The CMS 33rd Medieval Colloquium is this Friday and Saturday March 2–3, and we are looking forward to having you all here with us in Toronto. Here are some important points of information in preparation for the event.
1. Registration and Conference Schedule:
Here is the current conference schedule
. Please note the registration and coffee/breakfast time of 8-9am, where you may pick up your conference packets. Registration will occur at the main conference location of Alumni Hall, in the Old Victoria College building
Registration, panels, and keynotes, together with various coffee breaks, will take place in Alumni Hall of Old Victoria College
(not to be confused with Alumni Hall of Saint Michael’s College). “Old Vic” is the castle-shaped building in the middle of the Victoria University complex of buildings, and has a large main door. Alumni Hall is the room directly ahead of you upon entrance.
Lunches will be served in the Great Hall of the Centre for Medieval Studies, which is on the third floor of the Lillian Massey Building
across from the ROM. There will be signs with arrows posted around, so you should be able to find it without difficulty.
Our Friday evening reception will be held in the Provost’s Lodge of Trinity College
, which is accessed through the door to the right of the main entrance.
Any extracurricular drinking will probably occur in the Bedford Academy, which is a friendly local pub on Prince Arthur Street near Bedford Road. Members of the conference committee will be going for an informal drink there on Thursday March 1, beginning at around 7 if anyone wishes to join us. The reservation will be under the ‘CMS Medieval Conference’. The CMS Social Committee will also be having a pub night on Friday evening at 8:00 PM in the Bedford Academy (36 Prince Arthur Avenue).
Each of these locations is wheelchair-accessible. Please contact us if you have any special requirements.
3. Getting to downtown from the airports (for visitors to Toronto):
To transit downtown from Pearson International airport: from the Pearson Terminal, take the 192 Airport Express to Kipling Subway Station. Take the subway eastbound to St. George Station.
To transit downtown from Toronto Island Airport: a free shuttle bus runs from the ferry terminal at Toronto Island Airport to a hotel about a block from Union Subway Station. Take the ‘University-Spadina’ subway line northbound from Union and get off at either Museum (closest to the conference building) or St. George (closest to the hotel). Transit fares are $3 one-way.
If you do not wish to transit, you may take a taxi; fares to downtown should be ca. $35-40 from Pearson and ca. $15–20 from Toronto Island Airport.
4. Inquiries and Directions: various volunteers will be stationed around the conference areas full of helpful answers to all your questions.