Travel to the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel from Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ)
We recommend taking the Union Pearson (UP) Express as the easiest way to get from the airport to the Westin. This train will take you directly from the Airport to Union Station in Toronto. Union station is a 10-minute walk away from the Westin.
Follow the signs to public transportation after exiting customs or the baggage area for domestic flights. Located in Terminal 1, directly adjacent to the Link Train service linking Terminals 1 and 3.
The Pearson Station service counter is in the International Arrivals hall of Terminal 1. Tickets can be bought in advance online, at GO station kiosks and also purchased using PRESTO. Tickets are $12.35 CAD (Adult 20-64) for a one-way trip and can be purchased at the airport immediately before you get on the train. https://www.upexpress.com/Tickets/Tickets.
By public transport:
You can take a bus + subway ride to get to the Westin. Take the 192 bus from the airport to the Kipling subway station (Line 2). Take the subway eastbound until you reach St. George station. Transfer to Line 1 and go Southbound until you reach Union Station. Union station is a 10 – minute walk away from the Westin.
By taxi/ridesharing app:
You will have the option of choosing an airport taxi service (e.g. www.aeroporttaxi.com) or one of Toronto’s general taxicab companies (e.g. www.becktaxi.com, www.co-opcabs.com). Airport taxis should cost around $50 CAD and you can contact these companies closer to the date to get specific quotes if you need it.
Toronto has Uber and Lyft but these services can not pick up passengers from the airport so we advise against this.
Not recommended. Parking downtown is expensive and traffic is quite busy! However, if this is required, you can find a list of public parking lots here: https://parking.greenp.com. Some of these parking lots will offer overnight parking but not all.
Visas, International Travel
It is the responsibility of all travelers to obtain necessary travel documentation and visas if required. Visit the Canadian Government Travel Page for more info, and check with your home country for any additional requirements. Letters of invitation to the conference can be acquired by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATMs at the airport, pre- & post security with CIBC and Travelex Foreign Exchange Services, and near the Westin – see map. Fees may apply.
- Childcare – Recommended provider: https://kidzkare.ca/
- Childcare subsidies: See Financial Assistance Application, first come, first serve until funds run out
- Pumping/Nursing Room: Dockside 7 in Westin Harbour Castle Convention Center, throughout entirety of conference
- +NACCB is baby friendly! Contact email@example.com with any questions
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with requested services. To ensure service availability we ask that attendees contact us as soon as possible if needed.
NACCB will have a trained safety officer available to all attendees as a resource, should conflicts arise. Contact information will be provided on badges. Note that all attendees are responsible for understanding and abiding by the conference code of conduct. Appropriate actions will be taken as needed.
Please let us know how we can accommodate you via related questions in conference registration. Please note we cannot guarantee all accommodations but will do our best to provide healthy and reasonable options. Note that conference catering will be predominantly vegetarian, with some omnivore options.
Grab and Go Lunch
Attendees can pre-purchase grab and go lunch to pick up on site at Westin if they wish to stick around the venue during the lunch break. Important – you must purchase this in advance via registration. There will be no opportunity to purchase this onsite as all orders need to be filled in advance
Balzac’s (7 Station St, Toronto): balzacs.com As seen on Dragon’s Den (Canadian version of Shark Tank), this is a popular coffee spot that can offer a caffeine pick me up if when you are arriving at Union Station from the Airport
Fran’s Restaurant, 33 Yonge st. (11 min walk)
Starbucks, 1 Yonge st. (3 min walk)
Sobeys Urban, 207 Queen’s Quay (5 min walk)
C’est what (67 Front St E, Toronto): cestwhat.com Standard restaurant/bar fare with vegetarian and gluten-free options. Occasionally live music.
Harbour 60 Toronto (60 Harbour St): harbour60.com Upscale dining with large selection of meat from land and sea.
Against the Grain (25 Dockside Dr): atgurbantavern.ca Casual eating, close by to venue. If it’s a nice night the patio offers a nice view of the lake.
St. Lawrence Market, 93 Front St E (15 min walk)
Many options near and in Union Station, including various food trucks (7 – 10 min walk)
The Keg, Old Spaghetti Factory & The Esplanade ( 10 min walk)
Firkin on Harbour, 10 Yonge St. (3 min walk)
Amsterdam Brewhouse (245 Queens Quay W): amsterdambrewhouse.com Local Toronto Brewery on the waterfront.
The Bier Markt (58 The Esplanade): www.thebiermarkt.com Popular chain restaurant with large selection of beers
The Distillery district (2 km) Pedestrian zone with various food/drink options including The Mill Street Brewery, El Catrin, Soma Chocolatemaker, Cluny Bistro
Steamwhistle Brewing (10-15 min walk)