Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network (CLSRN) Annual Conference

Below are some recommended hotels for those participants who need accommodations during the CLSRN conference.  Special rates are also available to those participants staying on for the Canadian Economics Association Conference which takes place May 29 – 31, 2009 also at the University of Toronto (http://economics.ca/2009/en/).

Delta Chelsea Inn

Location:

33 Gerrard St. W.

Web Site:

www.deltahotels.com/hotels/hotels.php?hotelId=10

Deadline:

200 rooms reserved through March 27, 2009

Phone:

416-595-1975, tool free 1-800-243-5732

Fax:

416-585-4375

E-Mail:

reservations@deltachelsea.com

Rates:

$165 Delta room single, $198 Premier room, $225 Kitchenette, plus 14% taxes. Each additional person is $20 per night. No charge for children up to age 18. Maximum of 3 adults per room. Callers must identify themselves as being with the group booking named 43rd Annual Conference to receive these rates.

Description:

Full Service hotel; kid and pet friendly; large fitness centre, several pools; features the Children's Creative Centre with child care for children aged 3 to 12 and Camp Chelsea (ages 5-12), see Delta Chelsea/Family Travel for details; smoke-free environment; 1.4 km to conference site

Parking:

$23 per night plus taxes

Internet:

free wifi in public areas of hotel

Meals:

kids under six eat free, older kids are half price

Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel

Location:

525 Bay Street

Web Site:

www.marriot.com

Deadline:

70 rooms reserved through April 25, 2009

Phone:

416-597-9200 (or call directly Elke Smith 416-204-9082), toll free 1-800-905-0667

Fax:

416-597-9211

Rates:

single/double $189; triple $209; quad $229; each additional person $20; suites $350; use group name: Cdn Economics

Description:

Full Service hotel; located adjacent to Downtown’s largest shopping center and very close to City Hall; fitness centre and rooftop pool; entirely nonsmoking facility; 1.7 km to conference site

Parking:

$22 daily plus taxes

Internet:

wifi access in guest rooms and public areas

Meals:

Full buffet breakfast included in the room rate.

Holiday Inn Toronto Midtown

Deadline:

50 rooms reserved through April 15, 2009

Location:

280 Bloor Street West

Web Site:

www.holiday-inn.com/torontomidtown

Phone:

416-968-0010, toll free 1-800-HOLIDAY

Fax:

416-968-7765, use fax form, property code YYZBS, group code CEA

E-Mail:

mcn312res@whg.comailt

Rates:

$144.99 single/double, $154.99 triple/quad plus 13% taxes (quote the group code CEA to get the conference rate)

Description:

Standard mid-price range hotel; 100% non-smoking; free access to nearby JCC fitness centre;1 km to conference site

Parking:

$22 per day

Internet:

free wireless, two terminals for guests in lobby

Meals:

Kids eat free

Chestnut Street Residence

Location:

89 Chestnut Street

Web Site:

www.89chestnut.com/accommodation/

Deadline:

50 rooms reserved until April 30, 2009

Phone:

416-977-0707

Fax:

416-585-4164

E-Mail:

reception@89chestnut.com

Rates:

$94 single, $102 double plus 11% taxes. Reservations can be made by calling 416-977-0707 extension 0 or online here and enter approval code CEA2009

Description:

Converted from a Holiday Inn hotel; adjacent to Toronto City Hall Plaza; University residence with private rooms and ensuite bathrooms, weekly cleaning service, common room on each floor with microwave and fridge; 1.5 km to conference site.

Parking:

$23 per 24-hour period

Internet:

Modem rental for high speed internet is available through the front desk at a charge of $5 per day.

Meals:

Full buffet breakfast included in the room rate.

Additional Choices
There are a large number of hotels and a few campus residences near the conference site. A good place to look is hotels.ca or your favourite travel site (e.g. Expedia or Travelocity). Prices on these sites are often considerably less than on the hotel website. (Hint: Choose hotels near Downtown Toronto then use mapquest or Google Earth to find the distance to the conference site at 40 St. George Street.) See the list below for some suggestions. Those interested in a bed and breakfast can search BedAndBreakfast.com.
Some recommended hotels near the conference site (price, distance to Bahen)
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Additional campus residences
($ and all within 1.4km)