Saturday and Sunday's tracks will be occurring at the wonderful Metropolitan Hotel (Chestnut Street Location) in the nucleus of downtown Toronto, a block away from our intergalactic-looking City Hall.
To claim your special conference rate at The Metropolitan Hotel: Click here to book online
Deluxe Standard (Queen or Double Room) — $129
Deluxe King — $149
Book early, as they hotel gets swamped with reservations as the ground thaws.
If you are having problems with the online reservation, or it is stating that your selected dates are unavailable, you can call the booking hotline at 1-800-668-6600 to reserve your stay.
Additionally, here's an early primer on our great city. More to come…
Joey DeVilla posted the mother of all Toronto Guides in 2008 for RubyFringe, which is still super relevant — have a read.
YYZ Pearson International Airport
Most of you will land here, in the bowels of north GTA. Visit our getting around section to get the hell out of this area using Toronto Transit ($2.75 per ride). There are numerous shuttle services you can book on the cheap in advance or at any of the info kiosks in arrivals.
If none of this sounds appealing, taxi and airport limo stands are everywhere, and are typically the stress-free ways to get into the city. Flat rate can be negotiated, which is typically $50CAD ($40USD) to your destination.
YTZ Toronto Island Airport/Porter Air
If you call NYC or Chicago your home, do yourself a favour and book a flight with Porter for great service and arrival at Toronto Island Airport (YTZ). It’s a breezy $15 cab ride to the hotel from the terminal, or a no-fuss 20 minute ride on the TTC. Please steal us one of their adoreable in-flight lunchboxes while you’re at it.
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