2022 Conference Information

June 17-19, University of Toronto


Victoria College, University of Toronto

Room: VIC 304

Victoria College 73 Queen’s Park Crescent | Toronto, ON

Campus map


About Toronto

Transportation from Pearson International Airport

Taxi: around 60 Canadian dollars plus tip.

Train: link

Direct train departing every 30 minutes from UP Express Pearson Airport and arriving at Toronto Union Station. It takes approximately 25 min.

Buses: link

Buses to the nearest subway station, city buses, and hotel shuttles.

Transportation from Billy Bishop-Toronto Island Airport

Billy Bishop is a small and convenient airport near the center of the city. There’s a complimentary express shuttle bus to and from Billy Bishop approximately every 15 minutes.

Transportation in Toronto

See information and maps for the Toronto subway.


You can check the rates at the hotel websites or a booking site such as expedia.ca.


North of the University of Toronto, and within walking distance of our meeting place, you will find all the high-end hotels along Bloor Street and Yorkville.


Moderate hotels by Toronto standards (around 250 Canadian dollars/night) within walking distance (10-15 minutes) of the meeting site:

Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street West

Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre, 30 Carlton Street

Town Inn Suites, 620 Church Street


Victoria’s Mansion Guest House, 68 Gloucester St.

Madison Manor Boutique Hotel, 20 Madison Avenue

On Campus

Rowell Jackman Hall at Victoria University is an air-conditioned suite-style building with 3, 4, 5, and 6 bedrooms units. The University provides refrigerators, stoves, and microwaves in the kitchens. Bedrooms and common spaces have basic furnishings and are comfortable. Each suite has its own common space. The rate for a single room is $84.50 plus 13% per room per night and a double room is $113.00 plus 13% HST per room per night. Rate includes daily breakfast. Guest can pay directly at the time of check-in.

To reserve a room, please complete the linked form, to be emailed to accom.victoria@utoronto.ca.


All papers are pre-circulated and read in advance, with ample time set aside for full-plenary discussion of each paper. The deadline for submitting your paper is May 15, with PDF format preferred. Target length is 25 pages, though please aim to keep your papers under 12,000 words. To honor the intensive workshop format, it is important that all papers are ready at that time.


The conference is organized as a series of one-hour, single-paper sessions attended by all participants. Ample time will be set aside for intellectual exchange between presenters and attendees, as all participants are expected to read pre-circulated papers in advance.

Please assume that all participants have read your paper. Presenters should take around 5 minutes, and no more than 10, to describe the paper’s background and relationship to other work and/or broader projects. Many presenters find it useful to conclude with a few questions for discussion, including requests for feedback on specific elements of the paper. Most speakers talk informally from notes, although Powerpoint facilities are available upon request. After the brief remarks, the balance of the 50-minute session will be devoted to a discussion between you and the other participants.


Please register for the conference, which includes a conference fee (waived for graduate students).


In light of the recent provincial trends, the University will continue its requirement to wear masks in certain settings until June 30, 2022, in accordance with the Joint Provostial and Human Resources Guideline on Face Masks.

Masks will continue to be required in classrooms and in indoor spaces where physical distancing cannot be maintained. The University continues to recommend the use of medical-grade masks where possible.


Please contact the Organizing Committee