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August 26 & 27 - 2017

Directions

DRIVING

Driving is highly discouraged due to the limited parking. We encourage carpooling or using alternative methods as listed below. You can only park at designated parking lots, and cars illegal parked on street sides will be towed away.

From Highway 407: Exit on Markham Road South to reach Markham Road and Passmore Avenue

From Highway 401: Exit on Markham Road North to reach Markham Road and McNicoll Avenue


UBER

Uber is collaborating with The Tamil Fest for an exclusive promotion. You can get $15 off of your first ride, which is essentially free from anywhere in Scarborough to Markham and McNicoll, if you use the code TAMILFEST.

To sign up with Uber, go to https://get.uber.com. The App is available in the App Store and the Google Play Store.


ACCOMMODATIONS

There are hotels near the festival. A list is available here.


AIRPORTS

Toronto Pearson International Airport. You can access the GO bus and the TTC bus from the airport. For more information, go to their website or call toll free: 1-866-207-1690

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) GO Transit
Express bus and subway service to downtown Toronto.
Terminal 1, Ground Level, second curb, Column R4.
Terminal 3, Arrivals Level, third curb, Column C12.

Routes available:

52 Lawrence West
192 Airport Rocket
300 Bloor Danforth (overnight)
307 Eglinton West (overnight)

GO Bus and GO Train service to downtown Toronto and surrounding suburbs. Note: Only GO Bus service is available directly from the terminals.
Terminal 1, Ground Level, second curb, Column Q2-Q4.

Routes available:

34 Pearson Airport-North York
40 Hamilton-Richmond Hill-Pearson Express


SUBWAY STATION

The closest station is the RT stop from Scarborough Town Center:

  • The 129A and 21C lead to Steeles Avenue East; switch to 53B Steeles East Towards Markham (East) to reach Markham and Passmore
  • The 38A, 131A, 132, 133 and 134A intersect with Markham Road; switch to 102B Markham Road towards Steeles (North) to reach Markham and McNicoll

The alternate route from Finch station:

  • 53B Steeles Towards Markham Road, get off at Passmore Avenue
  • 42A Cummer Towards Middlefield, get off at Passmore Avenue, walk east

subway-map


TTC

Due to road closures, the TTC will reroute around Markham Road at the vicinity. The main stops are at Markham Road and Passmore Avenue and Markham Road and McNicoll Avenue from which you can reach the festival by walking. Tokens are only $3, and day passes are available for $12. Buses are available from 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. every day at a good frequency, so this is a recommendable method of commuting to the festival. For more information, you can go to www. Ttc.ca, or call toll-free at 1-866-642-9882.

Nearby Bus Routes

  • To Passmore: 102 Markham Road
  • To McNicoll: 134A Progress, 42A Cummer
  • To Markham and Steeles: 53B Steeles


GO

You can access http://www.gotransit.com/publicroot/en/default.aspx to find the route based on your location.