Canada’s largest city and the capital of Ontario, Toronto’s climate is continental, with cold winters and warm summers. In October, the weather is generally mild, with a daytime average high temperature of 16°C (61°F) and a nighttime average of 5-7°C (41-45°F). Toronto generally gets six hours of sunshine in October, so it’s a good idea to bring your sunglasses with you.
Toronto currently observes Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), which is 4 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-4).
The dress code for WICH 2023 is business casual for all occasions unless stated otherwise.
The Canadian dollar (symbol: $; code: CAD) is the currency of Canada. It is abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or sometimes Can$ or C$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies. It is divided into 100 cents (¢).
Credit cards – especially Visa and Mastercard – are widely accepted in Toronto’s restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops.
For exchange rates, please see www.xe.com
In Canada, the standard voltage is 110-120 V (with a standard frequency of 60 Hz). European plugs (220 V) are not compatible with Canadian electrical sockets and require a plug adapter or converter to run electrical appliances.
Canadian power sockets are Type B, as shown below:
The official language of the conference is English.
Liability & Insurance
The Conference Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to the private property of participants.
Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.
Safety & Security
Please do not leave any personal belongings unattended at any time, inside or outside the session halls.
Free WiFi will be available in the session halls and public areas at the conference venue.