Discounted Accommodations:

The CITY Institute is pleased to offer a special discount rate for conference participants at the Holiday Inn Yorkville, the Holiday Inn Yorkdale and Novotel North York. All reservations should be made directly with the hotel using the information provided on this page. Discounted rooms are available from Tuesday, September 24th to Monday, September 30th. Reservations are subject to availability.

Holiday Inn Yorkville
280 Bloor St W, Toronto | (416) 968-0010
Reserve a room

Public transit directions from the Holiday Inn Yorkville to York University Keele Campus:

  • Walk to Spadina Station - Northbound Platform (about 4 blocks and 5 minutes from the Holiday Inn).
  • Take the Younge-University-Spadina Line north
  • Travel north on the subway until Downsview Station (8 stops and about 20 minutes, also the last stop on the line)
  • At Downsview Station transfer to the 196 bus
  • Take the 196 bus to York University Commons (about 15 minutes)


Novotel North York
3 Park Home Avenue, North York, Toronto M2N 6L3 | (416)733-2929

Method of making the individual guest reservations: 

  • Call hotel reservation directly at 416-733-2929 ex. 1 or 2 and mention group name ‘Suburban Revolution’ or Block ID#25444, to avail the special group rate0
  • By email:
  • Rates are subject to availability

Novotel North York offers:

  • Direct access to Toronto Subway ( Only 20 minutes away from Downtown Toronto, easy access for guests who travel via Porter Airline)
  • Only 4 traffic lights north of HWY 401, only 20 Km. away from Pearson Air Port
  • Complimentary WIFI with the possibility of upgrade to higher bandwidth
  •  Access to swimming pool (salt water), fitness center and sauna
  • Trio Restaurant with full set menu (open from 6AM-12AM)
  • Variety of restaurant with different cuisines within walking distance
  • Professional and dedicated staffs who seek guests’ satisfaction at all time
Public transit directions from Novotel North York to York University Keele Campus:
  • Walk to North York Centre Station - Southbound Platform (about 2 blocks and 4 minutes from Novotel North York)
  • Take the Younge-University-Spadina Line south
  • Travel south one stop to Sheppard- Younge Station (about 1 minute)
  • At Sheppard- Yonge Station transfer to the 196 bus
  • Take the 196 bus to York University Commons (about 35 minutes)
For more information on Novotel North York visit their website or download the Novotel North York Fact Sheet. 


Other Accommodations:

On Campus

There is a hotel on campus at the Executive Learning Centre- Schulich School of Business.

Off Campus - downtown (please note that it can take up to 1 hour to travel to York University from downtown Toronto by public transit). 

Courtyard Marriott Toronto | 475 Yonge Street | 416-924-0611 or 1-800-321-2211

Global Village Backpackers Hostel | 460 King Street West | 416-703-8540 or 1-888-844-7875 (North America only)

Howard Johnson Inn Toronto Yorkville | 89 Avenue Road | 416-964-1220

Metropolitan Hotel Toronto | 108 Chestnut Street | 416-977-5000 or 1-800-668-6600

Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre | 525 Bay Street | 416-597-9200 or 1-800-905-0667

Sheraton Centre Toronto | 123 Queen Street West | 416-361-1000

Super 8 Hotel Toronto | 222 Spadina Ave | 647-426-8118