6th Georgian Bay International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry

CanBIC-6
Tuesday 23rd - Saturday 27th May, 2017


Georgian Bay Evening" a water colour by John Stillman ©2006
CanBIC News

News! 

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CanBIC-6 will start on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017.

98 speakers have confirmed their attendance!

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Symposium S9  Participants have all been notified.

On Line Registration is now *open*.

Abstract submission *closed*.

The Coach leaves at 5 pm on Tuesday May 23rd from the Marriott Toronto Airport HOTEL.  Free shuttle every 20 minutes from the airport.  Takes less than 10 minutes.

We are delighted to announce that Prof Alison Butler (UC Santa Barbara) is the 2017 Plenary Lecturer.

CanBIC (1,2,3,4 & 5) photos are available on the Shutterfly site (see below for more details).

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 ·Click Here for the large CanBIC-6 Poster and here for the small Poster,

CanBIC-6 in 2017 Conference: arrive Tuesday 23rd May - depart Saturday, 27th May, 2017.

·VISAs and ETAs:  VERY, VERY IMPORTANT

 

Please note that to board a plane outside Canada to fly to Canada you will need an ETA paid for and registered before checking in at the airport! (Unless USA resident). More...

·Please e-mail Martin Stillman if you would like further information.

·Yes, the CanBIC Coach will drive to Toronto Airport on Saturday 27th morning in 2017 - leaving at 8 am and arriving at Pearson Airport (YYZ) at 11:30 am - please make sure your flights leave at least after 1:30 pm (especially if you are going to a US destination).

Parry Sound Weather Forecast

 

·If you want to stay before or after CanBIC-6 in Toronto near the airport CanBIC currently has no active discounted rates for hotels at the YYZ Toronto Pearson airport – our apologies.

However, very good rates are available: we suggest

The Comfort Inn is about 1.5 kms North from the Marriott Hotel on Dixon Road (called Airport Road for the Comfort Inn).  Please book through a web application like Hotels.com

Comfort Inn Toronto Airport

2.5 stars.  6355 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON, L4V1E4, Canada

Has a free Airport Shuttle and you could take a bus along Airport Road the Marriott Hotel or a cheap taxi ride on Tuesday.

 

Please book rooms at the Comfort Inn and the Parry Sound Inn and Suites (was Microtel Inn) (group code to come soon) early because both fill up.  Please call the hotel directly now – there are rooms but not on the web.  The Trapper Inn and other smaller hotels and B & B also fill up. Please see the Hotels page for links.

Thank you to our sponsors.

·Yes, there will be Music at CanBIC-6 again.
- free admission - on Wednesday and Thursday.

·Hotel Booking

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Instead of a hotel room, there are several B&B's.

CanBIC PHOTO Record

·Georgian Bay Day - Group picture from 2011

·Pictures from CanBIC-1-5 and CanBIC-1-5 Group Pictures (to come soon)

·Pictures from CanBIC-1

·And also here on Shutterfly.

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2nd CanBIC Transportation Information

Transportation to Parry Sound - the CanBIC Coach and Ontario Northland Services

Staying in Toronto before or after the conference

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Getting to the Conference:

1. 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

3. If you miss the CanBIC Coach: taking the Northland Coach

 

After the Conference:

4. Taking the CanBIC Coach onTuesday to Parry Sound to Toronto

5. Taking the Northland Coach: Parry Sound to Toronto

 

Important Information:

6. Emergency Contacts – PLEASE PRINT

7. Transportation in Parry Sound

8. Staying in Toronto before or after the conference

 

 

Getting to the Conference

 1. Where is Parry Sound?

Parry 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.

 

Please make 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.

 

The coach will go to the Parry Sound Inn and Suites for registration. The Comfort Inn is within walking distance.

 

If 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 PRINT

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

Complimentary airport shuttle service to/from the hotel is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Once you have cleared customs and/or collected your luggage.

Complimentary 24-hour hotel shuttle runs every 25 minutes 4:05am-1:59am and on request 2am-4am.

 

Proceed to 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.

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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 restaurants.

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:   22beechavenue@gmail.com    in this emergency.

 

The 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.

 

We 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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3. If you miss the CanBIC Coach: taking the Northland Coach

If 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:  22beechavenue@gmail.com (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.

 

http://www.gotransit.com/timetables/en/schedules/schedules_window.aspx?tableid=34&dir=E&date=2015-04-14&corridorname=Brampton/North%20York%20Bus&parentid=1

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

 

http://www.ontarionorthland.ca/en/plan-your-trip/bus-schedules

 

http://www.ontarionorthland.ca/sites/default/files/2014_web_mcs_schedule_300.pdf

 

 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 Terminal".

 

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

this is correct as of Feb  2017 we will update in March 2017

Departs Yorkdale Shopping Mall GO Transit Terminal.

 

Option

Service

Depart Time

Arrival Time

1

Motorcoach (Bus)

11:30 am

2:25 pm

2

Motorcoach (Bus)

3:00 pm

5:55 pm

3

Motorcoach (Bus)

6:30 pm

9:25 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Coffee (118 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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Important Information

 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 -- 22beechavenue@gmail.com (not the conference email)
  • Skype: Contact Martin.Stillman

 

               Marriott at Toronto Airport (Meet CanBIC Coach) (be careful –

               there are three Marriott Hotels in Toronto; only one at the airport)

               https://www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/travel/yyzot-toronto-airport-marriott-hotel/

               Phone: +1-416-674-9400

Fax: +1-416-674-8292

 

               Parry Sound Inn and Suites in Parry Sound (Conference Registration)

http://www.parrysoundinn.com/

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

               Front Desk

Fax: 1-705-746-0580

 

               The Stockey Centre in Parry Sound (Conference Location)

Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts
www.stockeycentre.com

2 Bay Street, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada P2A 1S3
Phone: 1-877-746-4466 (toll-free) and 1-705-746-4466 (local)
email: info@stockeycentre.com

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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.

 

(b) We do not at the moment have a special rate at the Marriott Toronto (YYZ) hotel.

We regret we do not have special rates currently available (after April 1st) and suggest you use a web-based application like hotels.com.

 

MARRIOTT HOTEL at TORONTO AIRPORT (YYZ) (901 Dixon Road, Toronto, M9W 1J5)   Phone: +1-416-674-9400  

Proceed 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 ride) to:

231 Carlingview Drive, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M9W 5E8

Phone: (416) 675-0411 Fax: (416) 675-0433

 

Remember to print the Emergency Contact menu for important contact numbers.

 

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