ISA World Congress of Sociology


Congress Venue

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is a world-class venue located at the heart of a world-class city, with vibrant surroundings. Our central location is walking distance from the Financial and Entertainment Districts, plentiful accommodations, and public transit systems.    

The ISA Congress sessions and events will take place in both the North and South Buildings of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC).  The main entrance of the venue for delegates is through the North Building, 255 Front Street West.   Both buildings of the MTCC are connected by an indoor bridge located one floor above the Exhibition (Exhibit Hall C).  It would be a 5 - 10 minute walk to make your way from Level 300 (Exhibition) in the North Building to the sessions on Level 700 in the South Building.  Delegates can access the different levels using escalators and elevators.

Directions and parking    Area Maps   Venue Floor Plans

Information and Volunteers: Assistance will be available throughout the venue from our helpful volunteers who will be wearing matching ISA Congress T-shirts.

Internet Access: Free WiFi is available at the MTCC in all public areas.  A password will be provided at the registration desk for use in the session rooms.

Business Centre:  Copying and printing services as well as items for purchase will be available in the North Building (Level 300)

Hours: Mondays to Fridays 8:00 – 17:00       Contact: (416) 585-8387

Medical Services: This service will be available to delegates in the North and South Buildings of the MTCC for urgent issues.  

Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 – 18:00 & Saturday 9:00 – 15:00

Local Transportation

TTC (Local Bus, Streetcar, and Subway System)

The Toronto Transit Commission, or TTC, is responsible for providing public transit in the City of Toronto.   There are also transfer opportunities between several TTC services and the GO Transit commuter rail services.

Trip Planner            Accessibility on the TTC

GO Transit (Local Commuter Rail System)

GO Transit is the regional public transit service for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, with routes extending to communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. They carry over 65 million passengers a year. 

Plan your trip                    Accessibility on the Go


Taxi cabs can be hailed anywhere in Toronto.  Fares are metered, standard and non-negotiable.  Beck Taxi has the largest fleet and can be reached by calling (416)-751-5555 or through their iPhone app or Android app.

There are a number of accessible taxi services in the City of Toronto:

PATH – Toronto’s Downtown Pedestrian Walkway

The PATH is a mostly underground pedestrian walkway network in downtown Toronto that spans more than 30 kilometres of restaurants, shopping, services and entertainment.
The walkway facilitates pedestrian linkages to public transit, accommodating more than 200,000 business-day commuters as well as tourists and residents. The PATH provides an important contribution to the economic viability of the city’s downtown core.
The PATH system can be accessed from the MTCC (refer to the map on your delegate badge).

Resources Close to the MTCC

Automated Banking Machines (ATM) & Banks

Frisco ATM’s – Throughout MTCC

  • Customer Service:  1-800-453-0565
  • Accepts: Interac, Mastercard, Cirrus, Amex, Maestro

TD Bank – Open Saturdays

  • 363 Bremner Blvd (Branch & ATM) | 416-623-5117
  • Mon-Wed: 9:00-18:00, Thur-Fri: 9:00-20:00, Sat: 9:00-15:00

Grocery Stores:

Rabba Fine Foods

  • 361 Front St W.  | 416-205-9600 
  • Open 24 Hours

Hasty Market

  • 3A8, 129 Bremner Blvd  | 647-342-4747
Wine, Beer and Spirits (sold at ‘LCBO’ locations)

Lower Concourse, Union Station | Front and Bay | 416-368-9644

  • Mon-Wed: 10:00-20:00, Thur-Sat: 10:00-21:00, Sun: 12:00-17:00

First Canadian Place | Bay & King | 416-594-9040

  • Mon-Fri: 10:00-18:00
Offsite Office Supplies, Printing and Couriers (UPS, Purolator, Fed EX)

Staples Business Centre

  • 85-89 Yonge Street (at Yonge and Adelaide Street East) | 416-203-3525
  • Mon-Fri  8:00-19:00,  Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun  12:00-17:00
  • 375 University Avenue (at University and Amoury St) | 416-598-4818
  • Mon-Fri  8:00-19:00,  Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun  12:00-17:00
Pharmacies/Walk in medical clinic

Shoppers Drug Mart

  • 388 King Street West (at King and Peter Street) | 416-597-6550
  • Mon-Sun 8:00-23:59
  • 260 Queen Street West (at Queen and Beverly Street) | 416-979-3903
  • Hours: Mon-Sun 8:00-23:59

The MCI Medical Clinics Inc.

  • 595 Bay St. | 416-598-1703
  • Mon-Fri: 8:00-20:00, Sat: 10:00-18:00, Sun: 11:00-17:00
  • 100 King St. West | 416-368-6787
  • Mon-Thur: 8:00-18:00, Fri: 8:00-17:00

Queens Quay Medical Centre | 266 Queens Quay West | 416-850-2575

  • Mon-Wed: 9:00-17:00, Thur: 9:00-13:00, Fri: 9:00-15:00, Sat: 10:00-14:00
Post Office

First Canadian Place | 100 King St. West

  • Mon-Fri: 9:00-18:00

Royal Bank Plaza | 200 Bay St. (Shoppers Drug Mart)

  • Mon-Fri: 8:30-18:30

Light snacks and beverages will be available onsite at the venue.  As well, there are several places to eat close by.  Search the MTCC Area Map for restaurants.


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