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Venue Information

This year's event will take place at the Westin Harbour Castle Toronto.


Westin Harbour Castle Toronto

Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, the Westin Harbour Castle Toronto is a AAA four-diamond property that features refreshing accommodations and amenities in Canada's largest city. Enjoy easy access to the city's top attractions and neighborhoods, including the revitalized waterfront just a few steps out the Westin's front door!



Stay at Westin Harbour Castle Toronto

At the Westin Harbour Castle Toronto, we have negotiated the following discounted room rate for conference attendees:
Standard Room: CAD $209.00 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees

The room rate listed above includes high speed in-room internet and access to the Fitness Center.

Our conference room block has closed. Please contact the hotel directly to book a room at the current prevailing rate. Alternate options are listed below.

To book your room at the discounted rate, please click here. The last day to book at the discounted rate is Friday, August 5, 2016 (by 5:00 pm EST)!

If you are unable to book at the Westin Harbour Castle or would like to book at a local area hotel instead, we have a few options listed below. These properties are all within a 25 minute walk from the conference venue. Please note, we do not have discounted room rates at these properties. Contact the hotel directly to make your room reservation.

Additional, you can find alternate lodging options through hotel booking websites like and

If you have any questions related to the room block or conference hotel, please email the events team at

Westin Harbour Castle Toronto Information

1 Harbour Square
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1A6


Hotel Details

Check-In Time: 3:00 PM
Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM
Currency: CAD (Canadian Dollar)


Getting to Westin Harbour Castle Toronto

Airport Taxi Information

From Toronto Pearson Int'l Airport (YYZ):
Estimated Taxi Cost: CAD $70.00
Estimated Time by Taxi: 40-60 Minutes


From Billy Bishop City Airport (YTZ):
Estimated Taxi Cost: CAD $10.00
Estimated Time by Taxi: 10 Minutes


Driving Directions

From Toronto Pearson Int'l Airport (YYZ)
From Billy Bishop City Airport (YTZ)


Westin Harbour Castle Toronto Parking

Parking is available at the following rates:
Daily Valet Parking (Onsite): CAD $45.00
Daily Self Parking (Offsite- 1 block away): CAD $35.00


Public Transportation

The Westin Harbour Castle Toronto is easily accessible via public transportation. The Union Pearson Express light rail runs a direct line between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Union Station (4 blocks/10 minute walk from hotel). The train ride is 25 minutes and it only makes 2 stops prior to Union Station.

The UP Pearson Station is located right beside the blue Link Train at Terminal 1. 

Group Rate for Linux Conference:
UP Express tickets may be purchased from an UP Express Guest Services Representative at UP Pearson Station at time of travel for only $9.00 CDN (credit card only) for a one-way adult fare when you show confirmation of conference registration (print or digital). Your ticket to return to Pearson Airport can be purchased at UP Express Union Station at time of travel (registration confirmation required). Alternatively, you can purchase tickets in advance online or use the mobile app (regular rates apply). 

Download the free UP Express App to purchase and store tickets on the go, view train schedules, and explore the UP Express route map (available for Andriod and Apple).



Required Documentation for Travel to Canada

US Citizens:

Currently, all US citizens must travel with a valid US passport to enter Canada. As of March 15, 2016, US citizens must ALSO have a confirmation letter from the conference they are attending to enter the country.

Once you have registered for the conference, you will receive a confirmation email that you will need to print and bring with you to enter the country.

If you registered and did not recieve your confirmation email, please email us at


Non-US Citizens:

As of March 15, 2016, Canada requires all non-US citizens to have either a visa or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) AND an Invitation Letter from the conference to enter the country.

To see what travel documentation is required for your country of origin, please click here.

To apply for an Invitation Letter, you must be registered for the conference. Once you have registered, please click HERE to request an Invitation Letter.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible to allow for the time it takes to process applications. The length of time is determined by several factors, including the date on which the application was received, the number of applications received, and the applicant's nationality. Please see the following website for processing times for visa applications

We urge you to start this process as quickly as possible to ensure receipt of appropriate travel documentation in time for your conference travel to Canada.



Things to Do in Toronto

Looking for fun things to do and explore in Toronto? Interested in learning a bit more about the destination? Click here for our top five things to do in Toronto and some additional helpful links!





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