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Press Release

posted Sep 21, 2012, 10:41 PM by Ann Chow

Did you know that the Canadian host committee was hard at work writing and sending a press release out to the Christian media in the Toronto area on behalf of IAMS?  I found this today and thought I'd share it.  Very nicely written!

Toronto Tourism

posted Aug 7, 2012, 11:30 AM by Ann Chow

Here is a link on what to do, where to eat, etc. while you're in Toronto.  There is also a tab for Deals. This section will have coupon offers from participating member restaurants / attractions, etc, for various dining experiences, shopping, entertainment, etc.

Arrival Shuttles: Please Read

posted Aug 6, 2012, 2:06 PM by Ann Chow   [ updated Aug 7, 2012, 1:36 PM ]

August 15 shuttles will depart at 1, 4 and 7 PM from Pearson International Airport, terminals 1 and 3. 

Please check in at the IAMS 2012 welcome booths in the international arrivals area of terminals 1 and 3.  

If you arrive outside of these times, you will need to make your own way to St. Michael's College to register and check in.  Please see Local Transportation for more details.

August 14 arrivals: Please check in with the welcome booth in terminals 1 and 3 upon arrival.

Arrival

posted Jul 31, 2012, 11:12 AM by Ann Chow   [ updated Aug 7, 2012, 1:37 PM ]

Registration and Check-In are located at St. Michael's College: 
81 St. Mary's Street, Toronto, Ontario.  

Arrive the afternoon of August 15 at the latest, as registration opens at 1 PM and the assembly begins with dinner at 6pm.  Give yourself ample time to catch the shuttle and register before dinner begins.  The airport is a 45 minute drive away from St. Michael's College.  

August 15 shuttles will depart at 1, 4 and 7 PM from Pearson International Airport, terminals 1 and 3. Please check in at the IAMS 2012 welcome booths in the international arrivals area of terminals 1 and 3.  If you arrive outside of these times, you will need to make your own way to St. Michael's College to register and check in.  Please see Local Transportation for more details.

August 14 arrivals: please check in with the welcome booth in terminals 1 and 3 upon arrival.

A Call for Research Posters

posted Jul 16, 2012, 8:42 AM by Ann Chow

Want to spread information on your research project in Toronto IAMS assembly?

There is a poster wall available for project posters in Toronto IAMS assembly to facilitate a better visibility for the participants' research projects. In order to guarantee a space for your poster, contact Ann at achow@iams2012.org.

You can also simply bring along your poster, and find Mika during the first days of the conference and the poster will be placed on the wall if space will allow. Please note that the poster wall is only for research project posters, not for institutions' advertisements or the like.

What to Pack & Weather

posted Jul 13, 2012, 7:52 AM by Ann Chow   [ updated Aug 7, 2012, 6:37 PM ]

St. Michael's College will provide towels, linens and small bars of soap.  Bathrooms will be shared on each floor, with separate men's and women's washrooms per floor.  There are no hair dryers available, so pack this if you need one.  

We will be situated on the University of Toronto campus, in downtown Toronto.  Toronto is Canada's largest city, with many perks and also theft.  Please be careful of your belongings and do not leave your valuables unattended.

August Weather in Toronto:

  • Average August temperature: 21°C / 68°F
  • August average high: 28°C / 83°F
  • August average low: 16°C / 60°F
  • The weather is predicting rain, so bring a small umbrella with you.

What to Pack for Toronto in August:

  • Light shirts; light-colored, long sleeve shirts; light, long pants; sandals; closed-toe shoes.
  • Umbrella
  • Bug spray if you're heading out of the city.
  • Sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • You may not use them, but also bring a light jacket, sweater or shawl.

Flight Changes

posted Jul 11, 2012, 12:16 PM by Ann Chow

We hope you have arranged your flights to and from Toronto by now.  Please return to your registration profile to enter your flight details or email Ann with your travel schedule.  www.regonline.ca/iams2012

Please confirm your flight with the airline 3 days before your departure If your flights change at the last minute, please email Ann at achow@iams2012.org in order for us to adjust the airport shuttle schedule on August 15. 

We may add an airport shuttle on August 14, but it depends on how many people are arriving that day.

We will post more arrival instructions when they are confirmed.  See you soon!

Local Transportation

posted Jul 9, 2012, 8:02 PM by Ann Chow   [ updated Aug 7, 2012, 1:38 PM ]

August 15 shuttles will depart at 1, 4 and 7 PM from Pearson International Airport, terminals 1 and 3. Please check in at the IAMS 2012 welcome booths in the international arrivals area of terminals 1 and 3.  If you arrive outside of these times, you will need to make your own way to St. Michael's College to register and check in.  

August 14 arrivals: please check in with the welcome booth in terminals 1 and 3 upon arrival.


ARRIVALS:
Arrive the afternoon of August 15 at the latest, as registration opens at 1 PM and the assembly begins with dinner at 6pm.  Give yourself ample time to catch the shuttle and register before dinner begins.  The airport is a 45 minute drive away from St. Michael's College.  Registration is located at St. Michael's College: 81 St. Mary's Street, Toronto, Ontario.

DEPARTURES:
Airport shuttles will depart from St. Michael's College to Pearson International Airport the morning of Monday, August 20.

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS TO THE CONFERENCE:
If you do not arrive on August 15 or depart August 20, you are responsible for your own transportation to and from the assembly site.  There are 2 options from the airport.

Map of St. Michael's College: http://goo.gl/maps/88Z0

1.   CAB or TAXI:  You can easily find a cab/taxi for approximately $50 CAD from the airport to St. Michael's College.  81 St. Mary's Street, Toronto
2
'RIDE THE ROCKET': This is the name for the public transportation system, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).  $3 CAD     http://www3.ttc.ca/Subway/interactivemap.jsp 

a)     Follow the signs downstairs to public transportation from any terminal.  Pay $3 CAD to the bus driver (you may   need to get the correct coins at a shop in the airport).  
b)    Take the 192 Airport Rocket bus route to Kipling Station - this is the last stop of the bus and everyone will get off with you.  This bus operates from 5:30 am to 2:00 am, seven days a week. 
c)    At Kipling Station - go downstairs and take the subway along the Bloor-Danforth line eastbound towards downtown Toronto (you have only one option).  You do not need to pay again.
d)    Get off at 'Bay Station.'  Walk south on Bay Street 2 blocks to St. Mary's Street.
e)    Turn right on St. Mary's Street until you arrive at St. Michael's College - 81 St. Mary's Street.
f)     Walk into the building and ask for the IAMS registration area.
g)    You've successfully arrived!

3.   TRAIN STATION:  http://www.gotransit.com/public/en/unionstation/Union-optimized.jpg

a)    Upon arrival at Toronto's Union Station, you can take a 5 minute taxi/cab ride to St. Michael's College or follow     the signs towards the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and take the northbound Yonge train line to Bloor Station.  You will need to pay $3 CAD at the ticket booth.
b)    Get off at Bloor Station.  
c)    Walk south on Yonge Street for 2 blocks towards St. Mary's Street.
d)    Turn right and walk 2.5 blocks to St. Michael's College at 81 St. Mary's Street.
e)    Walk into the building and ask for the IAMS registration area.
f)    You've successfully arrived!

Journal of Anglican Studies

posted Jun 27, 2012, 9:37 AM by Ann Chow   [ updated Jun 27, 2012, 9:37 AM ]

Journal of Anglican Studies (JAS) is an international journal published by Cambridge University Press, offering a serious scholarly conversation on all aspects of Anglicanism, including history, theology, worship, ethics, scripture, canon law, aesthetics and education.

The latest issue of JAS is available online and, as Editor Bruce Kaye explains, it introduces several key developments:

'We began this project in the context of conflict among Anglicans and the need to engage in serious and committed conversation on the Anglican tradition of beliefs and practices.

'In order to further that vision we are very pleased to announce the appointment of a number of Regional Associate Editors around the world to represent the JAS and encourage authors from their region to contribute to the wider conversation on Anglicanism around the world.'

To find out more, go here: http://journals.cambridge.org/article_S1740355312000022

Cambridge Journals is pleased to offer you free access to the latest issue of JAS, including four key articles  on the proposed Anglican Covenant: http://journals.cambridge.org/ast/sample

Keep up-to-date with JAS by activating free content alerts: http://journals.cambridge.org/ast-alerts

Crux Books

posted May 25, 2012, 7:05 PM by Ann Chow   [ updated May 26, 2012, 10:57 PM ]

IAMS is happy to announce our partnership with Crux Books to provide theological books that we may wish to purchase during our time at Wycliffe College.  They are working hard to provide titles written by our speakers and paper presenters as well as Canadian authors who have written on the conference theme.

Founded in 1996, Crux Books was created to offer students affordable new and used Christian theological books by offering discounted prices.  We provide textbooks for all seven of the Toronto School of Theology Colleges at the University of Toronto, along with the Toronto Baptist Seminary and the Institute of Christian Studies, our inventory spans a wide range of denominations. We carry a huge selection of rare and used books and often fill orders on difficult to find books.  

Owned and operated as an independent Christian business, we see this as a ministry to you and work hard to provide you with the books and resources you need to succeed in your ministry.

We are located in the lower level of Wycliffe College, open Monday to Friday from 10AM to 7PM, and Saturday 11AM to 5PM.  You may wish to visit us online and pre-order your books to pick up when you arrive for IAMS 2012.

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