Accommodations

We have approximately 15 rooms reserved (from the 12th–15th) at each of the following hotels within walking distance to the conference venue. Please contact them as soon as possible to make your booking. (All prices are CAD.)

If you are interested in sharing a room, please email mpsc2011@gmail.com and we will do our best to put you touch with others who have expressed similar interest. Or see below for another inexpensive option.

Hotel Options

COMFORT HOTEL

15 Charles St. East, Toronto M4Y 1S1 (website)
Distance from conference: .6 km (map)

To make a reservation, please use:
Booking Code: Metaphysics and Philosophy May 12, 2011

Telephone: +1-416-924-1222 
Fax: +1-416-927-1369
E-mail: sales@comforthoteltoronto.com

Room rates:
Single or Double room: $119.99 plus 13% taxes per single or double room per night.

HOLIDAY INN MIDTOWN IN TORONTO

280 Bloor St. West, Toronto M5S 1V8 (website)
Distance to conference: .8 km (map)

To make a reservation please use: 
Booking Code: MET 
Anyone wishing to book at the Holiday Inn will need to complete this reservation form and submit it to the hotel.

Telephone: +1-416-968-0010
Fax: +1-416-968-7765

Room rates:
$129.99 plus 13% tax single occupancy (one queen bed) per room per night;
$139.99 plus 13% tax per night for a room with two double beds. Please contact the hotel directly if you would like a double room.

HOWARD JOHNSON YORKVILLE

89 Avenue Road, Toronto M5R 2G3 (website)
Distance to conference: .7 km (map)

Rooms cannot be booked on the internet. They should be booked by calling the hotel directly or through the hotel’s toll free numbers. To make a reservation, please use: 
Booking Code: CG 001
Event: U of T Metaphyiscs

 
Telephone: +1-416-964-1220
Toll free: +1-877-967-5845 (Howard Johnson Yorkville)
Toll free: +1-800-446-4656 (Howard Johnson international number)

Room rates: 
$99.99 plus 13% tax per night for a room with a King bed;
$109.99 plus 13% tax per night for a room with two double beds. Please contact the hotel directly if you would like a double room.

Dormatory Options

St. Michael's College

(within walking distance to IHPST). There are 2 types of rooms:

  • deluxe with shared bath but in-room sink (located at Sorbara Residence, 81 St. Mary Street): $55/person;
  • double room with shared bath and shared sink (Elmsley Hall, 81 St. Mary Street): $42/person.

To make a reservation, please email conferences.stmikes@utoronto.ca and state that you will be attending the "Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Science" conference.

Margaret Addison Hall in Victoria University (University of Toronto)

Steps from the conference venue. The rooms are a mix of single and double. The rates are $59.50 per night/per single room (+ 13% tax); $80.50 per night/per double room (+ 13% tax). A full hot breakfast is included.

Guests should book directly with Victoria's Hospitality Services by calling 416-585-4524 or by going to their website.

Guests should state that they are attending the Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Science Conference.


Directions

From Pearson Airport

Taxi: Follow the airport signs to the taxi and limousine stands. Airport taxis and airport limousines appear almost identical, but have separate stands. The former are a few dollars cheaper than the latter. The fare to the downtown area is a fixed rate of about $45-50 one way. The trip takes about 30 minutes in normal traffic.

Previous guests have successfully used Airflight Services (+1-416-445-1999) and Airline Limousine (+1-905-676-3210 or +1-416-675-3638; pre-booking with them is possible by calling +1-800-263-5466).

Public Transit: This transit route involves taking a bus from the airport to a subway station (no new ticket needed for the subway, as the bus enters the subway station), and then the subway to downtown. No changes are necessary once on the subway. The grand total for this trip is $3, and it takes just under an hour.

  • In the airport, follow the signs for public transit/TTC.
    Take the 192 Airport Rocket bus to Kipling Station (the last stop). Take the subway eastbound.
  • For the Comfort Hotel, get off at Yonge St. station. Walk south on Yonge St., and then take a left onto Charles St. East.
  • For the Holiday Inn, get off at St. George station and then walk west on Bloor St. West.
  • For the Howard Johnson, get off at St. George Station. Walk east on Bloor St. West, then turn left onto Avenue Rd.

Driving

From the West:

If you are on the Queen Elisabeth Way (QEW) eastbound towards Toronto from the west, continue to downtown Toronto. If you are on Hwy 401 eastbound towards Toronto from the west, turn south onto Hwy 427 after you pass the airport and follow the signs to the QEW. Then take the QEW east to downtown Toronto. The QEW turns into the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto. As you approach downtown Toronto, you will see the CN Tower - the second tallest free standing structure on earth - directly ahead of you. Soon after you pass the CN Tower, take the Yonge-York-University exit (which is the exit after Spadina). Go north on York Street until it meets University Avenue. Drive north on University Avenue until you reach College Street. At this point, you should go east on College Street, but you are not allowed to make a left turn. So continue about 50 meters north on University Avenue until you reach the start of Queen's Park Circle. The conference will be held in Victoria College, which is located on the northeast corner of Queen's Park Circle.