How to Reach Li Qian's Office

University of Toronto
Galbraith Building, Room 443
35 St. George St. M5S 1A4

St. George Campus and Map

From the Yonge-Spadina subway line exit at Queen's Park station, College street (north) exit. Walk west towards St. George Street. Galbraith Building is on the east side of St. George St, about 100 m north of College St.

Parking

Parking in designated public parking areas (not reserved areas) is available for $3.00 very half hour and up to $14.00 maximum during weekdays between 9 am and 5 pm, and for a $7.00 flat fee after 5 pm. A flat fee of $7.00 per day is applied on weekends. Cash tickets can be purchased from the automatic ticket machines and displayed on the vehicle's dashboard.

Parking during the hours of 9:00 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday is limited. An underground parking garage is located in the Bahen (BA) building, with entrance access from Huron street, just north of College St. Limited parking may also be available on King's College Circle, around the Front Campus.

Information about parking is also available on the University parking website.


Directions

Air
Located in the northwest corner of the metropolitan Toronto, Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is served by more than 35 international carriers and is the main Toronto airport handling commercial and business flights. The airport is 16 miles (25 km) west of central Toronto. Travelers Aid has desks in all terminals in the arrivals area. They are very helpful with maps, brochures, and general travel information. Allow 40-60 minutes to/from the heart of downtown, depending on time of the day. From the airport to the city, the most convenient way to get downtown is use the Airport Buses or Airport Taxies working out of the airport.

A number of maps are available to help you find your way:

The Toronto Island Airport (YTZ) is a much smaller airport, serving limited airlines. Porter Airlines currently have flights to/from YTZ, serving a limited number of destinations, including Chicago Midway (MDW), Halifax (YHZ), Montreal (YUL), New-York-Newark (EWR), Ottawa (YOW), Quebec City (YQB), and Thunderbay (YQT). YTZ is conveniently located in the city centre -- a short ferry ride will get you to Toronto harbour, where Union Station (subway and rail) is near by.
Taxi
At Pearson International Airport (YYZ), taxi stands are located at the main entrance of every terminal. The fare to the downtown area is approximately $50-60 CAD. You may negotiate a flat fee with the driver ahead of the time, instead of paying by the meter. An additional 15% tip is expected by the driver.

Only taxies with TIA on their license plates are authorized to pick up passengers from Pearson International Airport. The trip can take from 40 minutes to over an hour in traffic.
Airport Express Bus
Provides transportation from the airport (YYZ) to Downtown area hotels at twenty minute intervals during peak periods. One way cash fare is $23.95 CAD and roundtrip is $39.95. To book tickets or obtain more information, click here.

The bus stops at a number of hotels in the downtown core. At the Royal York Hotel, their connector service will take you directly to the University.

You must book this connector service in advance and is included in your cash fare. Bookings can be made upon arrival at the Royal York or in advance. Information call (905) 564-6333 or (905) 564-3232.
Bus and Subway
You may also take the T.T.C.(the name for our transit system) from the Airport. It costs $3.00 only, but it will take considerably longer time (1.5 to 2 hours, depending on where you want to go), and you may need to make several transfers. If you have heavy luggage, it is not recommended. However, if you travel light (say, with a couple of small suitcases on wheels), then this can be a cost effective alternative.

To go from the airport to the downtown campus, take Bus 192 Airport Rocket (has a stop at every terminal), get off at Kipling Subway Station, and take the subway to St. George Station. At St. George Station, you can either walk to campus (about 12-minute walk to the Galbraith Building), or take the Yellow subway line south and get off at Queen's Park station. Then see above for directions to the Galbraith building. It's about 5-minute walk.
Car
  • From the north: Take HWY 401, which runs across northern Metro Toronto, and exit at Exit number 367. Drive south on Avenue Road until Bloor St. (about 20-30 minutes), where Avenue Road ends, and continue south on Queen's Park. Bear right upon reaching Queen's Park Crescent. Turn right on  College St. Go about 0.3 Km, turn right on King's College Rd.

  • From the east by HWY 401: Exit number 375 south on Don Valley Parkway about 10 km to Bloor St. Go west on Bloor about 2.5 km to St. George St., turn  left and drive south on St. George. The Galbraith Building is on your left before reaching College street.

  • From the west by HWY 401,  Exit onto HWY 427 south and then enter to QEW/ Gardiner Express east to Toronto. Follow the instruction below for QEW.

  • From west by QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way): Continue eastbound, QEW becomes the Gardiner Expressway. Exit at York-Bay-Yonge (first exit after Spadina) and take the York St. ramp. North on York Street and half-left onto University Avenue at Front. Continue north on University Avenue and turn left (west) on College St. (You cannot turn left directly at College St. You must make a boulevard turn after crossing College. Turn right on King's College Rd.

Hotels

Days Inn
30 Carlton Street
Toronto, ON  M5B 2E9
Tel: (416) 977-6655
Fax: (416) 977-0502
Toll Free 1-800-367-9601 (8:30 am- 6pm)
Directions

Approximate rates: Single or double (1-2 people, 1 or 2 beds)
Jan.1 - Apr. 30: $99
May 1 - Oct. 31: $125
Nov. 1 - Dec. 30: $99
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Holiday Inn Toronto midtown
280 Bloor St. W.
Toronto, ON M5S1V8
Tel: (416) 968-0010
Fax: (416) 968-7765
Directions
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Howard Johnson Inn
89 Avenue Road
Toronto, ON  M5R 2G3
Tel: (416) 964-1220
Fax: (416) 964-8692
Directions

Ask for "University of Toronto" rate when booking
Approx. rates:

$95 - $105 (Jun - Sept), $89 - $99 (Oct - Dec)
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Higher end options:
Metropolitan,
Intercontinental,
Sheraton Centre,
Holiday Inn on King


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