60th Annual Conference & Showcase

February 7-9, 2017

Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre


Our conference hotel, the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel is centrally located at 525 Bay Street in downtown Toronto, Ontario.  Located within walking distance to the theatre, financial and shopping districts of Toronto, the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel is excited to welcome EDCO to their facilities for the 60th Annual Conference and Showcase. Parking is available at a cost of $35.00 per day, or Valet Parking at $45.00 per day.

The EDCO room block is sold out! Alternate hotels located near the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre are:

Bond Place Hotel Downtown Eaton Centre
65 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON M5B 2G8

Double Tree by Hilton Toronto Downtown
108 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1R3

Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre
30 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2E9

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. Please only reserve your room using the methods outlined above.

Getting There

VIA Rail – www.viarail.com

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..

Porter Airlines - www.flyporter.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 Annual Conference & Showcase. The discounted fares are available for booking from September 08, 2016 to February 12, 2017 and available for travel:

Location & Dates of Travel

From Anywhere in Canada to Toronto - From 04/02/2017 to 09/02/2017

From Toronto to Anywhere in Canada - From 07/02/2017 to 12/02/2017


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

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.


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