Trans Studies Conference 2018- Accessibility / Planning Your Visit

Accessibility:

The conference will be held in Kaneff Tower. The building’s entrance is on the ground level with automatic door openers at the entrance and elevators when you enter the building. The CFR is located on the 6th floor. The conference proceedings will be held on the 5th and 8th floors.

There are gender-segregated and gender-neutral washrooms located on the same floor as the conference rooms, and accessible washrooms equipped with an automatic door opener, needle disposal, and a railing.

York is a water bottle-free campus, and people should bring their water bottles. Click here for water refill station locations.

There will be a quiet room available throughout the conference.

Please note, we have a scent-free policy and request all participants to refrain from wearing perfumes and scented products.

ASL interpretation will be provided for the keynote presentations.

We aim to be as accessible as possible. If you have any accessibility needs that have not been addressed, please let us know.

Planning Your Visit:

Local Transportation

York University is located in the north-west of the city, and is approximately 1 hour away from the downtown core via public transport. There is now a subway station on campus (York University).

Public transit tokens will be available, as well as modest travel subsidies for those attending from outside the GTA. Funding applications will be available in late February.

Accommodations

There are two options for accommodations on campus: Guest Apartments and Hotel Standard Accommodation. Please note, there are no residence bookings available. If you require accommodation on campus, please book it as soon as possible, as space is not guaranteed (details of how to book through the York University’s Accommodation Services).

Nearby off-campus hotel accommodations:

Super 8 Toronto North: http://www.super8torontonorth.com/

Holiday Inn Express Toronto-North York: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/north-york/yyzny/hoteldetail

Comfort Inn Toronto North: http://www.comfortinntorontonorth.com/

There are also several hotels and hostels located downtown.

Hostels can be booked through:

https://www.hostelworld.com/ or https://www.hostelbookers.com/ .

More information to come!