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A GUIDE FOR

VISITING SCHOLARS & RESEARCHERS

RESEARCH OFFICE Osgoode Hall Law School


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Table of Contents Message from the Associate Dean of Research .......................................................................................................... 3 Facts about Osgoode Hall Law School of York University .......................................................................................... 4 York at a Glance ........................................................................................................................................................... 5 NEXT STEPS: BEFORE YOUR ARRIVE Steps for a Great Start.................................................................................................................................................. 7 Visitor/Work Visas .................................................................................................................................................... 7 Medical Coverage ..................................................................................................................................................... 7 Accommodations ......................................................................................................................................................... 8 Visitor Resources .......................................................................................................................................................... 9 AFTER YOUR ARRIVAL Transportation ............................................................................................................................................................ 11 Essential Services On-Campus .................................................................................................................................... 13 Restaurants & Cafes On-Campus ................................................................................................................................ 16 Grocery Stores Around Campus.................................................................................................................................. 18 Cheerful Restaurants in Toronto ................................................................................................................................ 19 Food Festivals & Farmers’ Markets ............................................................................................................................ 20 Shopping Malls & Stores ............................................................................................................................................. 22 Movie Theatres ........................................................................................................................................................... 24 Arts & Culture ............................................................................................................................................................. 25 Local Attractions ......................................................................................................................................................... 26 Places to Visit in Ontario ............................................................................................................................................. 28 Safety & Health: Important Phone Numbers ............................................................................................................ 29 Key Osgoode Contacts ............................................................................................................................................... 30 Library Card Application ............................................................................................................................................ 31 Campus Map............................................................................................................................................................... 32


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MESSAGE FROM THE ASSOCIATE DEAN OF RESEARCH

Welcome, On behalf of our faculty, students and staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Osgoode Visiting Scholars Program. Our Visiting Scholars Program is one of the finest of its kind in Canada. Indeed, during your time with us, you work alongside some of the most distinguished legal scholars in the country. I would like to invite you to take a moment to get acquainted with our Osgoode Community members and explore all the resources made available to you. The Visiting Scholars Program provides several opportunities for you to focus on your research development, as well as get absorbed in the law school’s culture and events. Should you have any questions or requirements, please do not hesitate to contact our Program Coordinator. I look forward to meeting you in person, and wish you a stimulating and enjoyable visit.

Regards,

Professor Carys Craig Associate Dean, Research and Institutional Relations Osgoode Hall Law School, York University


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FACTS ABOUT OSGOODE HALL LAW SCHOOL

Programs Osgoode Hall Law School is the largest common-law law school in Canada with about 900 students enrolled in its three-year Juris Doctor (JD) Program. The School also has a highly regarded Research Stream Graduate Program in Law leading to Master of Laws (LLM) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. Osgoode Professional Development, which operates out of its own centre in downtown Toronto, offers numerous specialized part-time LLM Programs as well as Continuing Legal Education courses. History Founded in 1889 when students enrolled in classes held at Osgoode Hall in downtown Toronto, the Law School became affiliated with York University in 1968 and moved into its current premises on the York campus in northwest Toronto in 1969. Faculty Osgoode has an internationally renowned faculty of 60 full-time professors, and also draws upon the Toronto Bar for the most impressive group of adjunct professors in the country. In recent years the Law School has added to its faculty strength by hiring a number of new professors, including a Canada Research Chair and two named Chairs. In addition, the School has revamped its admissions policy and curriculum, and become the proud new home of the Law Commission of Ontario. Our New Building Through a record $78 million in private funding, alumni giving and government support, we have transformed our learning environment, our programs and our student financial support. In the fall of 2011 we opened the doors of our newly renovated and expanded building. Our Grand Reopening Celebration will take place on Sunday, October 16, 2011 from 2 to 5 p.m. Alumni Osgoode has about 14,000 alumni working all over the world with law firms, government, public boards and agencies, legal clinics, universities and business corporations. Our alumni’s history of success has brought – and continues to bring – pride and recognition to the Law School.


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STEPS FOR A GREAT START

Step 1 – Apply For Your Travel Documents

Step 2 – Apply for Travel and Medical Insurance

VISITOR/WORK VISAS

TRAVEL & MEDICAL INSURANCE

All visiting scholars will receive an official Osgoode Hall Law School letter of invitation upon acceptance into our visitors program. Once you have received your letter of invitation from our Program Coordinator, please contact the nearest Canadian Immigration Office in your home country to determine what visas and/or permits are required for your visit. You can also visit the Citizen and Immigration Canada (CIC) website for additional information: http://www.cic.gc.ca.

Long-term visiting scholars (6-12 months) with a study or work permit may be eligible for medical insurance coverage through the University’s Health Insurance Plan. To confirm your eligibility please contact the UHIP office prior to your arrival at 416-7365028 or by e-mail uhip@yorku.ca.

Please note that our Program Coordinator will not be able to answer questions regarding your immigration eligibility, and you will be responsible for ensuring that you are legally entitled to enter Canada and participate in the Osgoode Visitors Program.

Question? Contact our Program Coordinator

If you are not eligible for the University’s Health Insurance Plan, it is strongly recommended that you secure a comprehensive medical and travel insurance from your current insurance carrier or a private carrier in your home country. York University does not have in place any mechanism that provides medical coverage to short-term visiting scholar or researchers. Please note that proof of insurance will be required to access certain medical services in Canada.

JODY-ANN ROWE: Email: jrowe@osgoode.yorku.ca Visit: Osgoode Hall Law School, Room 1016


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ACCOMMODATIONS

Step 3 – Apply For OnCampus or Off-Campus Housing Research visitors are responsible for finding their own accommodation. Please see below our list of available housing options.

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING York University has available a number of on-campus guest apartments for long and short-term visitors, rented at a weekly or monthly rate. For more information on our guest apartments and to make a reservation please visit Campus Housing, or contact (416) 736-5152, Press “1” or Email: askacs@yorku.ca. The Schulich School of Business at York University also houses an on-campus hotel, which is available to visitors at a nightly rate. Please contact the hotel directly to make a reservation by email at reservations@schulich.yorku.ca.

OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING There are several options available for visitors who wish to stay off campus. Below is a list of websites that shows current properties available for rent within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Visitors should note that our campus is located in the north end of the city. Downton residences will require commuting to the campus, however will also provide a larger hub of social activities. 

www.vrbo.com

www.sabbaticalhomes.com

www.flipkey.com

www.airbnb.com

www.homeaway.ca

www.minto.com

www.delsuites.com

www.cosmopolitansuites.com

www.cambridgesuitestoronto.com

www.premieresuites.com

York University is also a member of the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO). Visitors to the university are therefore eligible to receive the university’s CAUBO rate at participating hotels. For a complete list of hotels in the program please refer to the CAUBO hotel guide.


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VISITOR RESOURCES AND ORIENTATION

Step 4 – Book Your Welcome Orientation Session As a new visiting scholar, we would like to welcome you to the Law School as well as provide you with an opportunity to meet our Osgoode community members and learn more about life at Osgoode and in Toronto. Please contact our Program Coordinator, Jody-Ann Rowe (jrowe@osgoode.yorku.ca), to schedule your orientation session once your travel dates are confirmed.

WHILE AT THE LAW SCHOOL The Law School will make available to you the following facilities and services during your stay:  

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Opportunity to audit courses with the permission of the instructor Osgoode Law Library Card (although some online databases are not available to visitors) Shared workspace Wireless internet access Osgoode visitor’s access card Use of printer/photocopier/fax Invitation to faculty events and talks

OSGOODE FACULTY SUPPORT Visiting Scholars will be paired with a faculty member with whom they can discuss research interests, as well as suggest others who may work in your area of interest.

LAW LIBRARY The Osgoode Hall Law School Library is the largest law library in Canada and one of the largest in the Commonwealth. They have near-comprehensive holdings in the legal literature of Canada (both the English common law and French civil law traditions) and extensive holdings for Great Britain, the United States, and other common law jurisdictions. The library has especially strong collections of primary legal material i.e., law reports, statutes, regulatory and legislative materials. Their Core Collection, shelved separately in the Upper Library's Harris-Taylor Family Reading Room as a ready-reference collection for students, is reflective of the collection one might find in the library of a large law firm. The Law Library is located on the main floor of the Osgoode Building and is open to all visiting scholars.


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RESEARCH SPACE

OSGOODE ACCESS CARD

Visiting Scholars are provided with access to a shared office space or a closed-carrel workspace in the Research Hub for the duration of their residency. In addition to these spaces, several open-table and opencarrel workspaces are also available in the law library. These research carrels cannot be reserved, however study and discussion rooms in the law library may be reserved on a short-term basis. For more information please visit: http://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/library.

All visitors are provided with an official Osgoode access card, which allows use of the facilities at the Law School. Access cards provide entry to the building, meeting rooms and the coffee lounges. Your access card will be provided during your orientation session.

PRINTING/ PHOTOCOPYING Visitors are also provided with access to the Law School’s network printers, and are not charged for printing or photocopying services. Fax facilities are also available for visitors to use during their stay.

EVENTS

WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS (AIR YORK) York University provides free on-campus wireless internet access to all Visiting Scholars/Researchers through the Air York service. Visitors are provided with a unique username and password sent by email by our central IT prior to their arrival.

The Law School hosts a number of events each academic year, and all visitors are welcome to attend the many public events held at the law school. Osgoode also hosts a number of Research Centres and Institutes which brings together scholars from a wide variety of disciplines to foster research and knowledge mobilization on contemporary legal issues. These centres and institutes generate constant innovation as they attract visiting scholars and fellows, organize conferences, disseminate papers, host blogs, and serve as catalyst for Osgoode’s research activities. Please see our events calendar for a listing of upcoming events: http://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/research/rsvp .


TRANSPORTATION

“W elcom e to Toronto!” GETTING TO YORK UNIVERSITY Now that you’ve landed in Toronto (Pearson International Airport or Toronto Island Airport), there are a variety of transportation options that can take you from the airport to your residence, the most popular being an airport taxi or limousine.

TAXIS VS. LIMOUSINES While limousines are generally more expensive then taxis, they also tend to have larger storage space (a capacity of 20 cubic feet of space as opposed to the 15 cubic feet of space offered by most taxis). If you are bringing a large amount of luggage, you may want to choose to travel by limousine.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? Taxi fares to and from the airport are generally based on a flat rate tariff depending on location. Generally a taxi ride from the airport to the York University

campus comes to approximately $55 Canadian (tips and extra luggage fee are not included). Though many taxis accept credit and debit cards in addition to cash, be sure to inquire to ensure that this is the case. If cash is the only option, there are kiosks at the Arrivals Section of the airport that can exchange foreign currency for Canadian dollars. As for limousines, the price is slightly higher. A limousine ride from the airport to York University will cost approximately $60 Canadian; however inquire with one of the limousine drivers for a more specific price quote.

WHERE YORK UNIVERSITY IS LOCATED If you are traveling from Pearson Airport directly to York University tell the taxi driver that you are going to York University (Keele Campus). The address is 4700 Keele Street (the intersection of Keele Street & Finch Avenue). Please refer to the Keele campus map for further directions: http://maps.info.yorku.ca/keele-campus/.


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PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION An alternative option to travel to the York University campus is by public transit.

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) – For more information on TTC service routes, schedules and fares please visit their website: www.ttc.ca. Subway tokens as well as adult and student metropasses are available at Ink Blotz in York Lanes.

GO Transit Tickets & Passes – GO Transit is the regional public transit service for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, with routes extending to communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. For more information on routes, maps, schedules and fares, please visit their website: www.gotransit.com. Student and adult tickets and passes are available at Ink Blotz in York Lanes.

York University Parking and Transportation Services – All community members and visitors are required to pay for parking while on campus. You may either purchase a parking permit or pay the daily fee at our visitor lots/garages. With approximately 9200 parking spaces, the Keele and Glendon campuses are comprised of 32 various lots/garages. They include permit only, visitor, and mixed usage lots. York University's Parking and Transportation Services continually strives to meet the ever-increasing demands of our growing community. For more information on parking services: Call: 416-736-5335 Email: parking@yorku.ca Visit: www.yorku.ca/parking


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ESSENTIAL SERVICES ON-CAMPUS

If you’re unable to leave campus for your shopping options, York University boasts the largest campus shopping complex in Canada (York Lanes) which offers a variety of shops and services.

BANKING MACHINES AND FINANCIAL SERVICES Most of the major banks are on campus, with banking machines and branches located throughout York University.

Alterna Credit Union – A cooperative credit union, Alterna has a branch inside York Lanes dedicated to assisting you with your everyday banking needs.

Bank of Montreal – The only major Canadian bank that offers a fully functioning branch on York campus, the BMO branch is located at the entrance to York Lanes.

Royal Bank of Canada – There are a number of Automated Banking Machines (ABM’s) on campus, including one in the Osgoode Bistro of Osgoode Hall Law School, 340 Assiniboine Road, Seneca @ York and York’s TEL Building (Technology Enhanced Learning).

Scotiabank – A Scotiabank ABM is located in the Student Centre.

TD Bank – A TD Bank ABM is located in Central Square in the Ross Building, opposite the Ross Cafeteria.

ON-CAMPUS HEALTH SERVICES York Lanes Dental – Regular and emergency dental care. Phone: (416) 736-5038

Website: www.yorkusmiles.ca

Monday-Friday

8:00am– 9:00pm

Saturday

9:00am– 3:00pm

Sunday

CLOSED


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Website:

Monday-Thursday

8:30am – 7:00pm

Friday

8:30am – 6:00pm

Saturday

10:00am – 2:30pm (September – April)

Sunday

CLOSED

York Lanes Pharmacy – The pharmacy offers prescription drug services (including online refill requests) and sells over-the-counter remedies and toiletry items. Phone: (416) 736-5272

Website: www.universitypharmacy.ca

Monday-Thursday

8:30am – 7:30pm

Friday

8:30am – 6:00pm

Saturday

10:00am – 1:30pm

Sunday

CLOSED

A & F Opticians – Have your eyes checked and get your prescription updated by the optometrist who works on site at this glasses retailer. Visit the York Lanes store or call (416) 663-8887 to make an appointment.

Nutrition House – This York Lanes store offers a wide array of nutritional supplements and health-food snacks.


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CHILD CARE Child care in the City of Toronto is available in over 900 licensed child care centres and through 19 licensed home child care agencies working with over 2,000 approved home care providers. Click here for a list a licensed child care providers.

OTHER SERVICES Campus Cleaners – For all you dry-cleaning and tailoring needs. The campus cleaners are located at the center of the campus in York Lanes.

Data Integrity Computers – An authorized retailer of Apple products, Data Integrity offers both technical support and a variety of technical products, both hardware and software.

Kliks Beauty Salon – Klik’s offers a variety of beauty options for males and females alike for a relatively modest price.

Inkblotz/Canada Post – Sells miscellaneous office supplies, greeting cards and is a Canada Post authorized outlet. The General Store – Campus convenience store that offers basic nonperishable food and necessities such as cereal, milk, sauces and other items.

York University Bookstore – While Osgoode’s MDC (Materials Distribution Centre) is the place to purchase your law school course materials, the York University Bookstore sells school supplies such as pens, highlighters and notebooks as well as general books for your reading pleasure.

Osgoode’s Online Gift Shop – The place to purchase law school memorabilia’s, such as Osgoode branded t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and other promotional items. Visit the store here.


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RESTAURANTS & CAFES ON-CAMPUS With over thirty restaurants throughout York University, York students, faculty and staff aren’t exactly starved for choice when it comes to finding places to eat. Among all the eating opportunities available at York, here are a few notables to consider when deciding what to eat.

Student Centre – The Centre hosts an array of food-court options, including Jimmy the Greek (gyros, souvlaki, roast chicken and salads), the Original Panzerotto Pizza, Pagoda Wok & Grill (Chinese), and a Yogen Früz.

Berries & Blooms – Berries & Blooms’ two main attractions are its extensive salad bar and its deli counter which specializes in a variety of delicious sandwiches. The turkey sandwich with cranberries and pecans is definitely worth eating.

Booster Juice – A juice and smoothie bar located in Central Square, Booster Juice offers you a healthy alternative to the fast food options on campus. In addition to juices and smoothies, Booster Juice also offers paninis and wraps. The smoothies come with a variety of “boosters” or additives such as protein. Many have recommended the Mind over Matcha smoothie.

Country Style Kosher Coffee (1st Floor, Winters College) – Satisfy your appetite with hot and tasty Burekas, the best croissants on campus, made-to-order sandwiches and fries, and daily specials.

Falafel Hut Village – A standby of York eating options, Falafel Hut delivers Middle Eastern fare, including shawarmas and babaghanoush. It is also one of the few restaurants with Halal options on campus. Check out their daily specials, which are often among the cheapest on campus.

Indian Flavour – Try the chicken tikka and other wraps, a favourite of many on-campus options for Osgoode students. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, go beyond the spice levels on offer (regular, mild and spicy) and ask for 5X or 10X. Don’t say we didn’t warn you first though.


17 Orange Snail Pub – A hidden gem amongst York University eateries, the Orange Snail is located in the basement of Stong College. Serving a variety of Caribbean and North American food, Orange Snail offers a respite from the fast food options. Our students recommend the ribs.

Schulich Executive Dining Room (Seymour Schulich Building) – This formal restaurant caters to an upscale crowd and features the most refined (and costly) menu at York. Dominated by patrons in business suits, we suggest dressing up if you wish to eat here.

The Underground – Not only an on-campus nightclub, the Underground is also a restaurant that offers fine dining at a reasonable price. Some menu offerings include Thai green curry; filo wrapped shrimp and grilled chicken fusilli.

Z-Teca Burritos – A recent addition to York University eating options, Z-Teca serves California-style Mexican food such as quesadillas, burritos and salads.

York Cafeterias – York has a number of similar cafeterias across campus. If the cafeteria in the Osgoode is too busy, try the TEL building. There are also similar cafeterias in Central Square and the basement of Stong and Winters Colleges.

Las Nubes Café – Coffee with a conscience. This café, set in the sunny atrium of the Computer Science and Engineering Building, is part of York University’s environmentally friendly fair-trade coffee initiative. Las Nubes Coffee is a specialty coffee produced by a cooperative of small farmers in areas adjacent to York University’s Las Nubes Rainforest in southern Costa Rica. All proceeds from the sale of Las Nubes Coffee are reinvested in rural sustainability programs. www.yorku.ca/lasnubes

Second Cup – This recently renovated York Lanes franchise is cozy, with plenty of comfortable chairs in intimate conversational groups.

Starbuck’s Coffee Company – The first fully operated Starbucks on campus where you can get your specialty coffee blended drinks and delectable pastries, is located in the Centre for Film and Theatre building. At Starbucks we operate with one goal in mind: “To inspire and nurture the human spirit— one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time.”

Tim Hortons – There are a number of Tim Hortons franchises on campus, including in TEL, Seneca @York, Central Square, and the William Small Centre. The William Small Centre location is the only one with a bagel and sandwich bar.


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GROCERY STORES AROUND CAMPUS A. Food Cents (3 Four Winds Drive): Walk down Sentinel to Four Winds Drive.

B. No Frills (3685 Keele Street): Take the 41 TTC bus, stop at St. Regis Crescent.

C. Real Canadian Superstore (51 Gerry Fitzgerald Drive): Take the 60 TTC bus to the intersection of Dufferin & Steeles.

D. T & T (1 Promenade Circle): An Asian-focused supermarket, T & T offers a wide variety of groceries. Take the Viva Purple to the Promenade Terminal.

Grocery Gateway: Through www.grocerygateway.com. If you’re rushed for time and can’t get to a grocery store, shop for groceries online with Grocery Gateway (credit card required & minimum $45 purchase). With an extensive & well-priced selection, Grocery Gateway is a convenient alternative for those strapped for time. For further details, visit the Grocery Gateway web site.


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CHEERFUL RESTAURANTS IN TORONTO

Snakes & Lattes (600 Bloor Street West; www.snakesandlattes.com) – Toronto’s first board game café, Snakes & Lattes boasts over 1500 board games for patrons to play. The café offers an array of gourmet sandwiches and sweets, as well as specialty hot drinks (including DIY hot chocolate that comes as a chocolate brick on a stick that you swirl in your hot milk).

Bi Bim Bap (950 Eglinton Avenue West; www.stonebowl.ca) – “All the good things in a stone bowl!” This restaurant specializes in its namesake dish, traditional Korean Bi Bim Bap (rice in a stone bowl topped with a variety of vegetables and meats cooked separately to bring out their individual flavours). Mains $10-15.

Parmigiano Trattoria (3186 Yonge Street; www.parmigianorestaurant.com) – This classic Italian trattoria offers authentic Italian cuisine using local ingredients and home grown herbs and vegetables. In addition to the regular menu, the chef creates an extensive menu of mouthwatering daily specials using meats and vegetables available at the market that day. The ambiance is charming and warm, the servers are happy to explain each dish, and the flavours will keep you coming back again and again. Most mains $13-20.

Kalendar (546 College Street; www.kalendar.com) – Warm and welcoming like a little French bistro, this Little Italy gem serves up an eclectic mix of light gourmet dishes with an international flair. Highlights include naan sandwiches, “scrolls” (Kalendar’s crepe style roti with fillings such as artichoke hearts and oven roasted chicken), as well as fresh pasta and an inspired weekend and holiday brunch. Mains $10-25.

Utopia (586 College Street; www.utopiacafe.ca) – Known for their homemade burgers, burritos, sandwiches and salads, this café & grill offers heaping helpings of quality homemade food for an affordable price. The service is friendly and helpful, the winterized back patio allows you to sit ‘outdoors’ no matter what the weather, and they offer vegetarian versions of almost all items on the menu. Mains $10-15.

Tov Li (5982 and 3519 Bathurst Street; www.tov-li.com) – This restaurant and take-out specializes in vegetarian and Mediterranean foods made fresh with no preservatives, including a “nutritionist approved smart choice menu”. Popular menu items include falafel pitas, savoury pastries, all day breakfast, Panini sandwiches and pizza.


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FOOD FESTIVALS & FARMERS’ MARKETS Summerlicious and Winterlicious – These annual foodie festivals offer the opportunity to sample foods from some of Toronto’s premier restaurants for a more accessible price. During the festival, held in July and January-February each year, participating restaurants offer three-course prix fixe menus at $25, $35, and $45 price points (depending on the restaurant). For more information, see: www.toronto.ca/special_events/summerlicious; www.toronto.ca/special_events/winterlicious

Taste of the Danforth – For one weekend each August, Greektown on Danforth Avenue is closed to traffic as a multitude of Greek restaurants lining the street offer samples and specials to the Toronto residents who flock in for good food and carnival activities. For details, visit: www.tasteofthedanforth.com

FARMERS MARKETS Dow nsview Park M erchants M arket – The closest Farmers Market to campus, the Merchants Market is only a short bus ride away (take the TTC 101 from Downsview Station). Open year round from 10 am –6pm on Saturdays and Sundays, the Merchants Market sells clothing, fresh produce, and jewelry and has an antique market. For more information, see http://dpmarket.cachelan.com. [Closest subway stop: Downsview Station]

Green Barn Farm ers M arket – Located in the Artscape Wychwood Barns at Christie and St. Clair Avenue West, the Green Barn Farmers Market was recently voted Toronto’s best Farmers’ Market by NOW Magazine. The Farmers Market offers an eclectic array of products including jams, bread and cured meats. Moreover, the Market is located indoors and held year round, which is a huge plus come winter time. Purchase local produce, mingle with the merchants and take a guided tour through the renovated streetcar barns. However be sure to arrive early, as the Farmers Market only runs from 8am till noon. For more information, visit thestop.org [Closest subway stop: St. Clair Avenue West]

K ensington M arket (Pedestrian Sunday) – Kensington Market is a wonderful, diverse neighborhood in downtown Toronto bordering Toronto’s Chinatown. There are a vast array


21 of specialty shops in the Market that sell meats, fish, baked goods and cheese (to name a few). During Pedestrian Sunday (typically the last Sunday of every month) the streets of Kensington Market are closed to outside traffic, and Kensington transforms into an outdoor market. The shops become outdoor vendors complete with buskers and bands vying for pedestrians’ attention. A must-see for part of the Toronto experience, however be quick – Pedestrian Sundays only last until October before closing for the winter. For more information, visit: www.kensington-market.ca [Closest subway stop: Queens Park]

Driftwood Community Food Market – Conveniently close to York campus, this market offers an abundance of fresh produce from local farmers. The seasonal market is open Wednesday, 26pm, July – October. For more information on seasonal and year-round farmers’ markets in Toronto, visit: http://www.foodshare.net/good-food-markets/

St. Lawrence Market – Inside former City Hall offices, over 120 specialty merchants and vendors set up shop throughout the week and on Saturdays. Considered one of the best food markets, the hustle and bustle of St. Lawrence Market is worth checking out. Sample the breads, olives, and array of cheeses that the market has to offer. For more information, see: www.stlawrencemarket.com [Closest subway stop: Union Station]

Figure 1: Union Station


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SHOPPING MALLS & STORES “Essentials” is a flexible term that can include items ranging from home furnishings to clothing, shoes and boots, knapsacks, handbags, and other accessories.

IKEA – Another store with a global reputation for providing affordable and stylish home furnishings. Location: Interchange Way & Highway 7 (west of Jane Street)

Getting There: Take the YRT Route 20 (Jane-Concord) or Viva Orange (approximately 10 minutes)

Wal Mart – A mega store that provides affordable products of all types including pharmacy items, cleaning products, household items, and food. Located at 101 Edgeley Boulevard (at the corner of Highway 7/Edgeley Boulevard).

Getting There: Take Viva Orange or YRT Route 20 (Jane-Concord). Yorkgate Mall – One of the closest malls to campus, Yorkgate Mall is located at the intersection of Jane & Finch. Featuring over 65 stores, Yorkgate is an affordable and convenient place to shop for essential items. Location: Intersection of Jane & Finch.

Getting There: Take TTC 36 (Finch West), get off at Jane (approximately 5 minutes). Pacific Mall – A very large Asian Mall, Pacific Mall offers a shopping experience unlike many of Toronto’s other malls. Catering to Toronto’s Asian community, Pacific Mall incorporates a traditional Pacific market style. With over 400 stores selling a variety of retail goods, food and entertainment Pacific Mall is an affordable place to shop and discover bargains. Location: Intersection of Steeles Avenue East and Kennedy Road.

Getting There: Take TTC 60 to Finch Station. From Finch Station take TTC 53 (Steeles Ave. East), get off at Steeles Ave. East & Kennedy (approximately an hour and a half).

Vaughan Mills Mall – A new addition to Toronto shopping, Vaughan Mills offers consumers over 200 retail outlets that provide a shopping, dining and entertainment experience.

Getting There: Take the YRT 20 until YRT terminal at “Entry 3 Vaughan Mills.”


23 Toronto Eaton Centre – One of Toronto’s most famous shopping malls, the Eaton Centre is located in the heart of downtown Toronto and is a shopping hub for everyone in the Greater Toronto Area. The mall itself has over 280 stores featuring some of the world’s most famous retail brands. Location:

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Getting There: Take the TTC subway and get off at either Dundas Station or Queen Station.

Yorkdale – One of Toronto’s largest shopping centers, Yorkdale is a shopping haven conveniently located near Osgoode. With hundreds of popular shopping options, Yorkdale has something for everyone. Location: Highway 401 and Dufferin Street.

Getting There: Take the TTC subway and get off at Yorkdale Station. Visit www.yorkdale.com for more information and a directory of stores in Yorkdale.

Yorkville – One of Toronto’s ritzier areas, Yorkville is located in the heart of downtown Toronto and is arguably Toronto’s go-to area for style, culture and fashion. Location: Around the intersection of Bay & Bloor

Getting There: Take TTC subway and get off at Bay Station or Yonge & Bloor. Visit www.bloor-yorkville.com for more information and a list of retail stores.


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MOVIE THEATRES

York Student Cinema – P/X 001 in the Petrie Science Building on campus. Admission is $3. Visit http://yorkstudentcinema.org/ for more details.

Colossus 3555 Highway 7 West. Vaughan, Ontario

Getting There: Take Viva Orange West and get off at the Weston Road Stop. (The South East corner of Weston Road & Highway 7)

SilverCity Yorkdale Yorkdale Shopping Centre. 3401 Dufferin Street.

Getting There: Take TTC subway to Yorkdale

Empress Walk Cinemas 5095 Yonge Street (Yonge & Sheppard).

Getting There: Take 196b from York to Sheppard-Yonge Station, or take 84 (Sheppard West) to Sheppard-Yonge Station. Then take the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line north and get off at North York Centre Station.

Silvercity Cinemas 2300 Yonge Street (Yonge & Eglinton)

Getting There: Take 196B to Sheppard-Yonge station and then take subway to Eglinton subway station.

Canada Square 2200 Yonge Street (Yonge & Eglinton)

Getting There: Follow same directions as above


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ARTS & CULTURE

Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas Street West; www.ago.net) – One of the largest art galleries in North America, the AGO houses over 4000 artworks in a soaring space that is a work of art itself, designed by internationally renowned architect, Frank Gehery. General admission is $11 for eligible students with ID, and free on Wednesday evenings between 6:00pm – 8:30pm (special exhibitions extra).

Canadian Opera Company – Housed in the gorgeous Four Seasons Centre of the Performing Arts, the Canadian Opera Company is the largest producer of opera in Canada & one of the largest, most esteemed opera companies in North America. If you are under 29 years old, you can purchase $22 tickets in designated areas of the auditorium to enjoy the show.

National Ballet of Canada – Toronto is the privileged home of the National Ballet of Canada, regarded by many as the premier classical ballet company in Canada. For those between 16-29 years old, you can take advantage of specially-priced $30 tickets through www.dancebreak.ca. If you’re not a seasoned veteran of ballets, no worries; 45 minutes before the show ballet experts are in the lobby to provide information and insights on the production you are about to see.

Toronto Symphony Orchestra – With performances steeped in both traditional (Stravinksy & Tchaikovsky concertos for example) and contemporary works (Broadway Divas!), the Symphony Orchestra offers classical music for both the seasoned listener and the novice aficionado. For those between the ages of 15 and 35, take advantage of the Symphony Orchestra’s youth rates and purchase tickets for as low as $14 through www.tsoundcheck.com. Royal Ontario Museum – With displays on natural history (Dinosaurs, bats, etc.) and World Culture, the Royal Ontario Museum is your one-stop for you to get in touch with your inner 8- year -old. From 4:30 – 9:30 pm the ROM sells tickets for half price. Moreover the ROM offers all full-time students free admission to the Museum on Tuesdays. Bring your student card, photo ID and enjoy all the ROM has to offer for the grand price of free!


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LOCAL ATTRACTIONS While Toronto is perhaps best known for tourist attractions like the CN Tower, there are many other attractions you may not find in a travel guide. Take advantage of some of the secret gems listed here and hopefully you will discover your own during your time at Osgoode.

Skating at Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen Street West) – Taking a page out of Central Park, the plaza in front of Toronto’s City Hall is converted to an outdoor skating rink. Visitors can rent skates and skate with fellow Torontonians. For those who want to skate closer to Osgoode campus, Mel Lastman Square (5100 Yonge Street) at North York Centre is also converted to an outdoor skating rink. Air Canada Centre – Catch a game with the Toronto Raptors and Toronto Maple Leafs at Canada’s premier and sports and entertainment venue. Throughout the year the ACC offers both sporting events and major concerts for you to enjoy.

Canada’s Wonderland – Just north of York University is one of the largest family-friendly amusement parks in Canada. Canada’s Wonderland offers over 66 exciting rides, which include 15 roller coasters and a 20 acre water park (Splash Works). Take advantage of discounted tickets offered through the YFS (York’s student government), ride the Behemoth and take the YRT 20 which goes straight to Canada’s Wonderland from York University.

Ontario Science Centre (770 Don Mills Road; www.ontariosciencecentre.com) – An interactive science exhibition that is a treat for adults and kids alike. Be sure to check out whatever film is screening at the IMAX dome theatre. The dome screen stretches around your reclining chair so you cannot see the edges, leaving you with the sense you are sitting almost inside the film. Special admission rates for students (general admission $16, IMAX Film $9, $22 for both).


27 Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada – Immerse yourself in a world of 16,000 aquatic animals and discover your own underwater adventure at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/

Music Clubs/Concert Halls – Toronto has one of the best music scenes in Canada, both domestic and international. Whether your musical tastes are along the lines of Pearl Jam, Cyndi Lauper, Method Man or Lady Gaga, Toronto provides you with an opportunity to see great performers during your time at Osgoode. If you are interested in music, York University has a Ticketmaster booth called the Source located in the Student Centre. Here you can purchase Ticketmaster tickets directly or pick up tickets you had already ordered.

Second City Comedy Club – Celebrating its 50th year of funny, the Second City Comedy Club is one of the go-to spots for improvisational and sketch comedy in Canada. Noted comedy alumnae include Martin Short, John Candy, Gilda Radner & Dan Aykroyd.

The Beach – This sandy stretch of lakefront features a 3km boardwalk and is adjacent to one of Toronto’s vibrant residential neighbourhoods with plenty of little cafés and neighbourhood restaurants to explore when you get hungry.

The Islands – An oasis of green space and solitude away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto, the Toronto Islands are a ferry ride away (take the Center Island ferry). Rent a rowboat or bicycle, have a picnic, or take advantage of the many activities the Island has to offer. The Toronto Ferry Docks is located at the foot of Bay Street and Queens Quay.

Toronto CityPass – Admission to five Toronto attractions (CN Tower, Casa Loma, Ontario Science Centre, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto Zoo) for $65.99, 42% off the adult admission for each attraction separately. See www.citypass.com for details.

Toronto Blue Jays (Rogers Centre; www.bluejays.com) – The Blue Jays are Toronto’s Major League Baseball team. Tickets start at $11.


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PLACES TO VISIT IN ONTARIO

Though there are no shortage of places to see in Toronto, discover the beauty and activities that all of Ontario has to offer. Here are some examples of places and events outside of Toronto that you can visit:

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest: Since 1969, Waterloo & Kitchener have held the largest Bavarian festival in North America taking place during Canada’s Thanksgiving weekend. The Oktoberfest itself runs for nine days, and includes a Thanksgiving Day Parade and numerous music concerts throughout the week. Kitchener & Waterloo are approximately 100 kilometres (1 hour driving) outside of Toronto. McMichael Canadian Art Collection: A gallery that offers individuals the perfect insight into Canadian art, the McMichael permanent collection consists of over 6,000 solely Canadian artworks. The McMichael Art Collection also holds one of the largest collections of the Group of Seven in the world and is only a short drive (about 30 minutes) away from Toronto.

Niagara Falls & Niagara-on-the-Lake: Arguably no visit to Canada is complete without a trip to Niagara Falls. One of the natural wonders of the world, Niagara Falls is one of the most powerful falls in the world and one of Canada’s most beautiful sights. Stay until night to see the Falls illuminated and potentially witness a dazzling fireworks display at the base of the Falls. Also see Niagara-on-the-Lake a picturesque town located near the Falls, it was once honored as the “Prettiest Town in Canada.” Take a tour of its historic monuments and forts as well as Niagara’s world class vineyards. Niagara Falls & Niagara-on-the-Lake are approximately 145 kilometres away, or an hour and 45minutes drive from Toronto.

Stratford Festival: One of North America’s largest theatre festivals, Stratford’s annual theatre festival hosts a variety of theatre performances, ranging from Shakespeare to more contemporary works. Some of the finest British, American and Canadian stage actors have taken to the stage at Stratford (most recently Christopher Plummer as Prospero). Stratford is approximately 150km away, or an hour and 45 minute drive from Toronto. The Stratford Theatre Festival runs from April – September. For more specific show details visit www.stratfordfestival.ca.


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SAFETY & HEALTH: IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Security Services: 416-736-5333 or Ex. 33333 Located in room 227 of the William Small Centre, Security Services is a 24-hours-a-day, 365 days-a- year operation and can be called free of charge at 416.736.5333 or Ex. 33333 from any campus pay telephone for urgent matters.

911 Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1 in any situation where people or property is at immediate risk; for example, medical emergencies, crimes in progress, domestic incidents, or fires. This number is for emergencies only. The Toronto police, fire department, and ambulance will be dispatched upon the call.

Note : After calling 9-1-1, immediately call Security at 416-736-5333 or Ex. 33333 (if you’re

using a campus phone). In emergency situations, Toronto emergency vehicles will be met by York Security personnel to expedite them to the location of the emergency.

Blue Light Telephones: Emergency telephones are located throughout campus in parking lots, residence lobbies, some building entrances, in all elevators and laundry rooms. Outdoor Emergency Telephones are equipped with a blue light and are highly visible. If immediate assistance is required, press the call button to be referred to a Security Officer.

GoSAFE: 416-736-5454 or extension 55454 A complimentary service, GoSAFE officers provide a safe and secure escort guiding York community members from one destination to the other (from a York library to your home). From September to August, GoSAFE runs from 6:00pm to 2:00am.

Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000 A free, confidential telephone service, call to receive health advice or general health information from a Registered Nurse. Tele-Health Registered Nurses can make a preliminary determination about how you should care for yourself, make an appointment with your doctor, go to a clinic, contact a community service, or go to a hospital emergency room. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


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KEY OSGOODE CONTACTS

Associate Dean, Research and Institutional Relations E-mail Address: adr@osgoode.yorku.ca Campus Building: Ignat Kaneff Building, 2033 Telephone :(416)736-5771 Fax: (416)650-4321

Jody-Ann Rowe, Visiting Scholars Program Coordinator E-mail Address: jrowe@osgoode.yorku.ca Campus Building: Ignat Kaneff Building, 1016 Telephone :(416)736-5771 Fax: (416)650-4321 Osgoode IT Helpdesk E-mail Address: help@osgoode.yorku.ca Campus Building: Ignat Kaneff Building, 1013 Telephone:(416)736-2100 x 55401 (Voicemail)

Osgoode Facilities & Building Security E-mail Address: rooms@osgoode.yorku.ca Campus Building: Ignat Kaneff Building, 2030 Telephone:(416)736-2100 x 55218

Osgoode Law Library E-mail Address: library@osgoode.yorku.ca Campus Building: Ignat Kaneff Building, 1011 Telephone: (416)736-5206 Fax: (416)736-5298


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