Mobilizing Partnerships for Social Change
Reservation Deadline: March 19, 2007
Discounted room rates for conference participants at the Hilton Toronto hotel and the Sheraton Centre hotel will be $169 CAD (approximately $150 USD) for a single or double, plus tax. For current exchange rates, click here. To make a reservation, please contact the hotels directly. When making your reservation, please indicate that you are attending the CCPH 2007 conference.
Please be aware of these possible hotel fees at the Sheraton:
The Pearson International Airport is 28.52 kilometers (17.72 miles) from the Hilton Toronto. The best way to get to the Hilton from Pearson International Airport is to hop aboard the Airport Express Shuttle.
Driving Directions from the Pearson International Airport
to Hilton Toronto
Want to Carpool? Ride Available! CCPH member Peter Levesque is driving to the conference from Ottawa, Canada and has space for 3 people in his car. He will be leaving Ottawa on Wednesday April 11, 2007 at 11:00 am and returning to Ottawa from Toronto on Saturday April 14, 2007 at 4:00 pm. If you are interested in carpooling, please contact Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (613) 841-0858.
Parking is available at the Hilton for $27 overnight which includes in/out privileges. Valet parking, $27 per day, is available 7 days a week, from 6:30 AM until 11:00 PM. All parking is underground and has 24 hour surveillance and on-site security.
For transportation around the city, Toronto has an excellent public transit system. For more information about their subway and bus system, including schedules and fares, please visit
From its beautiful scenery to its hospitality and diverse neighborhoods, Toronto has a lot to offer visitors. The downtown core, with the Entertainment District, enormous bank towers, and continuous activity, is fast-paced and always exciting. Often called "the city in a park," Toronto is surrounded by nearly 10,000 acres of parkland, with forests, beaches, wilderness preserves, and rivers.
Just as the word Toronto means "meeting space," it comes to no surprise that it is also called home by almost 5 million people. Boasting 180 ethnic groups and over 100 languages, Toronto has always been the destination for many immigrants to Canada. This diversity is reflected in Toronto's ethnic neighborhoods which include Little Italy, Little Jamaica, Little India, Chinatown, Koreatown, Greektown, Malta Village, Portugal Village, Corso Italia, Kensington Market, and Little Mogadishu.
Toronto offers its guests opportunities to experience the performing arts, cultural attractions, professional sports and more! Listed below are a few sights and attractions you can find in Toronto:
The CN Tower the world’s tallest free standing structure, offers great panoramic views of the city
Temperatures in April range from 38-53 degrees. It is suggested to bring a light jacket, an umbrella, and clothes that can be easily layered.
Toronto is in the Eastern Standard Time zone (EST).
The monetary system in Canada is based on Canadian dollars (CDN$) and cents. International currency exchange services are offered at Pearson International Airport as well as at banks and currency exchange outlets located throughout the city. U.S. dollars are accepted everywhere in Toronto, although change from transactions will be given in Canadian currency. ATMs/cash machines are located throughout Toronto and dispense Canadian currency. Credit cards and traveler’s checks are accepted at most major retailers.
For more extensive information on Toronto, including local events, maps, and weather information, please visit http://www.toronto.ca
Citizens: A current United States of America (U.S.) passport is required
for re-entry to the U.S. from Canada. To find out how to apply for or
renew a U.S. passport, visit http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html.
For more information on U.S. citizens visiting Canada, visit http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/regional/regional_1170.html.
U.S. Permanent Residents: Permanent residents of the U.S. who are not citizens need to bring their U.S. Permanent Resident Card (green card). For more information on U.S. permanent residents visiting Canada, visit http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/regional/regional_1170.html.
All other countries: Citizens of countries other than the U.S. wishing to visit Canada may require a "Temporary Resident" visa (includes short-term visitors) to enter Canada. Learn more at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/applications/visa.html. Visitors should contact the nearest Canadian Embassy or Consulate, or visit Canada International at http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/ or call 1-888-242-2100 (from within Canada) or 1-800-992-7037 (from outside Canada) for further information.
For Canadian Embassies or consular offices:
Foreign visitors to Canada can apply for a rebate on the GST that is paid on accommodation (up to 30 nights per visit), and on goods purchased in Canada and exported within 60 days of the purchase. Be sure to keep your receipts - you'll need to have them validated by Canada Customs at the airport or border crossing when you leave.