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getting to london

London is approximately a two hour drive southwest of Toronto, northeast of Detroit and west of Buffalo.

official summit airline

We recommend that you fly into Toronto Pearson International Airport. From here, you can get a connecting flight to London International Airport with Air Canada. From the London International Airport it is approximately 20 minutes to any partner hotels in downtown London.

Air Canada

A flight discount is being offered with Air Canada if you are flying into Toronto Pearson International Airport or the London International Airport! This discount code will be made available to all delegates once registered!

Please email kara@ylcc.com if you have any questions.

taking a bus

Several buses travel to London from Toronto and other cities; choose one of the following two options if you are traveling from the Toronto/Detroit airports or downtown Toronto.

Catch a bus from Toronto's Pearson International Airport

The airport bus service below from Toronto is less expensive than flying into London. This company offers discounted student rates; bring proof of student status like a student cart or letter of acceptance. Reservations are required.

Robert Q Airbus

Phone: 1-800-265-4948 (free from Canada & US)
E-Mail: airbus@robertq.com

Robert Q is located in terminals 1 and 3 at the ground transportation desk, and outside of the terminal 2 baggage area.

Take a bus from downtown Toronto

If you are inside the city of Toronto and want to get to London, you can take a Greyhound bus. Tickets may be purchased online or bought the same day from any Greyhound bus terminal. It is recommended that tickets be purchased in advance.

TIP: The Greyhound Bus offers student rates. You will need to have proof of student status, such as a letter of acceptance or a student card.

Please visit the Greyhound Bus Lines website for more information.

taking a train

If you are inside the city of Toronto and want to get to London, another option is to take the VIA Rail Train.

TIP: Discounts are available for travellers aged 12 to 25 years. You will need an identity card with your photo and date of birth.

VIA Rail Trains also depart from many other cities in Canada. It is recommended to buy your tickets ahead of time. Tickets may be bought at any Via Rail train station, online, over the phone, or through travel agents.

Please visit the VIA Rail Canada website for more information.

visa info

All delegates will receive a confirmation letter via email that may be used as an official letter of invitation for VISA application purposes AFTER they have registered AND payment has been received.


Find out what you need to enter Canada by clicking the button below.

NOTE: If your student is under the age of 18, and is travelling without parents or guardians, they will need written permission from their parent/guardian to enter Canada.

NOTE: There is a new entry requirement now in effect! Visa-exempt foreign nationals need an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) to fly or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa.

hotels

Please note: Conference participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation with our conference hotel partners below.

All hotel reservations can be made through direct online booking links that will be made available on this page on May 1, 2017.

Host Hotel

Connected to the LCC by second floor Pedaway.

DoubleTree by Hilton London

300 King St., London, ON, N6H 1S2

Distance to LCC - 400m
Quad occupancy from $145

additional hotels

Delta London Armouries

325 Dundas St. London, ON N6B 1T9

Distance to LCC - 500m
Quad occupancy from $169

Station Park All Suite Hotel

242 Pall Mall St. London, ON N6A 5P6

Distance to LCC - 1.4km
Quad occupancy from $120

Residence Inn by Marriott

383 Colborne St., London, ON N6B 3P5

Distance to LCC - 550m
Quad occupancy from $179

Holiday Inn Express and Suites

374 Dundas St., London, ON, N6B 1V7

Distance to LCC - 550m
Quad occupancy from $135

* All hotel prices are quoted in Canadian dollars.

where to eat

The diversity and uniqueness of London's restaurants add to the charm of the city, and with a cultural map that rivals any metropolitan city, there is no lack of culinary options to make you drool. A growing number of award-winning restaurants are within the downtown core, from homegrown favourites to international cuisines.

London is forging a deserved reputation as a great culinary destination with chefs, restaurants and farmers' markets dedicated to developing our regional culinary identity.

Pre-made reservations coming soon...

post summit tour

Never travelled to Ontario? Coming all the way to Canada from across the world?

Don't miss out on some of the other spectacular sites and cities Ontario has to offer! Keating Explorica has put together an incredible, adventure packed tour of Niagara Falls and Toronto, EXCLUSIVELY for delegates of GSLS!

This one night, two day tour will depart in the morning of April 12, 2018 from your hotel in London.

The Tour Includes

Transportation on deluxe motor coach bus
Fun and informative tour director from Explorica
All entry fees to attractions.

Cost

The price is estimated at $350.00 CAD per person*
* prices will change based on number of people participating in tour

Accommodations for one night
1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner