Transportation to Parry Sound - the
CanBIC Coach and Ontario
Staying in Toronto before or after the conference
revised 2017 April 24 r17-abC
to the Conference:
Where is Parry Sound?
2. i) Taking the CanBIC Coach on May 23rd, 2017 Toronto to Parry
Sound - ***
ii) Instructions for
finding the CanBIC Coach – PLEASE PRINT
If you miss the
CanBIC Coach: taking the Northland Coach
After the Conference:
CanBIC Coach onTuesday to Parry Sound to Toronto
Northland Coach: Parry Sound to Toronto
Emergency Contacts –
in Parry Sound
in Toronto before or after the conference
Getting to the
1. Where is Parry Sound?
Sound, Ontario is 250 km due north of Toronto, or approximately 130 km north of
Barrie. To drive there from Toronto and area, take Highway 400 and get off at
exit 224. The Comfort Inn and the Parry Sound Inn and Suites (previously the
Microtel Inn) hotels are located near this exit on Bowes Road. There is a gas station and Starbucks at the Parry Sound Inn and Suites entrance. From
elsewhere in Ontario, Quebec, or nearby US states, connect to Highway 400 (just
north of Toronto) from Highway 401. Mapquest coordinates here. The map expands completely to show slip
roads - find Parry Sound, and choose exit 224 on Highway 400 - Bowes Road.
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2. Taking the CanBIC coach on Tuesday:
Toronto to Parry Sound
Booking a seat - please select on the canbic.ca site. The coach will
depart from the Marriott
Hotel at the Toronto Airport, 901 Dixon Road, Toronto, M9W 1J5 –local
number 416-674-9400, as soon as possible after 5:00 pm on Tuesday afternoon
(be aware that traffic delays are commonplace at that time of day so the
departure might be delayed - we apologise.) The coach will arrive in Parry Sound at
approximately 7:30 pm. It is 250 km from
Toronto to Parry Sound; the expected travel time is 2½ hours.
flight arrangements accordingly or stay overnight the night before about ($TBA +
taxes at this hotel (to be confirmed for 2017)). We have a conference room reserved for
Tuesday afternoon - so you can store your bags safely until the coach leaves at
5 pm on the 23rd.
will go to the Parry Sound Inn and Suites for
registration. The Comfort Inn is within walking distance.
you have booked the coach – it is vitally important that you read and print the instructions
below about meeting up with the CanBIC coach.
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Instructions for finding the CanBIC coach – PLEASE
i) VERY IMPORTANT.
The CanBIC Coach WILL NOT pick you up at the actual
airport. YOU MUST GO TO THE TORONTO
AIRPORT MARRIOTT HOTEL (901 Dixon
Road, Toronto, M9W 1J5) BEFORE 5 PM using their
Shuttle from both Terminal 1 and 3 at Pearson Airport (YYZ).
(ii) The coach will leave the MARRIOTT
HOTEL (901 Dixon Road, Toronto, M9W 1J5 ) by the Toronto Pearson
International Airport as close as possible to 5:00 pm on Tuesday.
Please arrive well before 17:00 and find
our representative - MJS Graduate Student (Ms Lina
Heinlein)- photo to come. We have booked a conference room
for the afternoon. There are a number of
restaurants in the area as well as in the hotel itself. You may also wish to
leave your bags at the hotel in our room. Please remember you must be back at
the hotel by 4:30 pm.
iii) To get to the MARRIOTT HOTEL (901 Dixon Road, Toronto, M9W 1J5 ) from the Pearson Airport, you must take the Toronto
Airport Marriott Hotel shuttle from the Ground Transportation Level at the airport in
Terminal 1 or Terminal 3. This shuttle runs every 20 minutes and takes less
than 10 minutes to reach the hotel.
airport shuttle service to/from the hotel is available 24 hours a day 7 days a
Once you have
cleared customs and/or collected your luggage.
24-hour hotel shuttle runs every 25 minutes 4:05am-1:59am and on request 2am-4am.
Post S5 at Terminal 1 of ground level or Post C22 at Terminal 3 of arrivals level
to meet the shuttle (January 2017 details)
iv) If you are staying in Toronto the night
before, please make your way to the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel via the
Toronto Subway ($3.50 CDN-in 2016) using the Bloor Line. Take the subway to
Kipling Station (that’s essentially as far west as you can go). Transfer inside
the subway station (no transfer ticket required) to the Airport Express Shuttle
192. It stops next to the Hotel Shuttle Stop in Terminal One. Wait for the 15
minute service to the hotel. Please plan on arriving at the hotel before 4:30
pm. The trip takes a long time! Or -
take a Toronto Transit bus to close to the hotel.
v) MARRIOTT HOTEL at TORONTO
AIRPORT (YYZ) (901 Dixon
Road, Toronto, M9W 1J5) Phone:
+1-416-674-9400 Note the sign for the hotel. (In 2015 some people went to the wrong
Marriott! Please note this is the Toronto
Airport YYZ Marriott.)
vi) When you arrive at the hotel, please check
in with our CanBIC committee representative.
vii) There is a nice restaurant at the
hotel where you can eat if you are early or just walk along Dixon Road for other
vii) The hotel has a nice foyer with
wireless Internet and we have a conference room available if you wish to leave
your bags during the afternoon.
viii) If you arrive at
the airport close to 4:25 pm (that is late) – contact us so we wait
for you! Phone the Marriott and rush to the hotel. You
must tell us you are at the airport - alternatively there is WiFi at Pearson Airport (YYZ) so email Martin: email@example.com in this emergency.
CanBIC Coach will not pick you up at the airport itself. If you are really late
take a taxi the short distance to the Marriott as above.
will not pick you up at the airport.
ix) If you know you will miss us due to
delayed flights, etc., and you are anywhere in North America please:
Text to Martin Stillman: text - 519-870-7952 (please don't call that
number), and Email Martin 22beechavenue@GMAIL.com
Please call the Parry Sound Inn and
Suites 1-866-745-8666 and leave the CanBIC committee a message; see Emergency Contacts
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If you miss the CanBIC Coach: taking the Northland Coach
you arrive after 4:00 pm at the airport for any reason you could easily miss the
CanBIC Coach. If you are coming on the
CanBIC Coach - then immediately contact Martin - there is wifi
in the Terminal - we need to know you are at the airport. Tell the Immigration staff you have an urgent
connection they can wave you through faster.
email Martin at:
firstname.lastname@example.org (goes to his cell phone) or text using whatsapp to 1,5198707952.
If you miss 5 pm then you might get to Yorkdale
Mall GO Bus Terminal if you take a taxi and you can catch the Ontario Northland
6:30 pm (2016 times) coach to Parry Sound.
Catch the GO bus to the Yorkdale Mall Terminus
- leaves at 12 minutes past each hour from Pillar Q2 (East Bound) takes 20
minutes costs $6.00 paid to the driver.
Catch a "34". Check Yorkdale Mall. Then
buy the Ontario Northland Coach ticket at the GO Terminal.
Yorkdale is a very large Shopping Mall with many
cafes if you have to wait.
You can then take the Northland public coach which travels from the
downtown Toronto bus station via Yorkdale Mall (on
the north side of Toronto) to Parry Sound twice per day. See schedule below. Yorkdale Mall is nearest the airport, so catch the
Northland at Yorkdale. It is a 30 minute GO Bus or 15
minute ($25) taxi ride from the airport. The GO Bus leaves every 30 minutes
from Terminal 1 at Pearson Airport. Take Route 34 (Brampton to York Mills). The
last Northland coach leaves Yorkdale Mall (GO Transit
Terminal) at 18:30 - timetable changes
between winter and spring – therefore the latest GO Bus you can take leaving
Pearson is at 5:12 pm. The Northland stops at Richard’s Coffee (118
Bowes Street) next to the Comfort Inn in Parry Sound. The Parry Sound Inn
and Suites is across the road. If you are staying at a different hotel or a
B&B, you’ll need a taxi (about $12 flat rate).
NOTE - Updated 2017 - Please check the Ontario
Northland Website for the most accurate schedule.
YORKDALE to PARRY SOUND Daily departs 11:30 15:00 18:30
Rates and schedules are subject to change without notice. Reservations are required - but you can book a seat up to
45 minutes before the bus leaves OnLine or buy at the
Yorkdale Ticket Office "GO Transit Bus
If you miss the CanBIC Coach then take a taxi to Yorkdale GO Transit terminal - will take about 20 minutes
along the Hwy 401.
runs every day - 3 times
Schedule and Fares Results
is correct as of Feb 2017 we
will update in March 2017
Shopping Mall GO Transit Terminal.
Cost - approximately $52 each way.
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After the Conference
4. Taking the CanBIC Coach on Saturday:
Parry Sound to Toronto
The CanBIC Coach will depart from the Parry Sound Inn and Suites and
Comfort Inn shortly after at 8:00 am on
Saturday. If you are staying at another location please contact us during the conference
– and please arrange for a taxi to pick you up before
8:00 am. (Please note that we do not
check everybody is on this coach so it is your responsibility to arrive at the
pickup hotels – Parry Sound Inn and Suites or Comfort Inn – before 8 am and get
on!) The coach will travel to Pearson
International airport (YYZ) and drop you off at your terminal. Travel time is
about 2½ hours, so we should arrive before 11:00 am. Checking in 1-2 hours
early is recommended. US-bound passengers clear US Customs and Immigration in
Toronto, so this adds at least 45 minutes to check in time. We recommend
flights departing after 1:30 pm to be safe. Make sure you tell us if you
have an earlier flight.
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5. Taking the Northland Coach from Parry
Sound to Toronto -
You may wish to take the Northland public coach from Parry Sound to Yorkdale Mall in Toronto. It will pick you up at Richard’s
Bowes Street) next to the Comfort Inn, which is across the Parry Sound Inn
and Suites. If you are coming from any other hotel, you may need a taxi (about
$13.00 flat rate). Rates and schedules
are subject to change without notice.
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6. Emergency Contacts – PLEASE PRINT
If you miss the coach,
please call the Parry Sound Inn and Suites as soon as possible to contact us –
ask for the CanBIC team. If you know you will miss the coach due to a missed
connection, call toll-free from any pay-phone in North America. We can advise
you on what to do when you do arrive in Toronto. 1-888 and 1-800 numbers are
toll-free from pay phones or cell phones.
- Text Martin
Stillman’s cell phone: 519-870-7952 or email
-- email@example.com (not the conference email)
- Skype: Contact
at Toronto Airport (Meet CanBIC Coach) (be careful –
there are three Marriott Hotels in Toronto; only one at the
Parry Sound Inn and Suites in
Parry Sound (Conference Registration)
Registration takes place all afternoon Tuesday so you
should be able to contact us there only on that date
292 Lousia Street, Parry
Sound, Ontario, Canada P2A 0A1
Phone: 1-866-745-8666 (toll-free) and 1-705-746-2700
(local); you will reach Hotel
The Stockey Centre in Parry Sound
Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts
2 Bay Street, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada P2A 1S3
(toll-free) and 1-705-746-4466 (local)
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7. Transportation in Parry Sound
We have contracted a shuttle bus service during the morning and late
afternoon/evening each day of the conference (Wednesday - Friday). You do not need a car during the conference.. Yellow school buses will
drive between the three conference hotels and the Stockey Centre. The schedule will be posted in each
hotel. The conference will begin at 8:20
am each day. We particularly encourage
those with cars to drive in the morning BUT to return their cars in the
afternoon and using the shuttle bus after each evening event – please don’t
drink and drive!
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8. Staying in Toronto before or after the conference?
- Downtown or at the Airport
(a) If you wish to stay downtown
Toronto either before or after the
conference, the University of Toronto owns a hotel, located at 89 Chestnut St.,
which you can book at a reasonable cost – approximately $120 per room. See http://www.89chestnut.com/. There is an
airport shuttle bus that goes directly to and from 89 Chestnut.
If you have booked a CanBIC Coach ticket
to get to Parry Sound, please make your way to the Marriott at Pearson Airport,
as the coach will not drive downtown. Take the Toronto Subway ($3:00 CDN) to
Kipling Station using the Bloor Line. Transfer inside the subway station (no
transfer ticket required) to the Airport Express Shuttle 192. It stops next to
the Hotel Shuttle stop in Terminal One. Wait for the 15 minute service to the
hotel. Please plan on arriving at the hotel before 4:00 pm or confirm the exact
time and flight number with us.
We do not at the moment have a special rate at the Marriott Toronto (YYZ)
We regret we do not have special rates currently
available (after April 1st) and suggest you use a web-based application
MARRIOTT HOTEL at TORONTO AIRPORT (YYZ)
(901 Dixon Road, Toronto, M9W 1J5) Phone: +1-416-674-9400
to Post S5 at Terminal 1 of ground level or Post C22 at Terminal 3 of arrivals
level to meet the shuttle.
Or in a rush take a taxi (5 minutes
Drive, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M9W 5E8
Phone: (416) 675-0411 Fax: (416)
Remember to print the Emergency Contact
menu for important contact numbers.
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