Toronto, Canada’s hub of international travel, is conveniently served by daily flights from dozens of international cities.

The Metro Toronto Convention Center

The 2022 World Congress on Pain will take place in the Metro Toronto Convention Center located at 255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6, Canada.

Metro Toronto Convention Center, is a convention complex located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada along Front Street West in Downtown Toronto. The center is connected to the Union Station railway and transit station through the SkyWalk, accessible via the underground PATH system, and A 2-min walk from the CN Tower.

Traveling into Canada

Tips For Traveling to Canada

  • All visitors must have valid travel documents and identification to enter Canada, such as a passport or visa.
  • Find current information on entry requirements on the Government of Ontario website, the City of Toronto website, and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) website.
  • Requirements may vary depending on the country you’re traveling from — or transiting through.
  • Visa-exempt foreign nationals (excluding U.S. citizens) must apply online for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), ideally prior to booking their flight to Canada.
  • Visa-required foreign nationals must submit fingerprints and a photo (biometrics) to acquire their visa for travel to Canada.

Be sure to visit the official Canadian Government Travel website, as well as your own embassy and government, for the latest updates on border crossings, customs, travel, and vaccinations before you depart for Toronto.

Attendees and Exhibitors from Italy
IASP is working with Alijet and Fargo International for Groups, Individuals, and Companies planning to attend the 2022 World Congress on Pain. For more information please contact: Benedetta Cambria or read the Italian Agency Appointment Letter.

Enter Canada By Air or Land:

  • You will receive a Declaration Card while onboard the aircraft and must complete it before you arrive.
  • When you arrive at the terminal, follow the signs to the first Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) checkpoint—referred to as Primary Inspection—where a border services officer will examine your Declaration Card, identification, and other travel documents.
  • Now that you have cleared the Primary Inspection, proceed to the baggage claim area. If required, you can pay duty and taxes at most major airports while waiting for your luggage. Once you have picked up your luggage, proceed to the next CBSA checkpoint, where you will show the officer your Declaration Card and your receipt if you paid duty and taxes.

Don't Forget Proof of Vaccination

All travelers are eligible to enter Canada if they qualify as fully vaccinated travelers regardless of citizenship. See all Canadian vaccination requirements on the official Canadian Immigration and Customs website. Be sure you check Canadian vaccination and travel requirements before you depart.

28 February Travel Update

EU COVID Pass

To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveler to Canada, you must:

  • Have received at least 2 doses of a Government of Canada-accepted COVID-19 vaccine or a mix of 2 accepted vaccines or at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine
  • Have received your second dose at least 14 full days before the day you enter Canada
  • Upload your proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN
  • Have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19
  • Meet all other entry requirements (for example, pre-entry test results)

If you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveler, you are:

  • Required to show a pre-entry molecular test
  • Required to use ArriveCAN
  • Required to take an arrival test if selected
  • Exempt from quarantine
  • Exempt from Day-8 testing
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IASP Official Hotel Block

The lowest room rates available have been negotiated for Congress at hotels in the Official Hotel Block.

Booking in the official hotel block helps congress continue to offer the best, most competitive hotel rates for the future, as well as keeping your registration fee increases to a minimum. It shows congress's value to the city and allows the organization to negotiate better room blocks and rates for you.

Visiting Toronto

For the trailblazers who leave no destination unexplored; meeting in Toronto puts you at the economic, innovative and cultural heart of Canada. An exciting city that’s ever-evolving, our multicultural roots are expressed through thriving local artists and innovators. Venture through vibrant neighbourhoods, each one representing different facets of Indigenous, European, African, Caribbean and other cultural influences that add to Toronto’s eclectic identity.

Toronto welcomes you with two international airports that serve over 180 global destinations in 55 countries. With over 1,200 flights a day, it’s also less than 90 minutes away for over 100 million Americans.

DISCOVER CULTURAL GEMS

Did you know that Toronto is the most-visited destination in Canada? For one, it’s the country’s multicultural epicentre – with a population of over 51% born outside of Canada – which naturally lends to a refreshing selection of museums, galleries and landmarks that honour our city’s rich heritage. Not to mention year-round festivals that celebrate diversity in food, music, art and film; some of the most well-known being the Toronto International Film Festival and Toronto Caribbean Carnival, to name a few.

GET YOUR SPORTS FIX

Four seasons equal four times the variety of sports. Toronto is one of the only cities with teams in almost every North American major professional league. Luckily, our wide-ranging weather gifts sport fans with year-round entertainment. Whether it’s a summertime Blue Jays game or a snowy NHL season, you’ll feel at home within our massive arenas and lively sport bars, while surrounded by equally-passionate locals.

CATCH AN AWARD-WINNING SHOW

If you’re an avid theatre or concert-goer, head to the Entertainment District for high-production and globally-acclaimed shows. Toronto’s theatre, improv and music scenes are the heart and soul of our city, blessing the public with musical classics, star-studded entertainment and inspiring local treasures like Come From Away and Second City, among others.

INDULGE YOUR INNER-FOODIE

Toronto’s multicultural roots are deliciously reflected within 10,000 restaurants across 140 neighbourhoods. Whether it’s the authentic Asian dishes of Chinatown and Koreatown, or a family-owned Mexican eatery in Kensington Market, indulge in one of the best food scenes in North America. Then dance it off with an energetic nightlife that encompasses everything from artsy cocktail bars, to high-end rooftop patios to historical music venues.

EXPLORE THE CANADIAN OUTDOORS

Just south of Toronto is Ontario’s Niagara Region, home to the famous Niagara Falls. Beyond the falls, this region encompasses Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario’s scenic vineyards of over 80 wineries.

About a 2-hour drive north of Toronto is Muskoka. Alive with lush forests, tranquil lakes, and diverse hiking trails, Muskoka is a popular getaway into untouched nature. Activities are plentiful and vary in style: boat cruises, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, spas, hikes, ATV rentals, zip-lining and aerial parks.