Travel Information

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Traveling to Toronto for the International Open?  No problem, we’ve got you covered.  See below for more information.
  1. TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN
  2. HOTELS
  3. TRANSPORTATION
  4. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

1. TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN

Important Travel Concerns for children entering Canada

Canada is very concerned with the safety of children and has certain requirements that you need to consider when traveling to Canada with children.  Please visit this page to see the details you need to have in place before coming to Canada: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/arriving.asp

Here’s a sample consent letter you could use as a template.

2. HOTELS

The prices below are per night based on two people in a room.  There is a small additional cost at each hotel for adding more people per room and most rooms will accommodate a maximum of four people.

Eaton Chelsea (booking deadline: April 6)

Rooms start at $159/night plus taxes, with an additional fee per person up to a maximum of four (for more details on booking with this hotel, please read this document).

You can either book online here OR call the hotel directly, toll free 1-800-CHELSEA (243-5732) or 416-595-1975.  These individuals must also identify themselves as part of FIRST LEGO League to take advantage of the discounted group rate.

For more information on the Eaton Chelsea and all it has to offer, please visit this page.  This hotel has a great kids’ area and a pool.

Holiday Inn on Bloor (booking deadline: May 25th or when the hotel is full – whichever comes first)

Rooms start at $144.99-169.99/night plus taxes.  Guests can use this link to make on line reservations or call 1-877-859-5897 and ask for the FRC group rate. Alternatively, guests can email at cn312res@whg.com.

For more information on booking with this hotel, please read this document.  NB: This hotel is within walking distance to the venue but has no pool on site.

For more information on the Holiday Inn, please visit their website.

Intercontinental Toronto Centre (booking deadline: April

225 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2X3

Rooms start at $169.00/night plus taxes for single/double guest rooms; the Intercontinental Toronto Centre is a gorgeous hotel at which to stay while in Toronto.  For more information on booking with this hotel, please read this document.

Guests can contact the hotel at the following toll free number: 1-800-235-4670 or they can book online here.

For more information on the Intercontinental, please visit their website.

Courtyard Marriott (booking deadline: April 21)

Rooms start at $179.00/night plus taxes with an additional fee per person (above 2) up to a maximum of four.

Guests can make reservations directly by calling the toll free number 1-800-847-5075. To ensure receiving the special group rate, guests must identify the group name “2014 FLL Canadian Open” when making the reservations.  Alternatively, you can access this group rate online with this special reservation link.

For more details on booking with this hotel, please read this document.

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto

475 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4Y 1X7

Telephone: 416-924-0611 Facsimile: 416-924-1413

Website: www.courtyardtoronto.com

3. TRANSPORTATION

Public Transit

Public transit (called the TTC in Toronto) is a safe and economical method of travel within Toronto.

If you would like to take public transit from the airport it’s relatively straightforward.  Here’s a video explaining how you can plan your trip using Google Maps: http://screencast.com/t/gA5PQBxCB

 

Airport Express Shuttle Bus

This site below is for the bussing option from the airport to downtown and back again (and in the case of the Intercontinental Toronto Centre and the Eaton Chelsea, directly to your hotel).

The following site has a discounted rate for a direct shuttle bus from the airport to downtown:

http://www.torontoairportexpress.com/reservation/portal.aspx?portal=robotics

Upon arrival at Pearson Airport, guests will make their way to the Airport Express bus, located as follows:

Terminal 1:  Arrivals Level, Curbside Post C

Terminal 3:  Arrivals Level, Curbside Area 25

The Bus drops directly at the door of the Intercontinental Toronto Centre Hotel and the Eaton Chelsea.

For more information such as schedules for the Airport Express, kindly visit the HOME tab on the booking site. 

 

Other options

This last site offers many alternative options of traveling from the airport and back to the airport.

http://www.torontopearson.com/en/toandfrom/ground/##

 

 

4. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

There are many great things to see and do in Toronto and the surrounding areas.  We sincerely hope that you’ll be able to visit some of the fun and exciting activities while you are visiting our fantastic city.

SPECIAL DEALS!!

 

The Ontario Science Centre is a great place for those who are curious!  Here’s a brochure with more details and SPECIAL PRICING for FLL teams.

 

Canada’s Wonderland is a theme park with lots of great roller coasters and other rides for thrill-seekers!

To order reduced tickets, teams will need the following group order id numbers to get the discounted price of $35.50 (+tax), no limit on number of tickets available:

Park hours are: Tues. and Thurs. 10 to 6, Saturday 10 to 10, Sunday 10 to 8

For Tuesday, June 3rd: 404RG2134544
For Thursday, June 5th: 404RG2120453
For Saturday, June 7th: 404RG2120456
For Sunday, June 8th: 404RG2134550

The group name is FIRST LEGO League.

 

Ripleys Aquarium of Canada

This deal is for a group discount for tickets pre-booked and pre-paid at least 3 days in advance.  The discount is 10% for groups of 15 to 74 people and 1 free entry per 20 purchased or 15% for groups of 75+ and 1 free per 20 purchased.  The group sales phone number is 647-351-3474 extension 2642 – ask for Melanie or Melissa.

 

To see a variety of other ideas of things to do in Toronto, click here.