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Toronto 2012 ISO Conference Final Bulletin

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The following was posted to the ISO List today:

Greetings! This is the final bulletin for those attending the ISO Conference from April 20 - 22, 2012 in person, with up-to-date weather and other pertinent information, plus a recap of previously-posted items.

WEATHER

 

The weather is expected to be intermittently rainy and cool for much of the conference weekend, with temperatures ranging from 2°C/36°F to 13°C/56°F, but there should be some sunny, blue skies. You should allow for the evenings being chilly, and the days being quite temperate. A medium-weight jacket should mostly be sufficient. Please keep an eye on the forecast for changes.           

 

Current, Two Day & Fifteen Day Forecast:

 

http://www.timeanddate.com/weather/canada/toronto

 

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/caon0696?ref=topnav_weather_savedcity

 

Detailed Two Week Forecast:

 

http://www.timeanddate.com/weather/canada/toronto/ext

 

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/fourteenday/caon0696

 

Past Week:

 

http://www.timeanddate.com/weather/canada/toronto/historic

 

AREA MAP

 

Downtown Toronto (including conference locations):

 

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=205123194091200925702.0004b00056661129b9196&msa=0

 

AIRPORT TRANSIT

 

Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ):

 

1) Taxi or Airport Limousine - $50 to $70 one-way.

2) Airport Shuttle Bus - $23.95 one-way, $39.95 return.

http://www.torontoairportexpress.com/

3) TTC Airport Rocket Bus/Subway  (Adult single $3).

Take Airport Rocket Bus to Kipling Station, then subway eastbound to Bloor Station, change southbound to College Station, walk south one block to Delta Chelsea Hotel.

http://www3.ttc.ca/Riding_the_TTC/Airport_service.jsp

http://www.ttc.ca/

4) GO Transit Bus/TTC Subway (Adult single $5 + $3 = $8 or Return $10 + $6 = $16).

Take GO Transit Bus to York Mills Station, then subway southbound to College Station, walk south one block to Delta Chelsea Hotel.

http://www3.ttc.ca/Riding_the_TTC/Airport_service.jsp

http://www.gotransit.com/publicroot/en/fares/farecalculator.aspx?New=#frcity

http://www.ttc.ca/

Note: 3 & 4 are cheaper options but take longer, involve changes & are difficult with luggage.

 

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ):


Take Ferry (free) from Airport to Toronto Mainland (Bathurst & Queen's Quay West).

Then EITHER 1) Shuttle Bus (free) to Royal York Hotel, cross to Union Subway Station, and take TTC Subway from Union Station to College Station, walk south one block to Delta Chelsea Hotel.

(Adult single $3).

http://www.ttc.ca/

OR 2) Taxi or Airport Limousine to Delta Chelsea Hotel ($10 to $15 ride approximately).

           

PRE-CONFERENCE MEETINGS

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012

The 519 Church Street Community Centre

519 Church Street, Toronto

(Subway Station: Wellesley)

 

Literature Development, Room 303 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

(Contact John F. to attend)

 

Archives Working Group, Room 304 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

(Contact Sid W. to attend)

 

http://www.the519.org/contact

 

EXCHANGE RATES

The US dollar has strengthened against the Canadian dollar in the past few months,  and the two currencies are now roughly at par, with fluctuations. The current rate of exchange is approximately US $1.001 to CDN $1.00. Allowing for commissions, you should expect to receive slightly less in Canadian currency than the same figure in US dollars. When spending, the currencies and amounts can generally be regarded as equal.

RECAP OF PREVIOUS INFORMATION

RESTAURANTS:

http://www.scanneronline.org/2012/02/toronto-2012-iso-conference-countdown-restaurants-map-toronto-2012-iso-conference-countdown-restaura.html

 

HOTEL & GENERAL INFORMATION:

 

http://www.scanneronline.org/2012/01/toronto-2012-iso-conference-registration.html

 

http://www.scanneronline.org/2011/07/iso-annual-conference---toronto-april-20---22-2012.html

 

RENDEZVOUS INFORMATION

 

For those who are attending the self-pay meal before the conference on Friday evening, please join us at Trattoria Mercatto in the Eaton Centre at 4:45 p.m. promptly.

 

For those who will be joining us at the start of the conference proper, please be in the Baker Room on the Second Floor of the South Tower of the Delta Chelsea Hotel (take the Blue Elevators) for a prompt start at 6:00 p.m. sharp.

 

We look forward to meeting you all this Friday!

 

Yours in recovery,

 

Kevin - SCA Toronto

ISO Host Committee

New York to celebrate 30 years

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May 12, 2012 is the day of the Spring Conference and also the time when we are celebrating the Thirtieth Anniversary of the founding of SCA/New York.  We look forward to the fellowship joining us in this celebration.

We are kicking off this event with a series of workshops on our collective Experience, Strength and Hope.  This will be followed by a discussion by Rob Weiss, the author of Cruise Control:  Understanding Sexual Addiction in Gay Men.

Capping off this great day will be our show.  This year's production will be an adaptation of Follies.

check out the web site www.scany.org/events for further information.  Questions can be sent to events@scany.org