Welcome to Toronto

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Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It’s a global center for business, finance, arts, and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities.


Conference Venue

Ryerson University is a public research university located in Toronto, Ontario. Its urban campus surrounds the Yonge-Dundas Square, one of the busiest intersections in Canada, and includes over 35 buildings and four million square feet. The university is home to more than 44,600 students, including 2,600 master’s and Ph.D. students, 3,100 faculty and staff, and nearly 185,000 alumni worldwide.

Address: Ryerson University Student Learning Centre (SLC) 341 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1S1

DMZ Headquarters

The DMZ at Ryerson University is the leading business incubator for technology startups in Canada. As the top-ranked university-based incubator in North America and third in the world, it helps high-potential startups grow and scale their business by connecting them with customers, capital, experts and a community of entrepreneurs and influencers. Since launching in 2010, the DMZ has incubated more than 300 companies that have raised over $390 million and fostered over 2,900 jobs. More info



If you are flying to Toronto and traveling through the Toronto Pearson International Airport, take advantage of the UP Express – a fast and reliable train service that operates between the airport and Union Station (downtown Toronto’s central train station). The UP Express departs from both Toronto Pearson International Airport and Union Station every 15 minutes and your journey takes just 25 minutes; it’s a swift way to get you into the city! Click here for more information about the UP Express.


Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

Superbly located in the heart of downtown Toronto and close to the city’s top attractions and within close proximity to the conference. This 4-star property offers recently refreshed guest rooms and suites, on-site spa, several restaurants, a full fitness center and a state-of-the-art indoor-outdoor pool. The Sheraton is conveniently connected to both the financial and entertainment districts by way of the PATH, a 16-mile underground network of shops and services.

Room Rate: $229.00 plus applicable taxes

Reservations: 888-627-7175                                                                                                    Booking Code by Phone: WIS 2018 (World Incubation Summit 2018)

Book Online: WIS 2018 World Incubation Summit (OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser: http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/FB20AA)

Address: 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9

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Chelsea Hotel Toronto

Located steps away from the conference, on the corner of Gerrard Street and Yonge, the Chelsea Hotel is within walking distance of world-class restaurants and cafes, hundreds of shopping options, and the convenience of Toronto’s underground PATH. The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is Canada’s largest hotel equipped with a full-scale fitness centre, heat facilities with a whirlpool and separate male and female saunas, indoor heated pool and a number of dining outlets.

Room Rate: Subject to change. Inquire at time of booking

Reservations: 1-800-CHELSEA (243-5732)

*No specified group code is required when booking this hotel.

Address: 33 Gerard Street West, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

Welcome to Toronto

The Views Are Different Here

A city where all flavours are welcome, where beauty has many faces, where it’s okay to let your guard down; Welcome to Toronto! For up to date information on what is happening in Toronto during your visit, be sure to visit http://mtm.seetorontonow.com/

Eat, Drink and Music

Toronto has a diverse and robust food scene that ranges from internationally acclaimed restaurants to family-owned eateries. Visitors hoping to try something out of the ordinary can enjoy a unique meal at 360 Restaurant — the CN Tower’s revolving restaurant that overlooks the city — fan-favourite Momofuku or the Spanish-influenced Isabele. For more visit BlogTO’s list of top Toronto restaurants.  

City of Toronto

The city of Toronto is one of the oldest cities in Ontario. It’s also one of the most dynamic and diverse urban centers in North America, with almost half the population born outside of Canada. Whether it’s international film festivals, music, and theatre or literary celebrations, Toronto has it all. Sports lovers can take advantage of one of the local sporting games for the Toronto Raptors or Maple Leafs. While culture lovers can choose from one of the city’s many award-winning galleries and exhibitions.


Toronto has a semi-continental climate, with a warm, humid summer and a cold winter. In February the avg. day temperature is 0°C during the day and -6°C during the night.


In Canada the power sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.


All visitors are required an e-Visa. In order to assess your eligibility and apply for a ETA e-Visa to Canada, please select your citizenship and purpose of your visit, then click “CHECK CANADA ETA ELIGIBILITY”.

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