Travel and Hotels



For ASTC 2019, the Exhibit Hall, registration desk, and main sessions will be located in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 222 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, Ontario  M5V 3L9

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ASTC is pleased to offer the following hotel accommodations for the 2019 ASTC Annual Conference. Due to high demand, some dates at the conference contracted group rates may now be sold out. Rooms may still be available but at a higher rate. A few non-consecutive room nights may still be available at the group rate.

Please note: Several housing agencies may represent themselves as the hotel booking agents for the ASTC Annual Conference and contact exhibitors and likely attendees to solicit hotel reservations. No other housing company or travel agent is authorized to place hotel reservations for the ASTC Annual Conference. The official housing facilities for ASTC 2019 are the hotels listed below, along with their links for you to make your reservations.

Reservations made through any other agency cannot be guaranteed by ASTC and may result in a loss of deposit, additional charges, incorrect placement, or inflated room rates. Please use the online hotel reservation system on this website to avoid confusion, additional charges, and unsatisfactory service.

Hotel Name Single/Double Rate (CAD$) Reservation Deadline
Fairmont Royal York $259* August 30
InterContinental Toronto Centre $279* August 30
Marriott Toronto City Centre $259* August 30
Strathcona Hotel $219* August 30
The Westin Harbour Castle $259* August 30
*All rates are in Canadian dollars and subject to applicable tax.
Please note guest rooms are based on availability and are reserved on a first come, first served basis.

Fairmont Royal York

100 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1E3

Reserve your room now.

  • The Fairmont Royal York is a seven-minute walk (600 meters) to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
  • Complimentary in-house Health Club Access.
  • Complimentary guestroom internet usage and local/calling card phone calls for guest upon enrollment in the Le Club Accor Hotels (formerly Fairmont President’s Club). For more information, please click here.

InterContinental Toronto Centre

225 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2X3

Rooms are no longer available under the ASTC conference block

  • Connected to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
  • Complimentary wired/wireless internet in guestroom.

Marriott Toronto City Centre

1 Blue Jays Way
Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J4

Reserve your room now or call (800) 237-1512 toll-free to make a reservation.

  • The Marriott Toronto City Centre is a six-minute walk (450 meters) to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
  • Complimentary simple high-speed wireless internet in guestroom.

Strathcona Hotel

60 York Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 158

Reserve your room now.

  • The Strathcona Hotel is a six-minute walk (450 meters) to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
  • Complimentary wireless internet in guestroom.

The Westin Harbour Castle

1 Harbour Square
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1A6

Reserve your room now.

  • The Westin Harbour Castle is an 18-minute walk (1.4 kilometers) to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
  • Complimentary wireless internet in guestroom.


Ground Transporation

Get a discount on your travel with UP Express!

Visit before September 27 and use promo code ASTC2019  to receive a 25% discount on Adult Return tickets (round-trip) from Pearson Airport to Toronto Union Station (regular price $24.70 CND).   Tickets are valid for one year from time of purchase.

  • select “From Pearson To Union” 
  • select an Adult Return ticket for your round-trip
  • Add to order then click the “Buy Now” button  and then “Checkout” to pay for ticket

At checkout…

  • apply the promo code ASTC2019 during purchase 

UP Express connects Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station in the heart of downtown Toronto in just 25 stress-free minutes—less than half the time it often takes by vehicle.  Trains leave every 15 minutes with the first train departing Pearson Station at 5:27 a.m. and the last train departing at 12:57 a.m. There’s no easier or more convenient way to get to or from Toronto Pearson.


International Travel to Canada

We are delighted that you would like to take the time to travel to be a part of the 2019 ASTC Annual Conference. 

Find out what documents you need in order to travel to Canada from outside it.


Invitation Letter Request

You may require an invitation letter to obtain a visa to attend the 2019 ASTC Annual Conference. We require a completed registration for the conference before an invitation letter will be sent to individuals not speaking at or sponsoring the event; registration will open in April.

If the visa application is rejected, and you can provide us documentation confirming the rejection, we will refund the registration fees entirely.

If you will be making payment on site at the conference in Toronto, please indicate payment by check when using the online registration system.

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