SIAM Workshop on Validating Computing, May 23-25, 2002, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada

Transportation Information

By Air | Ground Transportation

Note: To enter Canada, you must provide proof of citizenship. Accepted forms of ID include a birth certificate and photo ID, or a valid passport.

By Air

SIAM has selected Travel Leaders to assist attendees in making travel arrangements. To book your reservations through Travel Leaders, contact Amy Hueber at 215-643-6585. Be sure to mention you are attending the SIAM Workshop on Validated Computing. Travel Leaders will issue your ticket and mail it to you. Travel Leaders’ office hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time. Because of the service charge ($20.00), you may wish to purchase your tickets directly.

No matter how you choose to book your flight reservations, please be advised SIAM has enrolled in the US Airways Corporate Dividends Program. The SIAM US Airways membership number is CDN125335. This program will ensure that you receive the best airfare possible at the time of booking.

Ground Transportation

Transportation from Pearson International Airport

The Hotel does not provide complimentary shuttle service to or from the airport. However, there is a pay shuttle service, Pacific Western Airport Express, which will take you to the hotel for about $8 USD. The shuttle leaves every thirty minutes. Pacific Western representatives are available in all three airport terminals to assist travelers with information and advice on how to get to the hotel. The Westin Harbour Castle Hotel is the first drop-off from the airport and the last pickup on the way to the airport. The shuttle is less costly than a taxi; however, taxis are also available outside of airport terminals.

By Train

Amtrak has a rail station in Toronto at Union Station, 65 Front St. West. To make train reservations through Amtrak, call 1-800-USA-RAIL or go to You can also contact Travel Leaders for train tickets. Taxis are available at the train station for transportation to the hotel. Local transit service is also available at the train station; for more information on Toronto’s public transit system visit

Rental Cars

Many major car rental companies have offices inside the airport terminal. You can make your arrangements when you arrive at the airport or you can make them through Travel Leaders or your own travel agent. Travel Leaders can make your car rental reservations at the same time you make your flight or train reservations. See information above regarding how to reach Travel Leaders.

Driving Directions

If renting a car, please obtain a map and directions from your rental car company. However, here are some suggested routes to reach the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel.

From Pearson International Airport

Follow Queen Elizabeth Way and exit the Yonge/Bay ramp. Turn right at lights at the bottom of the ramp. Turn left at the first set of lights and proceed to the hotel.

From North

Take Highway 400 to Highway 401 West, then to 427 South. Proceed to Queen Elizabeth Way East to the Yonge/Bay ramp. Turn right at the bottom of the ramp. Turn left at the first set of lights and proceed to the hotel.

From East

Take 401 West to Don Valley Parkway. Take Don Valley Parkway to Westbound Lakeshore. Exit Bay Street South and proceed to the hotel.

From West

Take 401 East to Highway 427 South. Proceed to Queen Elizabeth Way, which will merge into Gardiner Expressway. Take the Lakeshore exit off of Gardiner, then exit Bay Street South.

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