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CASE 2010
Toronto, Canada
August 21-24, 2010
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Travel and Tourism

Visa Information for Visitors Traveling to Canada (click here for more detailed information)

Note: Please contact the General Chair, John Wen, for an invitation letter (include in your request email: your name, affiliation and address, and paper #).

We have compiled some information for you that will assist you in your travels to Canada. Please note that this information is only provided as a guideline and that you should check with the proper government agencies listed below to ensure that you have the proper documents to enter Canada as well as re-enter the country you are currently living in.

Citizen and Immigration Canada (CIC) provides visitors to Canada with the necessary information needed in order to travel to Canada. Please check their website for further information at:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/index.asp

A list of countries for which their citizens require a visa to visit Canada can be found at:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/EnGLish/visit/visas.asp
At the bottom of the same website you will find a list of visa visitor exemptions.

If you have any questions, you are encouraged to check the following FAQ provided by CIC:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/faq/visit/index.asp
Or contact your closest Canadian Embassy.

U.S. Visitors
The U.S. Department of State also provides information for U.S. Citizens traveling to Canada and re-entering the United States:
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cbpmc/cbpmc_2223.html
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1082.html#entry_requirements
Please Note: U.S. visa holders currently living in the United States are encouraged to contact their local international services department to ensure that they have the proper documents to leave and re-enter the United States.

Toronto Area Airports

Toronto Pearson International Airport – YYZ (Distance: 15.5 miles SE to Hotel)

Driving Directions to Hotel: Take Highway 427 South to the Queen Elizabeth Way, ( Q.E.W. ) East, to the Gardiner Expressway East. Take Gardiner eastbound and exit York/Bay Streets. Take Bay Street north. Hotel is on right just North of Queen Street.

Possible Alternative Transportation:

Airport Express Ground Transportation http://www.torontoairportexpress.com/

Estimated taxi fare: 50.00  CAD  (one way)

Toronto City Centre Airport – YTO (Distance: 1.6 miles N to Hotel)

Driving Directions to Hotel: Take the Island Ferry to City base, to Gardiner Expressway East. Take York/Bay St. exit, go North on Bay St. Hotel is on right side North of Queen Street.
Possible Alternative Transportation:

Public Transit: Porter has free shuttle bus service to Union Station. From Union Station take the subway to Dundas Station.

Estimated taxi fare: 20.00  CAD  (one way)

About Toronto and Vicinity

Toronto is the cultural, entertainment and financial capital of Canada and is known as the world's most ethnically diverse city. The city is made up of eclectic and lively neighbourhoods with creative architecture, inventive cuisines and a unique mix of museums and galleries. Nearly all of the world's culture groups are represented in Toronto and more than 100 languages and dialects are spoken. The city houses a number of attractions such as the world’s tallest freestanding tower - the CN tower, the world’s longest street - Yonge Street, and the Rogers Centre - the world's first stadium to have a fully retractable roof. Toronto also boasts the third largest theatre centre in the world. The city is commonly referred to as both the Silicon Valley of the North and Hollywood North. Toronto's waterfront is one of North America's largest recreational waterfronts and houses many attractions such as Ontario Place, Harbourfront, and the Toronto Islands. The city also has distinctive shopping districts and markets that offer a wide range of unique shopping experiences including the world famous Eaton Centre, trendy Yorkville, Queen Street West, Kensington Market, St. Lawrence Market, five Chinatowns, Little Italy, the Greek community of the Danforth, and Little Portugal.

UT Campus Niagara Falls City Hall CN Tower
U. of Toronto Campus
Niagara Falls
City Hall
CN Tower and Rogers Centre

Tourism
Toronto
http://www.seetorontonow.com Toronto tourism web site
http://www.toronto.com/ Toronto Star's guide
http://www.toronto.ca  City of Toronto Official Website

Tours
http://www.seetorontonow.com/Visitor/Experience/Tours.aspx includes bus, bike, walking, shopping tours, cruises, etc.
http://www.torontotours.ca/ includes:
– City Tours:  1) Toronto hippo tour-land and water tour of major attractions, 2) Toronto Sightseeing (Jump on - Jump off) – double decker bus tour.
–Niagara Falls/Niagara-on-the-lake:  1 full day from King Tours

Websites of major attractions
http://www.ago.net/  Art Gallery of Ontario
http://www.rom.on.ca/ Royal Ontario Museum
http://www.rogerscentre.com/ dome with retractable roof, home of the Toronto Blue Jays
http://www.torontoeatoncentre.com large shopping centre in the city
http://www.casaloma.org/ Canada's famous castle