Travel Information

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

Public Transit

  • Walk from Lester B. Pearson to UP Express Pearson Airport Station
    • Cost: $12.00 per adult for UP Express
    • 9 minutes
  • Take the 4097 UP Express  Pearson Airport to Union Station (3 stops)
    • 25 minutes
  • Walk from the Union Station to the Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
    • Take entrance 12 York
    • 14 minutes


  • 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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