The conference will be held at Beverley Halls, 206 Beverley Street, just south of College and Beverley, Toronto.

View the complete PyCon Canada 2012 map.

Getting to Toronto

Toronto has 2 major airports. Pearson is the international airport and is the location for almost all the major domestic and international airlines. It's about a 35 minute drive from the Airport to Beverley Halls, but be aware that downtown Toronto traffic is busy all day and is particularly busy during peak rush hour. Allow at least an hour for travel time from the airport.

Porter Airlines is located on Toronto Island and is just south of Union Station, the main transit hub in downtown Toronto, including Go Transit, TTC (the local bus, streetcar and subway service) and VIA Rail.

VIA is a good alternative to the airlines if you are coming from somewhere like Montreal or Ottawa. Advance pricing is often available at a discount.

If you're coming from the US:

  • Make sure that you've got a valid passport and don't forget to bring it with you.
  • Porter Airlines has frequent, reasonably-priced flights for trips from several US cities to Toronto, including Boston, Burlington (VT), Chicago, Myrtle Beach, New York, and Washington.

Public Transit and Parking

Beverly Halls is a short walk from a number of different public transit stops. Google Map's transit directions can be used to find the best route; see the TTC's website for rates.

Paid street parking is available on Beverley and surrounding side streets, and some free parking is also available on weekends. There is a paid Green P parking lot nearby, which can be seen on the PyCon Canada 2012 map.


We'll be providing lunch on Saturday and Sunday, so make sure that you let us know about any dietary restrictions. For your other meals, there are lots of options on College St. and Spadina Ave. Some additional options are available on Elm St. and Baldwin St. south of the venue - some of those restaurants will be a little pricier.


The recommended hotel for PyCon Canada is the Metropolitan.

Metropolitan Hotel Toronto
108 Chestnut Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1R3, Canada
(416) 977-5000

Use this link to reserve rooms: Metropolitan Hotel

The hotel rate is $120 per night (plus 13% Harmonized Sales Tax, and $8.00 per day room facilities fee). This includes:

  • Two double beds
  • Free wireless
  • Local phone calls
  • Access to the health club

If you would like to share a hotel room with someone else attending the conference, please see the PyCon Canada room sharing wiki page.

The PyCon Canada block of hotel rooms is reserved under the name 'PYCONCA ASSOCIATION'.

Email if you run into any trouble reserving your room, or finding someone to share a room with.