The German consulate wants to receive some kind of invitation
from FrOSCon organizers to give me a visa.
The girl from Business Support Team who is in charge
of the visa receiving process sent an email to FrOSCon team
last week, but still no reply.
Does anyone know other ways to contact them
(phone, mailing list, personal contact)?
Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)
Who has figured out where to sleep yet?
If everything goes according to plan, I'll be hanging around in
Toronto for about 10-14 days.
According to http://www.archlinux.ca/archcon2010/?page_id=43, a dorm
room at the campus is a good bet. The archcon wiki page says you can
share rooms, but all the dorms are meant for single occupancy and hence
have only 1 bed, according to their webpage.
So I was gonna ask if anyone wanted to share a room with me for the
duration of the conference (4 days incl. weekend), or possible longer,
but seems that's not even possible, unless you take a suite for
multiple persons. it's $69 for 2 bedrooms and $79 for 3 bedrooms, per
personally, i like "bed & breakfast" formulas, in my region this
usually means you live in the house of some person and have often quite
a good service for a good price, and a breakfast of course. but if i
google for "toronto bed and breakfast" i mostly hit fancy
establishments with the associated prices ($70 and more) located in the
financial district of toronto (not where the conf is)
Although I did find one in "silverstone drive" (short walk from the
conf) (the name of the owner is Barbara Rundle, haven't found an email
address, only a phone no.) and I'm also gonna check what I
can get out of http://www.torontobandb.com/
Also, where will we eat?
Are there any accomodations at the conf? Are there nice snack bars and
such in the area around the conf? (google maps only returns
some in the financial distruct) Supposing you don't use a B&B formula,
where do you get breakfast?
There are many places to eat and sleep in the vicinity of Humber College.
Some are very close to Humber and others are not so close.
For starters Dieter, how many people are with you? Are you on your own
or are you coming along with someone else?
I know some people that may help us get a better rate on some of the
hotels in town but I need to know how may people there would be involved.
Aside from the food at Humber there are a few other places near by such
as "Mr Greek" which is obviously Greek food (and BTW is great !!) and
VERY affordable. It is also a nice environment.
About 5 min from Humber there is also "Mandarin" with outstanding
all-you can-eat Chinese food. I go to both places frequently with my
wife and some
of my buddies.
Aside from those places, just across from Humber, there is a small mall
and there is a restaurant that serves relatively decent food (this is
oriental food place, all-you-can-eat type of restaurant) .
If you want to visit Toronto I can provide you, and those of you that
wish to visit, with some more detailed places to eat and visit.
places are much further out from where we will be (say 1 hr by bus) but
if you are visiting that should not be a problem. Downtown Toronto has
a ton of places to visit and enjoy good food at a reasonable price.
Let me know.
My idea is to come to toronto 10-14 days, to make the jetlag/long
flight/.. a bit more worth it. I haven't found a companion for a road
trip/tourist stuff/camping/.. for the non-conf days like i was hoping,
so I will just hang around and see what happens.
Anyway, I still have to choose a start and departure date, so I was
wondering when you guys will come and go. So, other then 22/23 (conf
talks) and 24/25 (conf tourist stuff), are there any days that
anyone would want to do something?