Parking & Transportation

Free parking for Reunion Attendees

Parking is free for all Attendees at the Reunion. You will received a PDF file with a parking pass. The parking pass gets printed out and is left on the dash of your car, which is parked at the Old Mill Toronto parking lot.

As a TTC Notice at the back cover of the Official Toronto Visitor Guide 2015 notes, you can buy a One Day Unlimited Group Pass at any Subway station.

As a TTC Notice at the back cover of the Official Toronto Visitor Guide 2015 notes, you can buy a One Day Unlimited Group Pass at any Subway station.

A Grab-Bag for Attendees will include an Official Toronto Visitor Guide 2015.

A Grab-Bag for Attendees will include an Official Toronto Visitor Guide 2015.

We encourage alumni who are travelling from the same city to share the ride, if travelling by car; we also encourage people to explore the benefits of Megabus, which serves as an inexpensive and comfortable means of travel.

You can use Google Maps to plan each step of your way

If you are travelling by car from the Toronto Pearson International Airport, you can check the route at this Google Map.

At the same map (see link in previous sentence) you can check out how to get to Old Mill Toronto by public transit. Just change the settings, from car to transit. If you have questions, contact Jaan Pill by email, or by text at 416-722-6630, at any time.

As well, if 560 Evans Ave. (The Stay Inn) is your destination, you can also do a search for that address and find a Google Map route for it. In fact, here it is.

There are also varied ways (car, taxi, and/or public transit) to get from Stay Inn to Old Mill Toronto; to get you started, click here.

Megabus

Regarding Megabus, Gina (Davis) Cayer noted at our May 13, 2015 organizing committee meeting in Kitchener:

“Right now, the Megabus, the dates are only up to September 4th. Once they come out with the October, I’ll let you know right away, and then you can post it.

If you need a place to park while travelling around Toronto, look for the Green "P" sign. This is a municipal parking system that provides reasonable rates for parking.However, read the parking signs closely, before you park! Jaan Pill

If you need a place to park while travelling around Toronto, look for the Green “P” sign. This is a municipal parking system that provides reasonable rates for parking.However, read the parking signs closely, before you park. If you park your car at the wrong place at the wrong time, it can get towed. Jaan Pill

“Because the sooner they book – my girlfriend is coming up in May. So she’s taking the bus to Toronto and then I’m picking her up in Kitchener. It’s costing her $61 totally to come from Montreal and go back. So if a book early enough they probably can get to Toronto for $50.”

Megabus Update:

July 15, 2015 message from Gina (Davis) Cayer: “The new schedule is posted for the Mega Bus Canada. Trips from Montreal on Fri. Oct 16th starting at $20.00 and returning to Montreal on Sunday, Oct 18th starting at $15.00. People can go on line and check out the times and prices and can print out their tickets.”

Travelling by plane

A note from Gina (Davis) Cayer: “Traveling by plane to the Reunion – check out Porter Escapes, special 2 nights hotel and flights.”

Porter Escapes

You can also check out WestJet seat sales.

If you’re travelling with your Teddy bear, keep a close eye on Teddy at all times. A Sept. 30, 2015 CBC article is entitled: “‘Thought he was a goner:’ Saskatoon girl reunited with returned teddy bear: Teddy bear’s big adventure captured in photos on Toronto’s Pearson Airport Facebook.”

Subway

Old Mill Toronto is on the Bloor subway line in Toronto. The subway stops at the Old Mill subway station. It’s a short walk from the subway to the reunion.

We will be providing more details, in the next while, regarding transportation options.

Google Maps

If you mark in the Toronto Airport on Google Maps, and then indicate the address for Old Mill Toronto, you can get a good sense of the transportation options available to you.

UP Express

A train will be departing every 15 minutes from Person International Airport to downtown Toronto. That may or may not be a convenient way for you to travel but it’s worth knowing about as part of your homework related to transportation in Toronto.

The cost is $27.50 per one-way trip, or $19 with a Presto card. There are less expensive alternatives, such as going by TTC.

A May 28, 2015 Globe and Mail article regarding UP Express is entitled: “The Union Pearson Express: Toronto’s refined ride.”

In the event the topic interests you, you can learn more about the UP Express in a Sept. 23, 2015 CBC article entitled: “Ontario Liberals not ready to lower cost to ride UP Express: UPX is ‘becoming a white elephant on the rails,’ MPP says after Metrolinx says ridership is down.”

You can think of the UP Express – and the deluge of news stories accompanying the dearth of riders – in terms of either reality tourism or internal tourism, as the case may be.

For additional information, please click on this link:

Pearson Express

 

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