LOGISTICS

ACE
Canada 2016

Airport

Participants are asked to bring their acceptance letter and letter of recognition (on pages 5 and 6 of the information bulletin) to present it to customs before entering Canada. Please plan on arriving at the Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) before 4:00 pm local time on Sunday, September 25, 2016 and departing from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) after 2:00 pm local time on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Please ask the organizers for this information, if you don’t have it.

 

Once arrived at Toronto Pearson International Airport, the sky train called Union Pearson Express needs to be take from Terminal 1 (follow the signs for UP Express) to the stop Union Station (downtown). The adult one-way ticket costs $12.00 CAD. It can be bought on-site from a UP Express ticket vending machine, UP Express or GO Transit service counters, or online. All major credit cards are accepted for payment. Please note that good and services are subject to a 13% harmonized sales tax. The exchange rate can be monitored here.

Local Transportation

The organizers have arranged local transportation throughout the program. This means transportation by bus from site to site and between different cities, as well as to the Toronto Pearson International Airport on Saturday, October 1st. The bus will be equipped with Wi-Fi, electrical outlets, and a washroom.

 

Dress Code

Lunch and dinner will be provided by the organizers, but participants should expect to cover some breakfasts and miscellaneous items. Please inform organizers of any dietary restrictions and/or allergies.

 

Weather

The weather forecast and tips will be sent to participants closer to the activity. Please note that weather and temperatures can be highly variable in late-September in Southern Ontario and you should consider bringing one warm coat. The weather forecast is predicting temperatures between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius, and can be accessed here.

 

Meals

Lunch and dinner will be provided by the organizers, but participants should expect to cover some breakfasts and miscellaneous items. Please inform organizers of any dietary restrictions and/or allergies.

 

Electricity

Electric power is standardized across Canada. It is set at 110 Volts and 60 cycles. Standard electric plugs have two flat vertical blades. The plugs on some newer appliances have a third round grounding pin. Almost all homes and commercial buildings are equipped with electrical receptacles that can accommodate either type of plug.

Contact Mail

Adriana Bonilla

abonilla@oas.org

Stefanie Haefele

stefanie.haefele@canada.ca

Americas competitiveness exchange CANADA 2016.