Location & Cost

Symposium activities took place at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. Originally intended to sequester students on a site far from the city’s temptations, its 1827 charge was unsustainable, and the college became a part of the University of Toronto. Its Collegiate-Gothic buildings and quadrangle on campus were built in the early 20th century. Located in the heart of Toronto’s midtown core and well serviced by public transportation, the college is twenty minutes from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) and forty-five minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ).

Trinity College is close to many of Toronto’s sacred and special sites, such as the University of Toronto Multi-faith Centre for Spiritual Study and Practice, Trinity Church Labyrinth, Yo-Yo Ma Music Garden, Toronto Island, St. Gabriel’s Parish, Temple Kol Ami Synagogue and the new Agha Khan Islamic Centre. Other significant architecture nearby: Frank Gehry’s Art Gallery of Ontario transformation, Santiago Calatrava’s BCE Place, Will Alsop’s OCAD, Morphosis’ UofT Graduate House, and Daniel Libeskind’s Royal Ontario Museum ‘Crystal’. The symposium touedr selected sacred spaces of Toronto including Shri Swaminarayan Hindu Mandi and St. Gabriel’s Parish.

Sleeping accommodations for Symposium participants were at either the Massey College or Trinity College. Some receptions and activities ocurred at St. Gabriel’s Church.

The cost for three nights single occupancy lodging, all meals (breakfasts, lunches, and dinners) as well as keynote attenance,receptions and group transportation for the sacred space tour was US$ 420 per person. Lodging priority were given to symposium presenters but there were some spaces left for other attendees. 

Transportation costs from/to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) range from C$3.00 (public transit) to C$20 (taxi). Transportation costs from/to Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) range from C$3.00 (public transit) to C$30.00 (airport express shuttle) to C$65 (fixed fare taxi).

As with our previous ACS symposia, all paper sessions were open to the general public, space allowing. However, in order to attend the keynote lecture and participate in the receptions, tours and other symposium activities, interested parties needed to pay a symposium fee (US$ 150 total -- which is already included in the U$S 420 total quoted above).