Unfortunately, conflicts with other events mean that we were not able to get a block of rooms in the university’s student residence.  Check in here again as we are attempting to find alternative low-cost housing for conference participants.

Recommended Hotels

Since the conference venue is in the heart of downtown Toronto, it is surrounded by many hotels of varying price, ranging from from $84/night to $200+/night.

Below is a list of hotels near Ryerson University that we recommend booking, with their locations labeled on the map in red, along with estimated prices. Click on their names to be taken to their online booking website, where you can find information to book by phone or email.

Hotels Map

Please note that prices may vary, depending on type of room (single/double) and availability. All of these hotels are unionized, wherein the workers have collective agreements with the employer.

Within 5 Minutes’ Walking Distance of Ryerson:

  1. Grand Hotel & Suites  (☆☆☆☆) – approx. $230/night
  2. Eaton Chelsea Hotel (☆☆☆☆) – approx. $137/night
  3. Holiday Inn Express  (☆☆☆) – approx. $140/night
  4. Courtyard Marriott (☆☆☆) – approx. $110/night

Within 20 Minutes’ Walking Distance of Ryerson:

  1. Metropolitan Soho  (☆☆☆☆) – approx $230/night
  2. Comfort Hotel Downtown  (☆☆☆) – approx. $140/night



Hostels in Toronto

For delegates travelling on a budget, you may wish to consider staying at a hostel, with shared dormitories. You can expect anywhere from 4 to 10 beds in each room, with shared bathrooms.

Hostels in Toronto range in price from $25/night to $40/night.

We recommend looking at the options listed through this website, which displays the hostels by location to help you decide based on proximity to Ryerson University.

Top recommended hostels include the Neil-Wycik Backpackers’ Hostel, Backpackers on Dundas, Hostel International Toronto, and All Days Hostel on Selby. (Our organizer Angela knows friends who have stayed at each of these four, and she can vouch for their value-for-cost.)


Solidarity Housing

Using this option means that you will be placed with a Toronto-area trade unionist and given a free bed in their home. No meals are provided.

We have a limited number of spaces available. While we will make efforts to ensure that as many delegates are accommodated as possible, we cannot guarantee spaces for everyone who requests it.

Please contact Angela at to be placed on the waitlist.


2 thoughts on “Accommodations

  1. I encountered flight challenges and couldn’t leave Nigeria yesterday hope to be able to board tonight and catch up with the opening session on Friday.


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