Transportation

USEFUL LINKS

GETTING AROUND TORONTO AND U OF T
Traveling on the TTC is quick and reliable. One-way fares (transfer permitted) are $3.25 cash. While the newer-model streetcars have onboard payment machines, buses and the older model streetcars only accept exact change, so be ready with the proper coins. You may also use pre-purchased TTC tokens, available at subway stations and various other convenience stores such as Shopper’s Drug Mart (1 token is the equivalent of the $3.25 fare). Day passes are also available. Be sure to always accept a transfer (even if not transferring) as Proof-of-Payment in the event TTC officials do a ticket check.

GETTING HERE FROM BILLY BISHOP AIRPORT
Upon disembarking from the Toronto Island Airport ferry, you will arrive at a parking lot that contains a pickup station for Porter’s personal shuttle.  The airport shuttle will take you to the west entrance of the Fairmont Hotel at the corner of York St. and Front St. in downtown Toronto. From here you can catch a taxi or proceed to the subway. The west entrance of the Fairmont leads directly to a short pathway that connects directly to Union subway station.

GETTING HERE FROM GO-TRAIN/VIA
It is possible to take the subway right from the same station (Union). Take the Northbound train on the University—Spadina line to Queen’s Park station, which is located at the corner of University and College St. From here you are a three block walk (west) to the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies.

GETTING HERE FROM PEARSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Taxi: A taxi from the Airport to the university will cost approximately $60.Taxis are available at all terminal drop off/pick up zones.

UP Express:
This train travels directly from Pearson Airport to Union Station in 25 minutes, every 15 minutes. The train also makes a stop at Bloor Station, which may be closer, depending on your accommodation. From either Bloor or Union it is easy to catch the subway. The UP Express costs $16.50-$27.50 (CDN$) and varies according to your destination(s). More information may be found here https://www.upexpress.com

TTC/Public Transit: You can catch the 192 Airport Rocket bus on the lowest level of either terminal (column R4 in terminal 1, columns C8-C12 in terminal 3).  At Kipling subway station (the last stop on the bus), transfer to the eastbound Bloor/Danforth.  The Kipling station has elevators and escalators.  As Kipling is the end of the line, downtown trains leave from either side of the platform.  Take the subway East to St. George Station, which will take you to the corner of St. George and Bloor St. West. From there, you can walk south on St. George street (for approximately 10 minutes) to the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, on the third floor of the Koffler Centre at the corner of St. George street and College street.

For additional information and directions, see http://start.utoronto.ca/essential-u-of-t/directions/

(With files from Laine Zisman Newman, FOOT 2015)