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contact usThe Ryerson Print Media Research Centre and the School of Graphic Communications Management to host the PPC/CGATS/USTAG Meeting
of IDEAlliance



Meeting Dates
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 1.00 pm – 6.00 pm EST
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 8.30 am – 6.00 pm EST
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 8.30 am – 2.00 pm EST

Hosted by Ryerson University’s Print Media Research Centre & School of Graphic Communications Management
The meetings will be held every day on Ryerson University campus in the following building (look out for the landmark large stones)

Chang School, Ryerson University
Heaslip House, 7th floor
Peter Bronfman Learning Centre
297 Victoria Street Toronto, ON, M5B 1W1

Ryerson University is in the center of Toronto, near Dundas Square (akin to Times Square). Nearby landmarks are Yonge Street (pronounced young), and the Eaton Shopping Centre. The meetings will be held at the Ryerson University building in the Chang School with visits and tours at the nearby Heidelberg School of Graphic Communications Management.

Hotel Information
1) Bond Place Hotel, 65 Dundas Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2G8. Tele: 1-416 362 6061
Special negotiated rate – CDN$99/night – cut off date – March 13, 2015. This is the preferred/nearest hotel, right on campus and also right near Dundas Square. Complimentary Wi-Fi. Clean, modern hotel with European style rooms (i.e. small). Next to shopping, pubs, restaurants. Free coffee and tea all day in downstairs lounge. Very easy, shortest walk to the meeting room.
Bond Place Hotel – General Web Page
Bond Place Hotel – Direct Link to Group Rate Booking Form

2) Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Downtown, 475 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 1X7. Tele: 1-416-924-0611
Group rate at this hotel – CDN$152/night –cut off date – March 13, 2015. There is a 10-15 minute walk to the Ryerson campus. There are different Marriott hotels in the same vicinity, take care when booking, or use our link below to take you to the correct hotel.
Courtyard Marriott Downtown – General Web Page Hotel General Web Page
Courtyard Marriott Downtown – Direct link to Group Rate Booking Form

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) is our downtown, city airport. Porter is the main airline using the City Airport. Porter is an amazing airline, it has a lounge and offers free cookies, snacks and Wi-Fi, in the air you get free alcoholic drinks, real china, free meals, etc. But limited cities – Chicago, New York, Boston, etc.

Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is the main international airport serving all US and international destinations. The only real option at the moment is a taxi from the airport (after the 2015 Pan Am Games in July, there will be a train link to downtown). Travel time around 1 hour from Pearson to downtown via taxi.

**Airport Express bus from Pearson Airport to Downtown Toronto ended service on October 31, 2014.**

Maple Leaf Gardens
We have a very famous hockey arena called Maple Leaf Gardens – this is now owned by Ryerson University. Indulge in ice time in the famous stadium with skate hire. For any hockey fan this is a mecca. Partake in a organized guided tour by an expert who points out the famous names and matches – Wayne Gretsky, US-Canada, etc. The arena is 5 minutes walk from our meeting room. Optional evening tour/skate may be arranged.

Ryerson Image Centre
Ryerson University hosts a world famous photographic collection called the Black Star Collection. This has pictures of the 60′s. Participate in an optional private viewing and guided tour. There is a permanent collection and also changing monthly exhibits. There is no cost to access this exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre.

Toronto G7 Summit at Graphics Canada
Every 2 years we have the biggest trade show in Canada, and this will take place at the Toronto International Centre, April 16-18, 2015. Immediately at the end of the PPC meeting consider attending the Toronto G7 Summit and also enjoy Graphics Canada – the largest trade show north of the border.

Local Contact
Abhay Sharma
School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University
Tel: 416 979 5000 x7598
(I receive immediate notification of voice messages.)

IDEAlliance Contact
David J. Steinhardt
President and CEO, IDEAlliance
O: 703.837.1066 M: 703.887.7680

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