Travel and Accommodations

Conference participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodations.

Getting to Toronto

Toronto is served by two airports, a VIA Rail train station and a centrally located bus terminal. Porter Airlines has offered a discount for conference delegates.

Porter Airlines
Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 15% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from the Conference on Household Food Insecurity in Canada. The discounted fares are available for booking from May 17, 2016 to November 22, 2016 and available for travel:

Location Dates of Travel
From: Anywhere in Canada To: Toronto From: 14/11/2016 From: 19/11/2016
From: Toronto To: Anywhere in Canada From: 17/11/2016 From: 22/11/2016

Please book online or through your travel agent using promo code “HFI016”.

Porter offers complimentary in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer and wine), GatePorter service for carry-on and access to the Porter Lounge in Toronto and Ottawa, where free Wi-Fi and comfortable, leather seating is available.

The promo code is intended for use by conference attendees and organizers and is not meant for distribution outside of authorized channels. Porter’s fare rules and conditions apply. For any questions regarding Porter’s services or any pre-travel concerns, contact Porter at 1-888-619-8622.

VIA Rail

VIA Rail is graciously offering a discount on train travel for the conference.

Valid: November 11th to November 19th, 2016
Territory: From all stations throughout the VIA system to Toronto, Ontario and return
Restrictions: Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking. One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge. For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montreal or Ottawa only.
Discount: 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper, or Sleeper Plus class. Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied.
Exceptions: Discount does not apply in any Escape Class fares and Prestige
Discount code: 13380

Online booking information: You have to log in to your profile, or create one prior to booking. On the Passenger information screen, select “Convention fare” from the “Discount Type” drop-down menu, and enter the discount code for your convention or event in the “Discount code” field. The conference fare will be shown on the next page.

Getting around Toronto

Toronto is served by an extensive public transportation system called the TTC. Day passes for $12 are available at station kiosks; single journey is $3.25 for an adult and can be paid in cash. Delegates with an iOS or Android device will be able to purchase an E-Ticket with the TTC (program begins July 2016). Central Toronto is also served by a bike rental program.

Accommodations: Chelsea Hotel

A preferred rate ($159 for Deluxe Room, $189 for Club Room) is available is for all conference delegates. Delegates can book using this link to the hotel website or use the promotion code NUNOT when booking. These prices and rooms are subject to availability. Please print and bring your conference registration ticket, as you may be asked to show it when checking in.

To book tickets by phone:
From anywhere within Canada, please call Chelsea reservations: 1-800-CHELSEA (1-800-243-5732)
Within Toronto, bookings may be made by calling the Hotel’s main line and asking for reservations: 416-595-1975