visitor information page provides information on the facilities and resources
available to Fields Institute reseachers and visitors. For additional questions
or concerns please contact
-- Opening a Visiting Researchers Account
at Fields invited visitors to Fields are requested to check in with the
Receptionist to open a members account. Building keys and/or an office key
if assigned, a photocopy code and long-distance code if required. Also,
you can pick up a reimbursement claim form if your visit is funded. Researchers
accounts are opened with a credit card imprint as deposit or $50 cash, against
which lost key charges, long distance or excess photocopying/printing will
For a computer account please visit Computing Support in office 338.
Street, 2nd floor
Administrative Fax: 416-348-9714
Visiting Member's Fax: 416-348-9385
to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Centre, U of T
55 Harbord Street, Phone: (416) 978-3437
Athletic Centre Guide is available at
Fields can purchase a day pass at the Athletic Centre. Day lockers and towel
service are available but you must supply your own locks. Long-term visiting
graduate students, post-docs and professors can purchase monthly memberships.
Please see the Program Office at the Athletic Centre to purchase a membership.
You will need to obtain a letter from the Fields
Receptionist indicating your status with the Fields Institute.
For more information on the membership, please go to :
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a bank account: Bank accounts may be opened, with proper ID (passport,
credit card, bank card from other bank), a deposit amount and proof of residence.
A Social Insurance Number (SIN) may or may not be required. Non-Canadians,
bring Canadian Immigration documents with you when you open the account.
Please note individual banks have different criteria, a customer service
representative at the bank can clarify the documentation required to open
reimbursement cheques: (for visitors without a Canadian bank account):
The Fields Institute can provide a letter to assist visitors to cash reimbursement
cheques at the CIBC bank, corner of Spadina and College. Please contact
the Program Team for a copy of the letter.
Exchange: Money may be exchanged at a favourable rate at Banks and Hotels.
Shops and restaurants will often accept U.S. currency, but at a less favourable
exchange rate. Often the best rate is obtained on credit card purchases.
It is a good
idea to keep your bike locked up all times when you are not using it to
prevent theft. There are bike lock-up posts located along the sidewalk on
College Street and to the east of the building.
this Bike Retail Store Listing for
Toronto Cycling Committee
Toronto map of bike
Toronto Parks and Recreation
Toronto Island Bicycle Rental - Centre Island (Tel. 416-203-0009)
University of Toronto Outing Club
Ontario Cycling (tel. 416-426-7242)
Institute doors are open between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. However,
visiting members have access to the Institute facilities 24 hours a day, 7
days a week. When you arrive at the Institute, a researchers account will
be opened for you and keys may be acquired through the Fields Receptionist
with an account deposit.
or leaving the building after business hours, please do not let people who
are unfamiliar to you enter the building. Visitors who are allowed access
will have keys to enter the building. If you lose your keys, please notify
Procedures for School-aged Children
If the PDF
or visitor to Fields is a Canadian Resident, or has been awarded permanent
residency, he or she is eligible to register the child in a Toronto area
school. Parents/guardians must provide the necessary documents:
- proof of
age, such as a birth certificate or passport
- proof of
citizenship, such as a birth certificate, valid passport, Record of Landing,
or Permanent Resident Card
- proof of
- proof of
- proof of
address, such as lease agreement or utility bill with the parents/guardians
legal name and childs current address.
District School Board , located at 5050 Yonge St. and the Toronto
Catholic District School Board at 80 Sheppard Ave. E. are excellent
resources for information about local schools for children.
of Toronto, Parks and Recreation
run a variety of low-cost programs for children and families, which includes
everything from sports and fitness to arts and culture.
Care office at the University of Toronto that can provide assistance
with information about local daycares and schools. Among other things,
this centre offers emergency childcare.
Koffler Student Services Centre
214 College St.
Ph. 416 978-0951
Fax. 416 946-5466
Child Care Suggestions
*Please note that The Fields Institute is not in a position to
recommend childcare and assumes no liability for the services of the childcare
centres listed. This listing is for information only.
The following links are Toronto companies that offer services of temporary
child care. See:
Care, Conference & Event Child Care Services, 647-287-5433,
Robin Service 416 483-4744
Child Care Centres:
note that The Fields Institute is not in a position to recommend childcare
and assumes no liability for the services of the childcare centres listed.
This listing is for information only.
Subsidies Information Line: Tel.(416) 392-5437
Community Cooperative Day Care Centre
370 Huron Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2G4
of Toronto Early Learning Centre
7 Glen Morris St & 252 Bloor St.W.,Toronto
of Toronto, Child Care on Charles Street
35 Charles Street West, Toronto
Support Specialist, Room 338, Phone: 416-348-9710 ext. 3039, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
accounts are available to visiting researchers at Fields. Please see the
computing support about opening an account. There is a printing allowance
depending on your length of stay (usually 100 or 500 pages per month).
Printing over the given allowance will be charged at the rate of $5.00
for every 250 pages (or part thereof.) You have the option of paying through
your credit card or by cash.
are located on the third floor (room 345, behind the photocopier) and
the fourth floor (room 445).
is available at a cost of $0.50/page. Please discuss arrangements with
Your Email, the Web, or an Account at your Home Institution
If you need
to connect via telnet or ssh (also called slogin) to a remote system at
your home institution (e.g. to check your email), but you don't have a
Fields computer account, you can use one of the common-area Windows or
Macintosh computers (see the sign beside the machine for login instructions
and obtain the " windows/macintosh password" from the receptionist
or you can use one of the Linux terminals or workstations by entering
a special telnet/SSH only login id and password which you
can obtain from reception.
the web or accessing web-based email, the Windows or Macintosh computers
should be sufficient. If they are not, you will need to open a Fields
access your Fields computer account remotely from another Internet-connected
computer by using ssh or slogin to email@example.com. You
may also access your Fields computer account from a Java-enabled web browser
by going to http://login.fields.utoronto.ca.
and Common-Area Workstations
offices are equipped with Linux workstations, and there are also Linux
workstations and Windows/Macintosh computers in the common areas of the
* On tables
in the third floor hallways are a Windows computer, a Macintosh computer,
and ten Linux workstations. The Windows/Macintosh computers are by the
entrance to the staircase, to your right as you face the staircase.
* A Self-serve
scanner is available for visiting members at Fields. A Fields Institute
computer account is required, however.The scanner is attached to one of
the Linux workstations on the table in the third-floor hallway next to
To use the scanner, log in to that workstation using your regular Fields
computer account, and choose "Use the Scanner" from the Applications
menu. This software provides a simplified series of prompts for selecting
the most common scan types, ensuring you end up with a scanned file that
is of an appropriate size and quality. For assistance, or to report problems,
please see Computing Support in Room 338.
Institute account holders can use their account to log in to any of the
Linux workstations. You will see the same files no matter which machine
you use. Some offices have two workstations; others have a vacant network
port for laptop connections. The workstations are of varying speeds.
above, visitors without a computer account can obtain ssh/telnet access
on any of the Linux workstations, and can obtain general Internet acess
on the common-area Windows and Macintosh computers.
signs beside these machines for more information.
can be used inside the Institute building through a direct Ethernet
cable connection (wired) or through a wireless connection.
ask for a laptop connection information sheet
from the receptionist or person coordinating your event. This will have
the encryption key needed for a wireless connection and an authorization
key needed (for both wired and wireless connections) to register your
laptop if you don't have a personal Fields computer account. (It is
no longer necessary to manually provide the computing staff with your
laptop's "MAC" address).
- For a
wired connection, designated laptop stations, complete with network
cables which you can plug straight into your laptop, are available:
the computer room on the second floor (space for 2 laptops)
two tables in the third floor hallways (space for 4 laptops on each
On a table in the fourth floor (space for 4 laptops)
ports are also available for your use in the library and in some offices,
but please check the information sheet for how to identify vacant ports
in your office (as some offices only have telephone ports available,
not network ports). In most offices you will also need to provide your
own cable (or ask to borrow one). If you want one of the Fields computers
in your office removed so you can connect your own
or desktop computer, then please contact Fields Computing Support in
Phone: 416-348-9710 ext. 3039, Email: sysadmin<at>fields.utoronto.ca
a wireless connection, use the network name and encryption key provided
on the laptop information sheet you
connecting your laptop (whether by wired or wireless connection) you
need to follow the instructions on the laptop
information sheet to register it on our network. If you have
your own personal Fields Institute computer account, you can use your
user name and password to register your laptop. If you don't, you can
use the temporary access code printed on the laptop
Personal Web Page
You can post your personal web page by creating a file called "index.html"
inside a directory called "public_html" inside your computer
account's home directory. To make it readable by the outside world you
must type the command "chmod a+x ~; chmod a+rX ~/public_html".
The address ("url") of your personal web page will be "http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/~yourusername/
To have your personal web page linked from the Institute's web page, give
the URL of the page to the Computing Support (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We reserve the right to remove your file, if the content is unsuitable
for public viewing.
Conferencing, and SMART board resources
You are invited to attend the 'Afternoon Tea' at 3 p.m. Monday - Friday.
This time offers an opportunity to interact with other visitors and the
Institute staff. Note:the time may be changed for some workshop weeks.
Coffee and tea are available in the kitchen for all Institute members. If
you take the last cup of coffee from a pot during the hours the Institue
is open, please make a fresh one. Instructions are posted above the coffee
and Kitchen Area
The dining area is provided for staff and members to enjoy their meals.
The kitchen is available for your use. Feel free to use the microwave and
the domestic refrigerator but please do not take anything that is not yours.
The commercial refrigerator is for the use of the Institute staff ONLY with
the exception of creamers/milk for coffee.
Dishes are available for your use but each individual is responsible for
cleaning their own dishes and keeping the area clean.
Monday through Friday after 2:30pm, the kitchen will be in use for tea preparation.
Due to space limitations, please schedule your use of the kitchen before
Should a fire
alarm sound, you are required to leave the building immediately. Stairwells
are located at the NW (temporarily closed) and NE corners of the building
on the third and fourth floors, the front staircase and the NE corner on
the second floor. Please familiarize yourself with these exits. Do not
use the elevator to exit the building when a fire alarm is sounding.
(no need to dial '9' before the number) is available in Room 345. The number
for this machine is (416) 348-9385. Please follow the instructions posted
on the wall for sending a fax. For long distance faxes you will be required
to use a long distance code or calling card.
have any difficulties, see the receptionist, second floor.
At the 1924
International Congress of Mathematicians in Toronto, a resolution was adopted
that at each ICM, two gold medals should be awarded to recognize outstanding
mathematical achievement. Professor J. C. Fields, a Canadian mathematician
who was secretary of the 1924 Congress, later donated funds establishing
the medals which were named in his honor. Consistent with Fields's wish
that the awards recognize both existing work and the promise of future achievement,
it was agreed to restrict the medals to mathematicians not over forty at
the year of the Congress. In 1966 it was agreed that, in light of the great
expansion of mathematical research, up to four medals could be awarded at
For more information about the medal see:
Congress of Mathematicians http://www.mathunion.org/general/prizes/fields/details/
John Charles Fields http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/aboutus/jcfields/
for more about John Charles Fields see Master
thesis on John Charles Fields© by Marcus Emmanuel Barnes 2007
please see the Program Coordinators (Room #316) during your stay at Fields
to have your funding support processed.
1) Reimbursement Claims
2) Research Stipends and information for non-Canadians
Visiting members and postdoctoral fellows who have been offered
a research stipend must provide our accounting office with a local bank
account (a voided cheque), local address and a social insurance
residents must have a work permit to legally work in Canada. International
postdoctoral fellows must have a Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
work permit prior to coming to Fields to participate in a postdoctoral
fellowship. Note, if the PDF was a student at a Canadian university and
intends to remain in Canada to complete a postdoctoral position, he or
she must apply for a Canadian work permit, even if the student authorization
is still valid.
a valid passport.
an engagement letter from Fields . The total stipend amount must be
indicated, regardless of funding source. CIC must be sure that financial
support will be sufficient for any individual entering Canada. If you
are receiving funding from a source outside Canada, and/or Fields, such
as a fellowship from your home country, university, a corporation, or
research fund, the funding source and stipend must be indicated in the
the CIC work permit application and submit it to the visa office at
a Canadian embassy, high commission, or consulate abroad. Provide a
non-refundable application fee of $150 Canadian or the equivalent in
your local currency.
Fellows are Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) exempt
and do not require HRSDC approval to conduct research/teaching activities
in Canada. This exemption falls under regulation #205, code C44.
Residents of the United States can apply for a work permit directly at
a Port of Entry to Canada.
PDFs who already hold a CIC work permit who wish to extend their stay
in Canada, should complete a CIC work
permit application. Additional information on how to change one’s
current status, amend application and contact information, can be found
on the CIC Web site.
Non-Canadian visitors who will be receiving research stipends are required
to have a Social Insurance Number (S.I.N.) to receive payment. To apply
for a SIN number it is necessary to enter Canada with a ' work permit,
HRSDC confirmation exempt' or 'study permit'. To apply for a SIN number
you must enter Canada with a ' work permit, HRSDC confirmation exempt'
(application form- http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/work.asp)
or 'study permit' (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/student.asp).
Upon your arrival in Toronto, please take your passport, Fields invitation/documentation
letter and your applicable immigration document issued by Immigration
Canada to: Toronto City Hall Service Canada Centre,City Hall, Floor 1,
100 Queen Street West , Toronto, Ontario
visa inquiries: Ph. (416) 973-4444 (Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00
p.m.) General information http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp
see Income Tax Payable on Research Stipends
Health Services - Dial '911'
see Emergency Health Services for emergency
resources and additional health information.
of Toronto Health Service Clinic http://www.healthservice.utoronto.ca/
The above clinic will assist visitors with identifying physicians
and other health resources, but is available only to registered U of T
595 Bay Street
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Weekend and Holiday Hours: Saturdays 10:00am - 6:00pm, Sundays 11:00am
For an additional
listing of local clinics, please see:
- The Hospital
for Sick Children
(For critically sick children emergency/walk-in)
555 University Avenue Toronto, Ontario
Main number - 416-813-1500
Poison Information Line 416-813-5900
- St. Michaels
30 Bond Street (one block east of Yonge and Queen)
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8
Main number - 416-360-4000
a Dental Emergency Service which is strictly for emergencies
and appointments are booked on the same day. The clinic is open 8:00am
to midnight, 7 days per week. Payment must be made in full by cash or
1650 Yonge St. (north of St. Clair)
Dental Services are not covered by OHIP
is the U of T Faculty of Dentistry which may be a slow process,
but is considerably cheaper than visiting a private dentist. The first
screening is free to determine if you would be suitable for the program.
A separate x-ray appointment is the next step, costing $45. Finally a
diagnostic appointment is booked, costing $40. After this point you are
assigned to a student and the student will discuss the cost and timeline
for required services.
101 Elm Street, 416-979-4927
The Clinics are in operation Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:15
p.m. with some exclusion.
For more information see:
Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) was created to offer affordable insurance
to pay the cost of the hospital and medical services for non-canadian
employees, international PDF's, visiting members and students so that
they and their family may maintain your health while at a participating
university in Ontario.
If you are
eligible you, and your family who come to Canada with you, must enrol
in this plan. You will be protected by the plan as soon as you arrive
in Canada but no earlier than the fourth month before the academic year
begins. Please see the UHIP web site: (http://www.uhip.ca).
Application form can be downloaded from: http://www.uhip.ca/_uploads/en_ApplicationForm.pdf
The minimum time period is 1 month, at a rate of approx. $63/mth/person.
UHIP claim forms
are available on the UHIP adminstrator's website.
need to hand in their applications to the university UHIP plan administrator
at Sidney Smith Building, 100 St. George St., Room 2017. You may also
contact her directly at 416-946-5477 or email at ellen.brikaras<at>artsci.utoronto.ca
for further information. Post-doctoral fellows can visit the School of
Graduate Studies, 63 St. George St. Rm 304 (416 946-5254) -- http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/informationfor/postdoctoral/being/healthinsurance.htm
or contact sgs.postdoc<at>utoronto.ca
note the UHIP plan is also required for all eligible dependents (partner/spouse
or children). You should also note that your dependents may be limited
for or even declined coverage if they are not enrolled within 30 days
of their arrival.
fellows working for less than six months and their family members who
come to Canada with the PDF cannot get the government's OHIP (Ontario
Health Insurance Plan), but PDF's working for at least six months can
get OHIP after a three-month waiting period, but family members who come
to Canada with the PDF cannot.
for OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan)
Ontario residents are eligible for provincially funded health coverage
under OHIP (http://www.health.gov.on.ca/).
To be eligible for Ontario health coverage you must:
1. be a Canadian citizen or have immigration
status in Ontario's Health Insurance Act, and
2. make your permanent and principal home in Ontario, and
3. be physically present in Ontario 153 days in any 12-month period
OHIP coverage normally becomes effective three months after the date you
establish residency in Ontario.
· 777 Bay St.
· 200 Elizabeth Street 1st floor (upper level) at the
Toronto General Hospital (College & Bay)
· Complete list locations available on-line at http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/contact/ohip/ohiploc_mn.html
the OHIP wait period it is necessary to have UHIP coverage
for OHIP - you will recieve an application from indicated the effective
date of your OHIP coverage
2) Visit the university UHIP plan administrator's office as soon as
you arrive. For visiting Faculty members contact: Ellen Brikaras at
(416) 946-5477 or email her at ellen.brikaras<at>artsci.utoronto.ca
and for the postdoctoral fellows contact: School of Graduate Studies
at 63 St. George St. Rm 304 (416) 946-5254 or email to sgs.postdoc<at>utoronto.ca
will be closed on the following dates in July 2014 - June 2015:
May 19, 2014
July 1, 2014
August 4, 2014
Sept. 1, 2014
October 13, 2014
December 22, 2014 to Friday January 2, 2015 inclusive
February 16, 2015
April 3, 2015
May 18, 2015
will be closed on the following dates in July 2015 - June 2016:
July 1, 2015
August 3, 2015
September 7, 2015
October 12, 2015
December 23, 2015 to Friday January 1, 2016 inclusive
February 15, 2016
, March 25, 2016
May 23, 2016
Stewart Library in the Fields Institute carries a small collection of texts
and journals acquired through donations from various publishers and individual
mathematicians. Donated books are catalogued according to the American Mathematical
Society Classification system and are available for circulation only to
Institute's Publications, including the Communications
Series and Monographs are also available in the library and may be purchased
through the American Mathematical
Society On-line Book Store.
a) The main
library for the University of Toronto is Robarts
Library, at 130 St. George, on the northwest corner of Harbord and St.
George. The hours of operation are as follows:
Monday through Friday 8:30am to 11:30pm, Saturday 9:00am to 10:00pm, and
Sunday 1:00pm to 10:00pm.
b) The University
of Toronto Mathematics library
is separate from the main Robarts Library and located at: Bahen Centre,
40 St. George Street, 6th floor(Note: please refer to your campus map for
all library locations). The majority of Mathematical texts and journals
are located there.
of Toronto library
The web based library catalogue may be accessed from this page http://www.library.utoronto.ca/
to Get a U of T Library Card
In order to get a U of T Library Card, you need a letter stating that you
are a Fields Institute visitor. Please see the Fields
Receptionist if you would like to obtain a letter.
The TCard Office is located in the north lobby, Room 2054A, 2nd floor, Robarts
Research Library. For more information about the TCard, go to http://www.library.utoronto.ca/services/card/
University of Toronto Libraries
available in the coatroom on the second floor by the elevator. They require
a quarter($0.25 CDN), which is automatically returned when the locker is
re-opened. Please note that the Institute is not responsible for lost items.
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and Souvenirs from Fields
For a selection
of Fields Legacy lecture tapes, T-shirts, caps and mugs, please visit the
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There is a
Canada Post outlet at the Campus Bookstore, which is located next door at
214 College. You can purchase stamps, send packages or courier mail. The
Bookstore also supplies books, stationary supplies and gift items. The Canada
Post outlet at the Campus Bookstore has a mail forwarding service available
for a small fee. Please enquire with them for more details.
is delivered daily after lunch. Out-going mail with correct postage can
be left with the receptionist for mailing. Each member here for more than
two weeks has a mail folder in Room #445. Please check for your mail there.
Before you leave the Institute please ensure that you inform the Program
of your new address where you would like your mail forwarded.
our web page at www.fields.utoronto.ca/resources/links.html
for a listing of useful mathematical links.
of the Greyhound Canada: http://www.greyhound.ca/
For fare information and the schedule of regular Greyhound buses from
Toronto to the Niagara Falls (approximately every two hours) please call
number for Coach Canada fare information and schedule is 1-800-461-7661
Terminal, 610 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario (416) 393-7855
many useful questions are answered at:
starting with "Are the Falls turned off at night ?" (The answer:
No) to "How far is the Bus terminal from the Falls?" (2.5 kilometers
from the Rainbow bridge).
out OnlineNiagara.com for information
about the different activities to do while at the Falls. (This is a non-profit
organization trying to promote the
arts and culture in Niagara.)
on finding a Notary public near the Fields Institute, please visit http://www.toronto.servpro.ca/listcompht/20100/Notaries.html
for a location nearby.
at Fields Underground
parking on campus at the BCIT building (entry on at 213 Huron St.- just
north of College St.
is also available in a pay lot across from the Institute on College Street.
(cash only), underground at CAMH (entry on Spadina Ave., just north of College
Longer If you are staying for 4 months or longer and want a parking
space, please contact the University
of Toronto's Parking Office located at 100 College Street, Room 222
to complete an application. The phone number is (416) 978-7275.
By Email: parking<at>utoronto.ca
Fields mugs are given to invited long-term researchers who have
offices at the Institute. Please see the Program Manager for information.
photocopy machines available for your use on the third floor outside of
Room 345. The Fields
Receptionist can issue a code for scientific/academic copying
that will allow access to these machines. Long-term visiting researchers
will be given a limit based on the number of months their are stay at the
Institute. On a special request, short-term visiting researchers will be
given 25 copies. Anything over and above that number must be purchased from
the Reception desk at the rate of $.05/copy. All personal copies should
be paid for in office 324. If there are any machine difficulties, please
report them immediately to a staff member. Colour photocopying is available
through the Receptionist for $0.50/sheet.
pictures are taken upon their arrival at the Institute. Please see the Receptionist
if we missed you.
is involved in the University of Toronto Recycling program. Garbage is removed
from offices by an UofT caretaker once a week, so members are kindly requested
to empty your own garbage as required into the trashcans located around
any common areas on each floors. You will also find recycling containers
for bottles and cans in this area. The recycling blue boxes in your office
are for paper only. Empty these into the bigger blue recycling containers
located at the far east end halls on the 3rd and 4th floors. .
Institute environmental committee monitors the institute's energy and resource
consumption, and welcomes suggestions from members and staff about ways
to reduce such consumption. Concerns or suggestions may be addressed to
the Deputy Director at email@example.com
For more information
about Recycling see Recycling and Garbage.
link provides a listing of local restaurants on and off campus for Fields
for Toronto Police dial 911
Campus Police 978-2222
- Call 416-978-7233
any time during escort hours to arrange for patrollers to come to your
Hours are 7:00 p.m. - 12:00a.m, Monday through Friday
- For prompt
service calling in advance is recommended
- The WalkSmart
Service operates from the first day of classes in September to the last
day of classes in April
does not operate during holiday breaks, on the weekends, during the summer
or during reading week.
Institute is a non-smoking environment. Do not smoke anywhere in the building.
Ashtrays have been provided outside at the front entrance.
For a complete
list of Staff and Current Members of The Fields Institute, please go to
outside of Canada may qualify for a refund on Ontario's GST tax. One way to
get your refund is to complete the refund application form and send it to
the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (address included on form.) Be sure
to sign and date your application and to attach original receipts or you can
visit one of the participating
duty-free shops to obtain a cash refund for eligible claims that do not
1-800-668-4748 (within Canada)
(902) 432-5608 (outside Canada)
for Visitor Tax Refunds
There is no
refund of the tax paid on items such as: meals and alcohol; tobacco products;
services such as dry cleaning and hairdressing; air, train, and bus tickets,
or car rentals. Also, any goods that you consume or leave in Canada do not
qualify for this refund.
For more information on eligibility, please see : http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/bsnss/tpcs/gst-tps/rbts/gnrl/stt-eng.html
Tax Payable on Research Stipends:
The Canadian Customs and Revenue Agency has many different tax implications
for International and non-resident visitors receiving stipends for their
are required to pay taxes in Canada for income received.
Canada, as long as you are not considered a resident of a country that has
established a tax treaty with Canada, you are required to pay taxes in Canada
for the income you have received. Youre a deemed resident of Canada
for tax purposes if you stay in Canada for 183 days or more in the tax year
or have residential ties with Canada or arent considered a resident
of another country under the terms of a tax
treaty between Canada and that country. If you are deemed a resident
of another country under the tax treaty, you must contact the International
Tax Services Office for the rules that apply to you.
information, please see:
The main phone
number for the Fields Institute is (416) 348-9710. There is a payphone available
on the 2nd floor of the Institute.
There is one shared phone in each office that is equipped with voice mail.
Dial 9 before dialing the telephone number when making outside calls.
To access your
messages on voice mail please see instructions in the office by your phone.
For an extensive
overview of activities and resource links click see
or Toronto resource page.
The TTC has
subway, streetcar and bus routes throughout Toronto. Tickets may be purchased
at subway stations and at many stores.
The TTC also
Service and is the least expensive method of getting to downtown Toronto.
Toronto Airport Express offers another transportation to and from the airport.
Go Transit -- GO trains are commuter service to towns around the Toronto area.
Toronto Main Bus Terminal (one block north of Bay & Dundas) -- Located
at 610 Bay Street, Tel. (416) 594-1010
Toronto Union Station (corner of Bay & Front Street) -- Located at 55
Front St. W. For VIA Rail, see http://www.viarail.ca/
- this link
provides useful information about traveling to Toronto by plane, train and
Note: As of June 1, 2009, everyone from every country that comes to Canada
by air, land and sea needs a passport or equivalent travel document. (Some
exceptions apply to children's passport requirements)
of Toronto Campus Life
About U of T: General Information -- http://www.utoronto.ca/aboutuoft.html
Map of the University of Toronto Campus -- http://www.utoronto.ca/campuses/maps.htm
Campus News and Events -- http://www.utoronto.ca/newsandevents.html
Campus Life -- http://www.campuslife.utoronto.ca/
Math Department http://www.math.toronto.edu/
U of T Directory -- http://www.library.utoronto.ca/directory/index.htm
Canada - Visas
It is recommended that non-canadian visitors to Fields have a valid passport
to enter Canada.
for information about visiting Cananda.
for a list of countries whose citizens require visas. If you require a visa,
contact the nearest Canadian Visa Office (at the Canadian Embassy or Consulate)
as soon as possible.
For a list
of Embassies and Consulates see:
For visa inquiries:
Ph. 416-973-4444 (Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
who have been offered support to reimburse their expenses do not require a
work permit while in Canada, this is only required if a stipend is offered.
Guest speakers, commercial speakers or seminar leaders can speak or
deliver training in Canada without a work permit as long as the event is
no longer than five days.
Organizers and administrative staff of international meetings or conventions
being held in Canada do not need a work permit.
require a work permit if a stipend is offered.
of the United States and permanent residents of the United States
of the United States and permanent residents of the United States can apply
for a work permit directly at a Port of Entry to Canada. Such residents
do not need to apply for a work permit at the embassy, high commission,
or consulate in their home country. Apply at the Port of Entry to Canada
and provide the Immigration Officer at the border with all documentation
and payment as follows: application fee, citizenship card, passport, degree
certification, and letter of engagement. Refer to the Citizenship
and Immigration Canada Web site for further information.
Visitors receiving a stipend
To apply for
a work permit see:
workers who need a CIC work permit, but do not require
an HRSDC labour market opinion include:
Research award recipients;
Eminent individuals, for example leaders in various fields;
Citizens of the U.S. and Mexico appointed as professors under the university,
college and seminary levels of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA);
Spouses or partners accompanying PDFs or long term visitors to Fields who
are receiving stipends are eligible to search for employment once they arrive
in Canada. Further information on the Spousal Employment Authorization initiative,
can be found on the CIC web site. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/arriving.asp#famwork
Children of non-canadians (dependent children under the age of 18)
Canada with an adult holding a valid work permit, school-aged or dependent
children do not need a permit to study in Canada. Indicate on the work
permit application that dependent children will be entering Canada with
the applicant. Parents/guardians must provide the child's birth certificate,
citizenship card, health records, and passport when entering Canada.
It is the
responsibility of the Postdoctoral Fellow or visiting member to Fields
to carefully review the application procedures and permit limitations
prior to submitting his/her application to Citizenship and Immigration
Canada. Some children will be required to submit a Study permit application
independently of his/her parent's/guardian's Work permit.
with a CIC representative at a Canadian embassy, high commission, or consulate
to ensure that any child that will be entering Canada receives a proper
permit or is indicated as a dependent on the PDF's permit.
Children in a Toronto-area School (public)
Enrolling Children in a Toronto-area School
postdoctoral fellows will hold a valid work permit once in Canada. This
permit allows parents/guardians of international students to enrol their
child in a public school free of charge. However, parents/guardians must
provide the school with a number of documents prior to entering their
child in a Toronto-area school.
If the PDF
or Fields visitor is not a Canadian Resident, the child will be considered
an International Student. Applications for school registration must be
accompanied by a letter of admission from the Toronto District School
Board. To obtain this letter, present the following documentation to the
School Board Admissions Office:
- the PDFs
- the PDFs
valid work permit
documentation from the Fields Institute declaring the PDFs affiliation
with Fields (i.e., engagement letter)
- two documents
providing evidence that the parent/guardian resides in Toronto (i.e.:
two documents with your name and local address, such as a current drivers
license, utility bill, or OHIP card)
- the childs
immigration papers, passport, and birth certificate
- the childs
up-to-date immunization records
- the childs
previous school records
Once confirmation is received that the PDFs child may be admitted
to a local area school, the school board will refer you to the nearest
school. Finalization of the childs school registration will occur
at the school your child will be attending.
information on registering your child in school, visit the School Board
site that applies to your area: