CHESTNUT CONFERENCE CENTRE (UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO)
Located adjacent to the city landmark of Yonge and Dundas Square and directly north of the city’s Financial District, Chestnut Conference Centre is in the heart of the downtown core. It is only a 5 minute walk from the St Patrick subway station, 10 minute walk from Eaton Centre and a 10 minute walk from Toronto’s Financial District. This conference centre offers parking directly underneath the building.
THE CITY: TORONTO, CANADA
Toronto is a sophisticated, cosmopolitan city and a gateway to a vast and diverse region including the awesome Niagara Falls, and neighbouring cities of Mississauga and Brampton – each of which have a compelling combination of natural escapes, Canadian heritage, ethnic diversity and a growing urban core with big-city amenities like shopping, arts and dining.
- First settled more than 11,000 years ago, the area that now makes up Toronto was home to a wide array of Aboriginal groups for centuries.
- The British established a settlement and fort in the late 1700s, calling the settlement York. The Battle of York was a key battle in the War of 1812 and left the fledgling town badly damaged. In 1834 the city was incorporated and named Toronto.
Over two centuries Toronto has attracted large waves of immigration from Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. In the early 1980s, on the strength of sustained immigration, it surpassed Montreal as Canada’s largest city.
TORONTO AT A GLANCE
- Toronto is the fourth-largest city in North America, after Mexico City, New York and Los Angeles
- Centrally located between New York City, Chicago and Montreal, Toronto is within a 90 minute flight for over half the U.S. and Canadian population.
- Toronto is the top Canadian domestic business travel destination and the most popular choice for U.S. sponsored association meetings outside the U.S.
- Famous for its diversity, Toronto may be the world’s most global city, with 50 per cent of the population born outside of Canada.
- Some 130 languages and dialects are spoken in Toronto; The City of Toronto publishes information for residents in 30 languages.
- Toronto is the 2nd largest financial services centre in North America by direct employment, behind only New York.