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Dear Beach Volleyball Community
So far, we only knew a scenario like the current one from the fiction of various apocalypse movies. In reality, of course, none of us really have any idea how to deal with it. Only one thing unites us in this challenging time: the certainty that we have to put down everything that is not directly related to the elimination of the virus. A logical conclusion that, however, has a dramatic impact on all of us.
Experts are now predicting that the pandemic will peak in July and August. And that, in turn, means for us that currently, nobody can assume the responsibility to approach the implementation of the planned events with a clear conscience and with full conviction. After extensive discussions with the International Federation, our sponsors as well as partners and representatives from the cities of Vienna and Hamburg, we decided to cancel the two Major tournaments. And we can no longer contribute to the upgrade of the event in Gstaad.
We are sad to announce this decision. At the moment, we only have hope that the global crisis will soon subside and be under control. Then we will start the work to realize our events in 2021 with full energy and unwavering commitment.
My thanks go to everyone who has shared and supported our enthusiasm for beach volleyball over the past 25 years. I firmly believe that we will be able to provide proof of our subline again next year:
Goosebumps don't lie - See you @ the Beach!
Your Hannes Jagerhofer for the Beach Majors team Founder of the Beach Volleyball Major Series
How to get there
By car or bicycle
Coming from the North:
Highway 401 from Montreal and Ottawa and Highway 400 coming from Sudbury lead directly to Toronto.
Coming from the West:
The city of Detroit is easily linked to Toronto with Highway 401 that turns into Highway 403 shortly before the borders of Toronto city.
Coming from the South:
Highway190 from Buffalo via Niagara Falls turns into Highway 405 and connects the US-Canada border with Highway 403 leading directly into Toronto.
Parking your car:
A public car park is available for beach fans - it is located on 324 Cherry Street, at the corner of Lakeshore and Cherry Street.
Toronto is a very bicycle-friendly city and, as a result, there is a number of bicycle stands to safely secure your bicycle. You will find these right in front of the venue.
Toronto Pearson International Airport is an international airport located 14 miles northwest of the city center. This airport is Canada’s largest and busiest airport and is a hub for most of the international and continental airlines. Connections to the city run frequently by public buses and airport shuttles.
Toronto City (Billy Bishop) Airport is located on one of the Toronto islands and is connected to the main land via ferry and a passenger tunnel. Air Canada and Porter Airlines connect the North East of North America with Toronto conveniently.
Detroit Metro Airport is one of the largest airport hubs in North America and offers frequent bus (travel time: 5h) and train connections (travel time: 6h) to Toronto.
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport is located four hours from Downtown Toronto and offers train and bus rides both ways.
The main station of Toronto (Union Station) is situated on 65 Front St. W.
With VIA Rail, you can reach Toronto directly from Montréal, Ottawa, Kingston, Windsor, Samia and London. More information: http://www.viarail.ca/en.
The American national rail company links Toronto with Buffalo, New York and Chicago (via Buffalo). More information: https://www.amtrak.com/home.
Toronto’s bus station for bus lines linking the city with other cities is located on 610 Bay St. Further information can be found on torontocoachterminal.com. The bus company GO also connects Toronto with other cities and towns – the bus station can be found on 140 Bay St. More information: gotransit.com.
Connections to e.g. Buffalo, Montreal, New York City, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Niagara Falls.
Connections to e.g. Ottawa, Belleville, Peterborough, Pembroke, London and Windsor.