The Toronto Tango Experience (TTX)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where are the milongas held
All the milongas (and meals) for the TTX are in the beautiful main ballroom of the SPK Polish Hall in the heart of the University of Toronto district. It is fully air-conditioned and has a wonderful wooden floor for excellent dancing. It can accommodate over 300 people and is fully licensed if you would like to have a glass of wine at the milongas or during the meals.
What are the dates for the Toronto Tango Experience
The TTX starts with the free (yes FREE, as in no cost, gratis) pre-festival milonga on Wednesday August 27, 2014 and finishes on Sunday August 31, 2014 at 5am. Have you always wanted to visit Toronto, then come earlier or stay later and explore the city.
What's so great about Toronto
Toronto was named by UNESCO as the most multicultural city in the world. The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is less than a 5 minute walk from the TTX. The Royal Ontario Museum are less than a 10 minute walk. The trendy Yorkville shopping area is just a 15 minute walk. The world famous Niagara Falls is just one hour away.
Is this area safe
Toronto is considered to be one of the safest cities in the world. There are many people walking alone in this area at all times of day and night. Of course, nothing is 100% safe, so you should always be careful.
What about parking
There is free parking for approximately 80 cars from Friday 6pm August 29 until Monday September 1 at 6am. Free parking after 9pm on Beverley St (paid parking before). There is also paid public parking (underground) for over 280 cars within a 5 minute walk (213 Huron St.) for a rate of $20 per day (or $6 evening rate) on weekdays and $6 per day on Saturday and Sunday.
Where do I sleep
There are many local B&Bs in the area. Try Airbnb which has many listings. We have also made arrangements at a local yoga studio (within a 5 minute walk) to let attendees sleep overnight at their premises for $10 per night. Bring a sleeping mat and sleeping bag or rent a sleeping mat, pillow and blanket for an extra $5 per night. Soap, shampoo and other personal toiletries will be available for purchase at cost price, plus there is a 24 hour 7-Eleven across the street.
Is there access to the Internet
There is a Wi-Fi public hotspot at the SPK Polish Hall, however you need a Boingo account (www.boingo.com) to use it. The current cost for a Boingo account is $10 per month for unlimited usage and there is no contract.