World Congress of Probability and Statistics
July 11-15, 2016

hosted by the Fields Institute, Toronto

 Traveling to Toronto

Getting Here

Located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario, farther south than Minnesota and much of Michigan, Toronto is one of the most accessible cities in North America by road, air, rail. We are only a one hour drive away for about five million Canadians, and within a 90-minute flight for 60 per cent of the U.S. population.

Entering Canada

For Visa Purposes:

Customized letters of invitation can only be issued to individuals who have submitted an abstract, been accepted to speak and have paid the meeting registration fees.

Please submit requests for visa letters by completing the information at this link.
You will need this letter when applying for a visa. All attendees are urged to apply for a visa as soon as possible.

See this link for details on visas and access into Canada for attendees traveling from other countries.

For security purposes, letters of invitation cannot be sent to people who have not submitted an abstract or registered. If you have questions, please email them, using the phrase “Letter of Invitation - World Congress of Probability and Statistics” in the subject line.

Arriving in Toronto

If you arrive in Toronto by plane, transportation from Pearson International Airport to downtown is available by express train, limousine or taxi (approximately $34 to $40 one-way), by bus service to downtown hotels (approximately $14 one-way or $24 round-trip), or by renting a car at the airport. Travel to downtown can take anywhere between 30 to 90 minutes depending on traffic. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is located downtown and only a short cab ride away from the Fields Institute.

If you arrive in Toronto by inter-city bus, the Toronto Bus Terminal at the intersection of Bay Street and Dundas Street connects underground with the Dundas subway station.

If you arrive in Toronto by train, Union Station connects underground with the Union subway station. For more information on Toronto, see the Toronto resource page containing an extensive list of Toronto-related links.

Within the city, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) provides access through its system of streetcars, subways, and buses. Visit the TTC on-line or call the TTC route information phone line at (416) 393-4636 for assistance.