61st UIA Congress TORONTO
From October 27 to 31, 2017
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General Information

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Tourist activities

Pre and Post-congress

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TOURIST ACTIVITIES


It is preferable to reserve the tourist activities at the same time as you reserve your accommodation and pre and post-congress programmes.


Some tours have a limited number of places and reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. We therefore recommend reserving places in advance.
You will still have the possibility of registering at the Westin Harbour Castle, subject to availability. Payments must be made in Canadian Dollars.

The definitive departure times for the tourist activities will be printed in the brochure and displayed in the DESTINATION PLUS reception office, as well as in all the Congress hotels.
A minimum number of participants is required for each activity, without which the activity may be postponed or cancelled (in this case a refund will be offered).

DESTINATION PLUS will not offer a refund for any no-shows on the day of the activity.

All the tourist activities offered below are exclusively reserved for UIA Congress attendees.
The official language for all the activities is English. Depending on the number of participants and the languages spoken, sub-groups may be formed.

All activities will leave from the Westin Harbour Castle.

Please take into account the UIA events calendar below when you choose your excursions

- Opening ceremony of the congress and Welcome Cocktail on Friday, October 27 at the Westin Harbour Castle from 6.00 p.m to 9.30 p.m.
- Informal reception on Saturday, October 28 at the Hockey Hall of Fame at 8.00 p.m
- Gala dinner on Sunday, October 29 at the Royal Ontario Museum at 8.30 p.m
- Closing Ceremony and Cocktail on Monday, October 30 at the Westin Harbour Castle from 5.30 p.m - 7.00 p.m.
- General excursion of UIA on Tuesday, October 31.
The weather in Toronto in October / November can be variable. We recommend that you take warm clothes with you and to wear confortable shoes.


WELCOME TO TORONTO ! WALKING TOUR (3 HOURS)
Friday, October 27 > 3.00 pm - 5.30 pm
Minimum of participants: 15
Explore downtown Toronto on foot.
You will head to the Entertainment District – the theatre and restaurant area. There, you will climb to the top of the famous CN Tower, from where you will have breathtaking views of the city.
You will then walk past the TIFF Bell Lightbox, which hosts the Toronto International Film Festival every year, and the Roy Thomson Hall, the worldfamous Symphony Concert Hall.
Afterwards, you will take the tram from Union Station to return to the hotel.
EUR 45
WALKING TOUR OF TORONTO (4 HOURS)
Saturday, October 28 > afternoon or Sunday, October 29 > morning
Minimum of participants: 15
Explore downtown Toronto on foot.
You will head to the Entertainment District, the theatre and restaurant area. There, you will climb to the top of the famous CN Tower, from where you will have breathtaking views of the city.
You will then walk past the TIFF Bell Lightbox, which hosts the Toronto International Film Festival every year, and the Roy Thomson Hall, the worldfamous Symphony Concert Hall.
The tour will then continue with a walk through the financial district: Queen Street West, the Campbell House Museum, the Law Society of Upper Canada’s building, Nathan Phillips Square, the Toronto’s Old City Hall, the Eaton Centre shopping mall, Brookfield Place and the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Afterwards, you will take the tram from Union Station to return to the hotel.
EUR 50
DAY TRIP TO CRAWFORD LAKE AND ST. JACOBS
Saturday, October 28 > full day, including lunch
Minimum of participants: 15
Admire the fall colours in Ontario!
You will discover Crawford Lake, a 15th century Iroquois village. This archaeological site, harbouring three houses rebuilt on old foundations, helps us understand how the Iroquois people lived here.
After the visit, you will have lunch at Cambridge Mill, a 19th century mill converted into a restaurant.
The day’s tour will then continue with a visit to the village of St.Jacobs, home to one of Canada’s largest Mennonite communities.
EUR 160
WALKING TOUR OF KENSINGTON MARKET AND CHINATOWN
Sunday, October 29 > afternoon
Minimum of participants: 15
You will explore Kensington Market’s lanes and streets on foot and immerse yourself in its bohemian atmosphere, with its cafés, eclectic boutiques and street art.
Your tour will then take you on a stroll through Chinatown, a picturesque neighbourhood that bears witness to Toronto’s cultural diversity.
EUR 65
1920s "PROHIBITION" EVENING
Monday, October 30 > evening
Minimum of participants : 25
Early in the 20th century, several Canadian provinces passed a law prohibiting alcohol.
Dive back into the atmosphere of clandestine bars from the prohibition era for an evening!
Upon your arrival at the speakeasy, you will taste 3 Canadian whiskys.
Dinner will then be served in the Lounge, while enjoying some jazz music.
EUR 160




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