Join your colleagues at The Sheraton Centre Toronto for 
Evaluation 2005!

 

This page contains information on the following topics:

 

Accommodations

Transportation: Pearson Intl Airport-Sheraton Centre

Driving to the Sheraton Centre

Parking

Passports

Visas

Letters of Invitation

Other Travel Links

 


Accommodations: 

The deadline to make reservations at our contracted Hotels has passed! We suggest you seek alternative hotel accommodation by checking online or contacting a travel agent. 

Toronto Tourism web site:  http://www.torontotourism.com/visitor

The room block at the SHERATON CENTRE TORONTO  is now full. Availability is based on cancellations. 

SHERATON CENTRE TORONTO: The Sheraton Centre Toronto is the headquarters hotel for Evaluation 2005 and is located at 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. All conference sessions and workshops will take place at the Sheraton. The discounted conference rate is $215 CAD for a standard single or double room or $275 CAD for a room on the club level. The approximate rates converted to US dollars are $175 US and $225 US respectively, although the actual rate depends on the currency exchange. One may upgrade to the club level for $60 CAD per night that includes access to the club lounge with appetizers in the evening and breakfast each morning. 

You may book your stay at the Sheraton Centre, by calling 1-888-627-7175 from Canada or the US or 1-416-361-1000 internationally. You will be asked to provide one night's deposit to secure the reservation. Should your plans change, please note that this deposit is refundable if notice is received at least seventy-two hours prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained. Be sure to identify yourself as with the American Evaluation Association. 

The room block at the HILTON TORONTO is now full. Availability is based on cancellations. 

HILTON TORONTO: Due to the high level of demand at the Sheraton Centre, the Hilton Toronto has been designated as the official overflow hotel for Evaluation 2005.  The Hilton Toronto is located at 145 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and is right around the corner from the Sheraton Centre.  This beautiful, award-winning hotel is offering Evaluation 2005 attendees a special discounted rate of $199.00 CAD for a single or double room. The approximate rate converted to US dollars is $160 US, although the actual rate depends on the currency exchange at the time of booking.

You may book your stay at the Hilton Toronto, by calling toll free at 1-800-267-2281 from the US or Canada or 416-869-3456 internationally.  When you call, be sure to ask for Group Reservations and give the reservation specialist the code: AMEA101905 You will be required to provide a major credit card to reserve your room. Should your plans change, please note that a refund will be given if notice is received up to 48 hours prior to arrival. 

You can find a map of Downtown Toronto at http://www.torontotourism.com/visitor 


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Transportation: Pearson Intl Airport-Sheraton Center: Toronto Pearson International Airport (TPIA) is located 27 km (16 miles) north-west of downtown Toronto and within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The airport has been Toronto’s main international airport since 1939 when it was first known as Malton Airport. There are many ways to travel between Toronto Pearson International Airport and the Sheraton Centre - by car, public transit, inter-city buses or taxis and limousines. Ground transportation information counters can be found on the Arrivals level of Terminals 2 & 3, and at Terminal 1 on the Ground level.

Methods of Transportation:

  • Public Transit: The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) runs transportation to and from Pearson International. Travel between the Sheraton Center and Pearson International via the TTC requires taking both a bus and a subway for a total of two transfers. From the airport take the TTC - 192 Airport Rocket (bus) to Kipling Station on the Bloor-Danforth Subway. Then take the Bloor-Danforth Subway East to St George station and transfer to the Young-University-Spadina Subway South to Queen St Station.  From Queen St Station walk west on Queen St for 1 block. The Sheraton Center is located at 123 Queen St West. 

    Extra Info on the TTC:

    • TTC - 192 Airport Rocket: Buses stop at Terminal 3 (Departures Level), Terminal 2 (Arrivals Level) and Terminal 1 (Ground level). Service operates from approximately 5:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., seven days a week with busses departing every 15-40 minutes. One-way travel time to the subway is approximately 20 minutes.

    • TTC Fares: Adult cash fare is 2.50 CAD, and can be paid on the bus. *Please Note*  When you pay your fare, you will need to ask the driver for a "Transfer" which will allow you to switch to the subway at Kipling Station.

    • Be sure to sit on the right side of the bus (Facing the driver) for the best views!

    • Total travel time from the airport to the hotel is approximately 1 hour.

    • More information on the TTC can be found at: http://www.toronto.ca/ttc/index.htm 

  • Shuttle The Pacific Western Airport Express (Airport to Downtown Toronto Service) operates every 20 minutes during peak periods and every 30 minutes during off-peak periods, and stops at several major downtown hotels including the Sheraton Centre. It picks up on the Arrivals Level of all terminals. All buses are wheelchair accessible and also have front kneeling doors for easier access. This is a 24 hour service.  *Please Note*  The Sheraton Centre does not have it's own shuttle.


    Extra Info on the Shuttle:

    • Fares: The Adult fare is 15.50 CAD one-way and 26.75 CAD round-trip.  Student/Senior fare is 14.00 CAD one-way and 26.75 CAD round-trip. Tickets can be purchased from the bus driver or you can purchase your tickets online prior to your trip and receive a 10% discount at: http://www.torontoairportexpress.com.

    • Be sure to sit on the right side of the bus (Facing the driver) for the best views!

    • Total travel time from the airport to the hotel is approximately 45 minutes.

  • Taxis and Limousines: Taxis and limousines can be obtained at any of the the airport's Ground Transportation Centers located on the Arrivals level of Terminals 2 & 3, and at Terminal 1 on the Ground level. Total travel time is approximately 40 minutes.


    Extra Info on Taxis:

    • Fares: Taxi fare from the airport to the Sheraton Centre is approximately 45.00 CAD. 

    • Make sure to ask the cab drive for the flat rate!

    • Total travel time from the airport to the hotel is approximately 40 minutes.

  • Car Rental: Budget Car Rentals has been selected as the official vehicle supplier for the Canadian Evaluation Society/American Evaluation Association Evaluation Conference 2005. For reservations at over 50 locations in the Greater Toronto Area including Toronto International Airport, please call (905)673-3322 locally or (800)561-5212. Prices start at 38.00 CAD per day with unlimited mileage within Ontario for a new 2005 model Compact car. Don't forget to mention your exclusive rate code VCES.


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Driving to the Sheraton Center:

  • Traveling from Lester B Pearson International Airport:
    Take Highway 401 East to Highway 427 South. Proceed to Queen Elizabeth Way and then head east to Gardner Expressway. Exit at York Street and proceed north to Queen Street.

  • Traveling from the North:
    Take Highway 400 to Highway 401. Go east to Don Valley Parkway and then south and exit at Richmond Street. Head west on Richmond Street to York Street.  Turn right on York Street and then right onto Queen Street.

  • Traveling from the South:
    Take Queen Elizabeth Way to Gardner Expressway, and exit onto York Street. Then go north to Queen Street.

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Parking: The Sheraton Centre parking garage costs 33.00 CAD per day.  There is a Municipal Parking (Carpark 36 - Nathan Phillips Square Garage) across the street from the hotel.  The cost is 13.00 CAD per day, Monday-Friday.  


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Passports: 
The following information was provided with assistance from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 
Because the U.S./Canadian border crossing now requires a passport or original birth certificate, the following is a list of helpful resources to help facilitate the process of obtaining or renewing a passport. 
General Information on U.S. Passports

How to Get Your First Passport
How to Renew Your Passport
Applying for Your Passport the Easy Way

Visas: 
The following information was provided with assistance from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 
International visitors who plan temporarily to visit the United States before or after attending Evaluation 2005 in Canada, will need to have a visa.
How to Get a Visa

How to Get a Temporary Visa
FAQs on Visas

 

Letters of Invitation:

Some attendees of Evaluation 2005 will require letters of invitation.  More information on how to obtain a letter of invitation can be found on AEA's International Attendees page at /eval2005/aea05.international.htm 

Other Travel Information/Links:
The following information was provided with assistance from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 
These sources will provide useful information to enhance your travel to Canada.
Tips for Travelers to Canada

Currency Exchange Calculator
Current Information on Canada
A Safe Trip Abroad

If you would like more travel information, you might find these other sites to be of use...
* Canada's Official Website:  http://canada.gc.ca/main_e.html

* Toronto's Official Website: http://www.toronto.com/

 

Air Transportation: We will NOT be contracting with an airline this year for group discounts.


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