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Our conference hotel is the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel located at 123 Queen Street West in the heart of downtown Toronto, Ontario.  Connected to the Toronto Eaton Centre shopping complex, this downtown Toronto hotel is within walking distance of the theater, financial, and shopping districts. The hotel is less than 2 km from Union Station with Queen Street and Dundas Street Subway Stations in close proximity.

Valet Parking is offered at a rate of $50.00 (+ HST) per night and $55.00 (+ HST) per night for oversized vehicles, subject to change, with unlimited in and out privileges.  Availability is limited to 200 spots and are distributed first come, first served with a maximum of 20 oversized vehicles.  There are several pay-lots within close proximity of the Hotel that offer parking options from the half hour – overnight.  “Green P” is the closest public parking to the Hotel and is located across the street at a maximum rate of $18.00 (+ HST).

Room Reservations

You may reserve, modify, or cancel your reservation online using the link EDCO 2019, OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser:  https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/EA25AA

You may also book your room directly by contacting the Reservation’s Centre toll free line at 1-888-627-7175 and give either the group name “EDCO 2019” or group code EA25AA.

Conference Rates (excluding taxes)
Single or Double Room $199

Hotel room rates are subject to provincial and local taxes and fees in effect at the time of check-out. These rates are applicable from Monday, January 28, 2019 to Monday, February 4, 2019.

The EDCO conference room rate will be available until Monday, January 14, 2019, based on availability.

Please make hotel reservations for the EDCO conference using this process only.

Scam Alert: EDCO has become aware of a scam whereby companies alleging to be third party convention housing services contact potential conference delegates claiming to offer lower room rates than negotiated with the host hotel. Payment for the full stay is requested in advance by credit card and a confirmation number is provided. However, upon arrival, delegates discover that no reservation exists.

Getting there

VALID: January 24th 2019 to February 3rd 2019
TERRITORY: From all stations throughout the VIA system to Toronto, Ontario and return.
RESTRICTIONS: Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking.

One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge.

For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only.

DISCOUNT: 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. “Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied.”
EXCEPTION: Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class.
IDENTIFICATION: Participants must reference the event’s VIA convention discount code: 13842.

VIA Rail – www.viarail.com

Get a discount on your travel with UP Express!

Just visit UPexpress.com before January 29, 2019 and use promo code EDCO2019  to get your 25% discount on adult return tickets (round-trip) from Pearson Station to Union Station (regular price $24.70* CAD).  Tickets are valid for 1 year.

  • 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 EDCO2019 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 car.  Trains leave every 15 minutes with the first train departing Pearson Station at 05:27 and the last train departing at 00:57. There’s no easier or more convenient way to get to or from Toronto Pearson.

*Price subject to change. 

Take GO to the Conference

GO Transit is a network of train and bus lines that keep people moving around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.  See GOTransit.com for schedules.

WestJet is proud to offer delegates of the 62nd Annual EDCO Conference and Showcase a 5% off Econo* and Flex and 10% off Plus base fares for Domestic Travel and 2% off Econo*, 5% off Flex and 10% off Plus base fares for guests travelling Trans-border** between Toronto and anywhere WestJet flies in North America (including our Delta code-share partner network).  To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed.  Please visit www.westjet.com/conventions to make a booking online.

If you have questions about how to complete a booking with your discount codes, please check out our frequently asked questions.

Travel from: January 21, 2019 to February 7, 2019

Coupon code: X2ZF14L
Promo code:
*Travel Agent use only

*Travel Agents – if booking in GDS, please use Promo Code

You can change or cancel reservations within 24 hours of booking at no charge. Further changes or cancellations can be made up to 2 hours prior to the flight; please note additional fees or charges may apply for each guest depending on fare class booked and differences in fare. Check out our service fees page for more information.

*Econo (Lowest) is excluded from discount.

**Discount codes are valid for travel on the dates indicated above. Percentage discount is applied to base fare. Taxes, fees and charges are extra. The base fare may be represented as Air Transportation Charges (excepting Other Air Transportation Charges) in the booking flow. Other air transportation charges, taxes, fees and charges are not discounted. Discount codes are intended for use by the event attendees and organizers only. Distribution to any outside third parties or unauthorized channel is prohibited. Discount can be used for a one-way or round-trip booking. Discount cannot be applied towards multi-city bookings. Only one discount code may be used per booking. Seasonal start and end dates may apply. No cash value. Non-refundable. Discount only applies to flights marketed and operated wholly by WestJet, WestJet Encore, WestJet Link, and Delta flights marketed by WestJet via codeshare.  It is not applicable when traveling with our other code-share, interline or other airline partners. New bookings only. Offer is limited and subject to availability. No cash value. Non-refundable and non-transferable. Discount cannot be used towards the purchase of a Member Exclusive fare or the purchase of a WestJet Vacations package. Discount cannot be combined with any other discount codes or companion voucher bookings. WestJet dollars, Travel Bank and gift cards cannot be used as a form of payment.  Any changes or cancellations to discount code bookings must be made by calling 1-888-937-8538. If the booking is changed or cancelled, the discount will no longer apply. Other restrictions may apply and are subject to change at any time. WestJet’s fares, schedules and policies, and any and all equipment used in connection with the provision of the meetings and conventions travel services may be changed or terminated by WestJet at any time and for any reason, in each case without notice or liability. WestJet may terminate or reduce flights to any event city at any time and for any reason without notice or liability

WestJet – www.westjet.com

Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from the  EDCO 62nd Annual Conference and Showcase. The discounted fares are available for booking from July 10, 2018 to February 3, 2019 and available for travel:


Location:                                      Dates of Travel:

From: Anywhere in Canada or US To: Toronto From: 26/01/2019 To: 31/01/2019
From: Toronto To: Anywhere in Canada or US From: 29/01/2019 To: 03/02/2019

Please book online at flyporter.com or through your travel agent using promo code “EDCO62”.

Porter offers complimentary in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer and wine), GatePorter service for carry-on and access to the Porter Lounge in Toronto and Ottawa, where free Wi-Fi and comfortable, leather seating is available.

The promo code is intended for use by conference attendees and organizers and is not meant for distribution outside of authorized channels. Porter’s fare rules and conditions apply. For any questions regarding Porter’s services or any pre-travel concerns, contact us at 1-888-619-8622

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