TUG'16 excursions

For TUG 2016, we are planning to offer day trips both before and after the conference. If you are interested in one or more of the excursions below, please indicate them when you register for the conference.

In addition to the scheduled excursions below, the Royal Ontario Museum has an exhibition of Dale Chihuly's glass works. Just a thought for the museum-minded.

Also, a type design workshop from Crafting Type is being held in Toronto from June 3-5, for those in the area. (Other upcoming workshops will be in Copenhagen and San Francisco.)

Friday, July 22 - for early birds

Pavneet will be arriving at the hotel Friday afternoon. Anyone would would like to join up for dinner (possibly at Fine Asian Bowl, feel free to email the conference address (tug2016@tug.org) or contact him directly.

Saturday, July 23 - Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls

Bring a jacket and/or sweater. It can get noticeably cool by the Falls in the evening.

10:00 depart Bond Place.
12:00Château des Charmes tour and lunch (included!).
15:00depart Château.
17:00Niagara Falls, Hornblower Cruise.
19:00dinner: self-pay.
21:00Niagara Falls, night illumination.
21:30depart Niagara.

Sunday, July 24 - Guelph

This day's excursion is fully booked. All are welcome at the conference reception, of course!

08:30 depart Bond Place
10:00Porcupine's Quill (Erin, Ontario). Artisanal publisher with a workflow of groff and a Heidelberg KORD press (tentative); principal Tim Inkster is attending the conference. A mill pond is also on the property, and Tim wrote and produced an engaging booklet on the mill's history (4.5mb). Just up the street, Holtom's Bakery is happy to accommodate those wishing coffee and/or snacks.
12:00StoneHammer Brewery (Guelph) tour.
14:00Buon Gusto (Guelph) for lunch: self-pay.
16:00Howard Iron Works Printing Museum (Mississauga) tour.
19:00Paramount Fine Foods (Toronto, 253 Yonge St.) conference reception: self-pay, no cover charge.

Monday, July 25 - Toronto baseball

17:35 Walking group gather in lobby; the walk is approximately 1.7mi, perhaps 50min.
17:45 Walking group departs Bond Place, led by Pavneet (passing an architectural bonus: the Mies van der Rohe TD Bank complex). Subway, taxi, other travel per individual preferences—get your ticket from Pavneet beforehand.
19:30Game time at Rogers Centre, San Diego Padres at Toronto Blue Jays.

Wednesday, July 27 - optional dinner

Thursday, July 28 - typography

Things to bring: comfortable walking shoes, water bottle, sun protection. The typography tour will be by bus.

08:30 depart Bond Place.
09:00Toronto Reference Library. Visit will concentrate on three spaces: Special Collections, Arts, and Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS). Approximate schedule:
Group 1: 9:10-9:50 in Special Collections; 10-10:20 in Arts; 10:25-10:45 in HSS.
Group 2: 9:10-9:30 in HSS; 9:35-9:55 in Arts; 10:00-10:40 in Special Collections.
Coffee etc. available at Balzac's inside the library.
11:15depart library.
12:00Tour of Ismaili Centre Toronto: architecture of Charles Correa.
13:00lunch: boxed lunch provided, additional items available in coffee shop for self-pay.
14:00Tour of Aga Khan Museum.
15:45depart Aga Khan.
17:00(approximate) return to hotel.
18:30boarding for Mariposa banquet cruise: faq, directions. Guests need to make their own way to the dock; the subway is convenient.
19:00sailing.
22:00(approximate) return to dock.

Friday, July 29 - Georgian Bay

This excursion is currently fully booked, but can be expanded if there is interest. Please email the organizers, or indicate in comments field if submitting the registration form.

Things to bring: sun protection for sure!; good walking shoes; sandals might be preferable. If desired, swimsuit and change of clothes: we'll be going to a small beachside park, anyone interested is welcome to swim in the fresh water.

09:00 depart Bond Place.
11:00Georgian Bay: town of Thornbury, Blue Mountains region.
13:00lunch: self-pay.
15:00McMichael Art Gallery tour. Designed to give visitors a feel for the Canadian landscape, and how it was interpreted in painting by the acclaimed impressionists, The Group of Seven.
17:00depart.

If questions, problems, comments, please email the organizers. Thanks.


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