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Local Transportation & Parking

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The Congress venue is surrounded by several shopping and dining options.

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Bike Share Toronto

Bike Share Toronto’s system launched in May of 2011 with a network of 800 bicycles and 80 stations located throughout downtown Toronto. Intended to provide Toronto’s residents and visitors with an additional transportation option for getting around town, Bike Share Toronto makes active transportation simple, fast, and fun!

You can purchase 24-hour or 72-hour passes from any Bike Share Toronto station kiosk using a credit card. You will receive a ride code to unlock a bicycle and begin a trip. Ride codes are good for only one trip. For subsequent trips during your 24-hour or 72-hour pass period, swipe your credit card at a kiosk to receive a new ride code at no extra cost.


Parking is available at the host hotel, on the Ryerson University Campus, through the Green P municipal network and other private lots at additional daily rates. Parking in downtown Toronto can be quite expensive so it’s best to research options in advance of your arrival.

Another alternative for long-term parking is Park'N Fly located by Pearson Airport.

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Airport Shuttle

Union Pearson Express (commonly referred to as the UP Express) is a dedicated air-rail link that speeds travellers from Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station in the heart of downtown Toronto.



Taxi cabs can be hailed anywhere in Toronto.  Beck Taxi has the largest fleet and can be reached by calling (416)-751-5555 or through their iPhone app or Android app.

There are a number of accessible taxi services in the City of Toronto:

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The TTC is the third largest transit system in North America. It has the second highest ridership in the U.S. and Canada, after New York City. You can get more information on pricing, passes and access the trip planner by heading to their website.  Both Dundas and College subway stations are in close proximity to the Ryerson University campus along with numerous streetcar lines. To purchase e-tickets, download TTConnect through your app store.  For information on accessibility of the network and wheel-trans please click here.