather permits: take the short ferry ride to Toronto Island, rent a bicycle and explore. Superb views of the Toronto skyline; cool houses (residents have defied all attempts to move them off the island – they don’t own the property as it was never intended to be occupied year round). Ferry information

History of Toronto Islands

Passports

As a reminder, the US Department of State and Homeland Security’s announcement of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative states that all US citizens, Canadians, citizens of the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda and citizens of Mexico must obtain a passport or another accepted secure document to enter or re-enter the United States. For more information, visit http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis_pa_tw_2223.html

For international visitors, please visit Citizenship & Immigration of Canada (CIC) website at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/publications/meeting.asp.

Students Traveling to Toronto

Student Traveling on a one entry VISA - With regards to student visas, should a visa be required for entry into Canada, the individual will need to apply through the nearest Canadian embassy. As it relates to returning back into the United States on their student visa,  in addition to their valid student visas, they will need the following:

  • A SEVIS Form I-20, endorsed for travel and signed by your DSO

  • A current passport valid for at least six months after the date of reentry

Students should consult their Designated School Official (DSO) prior to traveling. The DSO generally works in the International Student Office. You must have a current SEVIS Form I-20 endorsed for travel and your DSO needs to be able to verify that your SEVIS record is accurate and up-to-date.

For more information on entry/exit requirements, please visit http://www.ice.gov/sevis/travel/faq_f2.htm

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