International Conference on 
Parallel Architecture and Compilation Techniques
Toronto, Canada
October 25-29, 2008

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The Seventeenth International Conference on
Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT)

Holiday Inn on King
Toronto, CANADA
October 25-29, 2008

Conference Venue | Traveling to Toronto
Toronto Local Information | Visa Information


Airport: Toronto's Pearson International Airport (YYZ) has direct connections from 180 cities. See this page for information about the airport. The Toronto Island Airport (YTZ) also has direct connections to a few US and Canadian cities (Porter Airlines).


Your Stay in Toronto: When you book your trip to Toronto, you may want to extend your stay before or after the conference. See our suggestions for things to do in and around Toronto.


Getting to Your Hotel:

  • By Cab: Taking a cab from the airport to downtown Toronto costs around $50. The rate is regulated and fixed. More information can be found here. The hotel is east of the airport, east of Bathurst, west of Yonge, and south of Bloor.
  • Airport Express: Express shuttles will take you from the airport to some downtown locations including the conference hotel for $18.50. You can also book tickets online for a discount. Tickets are valid for a period of time and can be used anytime during that period.
  • Public Transit: You can also take public transit from the airport to any location in Toronto for $2.75 (exact change required).
  • By Car: The hotel is in downtown Toronto where parking is relatively expensive and often hard to find. Public transit is readily available and many attractions and restaurants are within walking distance. Driving directions are available at the conference hotel website.


Travel Documents: Please check the Visa Information page.


Note: New requirements are in place for US citizens crossing the US-Canada border. US citizens are required to present their passport at the border. More information can be found here.


For more information, you can check out the visitor page maintained by Fields Institute: here.