Summer Institute of Church Music
Location and Directions
SICM is held in the town of Whitby (30 minutes east of downtown Toronto,
Toronto is Canada's largest and most diverse commercial, cultural, and touristic centre. There are excellent air, rail and bus connections, many attractions and easy access to southern Ontario's urban and rural beauty.
Whitby is a small historic community away from the bustle of the big city. It offers many accommodation and dining options in addition to those available at SICM's home base, Trafalgar Castle School.
Trafalgar Castle School is located in downtown Whitby, east of Brock Street (Highway 12), south of Dundas Street (Highway 2) and north of Highway 401, about 30 minutes east of downtown Toronto.
There is ample parking at Trafalgar Castle School but someone from your area or along your travel route may be planning to attend SICM and could share travel time and cost with you. Contact SICM for help in making the connection.
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By Rail or Bus
Ontario's GO Transit offers an excellent train and bus service between downtown Toronto and the Whitby GO Station (on Brock Street just south of Highway 401, a 10-minute walk from Trafalgar Castle School).
The VIA Rail stations in Oshawa, Guildwood (in western Scarborough) and Union Station (downtown Toronto) all connect to the GO Transit service to Whitby GO Station.
Follow these links for schedules and fares:www.gotransit.com
Aside from that of GO Transit, bus service to Whitby, as far as we've been able to tell, is VERY limited.
Toronto's Lester B. Pearson International Airport, with facilities ranked among the great airports of the world, serves well beyond a hundred countries. A wide array of transit options exist from the airport to the Institute, mostly through GO Transit and other shuttles to downtown Toronto and on to Whitby and other east-of-Toronto communities.