Anime North 2016 will be held at:
Daily parking is free at the Toronto Congress Center.
A shuttle bus will be running a circuit between the TCC, International Plaza, Crowne Plaza, and Sheraton Hotel at continuous intervals during peak convention times. In addition, the convention is providing continuous complimentary shuttle service to many of the overflow hotels in the area when you book within our room block. Please see Hotels page for which hotel is on bus route.
Anime North 2016 will run over the weekend of May 27-29, 2016. Convention hours are expected to be:
|Friday, May 27, 2016||6 PM - 2 AM|
|Saturday, May 28, 2016||10 AM - 2 AM|
|Sunday, May 29, 2016||10 AM - 6 PM|
On Friday, the Dealers' Room will open early, at 5 PM.
Arriving by Air or Car
Please see our Travel Discounts page for negotiated discounts.
Note to US Visitors:
Visitors to Canada from the United States will be required to show federal identification documents in the form of a passport, a permanent resident (green) card, or a Nexus card. The specific type(s) of documentation required may depend on the method of transport (land, air, or sea). For further information, visit:
For more information regarding the Nexus card, or for a full application, visit:
Arriving by Transit
There are three suggested routes from Toronto using the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission)
Take the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line to Lawrence West Station. Transfer to a westbound 52 Lawrence bus (take the 52A, 52B, or 52D -- the 52F or 52G will NOT go the convention), and get off at City View Drive for TCC & International Plaza, or Atwell Drive for the Sheraton. Travel time is about 40 minutes from Lawrence West station, but this route can get crowded during the day. Note: the 58 Malton bus has been discontinued.
Take the Bloor-Danforth subway line to Kipling Station. Transfer to the northbound 46 Martin Grove bus, and get off at Dixon Road. The International Plaza and TCC are about a 5-10 minute walk west of this stop. This option is less crowded during peak hours, but after 10 PM the 46 Martin Grove only bus runs every 30 minutes. Travel time is about 20 minutes from Kipling Station.
Take the Bloor-Danforth subway line to Kipling Station. Transfer to the northbound 112C West Mall (do NOT take the 112A/112D), and get off at Dixon Road. The Sheraton is across the street from this stop, and the International Plaza and TCC are a 5 minute walk east along Dixon Road. This bus runs more frequently than the 46 Martin Grove after 10PM on Friday night, however the 112C West Mall stops running after 10PM Saturday, and 7PM Sunday. The travel time from Kipling Station is about 20-25 minutes.
Please check the TTC website prior to the convention to confirm when the first/last buses run each day.
Anime North is happy to offer complimentary shuttle transfer between the Toronto Congress Center (TCC) and most official hotels. All shuttle buses are large 48 passenger school buses. During peak times, we have multiple buses running continuously with no waiting at any locations other than to disembark and embark. Shuttle bus pick-up/drop-off location at TCC is at the Hall F west entrance close to the water tower. Hotel pick-up/drop-off locations will be clearly marked with lawn signs. If it's raining, the shuttle will make its way to as close to hotel entrance as possible. Please note we have two different shuttle routes. Look for signage on the bus. Ensure you get on the right one.
Green Route 1 - TCC to Official Event Hotels
Friday 18:00-01:30, Saturday 10:00-23:59, Sunday 10:00-18:00
Free for all Anime North badge holders, you are able to ride Route 1, which runs continuously between TCC, Crowne Plaza, Sheraton, and International Plaza. On Friday evening, this shuttle will stop at Marriott for the Moonlight Ball as well.
Yellow Route 2 - TCC to Overflow Hotels
Friday 16:30-01:30, Saturday 10:00-23:59, Sunday 09:00-19:00
Free to attendees booked within our official Anime North block using links on Anime North website with Westin Bristol, Hilton Airport, Hampton Inn, Fairfield, Hilton Garden Inn, and Four Points. Upon check in, the hotel front desk will provide you shuttle endorsement stickers for up to 4 people per room. Please place this sticker on your Anime North badge or hotel room key. You will be required to display this sticker every time you board the Route 2 shuttle bus. Additional shuttle sticker can not be purchased. Route 2 runs continuously between TCC - Westin - Hilton - Hampton Inn - Fairfield - Hilton Garden Inn - Four Points - International Plaza.