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Entry Formalities

Foreign nationals from the following countries will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada:

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

Exceptions include U.S. citizens, and travellers with a valid Canadian visa.

To apply for an eTA, you must have a valid passport from a visaexempt country, a valid email address and a credit card to pay online the $7 CAD fee:

www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta-start.asp

Passport holders from other countries than those mentioned above should consult the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website to find out if they need a visa. If you need a visa, please contact the Canadian embassy or consulate in your country of residence:

www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp

We strongly advise those who require a visa to proceed with their visa application as early as possible.

 

Transport

Direct flights serve Toronto airport on several airlines. You can benefit from attractive rates if you book your flight online as early as possible.

You may contact our partner agency Destination Plus for further information regarding flights, and to organize your flights for groups of more than 10 people:

DESTINATION PLUS

58 rue Saint Lambert - 75015 Paris - France

Tel.: +33 1 56 08 37 37 - Fax : +33 1 56 08 37 38

Email: congres-uia@destinationplus.fr

Website: www.destinationplus-uia.com

 

Air Canada is the Toronto Congress official carrier

Air Canada is Canada's largest airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services to and from Canada. Air Canada offers direct flights to Toronto from 203 destinations. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, providing the world's most comprehensive air transportation network.

You may benefit from preferential rates by booking directly on www.aircanada.com, entering the following promotional code: QAYCYAZ1

 

Transfers

The UIA will not provide shuttle services from the airport. Toronto Pearson International airport is located 25 km from the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel. It takes around 30 minutes to go from the airport to the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel by taxi when there is little traffic. The taxi fare is approximately €45-50. Union Pearson Express (UP Express) connects Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station in the heart of downtown in just 25 minutes. UP Express trains depart every 15 minutes between 5.30 am and 1.00 am. The Union Station is located in the city centre, 10-minute walk from the Westin Harbour Castle Toronto.

The Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Toronto, welcoming daily flights from Boston, Chicago, New York and more Northeastern US cities.

Toronto has a good public transport system: there are 4 underground lines with 69 stations, 11 tramway lines and 149 city bus lines.

 

Accomodation

All the hotels selected by the UIA are located 15 to 20 minutes on foot from the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, which is the Congress venue.

We are offering special rates that have been specifically negotiated for the UIA Congress. You will find details of the rates in the registration form. Due to the limited number of rooms and the fact that preferential rates cannot be guaranteed for more than the number of rooms reserved by the UIA, we recommend that you make your reservations as early as possible with our partner agency, Destination Plus.

To book online go to:  www.destinationplus-uia.com

Important note for bookings:

In order to guarantee your reservation, Destination Plus will charge you the first night and a €25 processing fee (non-refundable in the event of cancellation) to be paid by credit card in euros (fixed exchange rate: CAD 1 = € 0,72). The balance for your accommodation will have to be paid in Canadian dollars at the hotel when you check out. Your card number will be provided to your chosen hotel to guarantee your booking. Participants who would like to pay by bank transfer will have to pay the total amount of their accommodation to Destination Plus. Breakfast is not included in the room price in Canada. Breakfast is available at the hotel (for an extra charge). You will also find many restaurants and delis close to the congress hotels, which offer various styles of breakfasts at attractive rates.

 

THE WESTIN HARBOUR CASTLE 4* - For more information : www.destinationplus-uia.com  

(CONGRESS HOTEL)

From € 200 / $CA 277

The Westin Harbour Castle is ideally located on the shores of Lake Ontario and is a 10-minute walk from the city center. The hotel has two 38-storey towers floors overlooking the lake. The 977 rooms are spacious, bright and offer all modern conveniences.

Location: Congress venue

Hotel services: two restaurants (The Mizzen Restaurant, which serves international food, and Toulà, a panoramic restaurant located on the 38th floor), two bars, a spa, a heated indoor pool, a fitness centre and a rooftop tennis court.

Our view: We liked the location of the hotel on the waterfront and the stunning view of Lake Ontario, the comfortable rooms and the highquality service.

 

THE RITZ-CARLTON, TORONTO 5* - For more information : www.destinationplus-uia.com  

From €285 / $CA 394

The Ritz-Carlton Toronto is a luxury hotel that opened in 2011. It is located in the heart of the entertainment district, near many of the city’s theatres and restaurants. It is known for its beautiful interiors, its luxury spa and its legendary service. The 263 rooms are elegant, spacious (42 m² minimum) and equipped with the most advanced technologies.

Location: 1.5 km from the congress hotel (a 20-minute walk or 10 minutes by taxi or by bus) (UIA shuttle available.

Hotel services: TOCA Restaurant, DEQ Terrace & Lounge, Ritz bar, “My Blend by Clarins” spa, a heated indoor pool and a fitness centre.

Our view: We liked the sophisticated atmosphere of the hotel, the refined rooms and the warm welcome.

 

THE STRATHCONA HOTEL 3* - SOLD OUT

From €125 / $CA 173

The Strathcona Hotel is located right in the city center, next to the PATH, which is the largest underground shopping complex in the world. This hotel has 194 contemporary, functional, fully equipped rooms.

Location: 1.2 km from the congress hotel (a 15-minute walk or 10 minutes by taxi or by bus) (UIA shuttle available)

Hotel services: The York Street Café, The Strath Pub.

Our view: We liked the location of the hotel, which is in the heart of the financial district. It is excellent value for money.

 

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