61st Annual Conference & Showcase

February 5-7, 2018 | Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel


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).

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 Sunday, February 4, 2018 to Friday, February 9, 2018.

Room Reservations

You may reserve, modify, or cancel your reservation online using the link EDCO Annual Conference 2018, or 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 Annual Conference 2018” or group code “EA26AC”.

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.

The EDCO conference room rate will be available until Monday, January 15, 2018, 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

VIA Rail

EDCO is pleased to offer delegates the use of its corporate rate discount of 7.5% off the best fare available at time of booking. The 7.5% corporate discount can be used in combination with any other special fares. For example, if there is a 50% seat sale offer, you will be entitled to a 60% discounted fare. When making your reservations with VIA Rail either online or by phone, please quote EDCO’s corporate account number 810822 to receive the corporate discount fare

Delegates may be required to present a letter entitling the use of the EDCO Corporate Discount Rate if picking up tickets at the station. To obtain your authorization letter, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



WestJet is proud to offer delegates of the 61st Annual EDCO Conference and Showcase a 10% off Econo and 15% off Plus base fares* for travel between Toronto and anywhere WestJet flies in North America. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed below. If you have questions about how to complete a booking with your discount codes, please check out our frequently asked questions.

Book by: February 14, 2018

Travel from: January 29, 2018 to February 14, 2018

Coupon 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.


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 Economic Developers Council of Ontario’s Annual Conference. The discounted fares are available for booking from September 22, 2017 to February 10, 2018 and available for travel:

Location:                                                                 Dates of Travel:

From: Anywhere in Canada or US

To: Toronto

From: 02/02/2018

To: 07/02/2018

From: Toronto

To: Anywhere in Canada or US

From: 05/02/2018

To: 10/02/2018

Please book online or through your travel agent using promo code “EDCO18”.

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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