Oct 23 – 27, 2023
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
America/Toronto timezone

Ground Transportation to Perimeter

If flying, you should book your flight to arrive at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) or the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF).

Airport transportation: Most attendees will be arriving at Pearson International Airport (YYZ). Please take advantage of this sign-up sheet to coordinate airport transportation with others. Tab 1 is for arrivals, and tab 2 is for departures. 


We’re counting on you to self-organize; the organizers will not monitor or coordinate the sign-up sheet.

The trip from Pearson to Waterloo is approximately 1 hr. The best options are Uber (book in advance or on arrival), Waterloo Taxi (you must book in advance here https://waterlootaxi.ca/), and Airways Transit (shuttle service - book in advance or on arrival).

Detailed ground transportation information is below:

If flying, we suggest that you book your flight to arrive at Toronto's Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) or the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF).

Uber is convenient and easy to manage if there are last-minute delays or changes to your travel schedule. Uber Pickup Locations at Pearson Airport:

From Toronto Pearson Terminal 1 - Uber Pickups are only permitted at Door Q. Drivers cannot meet you elsewhere. Head downstairs to Ground Level (below Arrivals) and follow the 'Ride App Pickup' signs to the pickup zone outside Door Q. Temporary exit is via Door R. 

From Toronto Pearson Terminal 3 - Uber Pickups are only permitted at Door D, Pillar C24. Drivers cannot meet you elsewhere. Head to Door D Pillar C24 (outer curb). Follow the 'Ride App Pickup' signs to cross to the outer curb. The pickup zone is at Pillar C24 between Zones 1 - 3.

Airways Transit (estimated travel time 1hr) Airways Transit connects Toronto (Pearson), Hamilton (Munro), and Region of Waterloo International Airports with the Kitchener-Waterloo area by providing 24-hour shared ride door-to-door service. To make reservations online, please visit their website or call them 24 hours: 519-886-2121.

Union-Pearson Express and GO transit may have bus/train options depending on your arrival date and time (2+hr travel time). The Union-Pearson Express travels from the Toronto Pearson International Airport to downtown Toronto (Union Station) and connects to the larger GO Transit rail network at several stations. Note that the train schedule on the Kitchener-Waterloo line is limited in the evenings and weekends and may require connecting via GO Bus. 

Boulevard Limousine (estimated travel time 1hr). To make reservations, please visit their website or call 519-886-8090.

City Cabs (estimated travel time 1hr) Kitchener-Waterloo to Toronto International Airport. Call 519-747-7777

Car Rentals Upon arrival at any of the terminals at Pearson International Airport, there are several car rental agencies to choose from. Their booths are located on the arrivals level. The cost of a car rental depends on the type of vehicle you would like and the length of the stay. 

Please note that parking is extremely limited at Perimeter Institute, and you must have a parking permit to park in the lot long term. If you plan to rent a vehicle and park at PI, please contact [email protected] well in advance.