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36th Annual Conference - York University - Toronto ON - May 16-18, 2007

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About Toronto | Accommodation | Travel | Parking | Maps | Coming from Outside of Canada?

About Toronto

More information about Toronto is available at:


For online reviews and information about Toronto restaurants, the following websites are helpful:

Now Toronto Restaurant Guide
Select Advanced Search and for the Thursday evening Dinner outing complete searches for the following neighbourhoods:

  • Downtown
  • King West
  • Queen West

Toronto Life Restaurants
For the Thursday evening Dinner outing, complete searches for following neighbourhoods:

  • Downtown
  • Entertainment District
  • Queen West

For your convenience, a selective list of restaurants in the York University area and the neighbourhood we will be going to for the Thursday Dinner Social Event is available.


On Campus

Check-In at Pond Road Residence

If you are staying on campus at the Pond Road Residence, please print off and refer to instructions for check-in. Please note that check-in at Pond Rd. is only available between 11am-10pm. If you anticipate arriving after 10pm you must make prior arrangements by emailing Kim Flear at kflear@yorku.ca . Payment and key pickup are handled at the Pond Rd. front desk.

Reservations at Pond Road Residence

York University is pleased to offer WILU delegates on campus accommodation in the newly built Pond Road Residences. This distinctive state of the art building was opened in 2004 and features sleek architectural features and environmental design.

For more information on the building and a floor layout of the suites, please see: http://www.yorku.ca/stuhouse/undergrad/pondroad.htm

Single Room in Undergraduate Suite ($72/night plus 6% GST and 5% PST) = $79.92 per night
Pairs of private singles rooms share an ensuite kitchen and bathroom. You may provide the name of another delegate with whom you wish to share the suite.

Private Suite ($88/night plus 6% GST and 5% PST) = $93.28 per night.
The private suite is based on sole occupancy of only one of the two rooms

To book, download and fax form to Hospitality York, 416-736-5648.
For more information on residence accommodation, call 416-736-5020.

Off Campus

Rooms can be booked at special WILU discount rates at the following local hotels. Call hotel directly to get discounted rate. Taxes not included in quoted rates. Room rates only guaranteed until April 16th, 2007.

Holiday Inn Express North York [map]
30 Norfinch Drive
Tel: (416) 665-3500
Room rate: $109

Travelodge Toronto North [map]
50 Norfinch Drive
Tel: (416) 663-9500
Room rate: $104.99

Comfort Inn North York [map]
66 Norfinch Drive
Tel: (416) 736-4700
Room rate: $94.99


WestJet corporate logo Air Travel

WestJet is offering a 10% discount off their best available regular fare at the time of booking (excluding web and promotional fares) for travel to WILU2007. For schedule information, please see the WestJet website.

For more information about this offer, please see the WestJet Conditions.

To book, you may:

  • Download and return the following form by FAX
  • Download and return the following form by E-MAIL

Car Rental

Budget Car Rental (Pearson Airport)
Tel: 1-800-268-8900
Terminal 1: (905) 676-1500
Terminal 3: (905) 676-1623

Budget offers discounts to delegates traveling by WestJet. Discount available at airport counter by showing your WestJet ticket.


Public Transit

How to get to York from the Subway (TTC)

Get off at either the Downsview (Spadina line) or Sheppard (Yonge line) subway stations

  • From Downsview Station take the following buses:
    • During peak times: 196A or 196BYork University Rocket - Express from Downsview Station
    • During non-peak times (weekends, etc.): 106 York University

  • From Sheppard station take the following bus:
    • During peak times: 196B York University bus (not available during weekends)

Driving Directions to York

4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON
M3J 1P3

From Highway 401:

  • Take Hwy. 401 to Keele Street
  • Exit at Keele Street and go north
  • Follow Keele Street north of Finch Avenue (the campus is on your left)
  • Turn left at the Main entrance, the third stop light after Finch

From Highway 407:

  • Take Hwy. 407 to Keele Street
  • Exit at Keele Street and go south
  • Follow Keele Street south of Steeles Avenue (the campus is on your right)
  • Turn onto the campus via the Main entrance, the first stop light after Steeles

From Highway 400 (southbound)

  • Take Hwy. 400 south to Hwy. 7
  • Exit onto Hwy. 7 and go east
  • Follow Hwy. 7 east to Keele Street
  • At Keele Street go south (the campus is on your right)
  • Turn onto the campus via the Main entrance, the first stop light after Steeles

From Highway 400 (northbound)

  • Take Hwy. 400 north to Steeles Avenue
  • Exit onto Steeles Ave. and go east
  • Follow Steeles Avenue east to Keele Street
  • At Keele Street go south (the campus is on your right)
  • Turn onto the campus via the Main entrance, the first stop light after Steeles


The designated parking lot for WILU is the Student Services Parking Garage (# 84 on the map) located at Pond Rd and James Gillies Street. To get to the Student Services Parking Garage from the main entrance off Keele St., turn left on James Gillies St. The garage is on your right past the Seymour Schulich Building. Parking passes can be picked up at the WILU Registration Desk inside the Schulich main entrance. You can park in the garage first, then proceed to Schulich to obtain your pass (which is not required to enter garage).


For more information please contact:
Mark Robertson
Chair, Local Arrangements
416-736-2100, x33526