Conference Location

This year’s conference will be held in downtown Toronto at the Hilton hotel at 145 Richmond St W, Toronto. A limited number of rooms are available at a reduced rate of CAD$219/night; to book these please visit this link or call 1-800-HILTONS and reference SLSA18.

Most conference panels and the keynotes will be in the hotel, with additional workshops and events taking place a block away at 199 Richmond St. W in OCAD University’s Onsite gallery, and in the Inclusive Design Research Centre’s facilities at 205 Richmond St. W.

Tourist information about Toronto is widely available, with a calendar of events visible here:

Travel Requirement for Entry into Canada:  Canada now requires an “ETA authorization” for many travelers, including US Permanent Residents (green card holders).  The application and information are online  at Apply for the authorization well before your flight.

All facilities are readily accessible by transit.  We have arranged a discounted rate with an affordable express train (the UP Express) that runs from the airport to downtown. To take advantage of the discount, just visit before November 15, 2018 and use promo code SLSA2018 to get your 25% discount on adult return tickets (round-trip) from Pearson Station to Union Station ($18.50* CAD)

  • select “From Pearson To Union,”
  • select an adult return ticket for your round-trip
  • Add to order then click the ‘Buy Now’ button and then Checkout to pay for ticket

At checkout…

  • apply the promo code SLSA2018 during purchase

UP Express connects Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station in the heart of downtown Toronto in just 25 stress-free minutes—less than half the time it often takes by car.  Trains leave every 15 minutes with the first train departing Pearson Station at 05:27 and the last train departing at 00:57. There’s no easier or more convenient way to get to or from Toronto Pearson.