Welcome to Toronto

Toronto Welcomes You

Congress 2023 of the Humanities and Social SciencesMay 27 - June 2, 2023


No matter where you’re from or who you are, you’re welcome in Toronto.


This is a city that thrives as the entertainment, cultural, business, sports, and tech capital of Canada – and events in this city come alive because of it. At Congress 2023 ‘Reckonings & Re-Imaginings’, York University will welcome up to 8,000 scholars to the city to plant seeds for positive change on the biggest social and environmental issues of our time. We can’t wait to showcase everything that Toronto has to offer during the first in-person Congress since 2019!

With more than 230 nationalities and 200 languages and dialects, Toronto has been named the most multicultural city in the world by the BBC. You’ll experience this acclaimed cultural vibrancy through the city’s cuisine, art, shopping, and especially the locals that liven up the streets. Toronto passionately embraces its diversity, reflective of Canada’s rich tapestry.

Toronto warmly welcomes FHSS delegates to the city!

About York University

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success.

Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

About the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences promotes research and teaching for the advancement of an inclusive, democratic and prosperous society. With a membership now comprising over 160 universities, colleges and scholarly associations, the Federation represents a diverse community of 91,000 researchers and graduate students across Canada. The Federation organizes Canada’s largest academic gathering, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, bringing together more than 8,000 participants each year.

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