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Travel &


Conference attendees can access a discounted rate at three nearby hotels. Please note that the Conference does not have a room block at the hotels listed, so rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis until sold out. We encourage you to book accommodation early to ensure availability and secure the best rates.

1. The Kimpton St. George is a boutique hotel that is about a 10 minute walk from the Conference venue. To book at $319/night and up, please use this link, or call the hotel at 416-968-0010 and quote the Account Name “University of Toronto” and Corporate ID #100217931. 


2. The Yorkville Royal Sonesta is about a 5-minute walk from the Conference venue. To book at $299/night and up, please contact the hotel’s Business Travel Sales Manager, Ashish Shetty at or 416.324.5925. Let him know you would like to book the U of T rate “SO1108” for the Canadian Animal Law Conference.


3. The Delta Chelsea is a 22 minute walk or about a five minute drive, or a short subway ride from the Conference venue. To book at $210/night and up, please use this link or call the reservations department at 416-595-1975 and ask for the University of Toronto rates.


By Air​

Toronto is accessible by Toronto Pearson International Airport, and the Billy Bishop Airport. It is also possible to fly into the Hamilton International Airport, which is approximately one hour away from downtown Toronto.

By Train

Via Rail offers convenient train travel to Union Station in downtown Toronto from a variety of Canadian locations. 

Getting Downtown

Toronto Pearson International Airport is a 30-40 minute drive from downtown Toronto, although it may take longer in heavy traffic. Taxis are available at the airport for a flat rate, and airport limo service is available for pre-booking. Rideshare services like Lyft and Uber are also available in Toronto. Public transit is available via the Union Pearson Express train, which travels downtown to Union Station in only 25 minutes, or via the 900 Airport Express bus.

Billy Bishop Airport is located on the Toronto islands in the harbour near downtown. It is a quick 5-10 minute taxi ride to downtown, although it may take longer in heavy traffic. There is also a complimentary express shuttle running every 15 minutes that takes passengers downtown, with a drop-off point near Union Station.

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