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Cycling in Toronto

The locations where this conference will take place are relatively closed to each other with convenient access to the public transit system. Toronto is also part of the BIXI bike sharing system. BIXI offers several DIY pick up and drop stations concentrated in the  downtown.  If you feel like moving between venues by bike,  here is information on how to do it.

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Public Transportation

Public Transportation in Toronto

The Toronto public transit system is known as the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) and includes buses, streetcars and subway trains. A one-way ride on the TTC costs $3.00 (CDN), but ride tokens or tickets are available for a reduced price if bought in quantities of five or more (7 tokens for $18.20).

Day passes
are also available for $ 10.50 .During the week end this pass is valid for 2 adults (or 2 adults and no more than 4 children), so  if you travel with a friend or your family you might consider this option

please, be advised that the subway runs form 6:00 am to 1:30 am every day except on sunday, when it opens at 9:00 am

check http://www.ttc.ca/ for maps, schedules and night buses routes.

for those who own a smartphone or iphone you might consider the following apps:

Transit Toronto for TTC
Rocket Radar

Accommodations

Hotels

Bond Place Hotel (from $89 /night)
Days Inn Hotel (from $87 /night)
Dundas Square Hotel (from$70 /night)

Hostels (shared dorm / private rooms)

All accommodation prices below $30CAD.
HI Toronto (76 Church St.)
Clarence Castle (8 Clarence Square)
Canadiana Backpackers Inn (42 Widmer St.)
Global Village Backpackers (460 King St. West)
College Hostel (280 Augusta Avenue)
Backpackers on Dundas (126 Chestnut St.)
Chinatown Travelers Home (31 Grange Avenue)

Bed and Breakfast
see a list of B & B located in the downtown area
http://www.bbcanada.com/ontario/greater_toronto_area/toronto

Other accommodation options

check also these alternative options:
Couchsurfing

airbnb toronto