visitor information page provides information on the facilities
and resources available to Fields Institute reseachers and visitors.
For additional questions or concerns please contact programs(PUT_AT_SIGN_HERE)fields.utoronto.ca
-- Opening a Visiting Researchers Account
arrival 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 be applied.
For a computer account please visit Computing Support in office
College Street, 2nd floor
Administrative Fax: 416-348-9714
Visiting Member's Fax: 416-348-9385
Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Athletic Centre, U of T
55 Harbord Street, Phone: (416) 978-3437
Athletic Centre Guide is available at
to 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
For more information on the membership, please go to :
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open 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 an
cash 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.
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
consult this Bike Retail
Store Listing for purchase options.
City of Toronto sites:
Toronto Cycling Committee
map of bike trails
Toronto Parks and
Recreation (Tel. 416-392-8186)
Toronto Island Bicycle Rental - Centre Island (Tel. 416-203-0009)
University of Toronto Outing
Ontario Cycling (tel.
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.
entering 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 the Fields
Procedures for School-aged Children
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:
of age, such as a birth certificate or passport
of citizenship, such as a birth certificate, valid passport, Record
of Landing, or Permanent Resident Card
of address, such as lease agreement or utility bill with the parents/guardians
legal name and childs current address.
Toronto 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
The City 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.
There is a Family
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.
Main Floor, 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
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.
Care Subsidies Information Line: Tel.(416) 392-5437
Campus 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:
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).
printing is available at a cost of $0.50/page. Please discuss
arrangements with the Fields
Your Email, the Web, or an Account at your Home Institution
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.
browsing 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 computer account.
may 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
visitor offices are equipped with Linux workstations, and there
are also Linux workstations and Windows/Macintosh computers
in the common areas of the building:
* 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 Room 338.
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.
Fields 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.
described 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
the 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.
Please 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).
a wired connection, designated laptop stations, complete with
network cables which you can plug straight into your laptop,
the computer room on the second floor (space for 2 laptops)
two tables in the third floor hallways (space for 4 laptops
on each table)
On a table in the fourth floor (space for 4 laptops)
Network 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 Room 338.
Phone: 416-348-9710 ext. 3039, Email: sysadmin<at>fields.utoronto.ca
For a wireless connection, use the network name and encryption
key provided on the laptop information
sheet you were given.
After 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 information sheet.
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 maker.
and Kitchen Area
The dining area is provided for staff and members to enjoy their
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
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 2:30 p.m.
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.
faxing (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.
you have any difficulties, see the receptionist, second floor.
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 each Congress.
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
visitors 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 number.
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 engagement letter.
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
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'
also 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 students.
595 Bay Street
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Weekend and Holiday Hours: Saturdays 10:00am - 6:00pm, Sundays
11:00am - 5:00pm
an additional listing of local clinics, please see:
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
30 Bond Street (one block east of Yonge and Queen)
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8
Main number - 416-360-4000
is 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 credit card.
1650 Yonge St. (north of St. Clair)
Dental Services are not covered by OHIP
alternative 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:
University 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.
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
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.
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)
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.
doctoral 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
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
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
1) Apply 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
Institute will be closed on the following dates:
May 19, 2014
July 1, 2014
August 4, 2014
Sept. 1, 2014
October 13, 2014
December 22, 2014 to Friday January 2, 2015 inclusive
, April 3, 2015
May 18, 2015
July 1, 2015
August 3, 2015
September 7, 2015
February 16, 2015
April 3, 2015
May 18, 2015
James 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
Fields 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.
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.
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
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
are 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
a selection of Fields Legacy lecture tapes, T-shirts, caps and
mugs, please visit the Fields Logoware
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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.
Mail 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 Team (programs<at>fields.utoronto.ca)
of your new address where you would like your mail forwarded.
see our web page at www.fields.utoronto.ca/resources/links.html
for a listing of useful mathematical links.
website 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 1-800-661-8747.
phone number for Coach Canada fare information and schedule is
Coach 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).
check out OnlineNiagara.com
for information about the different activities to do while at
the Falls. (This is a non-profit organization trying to promote
arts and culture in Niagara.)
at Fields Underground
parking on campus at the BCIT building (entry on at 213 Huron
St.- just north of College St.
information on finding a Notary public near the Fields Institute,
please visit http://www.toronto.servpro.ca/listcompht/20100/Notaries.html
for a location nearby.
parking 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 St.).
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)
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.
are 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.
Institute 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. .
Fields 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
more information about Recycling see Recycling
This resource link provides a listing of local restaurants on
and off campus for Fields visitors.
for Toronto Police dial 911
Campus Police 978-2222
416-978-7233 any time during escort hours to arrange for patrollers
to come to your location.
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.
Fields Institute is a non-smoking environment. Do not smoke anywhere
in the building. Ashtrays have been provided outside at the front
a complete list of Staff and Current Members of The Fields Institute,
please go to http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/aboutus/directory.html
from 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 exceed CAN$500.
1-800-668-4748 (within Canada)
(902) 432-5608 (outside Canada)
for Visitor Tax Refunds
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 visit.
are required to pay taxes in Canada for income received.
visiting 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
detailed information, please see:
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
access your messages on voice mail please see instructions in the
office by your phone.
an extensive overview of activities and resource links click see
or Toronto resource page.
TTC has subway, streetcar and bus routes throughout Toronto. Tickets
may be purchased at subway stations and at many stores.
TTC also provides Airport
Service and is the least expensive method of getting to downtown
Toronto. Toronto Airport Express offers another transportation to
and from the airport. See http://www.torontoairportexpress.com/
Go Transit -- GO trains are commuter service to towns around the
Toronto area. See http://www.gotransit.com/
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 car.
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
campus inquiries 978-2323
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.
a list of Embassies and Consulates see:
visa inquiries: Ph. 416-973-4444 (Monday to Friday 8:30 a.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.
Residents of the United States and permanent residents of the
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.
International Visitors receiving a stipend
apply for a work permit see:
Foreign 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
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
Children of non-canadians (dependent children under the age of 18)
entering 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.
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.
consult 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 (Roman Catholic)
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.
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
PDFs valid passport,
PDFs valid work permit
documentation from the Fields Institute declaring the PDFs
affiliation with Fields (i.e., engagement letter)
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
childs immigration papers, passport, and birth certificate
childs up-to-date immunization records
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
further information on registering your child in school, visit
the School Board site that applies to your area: