Beyond the State

Governance, Legality, and Political Morality

Beginning Friday, September 29th until Sunday, October 1st, the Ontario Legal Philosophy Partnership will host its 2017 Philosophy of Law Conference, "Governance, Legality, and Political Morality Beyond the State" at the Waterfront Hotel in Burlington, Ontario. The conference aims to clarify and address a number of tightly interconnected philosophical questions regarding institutional policies implemented to address global and transnational crises, including but not limited to transnational public health issues, climate change, human rights, responses to humanitarian crises, migration across state boundaries, and the adjudication and punishment of war crimes and crimes against humanity. 



Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is approximately 50 minutes away from the Waterfront Hotel Burlington by car. Burlington Taxi offer a flat rate of 85$CN for rides to Pearson airport which included taxes but excludes highway 407 ETR fees.

You can also take the airport rail link UP Express (12$CN for a one-way trip) directly to Toronto's Union Station. Once at the train station, you will have to board the Lakeshore West GO to Appleby Station (10.70$CN for a single ride). Finally, you board the Burlington Transit bus "10-New Maple" until John Street Terminal, which will bring you moments away from the Waterfront Hotel Burlington (3.50$CN for a single ride).

 Other travel options include arriving to Toronto's Union Station by way of ViaRail trains and taking the Lakeshore West GO train to Burlington (as indicated above).


As previously mentioned, Burlington Taxi is one possible mode of transportation once you've arrived in Burlington. Rates begin at 3.50$CN and increase per mileage.

Tel: +1 (905) 333-3333

The Burlington Transit is another system of transportation available to conference participants. A single ride costs 3.50$ per adult. Bus schedules and transit maps can be found here.


Parking Passes for the Art Gallery of Burlington (Friday Sessions & Sunday Sessions) will be available at the front desk for a flat rate of 10$CDN/Day when you mention that you are a participant/attendee of the "Beyond the State" conference. 

Parking passes for the Waterfront Hotel Burlington (Saturday Sessions) will be available at the front desk for a flat rate of 5$CN/Day when you mention that you are a participant/attendee of the "Beyond the State" conference.