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.)
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 (email@example.com) or contact him directly.
Bring a jacket and/or sweater. It can get noticeably cool by the Falls in the evening.
|10:00||depart Bond Place.|
|12:00||Château des Charmes tour and lunch (included!).|
|17:00||Niagara Falls, Hornblower Cruise.|
|21:00||Niagara Falls, night illumination.|
This day's excursion is fully booked. All are welcome at the conference reception, of course!
|08:30||depart Bond Place|
|10:00||Porcupine'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.|
|12:00||StoneHammer Brewery (Guelph) tour.|
|14:00||Buon Gusto (Guelph) for lunch: self-pay.|
|16:00||Howard Iron Works Printing Museum (Mississauga) tour.|
|19:00||Paramount Fine Foods (Toronto, 253 Yonge St.) conference reception: self-pay, no cover charge.|
|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.|
|19:30||Game time at Rogers Centre, San Diego Padres at Toronto Blue Jays.|
Things to bring: comfortable walking shoes, water bottle, sun protection. The typography tour will be by bus.
|08:30||depart Bond Place.|
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.
|12:00||Tour of Ismaili Centre Toronto: architecture of Charles Correa.|
|13:00||lunch: boxed lunch provided, additional items available in coffee shop for self-pay.|
|14:00||Tour of Aga Khan Museum.|
|15:45||depart Aga Khan.|
|17:00||(approximate) return to hotel.|
|18:30||boarding for Mariposa banquet cruise: faq, directions. Guests need to make their own way to the dock; the subway is convenient.|
|22:00||(approximate) return to dock.|
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.|
|11:00||Georgian Bay: town of Thornbury, Blue Mountains region.|
|15:00||McMichael 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.|
If questions, problems, comments, please email the organizers. Thanks.