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American Translators Association  45th Annual Conference  October 13-16, 2004 • Toronto, Canada • Sheraton Centre

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 Toronto... a world within a city and the
        perfect place for the ATA Annual Conference!

Possesses all the best
of a big city in
one clean, safe, and
friendly place.
One of the world's most
culturally diverse cities
with 79 different ethnic
and over
100 languages spoken.
A mosaic of culture
can be explored in Little
Italy, Portugual Village,
Chinatown, Koreatown,
and Little Poland.
The 5th largest city in
North American with over
5,000 restaurants, the
biggest underground
Home to the CN Tower,
the tallest freestanding
in the world.
NEW: Niagara Highlights Tour!
Post-Conference Tour • Sunday, October 17 9:00am to 7:00pm

White Glove is offering a special tour package for ATA conference attendees.

Tour Package Includes:
Tour of charming Niagara on the Lake, voted prettiest town in Canada three years in a row!
Tour and tasting at Peller Estates Winery, in the heart of wine country
Delectable three-course lunch at Oban Inn, overlooking Lake Ontario at the mouth of the Niagara
Visit to the Butterfly Conservatory with over 2,000 free flying butterflies in a tropical rain forest setting
Ride on the famous Maid of the Mist, taking you to the foot of the majestic Falls
An informative narration from a White Glove representative
Deluxe motor coach transportation

Total Cost Per Person:
$101.50 USD (includes all taxes)

Make Your Reservations Today:
Send an email to
Joanne Maltby at j.maltby@whiteglove-dmc.com

Reservation Deadline:
You must make reservations by October 1. Space is limited.

Tour requires a minimum of 40 participants and may be cancelled if minimum is not met by registration deadline.

See all that Niagara has to offer in this all-day, all-inclusive tour!


ID Requirements for Travel             
Practical Information                      
Toronto Fun Facts                        
Canadian T&I Associations           

ATA has selected Air Canada as the official airline of the 45th Annual Conference. Call Air Canada's North American toll free number (800) 361-7585 or local number (514) 393-9494. To take advantage of discounted airfares for attendees, use ATA's convention number CV042935.

Save up to 35% & support ATA!

ATA has selected Budget Car and Truck Rentals to be the official vehicle supplier for the 45th Annual Conference. With over 50 locations in the Greater Toronto Area, prices start at $38 CAD per day with unlimited mileage in Ontario. For reservations, please call (800) 561-5212 or (905) 673-3322 locally. Don't forget to mention ATA's exclusive rate code VTRA.



ID Requirements for Travel

Entry into Canada from the United States:
U.S.-born citizens should carry a passport or a birth certificate plus photo I.D.
Naturalized citizens need naturalization certificates with photo I.D.
Permanent residents (who are not citizens) need an alien-registration card.

Entry into Canada from Countries other than the United States:
In general, passports are required. However, visitors from countries other than the U.S. should call for further information. From outside Canada, call (800) 992-7037. From within Canada, call (888) 242-2100.

All information provided by the Toronto Convention and Visitors Association.

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Practical Information

The average temperature in Toronto during October, is 50°F and 10°C. October is at the end of Fall and the beginning of Winter. Fall is a season for turning leaves, pleasant temperatures, and plenty of sunshine. Although winters can be snowy and cold, the city is alive with activity.

Canadian Currency:
For international visitors, the favorable rate of exchange means your dollar goes a long way. For example, the U.S. dollar goes 30% further or more with every purchase!

Here’s what you need to know to spend money in Toronto:
-Toronto’s currency is the Canadian Dollar
-For denominations under five dollars, use coins, including the ‘Loonie’ (one dollar coin) and ‘Two-nie’ (two dollar coin)
-U.S. dollars are accepted everywhere in Toronto, although change from your transactions will be given in Canadian currency and exchange rates will differ with each merchant
-You’ll find cash machines/ATM's in most banks, hotels, and shopping malls–cash is dispensed in Canadian currency

Canadian Taxes:
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a 7% tax that is charged on most goods and services sold or provided in Canada. Purchases made in Toronto are also subject to the 8% Provincial Sales Tax (PST). The good news is, visitors to Canada can apply for a rebate on the GST by completing a reimbursement form. (This form will be provided to all conference attendees.) Be sure to keep your receipts!

All information provided by the Toronto Convention and Visitors Association.

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Toronto Fun Facts
The best features of the world can be found
in one clean, safe, and friendly place, including:
a theatre scene rivaled only by London and New York
more than 80 cultures from around the globe
a shopping mecca with international flair
miles of waterfront, beaches, boardwalks, and trails
some of the best dining the world has to offer

Fact File
Toronto gets its name from the Huron word for ‘meeting place’
Yonge Street is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “longest street in the world”, stretching 1,896 km (1,178 miles) from the lakeshore in Toronto, north to Rainy River, Ontario, at the Minnesota border
Toronto is home to the world’s tallest freestanding structure, the CN Tower (at 553.33 m)
One third of Canada's population is located within 160 km radius of Toronto
Toronto is located at the same latitude as northern California (remember that the next time it snows in California)
Both the Roman Coliseum and St. Paul's Cathedral could fit comfortably inside Toronto's SkyDome stadium
The Toronto Stock Exchange is North America's 3rd largest Stock Exchange by value traded
Considered "Hollywood North" by the film industry, Toronto ranks third in North American TV and film production
Toronto has the largest gay population in Canada and Pride Week in Toronto is one of the three largest Pride events in the world, along with New York City and Sydney, Australia
Over 100 languages and dialects are spoken in Toronto
The Toronto Transit Commission is North America's second largest public transit system
Toronto's underground city, PATH, holds the Guinness World Record for "Biggest Underground Shopping Complex" with over ten kilometres of underground, indoor pedestrian walkways linking hotels, shopping, dining and major attractions
The annual Toronto International Film Festival is second only to Cannes in terms of high-profile films, stars and market activity
Toronto is the 5th-largest city in North America after Mexico City, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago

All information provided by the Toronto Convention and Visitors Association.

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Canadian T&I Associations
There are several associations of translators and interpreters throughout Canada. The following associations have coordinated with ATA in preparation for the Annual Conference:

Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario, www.atio.on.ca
Canadian Translators, Terminologists, and Interpreters Council, cttic.org

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