Getting Here


Location on Google maps
Address: 6486 Simcoe County Road 56 Egbert Ontario
GPS coordinates: 44.235761, -79.795133

Note: relying solely on a GPS device is not recommended. Some models show the location at some 20 km away. We recommend to print or note down directions from Google Maps.

Dhamma Torana is approximately 45 mins – 1 hr driving from the GTA (Greater Toronto Area).
Whether traveling from the east of the city or the west end:

  • take Highway 401 to Highway 400
  • take Highway 400 north from Toronto
  • exit at Highway 89 West (take exit 75).
  • traveling west on Highway 89, pass through Cookstown and continue until you reach Simcoe County Road 56 (about 10 km from Highway 400).
  • take Simcoe County Road 56 North and travel for approximately 8 km.
  • the Centre is on the west side of the road and is signposted Ontario Vipassana Centre.

By Bus or Train

The preferable bus option in terms of variety of routes and frequency of service is the GO Transit.

If you are arriving by bus or train, you need to make your own arrangements to get to the Centre from the bus stop or the train station. The Centre is about a half hour drive from the bus stop or the train station.


  • Taxi
    Be sure to call in advance as the taxis originate in Barrie or Alliston. Search online for local taxi service in.
  • Uber
    Uber costs much less. Please check Google or Uber app for details about the service in this area.

GO Transit

From Toronto

From Toronto, the best way is to take the Barrie train and get off at Barrie South.

GO trains and buses run several times a day from the GO Station located just east of Union Station (main railway station) in downtown Toronto (Front and Bay Streets). From Toronto International Airport, you can take a bus from any terminal to Union Station.

Please always refer to GO transit website for schedules, fares and for further information as schedules change every 3-4 months.

From Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

You can book a taxi service that will take you to the centre at the following site: Their phone number is 705-728-1148 or 1-800-461-7529. They do pickups at the airport every half hour.

The address of their destination (i.e. OVC’s address) is 6486 Simcoe County Road in Egbert. In brief, Egbert is just north of Alliston. Exit 75 off Highway 400; go west on 89 to 56 and north to destination.

Rideshare Board

The Rideshare Board is for students who have already registered in a course. A link to this board is sent via email to registered students.


Getting Here





Teen & Children Courses

Teen & Children Courses

Ontario Vipassana Centre, 6486 Simcoe County Rd. 56, Egbert, Ontario, L0L 1N0
Privacy Policy
The Ontario Vipassana Centre is owned and operated by the Ontario Vipassana Foundation which is a registered non-profit charitable organization
(Charity Number BN 87365 6219 RR0001)