(a) The Pond Road Student Residence (subsidy available)
For those staying on campus during SPIDA, accommodation will be in the new Pond Road Residence (building #35 on the map) which opened in September 2004. Accomodation will be limited to those on a first-come first-served basis. The residence is adjacent to the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Building (building #39 on the map), where most SPIDA activities take place. This building features two-bedroom suites which share an ensuite kitchen (contains refrigerator and stove) and bathroom: the cost for double occupancy is $73.92 per person per day. Also, for an additional charge, guests have the option of occupying the suite on their own (private bedroom, kitchen and living room): the cost is $89.60. These prices include taxes.
Bedrooms are furnished with a single bed, desk, lamp, large wardrobe, telephone (with local calling capabilities; guests can use calling cards for long distance and receive incoming long distance calls; there are no Internet drops). Daily bed-making service is provided and all guests are supplied with towels, linens and soap. There is a large ground floor common room which features a laundry room, comfortable lounge furniture and a landscaped courtyard outside.
Participants staying in the Pond Road Residence should check-in at Bethune College (building #11 on the map), room 101. The front desk will be open from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. If you should arrive outside of these hours, you can pick up your key from the Security office, located in the William Small Centre (Arboretum Parking Garage, building #15 on the map), 155 Campus Walk, Suite 227 , telephone 416-650-8000 .
There is a gym in the Tait McKenzie Centre (building #4 on the map), tennis courts, and outdoor tracks. Maps and some conference information will be available at the check-in counter.
(b) Schulich School of Business Hotel (no subsidy available)
Hotel accommodation is available at the SSB Hotel. Full service rooms cost $135.00 per night, if arranged through SPIDA. Space in this location is severly limited, owing to the Learneds Congress at York in 2006.
Off-Campus Housing (no subsidy available)
If you would rather stay off-campus, here is a list of suggested local hotels. Please contact them directly to make a reservation.
General information is available at the Toronto Convention & Visitors Association website Tourism Toronto.
66 Norfinch Dr
(Hwy 400/Finch Ave)
Courtyard Toronto Vaughan
150 Interchange Way
(north of Hwy 407/Jane St)
1-905-660-9938 or 1-866-239-3202
Holiday Inn Express
30 Norfinch Dr
(Hwy 400/Finch Ave)
50 Norfinch Dr
(Hwy 400/Finch Ave)
416-663-9500 or 1-800-578-7878
3 Park Home Ave
Ramada Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson Ave
(Jane St./Wilson Ave)
416-249-8171 or 1-800-2RAMADA
Holiday Inn Yorkdale
3450 Dufferin St
416-789-5161 or 1-800-465-4329
Dodge Suites Hotel
3600 Steeles Ave West
905-856-9600 or 1-800-561-9946
416-636-4656 or 1-800-578-7878
Howard Johnsons Plaza Hotel
416-636-4656 or 1-800-446-4656
Parking closest to both the TEL and SSB Buildings is the Student Services Garage (#84 on the map).
Please refer to the York Parking Services website (http://www.yorku.ca/parking) for current information regarding on-campus parking.
There are many chain restaurants and cafeterias found on campus.
Establishments located on campus at York Lanes and the Student Centre serve Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, and vegetarian food, as well as sandwiches and burgers.
Food chains on the campus include Wendy's, Tim Horton's, Panzerotto & Pizza, Jimmy the Greek, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Great Canadian Bagel, Second Cup, and Subway.
In Vanier, the Cock and Bull Pub does a good and inexpensive BBQ every night.
For a complete listing of food services on campus,
please refer to the Food Services website (http://www.yorku.ca/foodservices).
Computer and Internet Access
Each participant will be given a York computer account and will have access to the computer lab. These labs have internet and e-mail access.
These sessions will be held in the same room as the morning sessions. These are open to anyone who wants to attend, at no charge. Feel free to bring your lunch.
In the north end of the city, there are a number of restaurants (Kelsey's, TacoBell, etc.), malls, beer/liquor stores, and banks. There are also a number of ATMs on campus (Bank of Montreal, Toronto Dominion, Scotia Bank). The main streets around us are Steeles (North), Jane (West), Keele (East) and Finch (South). Do not hesitate to ask us if your favourite restaurant is nearby or within the delivery area.
Tuesday May 2nd, ISR Reception
Monday May 8th, SPIDA 2006 dinner