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Convention Hours

Anime North 2014 will run over the weekend of May 23-25, 2014. Convention hours are expected to be:

Friday, May 23, 2014 6 PM - 2 AM
Saturday, May 24, 2014 10 AM - 2 AM
Sunday, May 25, 2014 10 AM - 6 PM

On Friday, the Dealers' Room will open early, at 5 PM.

Note to US Visitors:

As of June 1, 2009 visitors to Canada from the United States will be required to show federal identification documents in the form of a passport, permanent resident (green) card, or a Nexus card. The specific type(s) of document required may depend on the method of transport (land, air or sea). For further information, visit: http://www.cbsa.gc.ca/travel-voyage/ifvc-rpvc-eng.html

For more information regarding the Nexus card, or for a full application, visit: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/prog/nexus/menu-eng.html

Location

Anime North 2014 will be held at the Toronto Congress Center, 650 Dixon Road, and at the International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road (directly across the street). Additional events will be held at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel 801 Dixon Road (formerly The Renaissance), west of the International Plaza across the highway bridge). Daily parking is free at the Toronto Congress Center. A shuttle bus will be running a circuit between the TCC, International Plaza, and Sheraton Hotel at half-hour intervals during peak convention times. In addition, many of the hotels in the area also provide complimentary shuttles to the TCC.

To find out more about the TCC, please click here: http://www.torontocongresscentre.com

Arriving by the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission)

There are three suggested routes using Toronto public transit:

  1. Take the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line to Lawrence West station. Transfer to a westbound 52 Lawrence bus (take the 52A, 52B, or 52D ONLY. the 52F or 52G will NOT pass the convention), and get off at City View Drive for TCC & International Plaza, or Atwell Drive for the Sheraton. Note that this route can get crowded during the day. Travel time is about 40 minutes from Lawrence West station. Note that the 58 Malton bus has been discontinued.

  2. Take the Bloor-Danforth subway line to Kipling station. Transfer to the northbound 46 Martin Grove bus, and get off at Dixon Road. The International Plaza and TCC are about a 5-10 minute walk west of this stop. This option is less crowded during peak hours, but after 10 PM the 46 Martin Grove only bus runs every 30 minutes. Travel time is about 20 minutes from Kipling Station.

  3. Take the Bloor-Danforth subway line to Kipling station. Transfer to the northbound 112C West Mall (do not take the 112A/112D), and get off at Dixon Road. The Sheraton is across the street from this stop, and the International Plaza and TCC are a 5 minute walk east along Dixon Road. This bus runs more frequently than the 46 Martin Grove after 10PM on Friday night, however the 112C West Mall stops running after 10PM Saturday, and 7PM Sunday. The travel time from Kipling Station is about 20-25 minutes.

Please check the TTC website prior to the convention to confirm when the first/last buses run each day.

Hotels

Hotel information for Anime North 2015 will be released soon. Please stay tuned.

If you represent a hotel that would like to be on the official Anime North hotel list, please contact Eddie Chang at Andromeda Consultants - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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