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Registration, Hotels, and Directions

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Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for GAVA. You may register for the conference through the Toronto International Film Festival's website via the links listed below. After clicking the links, you will be redirected to a Ticketmaster portal that will include in-person and remote registration options. In-person tickets for the full conference are priced at $100, with student/remote tickets available for $50. For those where these fees would pose a financial barrier that would prevent you from participating, we invite you to contact globalarchiving@gmail.com to apply for a fee waiver. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with industry leaders and explore the latest in audiovisual archiving!

Purchase In-Person Tickets ($100 regular / $50 student):

Purchase Virtual Tickets ($50)

Please direct any questions that you might have about the conference schedule or registration details to globalarchiving@gmail.com.

Hotels and Accommodations

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Summer is a busy time for travel and tourism in Toronto, so we recommend that you book your stay as soon as possible! We have negotiated deals with Le Germain Toronto Mercer, a beautiful boutique hotel steps away from the conference venue. However, there are only a limited amount of these discounted rooms, so if you are interested, you should try to book one before they are gone. Please use the following link to benefit from our discounted rate: 

Discounted Hotel Rate: $319 CAD per night

Directions from Pearson Airport

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Getting to Union Station/Downtown Toronto from Pearson Airport:

Union Pearson Express (UP Express): Board the UP Express train at Terminal 1 (UP Express Station) or Terminal 3 (Viscount Station). The train runs every 15 minutes and takes about 25 minutes to reach Union Station in downtown Toronto. The trip is direct and you will not have to transfer at any of the stops before arriving at Union Station. Adult one-way fare from Pearson to Union is $12.35 CAD (or $9.25 CAD with a PRESTO card).

Getting to the TIFF Lightbox from Union Station/Downtown Toronto

Walking: TIFF Lightbox is about a 10-15 minute walk northwest of Union Station. First, walk north up to King Street, then walk west to John Street and the TIFF Lightbox is located on the northwest corner of the intersection.

Public Transit (TTC): To take the streetcar from Union Station, walk north up to King Street and take the 509 or 510 TTC streetcar westbound to King Street West and John Street. To catch this streetcar, you will need to wait at the stop on the north side of the street (further away from Union Station). The TIFF Lightbox is located on the northwest corner of the intersection.

To take the subway from Union Station, you will need to ride north on Line 1 until you get to St. Andrew Station and walk along King Street West until you get to John Street.The TIFF Lightbox is located on the northwest corner of the intersection. 

Taking the TTC (for all streetcar, bus, and subway options) costs $3.30 and includes a two-hour transfer that allows you to enter and exit the TTC as much as you’d like within a two-hour period.

Conference Location

TIFF Bell Lightbox (Tkaronto, Dish With One Spoon Territory)