Travel Information

How to get to the Westin Harbour Castle from Toronto Pearson International Airport


Public Transit

UP Express Pearson Station is conveniently located at Terminal 1 beside the blue coloured Link Train, the service that connects travellers to Terminal 3.  Follow the Train to City icon.

  • 5-8 minutes from arrivals to UP Express Station
  • $12.35 Adult one-way
  • 25 minute ride to Union Station, train leaves every 15 mins

From Union Station To Westin Harbour Castle
Walking time: 13-16 min
Distance: 1.1 km or 0.7 mi

UPExpress Map

Get a discount on your travel with UP Express on ADULT RETURN TICKETS ONLY! 

If you’re flying into Toronto Pearson International Airport and need to get downtown Toronto for the International NeuroTrauma Symposium, be sure to take advantage of the UP Express group program – and get tickets at 25% off!

Just visit before August 11, 2018 and use promo code INTS2018 to get your discount on adult return tickets (round-trip) from Pearson Station to Union Station. It’s that easy!

UP Express tickets can be easily purchased at To get the 25% discounted group rate:

  • select “From Pearson To Union,”
  • select an adult return ticket for your round-trip
  • Add to order then click the ‘Buy Now’ button and then Checkout to pay for ticket

At checkout…

  • apply the promo code INTS2018  during purchase

UP Express connects Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station in the heart of downtown Toronto in just 25 stress-free minutes—less than half the time it often takes by car.  Trains leave every 15 minutes with the first train departing Pearson Station at 05:27 and the last train departing at 00:57. There’s no easier or more convenient way to get to or from Toronto Pearson.


  • Walk to the taxi stand at the airport
  • A taxi will take 30-60 minutes (depending on traffic)
  • Cost: $55 + tip
  • Credit cards are generally accepted


  • Get on ON-427 S
  • Continue on ON-427 S. Take Gardiner Expy E toLake Shore Blvd W in Toronto. Take the Lake Shore Boulevardexit from Gardiner Expy E 
  • Get on Gardiner Expy E 
  • Continue on Gardiner Expy E to York St. Take the Bay St/York St exit from Gardiner Expy E towards Yonge St.
  • Keep left at the fork, following signs for Yonge St./Queens Quay
  • Turn right into Bay St.
  • Continue straight onto Harbour Square to the Hotel

Travelling from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport


Public Transit

  • Walk from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Queens Quay at Dan Leckie Way West Side (2 minutes)
  • Take the 509 Harbourfront Towards Fleet Loop (4 stops; 10 minutes)
  • Walk to the Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto (1 minute)

Taxi Cab

  • Walk to taxi stand at airport which is on the other side of the ferry terminal.
  • A taxi will take 8 minutes (depending on traffic)
  • Cost: $25-$30 + tip
  • Credit cards are generally accepted


  • Head straight on Eireann Quay (55 m)
  • Turn left onto Bathurst  St (150 m)
  • Turn left onto Lake Shore Blvd W (1.4 km)
  • Turn right onto Lower Simcoe St (99 m)
  • Head southwest on Queens Quay W toward Bay St (600 m)

Visa Information


Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

Canada has introduced a new entry requirement, known as an eTA, for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid visa. Entry requirements for other methods of travel (land, sea) have not changed.

Eligible travelers can apply online for an eTA. Travelers will need an eTA before they can board a flight to Canada.

Find out more about Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). (

Countries that are not eligible under eTA may need to apply for a Visitors Visa. To check online – go to and click “Visit” from the menu.

Attendees from the USA may check entry / exit requirements to Canada outlined in the U.S. Department of State Consular Information website. Proof of citizenship must be provided.

Letter of Invitation for Visa Purposes

An official Letter of Invitation to obtain a Visa and authorization to attend the Neurotrauma 2018 Conference will be issued ONLY after registration has been completed and full payment received by the Conference Secretariat.

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