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Travel to Toronto
Once you've arrived at the airport, you can take Toronto's newest transit option into the city. Learn about the UP Express train here!

Air Travel:

Flight times from major cities to Toronto:

Atlanta, GA, USA:  2 hrs, 20 min
Los Angeles, CA, USA:   5 hrs, 20 min
New York, NY, USA:   
 1 hr, 30 min
Washington, DC, USA:    1 hr, 30 min
Frankfurt, Germany:  7 hrs, 25 min
London, England:  7 hrs
Osaka, Japan:  13 hrs, 10 min
Paris, France:  7 hrs, 25 min

ISTH 2015 Official Carrier

The Star Alliance member airlines are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for ISTH 2015.

To obtain the Star Alliance Conventions Plus discounts please visit Conventions Plus online booking tool -

The event code is: AC06S15

Registered participants plus one accompanying person traveling to the event can qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked.

The participating airlines for this event are:
ANA, Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EVA Airways, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United.

Discounts are offered on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Round the World fares.

When making your travel plans please present confirmation of your registration or proof of attendance for the Event/Convention.

Special procedures to be followed for travel to/from Japan. Discounts may be offered by the participating airlines on their own network. To obtain these discounts please contact the respective carriers’ booking office. Contact details can be found on under “Conventions Plus Booking Contacts." Please quote the event code AC06S15 for ticket reservation

For more information on air travel, please visit the official website of Tourism Toronto's travel page.


Borders and Customs:

Visitors entering Canada must clear Canada Customs border security upon entry. Learn more about customs information here.


Submission of applications:

Canada does not have a visa office in every country so it is important that delegates visit the website of the visa office responsible for processing their visa applications. Information is available on the website on how to submit a visa application and the documentation required.

Delegates are encouraged to submit their visa applications well in advance of the date of the event at a Visa Application Center or on-line E-applications (e-Apps).


This system allows clients to submit applications online.

Delegates that need a visa but require their passport for other travel purposes are strongly encouraged to submit their visa applications on-line (e-Apps). Delegates that choose to apply on-line will not have to submit their passport until a decision has been taken on their applications. If required, the visa office will send the applicant instructions on how and where to send their passports to finalize the visa process.

Visa Application Centres (VACs):

VACs are commercial service providers authorized by Canada to provide specific services to applicants.

VACs provide a number of services including help applicants fill out forms, answer questions and ensure that applications are complete, thereby reducing unnecessary delays or refusals due to incomplete applications.

Applicants that are required to provide biometrics information as part of the visa application process can do so at a VAC. Additional information on the biometrics requirements is available at the CIC website.

VACs send applications to Visa Offices and transmit decisions to applicants in a secure and confidential manner. VACs do not process visa applications and play no role in the decision-making process

Visa applications processing times:

Processing time for visa applications vary depending on the office and the time of the year. Participants should be encouraged to apply early for their visas, and to submit complete applications including all supporting documents.

Please visit the CIC website for information on the time it takes to process visa applications at the various visa offices.

NEW - Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) – Effective in the Fall of 2015

eTA is a new requirement for travelers who were previously able to travel to Canada without prior authorization. We invite you to consult the CIC website regularly for information updates on eTA.

 Key Dates

March 11, 2015
Early Registration Deadline

June 15, 2015
Online Registration Deadline

June 20-25, 2015
ISTH 2015