For TUG 2016, we are offering a number of events before, during, and after the conference.
In addition to the scheduled excursions below, the Royal Ontario Museum has an exhibition of Dale Chihuly's glass works. Just a thought for the museum-minded.
We want to be prompt for excursion departures, which means: please be downstairs at the hotel at least 15 minutes before the departure time, so we can all load onto the bus in good time. Thanks.
Pavneet will be arriving at the hotel Friday afternoon. Anyone would would like to join up for dinner (around 19:30, Fine Asian Bowl, 271 Yonge St.), feel free to email the conference address (firstname.lastname@example.org) or contact him directly.
Bring a jacket and/or sweater. It can get noticeably cool by the Falls in the evening.
|06:30||early morning run/walk to Queen's Park, about 4.5km. Pavneet welcomes anyone who might wish to join in a group run.|
|10:00||depart Bond Place on bus excursion.|
|12:00||Château des Charmes tour and lunch (included!).|
|17:00||Niagara Falls, Hornblower Cruise.|
|19:00||dinner: self-pay. Map of nearby restaurants and more.|
|21:00||Niagara Falls, night illumination.|
All are welcome at the conference reception Sunday evening, independent of coming on this tour!
Timing will probably shift from the below to have a longer visit at Porcupine's Quill.
|08:30||depart Bond Place.|
|10:00||Porcupine's Quill (Erin, Ontario). Artisanal publisher with a workflow of groff and a Heidelberg KORD press (tentative); principal Tim Inkster is attending the conference. A mill pond is also on the property, and Tim wrote and produced an engaging booklet on the mill's history (4.5mb). Just up the street, Holtom's Bakery is happy to accommodate those wishing coffee and/or snacks.|
|12:30||StoneHammer Brewery (Guelph) tour.|
|14:00||Buon Gusto (Guelph) for lunch: self-pay.|
|19:00||Paramount Fine Foods (Toronto, 253 Yonge St.) conference reception: self-pay, no cover charge.|
Tickets for the baseball excursion are closed.
|17:35||Walking group gather in lobby; the walk is approximately 1.7mi, perhaps 50min.|
|17:45||Walking group departs Bond Place, led by Pavneet (passing an architectural bonus: the Mies van der Rohe TD Bank complex). Subway, taxi, other travel per individual preferences—get your ticket from Pavneet beforehand.|
|19:30||Game time at Rogers Centre, San Diego Padres at Toronto Blue Jays.|
|ca.18:00||browse Eliot's Bookshop; they've agreed to stay open for us beyond normal 7pm closing if desired.|
|ca.19:30||self-pay dinner at Kaiju Toronto, 384 Yonge St. (menu)|
|ca.18:00||Type and Tile Tour, Joe Clark. 3-5 subway stops with discussion of typesetting. No charge.|
|ca.19:00||self-pay dinner at the Jazz Bistro.|
|20:00||music by blues artist Sue Foley, $10 separate charge.|
Things to bring: comfortable walking shoes, water bottle, sun protection. The typography tour will be by bus.
|08:30||depart Bond Place.|
Reference Library. Visit will concentrate on three spaces:
Special Collections, Arts, and Humanities & Social Sciences
(HSS). Approximate schedule:|
Group 1: 9:10-9:50 in Special Collections; 10-10:20 in Arts; 10:25-10:45 in HSS.
Group 2: 9:10-9:30 in HSS; 9:35-9:55 in Arts; 10:00-10:40 in Special Collections.
Coffee etc. available at Balzac's inside the library.
|12:00||tour of Ismaili Centre Toronto: architecture of Charles Correa (ArchDaily article, BBC video)|
|13:00||lunch: boxed lunch provided, additional items available in coffee shop for self-pay.|
|14:00||tour of Aga Khan Museum.|
|15:45||depart Aga Khan.|
|17:00||(approximate) return to hotel.|
|18:00||bus departs Bond Place for banquet cruise.|
|18:30||boarding for Mariposa banquet cruise: faq, directions and map of dock area.|
|19:00||sailing. The banquet will include announcing the winners of the fountain pen auction.|
|22:00||(approximate) return to dock. A bus will be available to return attendees to the hotel.|
The Georgian Bay excursion is closed.
Things to bring: sun protection for sure!; good walking shoes; sandals might be preferable. If desired, swimsuit and change of clothes: we'll be going to a small beachside park, anyone interested is welcome to swim in the fresh water.
|09:00||depart Bond Place.|
|11:00||Georgian Bay: town of Thornbury, Blue Mountains region.|
|15:00||McMichael Art Gallery tour. Designed to give visitors a feel for the Canadian landscape, and how it was interpreted in painting by the acclaimed impressionists, The Group of Seven.|
If questions, problems, comments, please email the organizers. Thanks.