PHARMA COLLOQUIUM 2020 will be held during sep 14-15, 2020 at Toronto, Canada.

Conference Venue

Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport

970 Dixon Road, Rexdale
Toronto, Ontario
M9W1J9, Canada

VENUE & HOSPITALITY

Welcome to Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport

Toronto Airport Hotel sits near International Centre. The Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport (YYZ) welcomes you to our newly renovated airport hotel conveniently located minutes from Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Easy access to highway 401, 427 and 407 will put guests just minutes away from Toronto attractions. You’ll love our 24-hour airport shuttle service and accessible location. We’re close to the Toronto Congress Centre and Toronto International Centre.

About City

Toronto, the capital of Ontario, is the largest city in Canada and also one of the most diverse. It's home to a dynamic mix of tourist attractions, from museums and galleries to the world famous CN Tower and, just offshore, Toronto Islands. And just a short drive away is Niagara Falls. Visitors will find no shortage of things to do, from the vibrant Entertainment District, featuring the latest musicals and fine dining, to the historic Distillery District, home to unique shops and restaurants with al fresco dining, all set in incredibly restored buildings. The city centre is relatively easy to navigate, with many of the top attractions within walking distance of each other and a subway system to cover longer distances. If you are visiting Toronto in winter, head indoors to explore the extensive network of underground walkways that connect shopping, entertainment, and attractions. In summer, wander along the beautiful waterfront and enjoy the beaches and parks.

Best Time to Visit Toronto?

The best time of the year to visit Toronto is from late April through May, and from mid-September through mid-October. During these times, you’ll have a good chance for pleasant weather, and tourist crowds will be few while the sidewalks will come to life with patio eateries, cultural events, and pedestrian markets.

City Character

Toronto’s motto is “Diversity Our Strength”

Toronto is known as one of the world’s most multi-cultural cities, Toronto prides itself on its wide range of cultures, languages, food and arts. Almost half of its population are immigrants.

Why is Toronto an important city?

York was renamed and incorporated in 1834 as the city of Toronto. It was designated as the capital of the province of Ontario in 1867 during Canadian Confederation. The diverse population of Toronto reflects its current and historical role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada.

General Information

  • Toronto is Canada's largest city and is North America’s fifth most populous municipality – with a population of 2.8 million people.
  • The Greater Toronto Area, usually called the GTA is home to over 6 million people.
  • Canada's government expects the GTA’s population will reach 7.7 million by 2025.
  • Toronto sits in Southern Ontario’s ‘Golden Horseshoe’: 8 million people – over one-quarter of Canada's total population – live in this densely populated region.
  • The city lies on largely flat land, with little in the way of hills.

Toronto Events and Festivals

In September

  • Buskerfest – Four days of street performance: music, comedy, jugglers, acrobats, breakdance, and more. The festival includes the “Be a Busker” Zone, where kids learn fun acts, like aerials and magic, plus a car show and beer garden. No set admission; pay what you wish. Proceeds support Epilepsy Toronto.
  • Small World Music Festival – Eleven days of international and Canadian music, fusing contemporary with traditional sounds. Concerts take place all day on weekends and evenings during the week. Put on your dancing shoes!
  • Fan Expo Canada – One of the largest fan events in North America, and the largest in Canada, the Fan Expo is held for four days in early September at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre. It celebrates gaming, comics, horror, anime and sci-fi through family-friendly events and celebrity guests.
  • Toronto International Film Festival – One of the largest film festivals in the world, TIFF has been growing in size and influence since its inception in 1976. This star-studded event draws crowds of nearly half a million and screens almost 300 films over its eleven-day run. Buy tickets and book your hotel early!
  • The Word on the Street – Toronto’s largest literary festival, celebrating books, magazines, and all forms of the written word. Authors and publishers present their latest works and discuss literacy issues, and the book market features over 250 vendors.
  • Southside Shuffle Festival – An annual music festival over three days in mid-September, this event features jazz and blues in Toronto's Port Credit area by Lake Ontario with more than 150 Canadian and international artists.

In October

  • Toronto After Dark Film Festival – This critically-acclaimed festival brings nine nights of horror, action, sci-fi and cult movies to Toronto. It includes new independent pieces from across Europe, Asia and North America.
  • ThanksgivingCanada's Thanksgiving Day, celebrated on the second Monday in October, is a national holiday, which means government services and banks will be closed as most Canadians celebrate the day by sharing a meal with family, although you’ll find a wide array of restaurants and stores that remain open.
  • International Festival of Authors – With readings, book signings, talks, and panels, this eleven-day event celebrates contemporary literature from Canada and around the globe. Featuring a number of special events and kid-friendly activities, all at Harbour front Centre.
  • Nuit Blanche Festival – An all-night, citywide art fest from sunset to sunrise. Most of the activity goes on between 11p to 3a, when the city is taken over by thousands of artists, creating thousands more unexpected contemporary art installations in public spaces.
  • Toronto Chocolate Festival – Chocolate lovers can delight in chocolate in all of its tasty, magnificent forms at this three-week festival that kicks off in mid-October. A variety of decadent events are hosted, including chocolate eating contests, chocolate tastings and chocolate-making exhibitions.
  • Queen West Art Crawl – Three-day art celebration in Trinity Bellwoods Park, featuring over 200 jury-selected artists, plus live music, a beer garden, and food. The art walk offers interactive areas for kids and adults, with a number of free art-making stations, games, and pay-what-you- can face painting.
  • Halloween – Halloween in Toronto is celebrated in many different ways, with events for kids and adults alike. There are multiple family-friendly farms with pumpkin patches, corn mazes and wagon rides, as well as haunted houses, ghost tours and parties throughout the city on the big day.

EDUCATION ?

The University of Toronto is one of the world’s most prestigious post-secondary institutions, ranking 23rd in the Academic Ranking of World Universities. There are three different campuses, located in the Downtown area as well as the west (Mississauga) and east (Scarborough). Toronto is also home to two other universities, Ryerson and York University as well as several community colleges.

For a complete look at how to spend your time, see list of top tourist attractions in Toronto

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