The IRW 2018 will be hosted at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), located 20 minutes from Toronto Pearson Airport, and 40 minutes from Hamilton International Airport. Airport Taxis have a fixed tariff in Mississauga and the cost from Pearson to UTM is roughly $55. If people share, it can be very economical and responsive to demand.
There is a fixed route bus service from Pearson’s LINK terminal (the LINK train joins the two terminals to the long term parking complex.) The 107 Airport Express bus service (every 20 min) can take you to the City Centre (24 min travel time on the Mississauga Transitway) where a connection can be made to the route 110 University Express (every 15 min) which brings you to the UTM campus (29 min). These services run 7 days a week from 8 am -10 pm on Sunday and earlier on weekdays (6am.) Cost: $3.75 cash.
Returning from UTM to the airport will be easier as everyone finishes at the same time. We will ensure there is a bank of taxis to serve your needs, and a van or two if requested for ride sharing.
Uber is not permitted at Pearson.
SCMA has negotiated discounted travel deals for In-Residence Week attendees:
WestJet Flight Discount
WestJet is offering discounts on applicable fares, by utilizing promo code MRILMQO. The discount is valid for WestJet flights into and out of Toronto, Ontario and Hamilton, Ontario.
Enter the promo code (MRILMQO) at www.westjet.com at the time of booking. Discounts apply 10% off Econo and 15% off Plus base fares.
The discounted rates are available for travel from Monday, May 7, 2018 until Friday, May 25, 2018.
You can change or cancel reservations within 24 hours of booking at no charge. Further changes or cancellations can be made up to 2 hours prior to the flight; please note additional fees or charges may apply for each guest depending on fare class booked and differences in fare. Check out WestJet service fees page for more information.
If you have questions about how to complete a booking with your discount codes, please check out our frequently asked questions.
Via Rail Discount
VIA Rail is offering a 10% discount by using code “13634.”. The discount is valid from all stations throughout the VIA system to Toronto, Ontario and return.
Discount rates are available from Friday, May 11, 2018 until Monday, May 21, 2018.
Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking.
For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only.
10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. "Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied."
Discount does not apply to any Escape fares and Prestige Class
Online booking tips: you have to log in to your profile or create one prior to booking. On the Passenger information screen, select "Convention fare" from the “Discount Type” drop-down menu, and enter the discount code (13634) for your convention or event in the “Discount code” field. The conference fare will be shown on the next page.
Participants must reference the event’s VIA convention code 13634.