Planning Your Trip to Convention

This document will help you in planning your convention weekend. From travel and hotels, to public transit and local amenities, we have tried to bring this useful information together all in one place.

If our volunteers can help in planning your specific convention experience, please contact us at delegates@signup4sandra.ca or call 1-855-851-1919 and ask for Mora, Emily or Adam.

 We will be pleased to work with you as you make your arrangements.

PLANNING YOUR TRIP

Where is the convention being held?

The convention is being held at the Ryerson Mattamy Athletic Centre (Maple Leaf Gardens),
60 Carlton Street, Toronto. (Main intersection: Carlton Street and Church Street.)

Closest Subway Stop:

Closest Streetcar Stops:

 

Closest Bus Stops:

College Station, Yonge-University-Spadina Subway Line

East – 506 Carlton Towards Main Street Station

West – 506 Carlton Towards High Park

East – 306 Carlton Towards Main Street Station

West – 306 Carlton Towards Dundas West Station

How can I find out more about the Ryerson Mattamy Athletic Centre and Maple Leaf
Gardens venue?

Visit Ryerson Mattamy Athletic Centre and Maple Leaf Gardens for more information.

Located on-site: Medical & Walk-In Clinic – CLICK HERE
LCBO – CLICK HERE
Pharmacy
Loblaws grocery
Ace Bakery
Patisserie
Joe Fresh
Tea Emporium

How can I get to Toronto?

 
On a Bus

  • GO Bus
    • Available from Barrie, Kitchener, Milton, Hamilton, Oshawa, and Stouffville
    • You’ll arrive at Union Station, 55 Front Street West, Toronto
    • For directions to Ryerson Mattamy Athletic Centre CLICK HERE
  • Megabus
    • Available for Brockville, Cornwall, Kingston, and Niagara Falls
    • You’ll arrive at Toronto Coach Terminal, 610 Bay Street, Toronto
    • For directions to Ryerson Mattamy Athletic Centre CLICK HERE
  • Greyhound
    • For a list of service locations CLICK HERE
    • You’ll arrive at Toronto Coach Terminal, 610 Bay Street, Toronto
    • For directions to Ryerson Mattamy Athletic Centre CLICK HERE

On a Train

  • GO Train
    • Available from Barrie, Kitchener, Milton, Hamilton, Oshawa, and Stouffville
    • Not all trains run on weekends, instead some locations are serviced by GO Buses
    • You’ll arrive at Union Station, 55 Front Street West, Toronto
    • For directions to Ryerson Mattamy Athletic Centre CLICK HERE
  • VIA
    • Available from Ottawa, London, Kingston, Niagara Falls, Sarnia, Windsor, and Sudbury
    • Participants in the 2013 OLP Leadership are eligible for 50% discounts on regular Economy, Business, Sleeper, or Sleeper Plus rates with VIA Rail. Book online by visiting http://www.viarail.ca/en or over the phone by calling: 1 888 VIA RAIL (1-888-842-7245). Be sure to quote discount code: 12464 to obtain this special discount.
    • You’ll arrive at Union Station, 55 Front Street West, Toronto
    • For directions to Ryerson Mattamy Athletic Centre CLICK HERE

On a Plane

  • Porter
    • Available from Ottawa, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay, Timmins and Windsor
    • OLP has negotiated a 20% discount with Porter Airlines for all participants. To take advantage of this great deal please book online at http://www.flyporter.com/  or through your travel agent using promo code OLIB13.
    • You’ll arrive at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, 2 Eireann Quay, Toronto
    • For directions to Ryerson Mattamy Athletic Centre CLICK HERE
    • Shuttle Bus available to and from, pick up at 123 Front St W, Toronto (outside Casey’s Bar & Grill)
  • Westjet
    • Available from Hamilton, London, Ottawa, Windsor
    • Arrive at Pearson International Airport, 6301 Silver Dart Drive, Mississauga
    • For directions to Ryerson Mattamy Athletic Centre CLICK HERE
    • Toronto Airport Express shuttle bus service – CLICK HERE. Book in advance, will take you to the following hotels
      • Delta Chelsea
      • Bond Place Hotel
      • Sheraton Centre
      • Hyatt Regency Toronto
      • Intercontinental Hotel
      • Fairmont Royal York (across from Union Station, connect to Subway)
  • Air Canada
    • Available from Kingston, London, North Bay, Ottawa, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay, Timmins and Windsor
    • Arrive at Pearson International Airport, 6301 Silver Dart Drive, Mississauga
    • For directions to Ryerson Mattamy Athletic Centre CLICK HERE
    • Toronto Airport Express shuttle bus service – CLICK HERE. Book in advance, will take you to the following hotels
      • Delta Chelsea
      • Bond Place Hotel
      • Sheraton Centre
      • Hyatt Regency Toronto
      • Intercontinental Hotel
      • Fairmont Royal York (across from Union Station, connect to Subway)
  • Bearskin
    • Does not fly to Toronto, but does connect Dryden, Fort Frances, Kapuskasing, Kenora, North Bay, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout to Thunder Bay, Sudbury which have flights to Toronto.

Northern Travel Subsidy

The Ontario Liberal Party recognizes that registrants attending the Leadership Convention from Northern Ontario ridings will incur greater travel costs to participate. Delegates and alternates representing Northern Ontario ridings, and traveling to the convention from Northern Ontario, are eligible for the Ontario Liberal Party Northern Travel Subsidy following the convention, provided the travel costs are incurred directly by the participant. Delegates and alternates representing, and traveling from, Northwestern Ontario are eligible for up to $200 reimbursement. Delegates and alternates representing, and traveling from, Northeastern Ontario are eligible for up to $150 reimbursement. Participants applying for the Northern Travel Subsidy after the convention should contact Wenli Wang (wwang@ontarioliberal.ca), OLP Financial Services Manager, and must produce receipts for their expenses.

I need a hotel in Toronto.

Here are a number of hotels close to the convention site. The Ontario Liberal Party has worked to secure special rates at various hotels in the downtown core in walking distance to the Mattamy Athletic Centre. When booking please state that you are attending the 2013 Ontario Liberal Party Leadership Convention.

Hotel

Address

Distance from Ryerson Mattamy Athletic Centre

Transportation to Ryerson Mattamy Athletic Centre

Rating

Rooms Priced From

OLP Discount

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto

475 Yonge St.

0.19km

4 minute walk

3 Stars

$108

Best Western Primrose Hotel

111 Carlton St.

0.28km

3 minute walk

3 Stars

$99

Ramada Plaza Toronto Downtown

300 Jarvis Street

0.32km

5 minute walk or 3 minute Streetcar

3 Stars

$99

Delta Chelsea Hotel

33 Gerrard St. W

0.32km

7 minute walk or 6 minute Streetcar

3.5 Stars

$125

Yes

Comfort Inn Toronto

321 Jarvis St.

0.46km

7 minute walk or 5 minute Streetcar

2.5 Stars

$110

Bond Place Hotel

65 Dundas St. East

0.68km

9 minute walk or 8 minutes with Subway

(1 stop – Dundas to College)

3 Stars

$98

Hilton Garden Inn Toronto City Centre

200 Dundas St. East

0.73km

11 minute walk

3.5 Stars

$129

Yes

Town Inn Suites Toronto

620 Church St.

0.8km

12 minute walk

Or 11 minutes with Subway (2 stops – Bloor – College)

2.5 Stars

$109

Grand Hotel & Suites Toronto

225 Jarvis St.

0.81km

12 minute walk

4 Stars

$179

Comfort Hotel Downtown Toronto

15 Charles St. East

0.85km

10 minute Subway (2 stops – Bloor – College)

3 Stars

$110

Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre

200 Victoria St.

0.85km

13 minute walk or 9 minute Subway (2 stops – Queen – College)

4 Stars

$171

Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre

525 Bay St.

0.86km

9 minute subway ride (1 stop – Dundas- College)

4 stars

$199

Metropolitan Hotel

108 Chestnut St.

0.95km

16 minute walk or 11 minute subway (1 Stop – Dundas – College)

3.5 Stars

$109

Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville

90 Bloor St. East

1.0km

7 minute Subway (2 Stops – Bloor – College) or 5 minute Taxi

4 Stars

$159

Holiday Inn Express Toronto – Downtown

111 Lombard Street

1.2km

17 minute walk or 14 minute Subway (2 Stops – Queen – Carlton)

2.5 Stars

$104

Cambridge Suites Hotel

15 Richmond St. East

1.2km

8 minute Subway (2 Stops – Queen – Carlton)

4 Stars

$159

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

123 Queen St. West

1.3km

8 minute Subway (2 Stops – Queen – Carlton)

4 Stars

$139

Yes

Hilton Toronto

145 Richmond St. West

1.4km

12 minute Subway (6 stops – Osgoode – College)

4 Stars

$159

The King Edward Hotel

37 King St. East

1.4km

9 minute Subway (3 stops – King – College)

4 Stars

$159

Cosmopolitan Hotel Toronto

8 Colborne Street

1.5km

8 minute Subway (3 stops – King-College)

4 Stars

$159

One King West Hotel & Residence

1 King Street West

1.5km

7 minute Subway (3 stops – King-College)

4 Stars

$169

Intercontinental – Yorkville

220 Bloor Street West

1.5km

14 minute Subway (5 stops – St.Andrew – College)

4 Stars

$183

Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel

90 Bloor Street East

1.7km

6 minute Subway

4 Stars

$149

Yes

The Fairmont Royal York

100 Front St. West

1.9km

12 minute Subway (4 stops – Union – College)

4 Stars

$152

Intercontinental

225 Front Street West

2.0km

14 minute Subway (5 stops – St. Andrew – College)

4 Stars

$149

Hyatt Regency

370 King Street West

2.0km

16 minute Subway (5 stops – St. Andrew – College)

4 Stars

$161

Westin Harbour Castle

1 Harbour Square

2.3km

15 minute Subway (4 stops – Union – College)

4 Stars

$159

Holiday Inn Toronto

Bloor-Yorkville

280 Bloor Street West

2.6km

21 minute Subway

4 Star

$130

Yes

How can I get around Toronto?

Our campaign will be organizing a shuttle service, which will be running constantly on set routes around the city. More information about the shuttle services will be provided at the convention.
Where can I park in Toronto?
  CLICK HERE

How can I use public transit in Toronto?

Here is basic fare information for public transit in Toronto (TTC website).

Cash Fare:

Tickets and Tokens:

Adult $3, Student/Senior $2, Child 75¢

Adult 3 tokens for $7.95, 7 tokens for $18.55

Senior/Student – 5 tickets for $9.00, 10 tickets for $18.00

Child – 10 child tickets for $6.00

How can I get a taxi in Toronto?

Beck Taxi

Royal Taxi

City Taxi

Crown Taxi

416-751-5555

416-777-9222

416-740-2222

416-750-7878

I am looking for a place of worship in Toronto.
  CLICK HERE

 
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