Location

Welcome to Toronto

Proud host of
WIS'2018!

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.

Notable Venues and Sites in Toronto

Dundas Square, Toronto, Canada

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.

Ryerson University

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.

Entrepreneurship Centers

Entrepreneurs from around the world regularly flock to the city of Toronto to launch new businesses or hire the best talent. If you’re interested in getting to meet local tech innovators there are a variety of places that can help. The DMZ hosts regular tours through our four-level space on a weekly basis. Meanwhile, visitors are welcome to learn more about MaRS Discovery District on their own time or even check out the city’s Toronto Business Development Center.

To Discover

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.

Eat, Drink and Music

Torontonians have a diverse and robust foodie scene that ranges from internationally acclaimed chefs to family-owned restaurants. 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 (a three-storey noodle bar in the financial district) or the local Bar Isabele (a Spanish-influenced tapas bistro). For more visit BlogTO’s list of top Toronto restaurants.  

Hotels

There are a variety of hotels in the city for every price range. Downtown establishments close to the conference include the Fairmont Royal York Hotel (Four (4) stars), Adelaide Hotel (Five (5) stars), Toronto Marriott Hotel (Four (4) stars) and Holiday Inn Express (Three (3) stars). To see a full list of available hotels and accommodation, please visit the city of Toronto’s official tourist hotel guide.

Climate

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.

Electricity

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

Visa

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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