Biennial Symposium on Communications (BSC) 2018 will take place at the Engineering building (ENG-LG04) of Ryerson University, in Toronto, Ontario from. Ryerson University is home to Canada’s largest undergraduate business school, the Ted Rogers School of Management, and Canada’s third largest undergraduate engineering school, the George Vari Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, as well as the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Communication & Design, Faculty of Community Services, and the Faculty of Science.
By Car: The campus of Ryerson University is bounded by four major city streets: Gerrard (north), Dundas (south), Jarvis (east), and Yonge (west). If you are traveling along Highway 401 (east or west), exit at Yonge Street, drive south on Yonge, and turn left (east) on Gould Street (no turns are permitted at Yonge and Dundas). Continue toward east until the intersection of Gould Street and Church Street. You are now at Ryerson. If you are traveling along the Gardiner Expressway (east or west), exit at Yonge Street, continue north, and turn right on Gould Street. Continue toward east until you reach the intersection of Gould Street and Church Street.
By Toronto Public Transit (TTC): The TTC, Toronto’s public transit system, operates subways, buses, and streetcars around the city. Cash fair is $3.00. The nearest subway station to Ryerson University is Dundas station on the Yonge line. Gould Street is one block north of Dundas station. Walk one block north until Gould Street and then walk east until you reach the intersection of Gould Street and Church Street. Please see the TTC website for complete transit maps and schedules: http://www.ttc.ca/
From Union Station: Union Station is Toronto’s hub for both long distance and commuter trains. From Union Station proceed to the TTC subway terminal and take the Yonge line north to Dundas station. Gould Street is one block north of Dundas station. Walk one block north until Gould Street and then walk east until you reach the intersection of Gould Street and Church Street.
From Greyhound Bus Terminal: Toronto’s Greyhound Bus terminal is located at 610 Bay Street and is a very close walk to Ryerson University. After exiting the station, walk south to Dundas Street (less that five minutes), turn left, and continue until you reach Church Street. Turn left, and continue until you reach 245 Church Street.
From Lester B. Pearson International Airport:
By Airport Express: Union Pearson (UP) Express is a dedicated air-rail link that speeds travellers from Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station in the heart of downtown Toronto. It’s fast, reliable, and the trip only takes 25 minutes, with trains leaving every 15 minutes.
By Toronto Public Transit: From the airport take bus #192 – The Airport Rocket – to Kipling station. From Kipling, take the Green subway line to Bloor station and continue south on the Yonge line to Dundas station. Gould Street is one block north of Dundas station. Walk one block north until Gould Street and then walk east until you reach the intersection of Gould Street and Church Street. The trip will take approximately 50 minutes.
By Taxi: A taxi from Pearson Airport to Ryerson University will take approximately 45 minutes and will cost approximately $60.00.
Toronto’s population is one of the most diverse in the world. Nearly all of the world’s culture groups are represented in Toronto and more than 100 languages and dialects are spoken. It is the hub of the nation’s commercial, financial, industrial, and cultural life, and is the capital of the Province of Ontario. People have lived here since shortly after the last ice age, although the urban community only dates to 1793 when British colonial officials founded the ‘Town of York’ on what then was the Upper Canadian frontier. That backwoods village grew to become the ‘City of Toronto’ in 1834, and through its subsequent evolution and expansion Toronto has emerged as one of the most liveable and multicultural urban places in the world today.