Excursion Suggestions and Information

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This is a page for information related to the CMESG excursion in Toronto. Information is orgainsed first by location, as indicated below, and then by theme (e.g. theatre, sports, ...). In each subcategory are several suggestions of things to do; included are links to near-by restaurant locations and directions.

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Downtown Toronto


Getting downtown from York University

To get downtown from York U. there are a few options.

The quickest way to get downtown by public transit is to take the 196A bus to Downsview Station. Then from Downsview Station you can take the subway into the city.

Alternatively, you can take the 106 bus to Downsview Station. Or the Steeles 60C bus to Finch Station. Then from Finch Station you can take the subway southward into the city.

For more information regarding routes and schedules, the TTC offers an informative hotline (416-393-INFO) in addition to their website (http://www3.ttc.ca/).

All buses can be caught on York Blvd at designated stops.


Getting back to the hotel

To get back to the Courtyard Toronto Vaughn Hotel you can take the YRT-VIVA line. The TTC does not travel north of Steeles.

From Downsview Station take VIVA Orange.

From Finch station take VIVA Blue 077 or 077A from Finch Station (Blue 077A makes a stop at York U.).

For a detailed VIVA map visit http://www.yrt.ca/maps/navigators/YRT-Viva_system_map_new.pdf.


Greater York University Area


Travelling the GYUA

To get around the greater York University area on public transit you will need to take the York Region Transit (http://www.yrt.ca/index1.asp) system. A detailed map of the YRT-VIVA lines can be found here (http://www.yrt.ca/maps/navigators/YRT-Viva_system_map_new.pdf).

Dining in the GYUA

For a list of restaurants near campus click here (http://maps.google.ca/maps?near=4700+Keele+St,+Toronto,+ON+M3J+1P3+(York+University)&geocode=CUBhhc0N1fIbFTjwmwIdUAVD-yEb7E83XI1nrw&q=restaurants&f=l&dq=York+University&sll=43.77391,-79.504568&sspn=0.018142,0.029956&ie=UTF8&ll=43.771962,-79.49398&spn=0.026775,0.066261&z=14).