Conference Info & Accessibility

This page will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.

We are committed to having an accessible and inclusive conference, and encourage anyone with concerns about barriers to participation to contact us at torontophilgradconf@gmail.com.

We will arrange teleconferencing options such as Skype for those who may experience barriers to physical attendance; we will reimburse childcare expenses; we will accommodate dietary needs; we will have private rooms available for quiet spaces, breastfeeding, prayer, etc.

The majority of the conference will be held at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Ethics in the Gerald Larkin Building (link to google maps). The Centre for Ethics (link to Centre website) has accessible single-user gender neutral bathrooms on the same floor as the conference room, priority bluespace parking, and is step-free accessible from the parking lot. The accessible entrance (link to campus accessibility map) to the building is a powered door approachable from a level path to the parking lot to the north, from a multi-stage ramp to the south, and from a stairway to Devonshire Street to the west. The Centre for Ethics is on the second floor, and is accessible by stair and elevator. More information about the building is available in a .pdf file from the university here (link to pdf on accessibility).

Our keynote addresses and Monday reception will be held in a nearby building, at University College (link to google maps). The lecture room (link to pdf floor plan) is step-free accessible by steep ramp (1:8) from Tower Road and an elevator from the first floor, and there are two multi-stall accessible gendered bathrooms on the same floor. There is parking on Tower Road (link to google maps) and on King’s College Circle (link to google maps). The reception is step-free accessible by level path to King’s College Circle (link to google maps), by manual door which will remain open for the duration of the reception.  More information about the building is available in a .pdf file from the university here and notes accessible entrances on the north and west sides of the building for the lectures and keynotes respectively here (link to pdf on accessibility). Elevator dimensions and further details to be posted shortly.

(maps and directions from airports will be posted shortly)

Light breakfasts and lunch will be provided at no cost to participants on both days of the conference, with a reception one evening and a dinner the next. We are still finalizing meal providers but plan to be able to provide vegan and vegetarian options.

Limited travel stipends will be available, and conference organizers can help arrange for presenters to stay with members of our graduate department to offset costs.

For further information on accessibility and accommodations, please feel free to email our conference organizers, Emma McClure and Charles Dalrymple-Fraser, at torontophilgradconf@gmail.com.