Travel Information

Effecitve March 15, 2016, the Government of Canada has implemented new requirements for entry into Canada. Please check the Government of Canada website for further information. However, from March 15, 2016 until fall 2016, travellers who do not have an eTA can board their flight, as long as they have appropriate travel documents, such as a valid passport. During this time, border services officers can let travellers arriving without an eTA into the country, as long as they meet the other requirements to enter canada.

Traveling to Toronto

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is conveniently located. Please check out the various methods of transportation available.

The organizers will be arranging discount travel. Details on how to take advantage of these discounted fares will be made available to registered participants in the attendee registration area.

By Air

Discount travel has been negotiated with Star Alliance. Please see separate tab detailing this information.

From the airport,

Union-Pearson Express

Union Pearson Express (UP Express) connects Canada’s two busiest transportation hubs: Toronto Pearson International Airport and Union Station in downtown Toronto. UP Express trains depart every 15 minutes and the journey takes just 25 minutes. First train departs Pearson Station at 05:27 and last train at 00:57. The UP Pearson Station is located right beside the blue Link Train at Terminal 1, connecting travellers to Terminal 3.

Group Rate for 21st International Mass Spectrometry Conference: UP Express tickets may be purchased from an UP Express Guest Services Representative at UP Pearson Station at time of travel for only $9.00 CDN (credit card only) for a one-way adult fare when you show confirmation of conference registration (print or digital). Your ticket to return to Pearson Airport can be purchased at UP Express Union Station at time of travel (registration confirmation required). Alternatively, you can purchase tickets in advance online or using the UP Mobile App (regular rates apply).

By Car
  1. Take Highway 401 East to Highway 427 South
  2. Follow Highway 427 South to the Gardiner Expressway
  3. For the North Building exit at Spadina Avenue
  4. Proceed north on Spadina Avenue and turn right on Front St.
  5. Turn right on Simcoe St. then turn right into the garage

Taxi & Limousine Service

Bus Service

Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport (YTZ)

A complimentary shuttle bus runs between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and the Fairmont Royal York.

The shuttle is open to anyone going to the airport, whether or not they are. Want to take the shuttle? You can hop on at the west entrance of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel (north-east corner of Front and York Streets, across the street from Union Station) and outside the airport's mainland ferry terminal building.

By Rail

The organizers have arranged with Via Rail discount rail travel to and from Toronto. Please use discount code: 13088.

Local Transit

Key Dates

  • 2016-01-01: Registration Opens
  • 2016-01-01: Abstract Submissions Start
  • 2016-05-06: Abstract Submissions for Orals Closes (extended)
  • 2016-05-20: Abstract Submissions for Posters Closes (extended)
  • 2016-05-30: Early Registration End
  • 2016-08-20: Short Courses Start
  • 2016-08-21: Conference Starts