Welcome from the Local Arrangements Committee

Please come to Toronto. It is a nice city and we think you might enjoy it.  We don’t want to brag or anything, but the Guardian did recently dub it ‘the most fascinatingly boring city in the world.’  And the New York Times even found 36 hours worth of stuff to do (not counting spending 7 hours at a Blue Jays baseball game in extra innings, hanging around a random street corner waiting for Drake to show up, or sleeping in).

Toronto is a city with a short history on a land with a long history:  it is located on the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Past and present immigration has made Toronto a remarkably diverse city.  Over half of the almost 3 million residents of Toronto were born outside Canada.  Some people (ok, mainly Torontonians) say that Toronto is the most multicultural city in the world.  Nobody can explain what that really means or how it is measured. It definitely does not mean that most residents speak Canada’s other official language, French. But Torontonians will mention multicultural diversity, along with our reputation for low rates of violent crime and gun ownership compared to the US, as virtues of the city. Indeed, there is probably still a crumb of truth left in Peter Ustinov’s quip that Toronto is like New York run by the Swiss. Unlike the Swiss however, we’re ok with minarets.   

Inside the conference venue for the 2018 Law and Society Association conference, you will encounter an array of exciting, stimulating and engaging speakers and panels. Outside the hotel, the local arrangements committee will be delighted to introduce you to the Indigenous, multi-ethnic, natural and cultural richness of Toronto with walking tours, city guides and more.  We can help you decide where to go, what to see, what to do, how to get around and where to eat in Toronto when your day is done.

So come to Toronto. It’s fabulous. In a nice, Canadian sort of way.

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