The Startup Train: Toronto to Montreal

It’s official, the Startup Train is back, in partnership with TD, Fasken and DMZ.

Coming from the GTA to Startupfest? Kick off the festival early by traveling business class via chartered cars with VIA Rail, alongside corporates, mentors, startups and investors all en route to Startupfest in Montreal. Jump aboard for an unforgettable experience and maximize your time at the fest by making the journey an extra special part of the destination.


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What is the Startup Train?

We are excited to bring back the Startup Train for it’s 10th year and offer GTA based startups the chance to network and engage with mentors while en route business class to Startupfest. Over five hours of travel flies by with curated meetings and conversations. The Startup Train wouldn’t be possible without our fabulous partners at TD, Fasken and DMZ.


The Details: 

Important Note: This is a ONE-WAY ticket to Startupfest. Attendees are responsible for organizing return travel.



  • Startupfest ticket + Train (For Startups): $574 + taxes/fees
  • Startupfest ticket + Train (For All-Others): $774 + taxes/fees
    *Please note: if you have already purchased your Startupfest ticket, you can contact to add-on the Startup Train option for $25.

Price Includes:

    • One ticket to Startupfest
    • One way travel from Toronto to Montreal
    • Meals and drinks are included aboard the train
    • Does NOT include accommodations - check out our hotel partners here.


Travel Information:

  • We will meet in the Business lounge by 10:30am latest in order to register. There is coffee, wifi and drinks available so please arrive early and relax before boarding.
  • We will be travelling business class.


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