Accommodations

Although we will be providing details here about a variety of on-campus and off-campus accommodations, because York University’s Keele Campus is located at the north end of Toronto, a considerable distance from the downtown, with few easily accessible hotels, the most convenient accommodations for Congress 2017 will be on campus.

On-Campus Accommodation

On campus, IRSCL Congress 2017 can offer you shared or private modern residence suites in Pond Road Residence or hotel rooms in Schulich Executive Learning Centre.

Pond Road Residence

Pond Road Residence is a modern residence consisting of two-bedroom suites. To go on a virtual tour of the residence, please see this video.

A two-bedroom suite for two persons, each with a bedroom but with a shared bathroom, including daily housekeeping, WiFi, and continental breakfast costs $50 (Canadian dollars = CAD) per night per person plus 13% HST (compulsory Harmonized Services Tax) for a total of $56.50 CAD per person per night. At registration, you can indicate your preferred suite-mate (provided that person selects you on his or her registration form) or you will be paired with another suite-mate by gender.

A two-bedroom suite for one person, including daily housekeeping, private bathroom, WiFi, and continental breakfast, costs $75 CAD per night plus 13% HST for a total of $84.75 per night. (Limited numbers of private suites are available on a first come, first served basis.)

Please be prepared when you register to indicate the nights for which you wish to reserve:

  • Thursday, 27 July 2017
  • Friday, 28 July 2017
  • Saturday, 29 July 2017
  • Sunday, 30 July 2017
  • Monday, 31 July 2017
  • Tuesday, 1 August 2017
  • Wednesday, 2 August 2017
  • Thursday, 3 August 2017

Schulich Executive Learning Centre (On-Campus Hotel)

To book a room at the Schulich Executive Learning Centre (an on-campus hotel), either telephone (416) 650-8300 or e-mail reservations@schulich.yorku.ca , making sure that you give the code "Block # 224886" to receive the special IRSCL Congress 2017 rate: $139 CAD plus 13% HST = $157.07 CAD per night.

These are private, ensuite hotel rooms; they include a hot breakfast. An additional person is $15 extra per night. Parking is $20 extra per night. For more information about their facilities, please see the Executive Learning Centre at Schulich website .

(A limited number of rooms is available on a first come, first served basis.)

Off-Campus Accommodation

Below, please find information on how to book off-campus hotel accommodation or off-campus alternate accommodation (private residences or hostels).

Off-Campus Hotel Accommodation

For most delegates to IRSCL Congress 2017, on-campus accommodation at York University’s Keele Campus will be most convenient, whether in private or shared accommodation in the modern two-bedroom suites of Pond Road Residence or in the on-campus hotel (Schulich Executive Learning Centre).

Some delegates may choose to stay in downtown Toronto. However, public transportation from downtown to York can easily take an hour or more.

There are a few hotels relatively close to York; however, even they are 2 to 3 kilometres from Keele Campus.

Those interested in booking hotel accommodation off-campus but close to York can log on to Hotels.ca website (Hotels.com, an Expedia company) or a similar hotel-booking website. On hotels.ca, for location, type in “York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada” and a list of available hotels will be generated, showing the distance of each hotel from York and a rating of each hotel based on customer reviews.

Some of the hotels that will appear are:

HOTEL ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER DISTANCE FROM YORK’S KEELE CAMPUS
Super 8 Toronto North 3400 Steeles Avenue W., Vaughan 866-295-5109 2.1 km to York U
Holiday Inn Express Toronto – North York 30 Norfinch Drive, Toronto 866-295-5578 2.5 km to York U
Best Western Plus Toronto North York Hotel & Suites 50 Norfinch Drive, Toronto 866-295-5816 2.5 km to York U
Comfort Inn Toronto North 66 Norfinch Drive, Toronto 866-295-9117 2.5 km to York U
Extended Stay Canada – Toronto – Vaughan 3600 Steeles Ave. W., Vaughan 866-296-6568 2.8 km to York U

IRSCL Congress 2017 is not recommending any particular off-campus hotel nor has it negotiated special rates with any of these.

Off-Campus Alternate Accommodation

For alternate forms of accommodation, delegates may search the following listings of accommodation in private residences or hostels, always checking the distance from York University’s Keele Campus (4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario).

  • Airbnb - search location “York University, Keele Street, Toronto, ON”
  • Wimdu - search location “Toronto, Ontario, Canada”
  • Hostels.com - search location “Toronto, Canada”