Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada
631 Crawford Street
The Canadian National Festival 2020 will be hosted by Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada, the national temple for Kadampa Buddhism in Canada. Located in downtown Toronto, near Little Italy, KMC Canada is a peaceful and relaxed environment where people can discover the benefits of meditation and modern Buddhism for themselves.
The Centre holds regular meditation classes, courses and events that are suitable for everyone.
By Public Transport (TTC)
To get to Kadampa Meditation Centre from Union Station (North) to St. George Station or Yonge/Bloor Station. Change to Line 2 (West) and get off at Christie. A short walk west on Bloor Street will lead you to Crawford Street where the temple is located (walk South). The subway fare is $3.25 one way. Travel time – 25 mins.
Travel North on Line 1 to Wellesley Station. Take the 94 Wellesley bus westbound. There is a stop at Crawford, a half block South of the Temple.
Megabus goes between many major cities in Canada at very competitive rates:
Please see Via Rail for more information on travelling by train to Toronto from various locations throughout Canada. You will arrive at Union Station in Downtown Toronto. The closest subway stations to the temple are Christie and Ossington.
The vast majority of passenger traffic goes through Toronto’s Pearson International Airport while some domestic and regional airlines, especially from the USA go through Billy Bishop airport. Check out Porter Airlines for more flights from Billy Bishop.
1. Toronto Pearson International Airport to KMC Canada
There are many safe taxis at the airport in the taxi line. It costs roughly $42 one way to the city centre. Travel time is 25-45 mins, depending on traffic.
It is also easy to get to KMC Canada from the airport using public transportation.
Take the 900 Airport Express bus from Toronto Pearson to Kipling subway station and transfer to the TTC subway. Take Line 2 (East) and get off at Christie or Ossington Station. $3.25 one way. Travel time – 45 mins.
Train Express Union Pearson
The Union Pearson Express train goes from the airport directly to Union Station in downtown Toronto (see above for directions from Union Station). Costs $24.70 return for an adult fare ($18 with a Presto card). Travel time is approx 25 mins.
2. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to KMC Canada
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is located at :
2 Eireann Quay, Toronto, ON M5V 1A1
There are many safe taxis at the airport in the taxi line. It costs roughly $25 one way to the city centre. Travel time is 15-20 mins, depending on traffic.
There is no on-site parking available at Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada. Please do not park on Crawford Street as it is a busy residential street. There may be street parking available on adjacent streets but you are advised to take public transit (TTC). Also, note that on Sundays, the subway only runs from 8am but streetcars and buses do run before that time. Make sure to plan your travel in advance. Please visit www.ttc.ca for information or visit www.greenp.com for public parking lots in the area.
Temporary overnight parking passes can be purchased for a flat rate of $21.09 (+ tax) per week from the City of Toronto website. Overnight street parking without such a permit will result in a ticket. There are many streets surrounding the residences and temple where you can park overnight.