Conference accommodation and other details

download (1)The Anglican Tradition in the Catholic Church conference will take place at St. Michael’s Cathedral, 65 Bond St. in downtown Toronto.  The conference begins with a thanksgiving Votive Mass to the Holy Spirit at 7 pm. followed by a reception in the cathedral atrium.

We will have a special guest at this reception!  Details soon.   The talks and luncheon will take place at St. Michael’s Choir School across the street, with Choral Mattins, Evensong and Benediction in the cathedral on Saturday.

The Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Downtown, a nice hotel in the heart of downtown, is offering us an excellent rate of $169.00 per night ($128 USD) for Nov. 15 & 16. To reserve from the block of rooms at this special rate, please see their dedicated page for our conference. Reservations can also be made by calling 1-800-847-5075 and referencing the code SAF. It’s about a 15 minute walk from the Cathedral. This block of rooms will be released on Nov. 5, so please make your reservation ASAP.

Go to Google Maps   

Many of us are using AirBnB or Booking.com to find even less expensive accommodation in the city, but that hotel rate is really good.

The Cathedral is a six minute walk from the Queen subway station, which is one stop from Union station where the big train station is located.   This map is only a portion of the subway system, showing what serves the downtown.

Image result for map of toronto subway

Cabs are plentiful in the city and can be hailed from the street.  Toronto is a relatively safe city and so is its transit system.  It’s also pretty reliable even on weekends.  There are streetcars and buses in addition to the subway.

There are two airports—-the big one Toronto Pearson  is a bit outside the centre city, but it is possible to take public transit from there to downtown.   There’s an express train from Pearson to Union Station for $12.50 one way.   It’s also possible to fly into Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport which puts you right near the downtown.

Toronto driving is not that bad, except for terrible traffic congestion, lots of lights and parking can be really expensive.  I generally use cabs or public transportation when in the downtown area.

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