Logistics

Hotel

The Ramada Plaza Toronto is the official conference hotel, and the DPI has arranged for a standard rate for conference attendees.

It is located at 300 Jarvis Street, Toronto.

All rooms are available at the rate of $159/night. These include Standard King or Queen/Queen rooms, Junior Suites with King Bed, as well as One-Bedroom Suites. This rate is exclusive of tax.

All rooms come with complimentary wifi access, indoor heated pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub, fitness facilities, squash court, and outdoor patio access.

Additional costs:

Underground parking onsite: $28 plus taxes, overnight, $12.39 plus taxes for day use.

Please make reservations by calling the 24 hr reservation line at 1-800-567-2233, quoting the following code: CGUNI3 – or Digital Pedagogy Institute Conference, or email reservations@ramadaplazatoronto.com.  A credit card is needed to guarantee the reservation.

Rooms will be held under The Group name until 5:00pm local time on August 2nd, 2015.

Transportation

There will be a shuttle^ from the conference hotel to the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus. The tentative schedule is as follows:

Date Time  Pick-up Location  Drop-off Location 
August 19th, 2015 8:00 AM Ramada Plaza – 300 Jarvis St, Toronto 1265 Military Trail, Toronto
 
August 19th, 2015 9:00 PM* Miller Lash House –  130 Old Kingston Road Ramada Plaza – 300 Jarvis St, Toronto
 
August 20th, 2015 8:00 AM Ramada Plaza – 300 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON 1265 Military Trail, Toronto
 
August 20th, 2015 5:30 PM 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON Ramada Plaza – 300 Jarvis St, Toronto

^ Space is limited, and the shuttle was booked based on demand. Space is available on a first come, first served basis.

*Post opening night reception. There will also be a shuttle transfer between UTSC and Miller Lash House. Additional information will be provided to those not attending the reception dinner shortly.

TTC – UTSC

The buses listed here arrive at the campus every 10 – 20 mins.

38 Highland Creek

95 York Mills

198 U of T Scarborough Rocket

TTC – Ryerson

Dundas Station on the Yonge-University Line is the closest subway station to the Ryerson Events.

Events at Ryerson are taking place at the following locations:

1. Peter Bronfman Learning Centre, Heaslip House – 297 Victoria St., Toronto

2. Student Learning Centre, Level 3 and 5 – 341 Yonge St., Toronto

3. Information Learning Commons Lab, Library Building – 350 Victoria St., Toronto

Parking

Parking for the event, for the days taking place at University of Toronto Scarborough Campus will be comped.

Please park in lot G or H, , hang on to the ticket generated, and you will be provided with a exit voucher.

Please see the Parking Map.

For information about parking at Ryerson University please visit the Ryerson University Parking.

Special Events – Opening Night Reception and Dinner

There will be an opening night reception dinner at Miller Lash House, located at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, where a two course meal will be served (vegetarian/vegan options available). A cash bar will be available.

Food Options

Coffee, breakfast, and lunch will be provided for most days of the conference.