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Hotel & Travel

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!

 

Venue Address

1 Harbour Square
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1A6
416-869-1600

 

 

 

 

 

Hotel Information

Sleeping rooms are no longer available at the Westin Harbour Castle Toronto. If you would like to book at a local area hotel, we have a few options listed below. These properties are all within a 20 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.

Additionally, you can find alternate lodging options through hotel booking websites like Hotels.com and Tripadvisor.com.

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

 

Getting to the Event

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, CAD $25.00 and it only makes 2 stops prior to Union Station.

To plan your route and purchase tickets, please click here.

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 events@linuxfoundation.org.

 

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
www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/times/

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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