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Our conference hotel is the Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre located at 525 Bay Street in the heart of downtown Toronto, 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 daily rate of $50.00 (+ HST).  On-site parking is also available at either an hourly rate of $9.00 (+ HST) or a daily rate of $36.00 (+ HST).  The garage height clearance is 2 meters 1 cm or 6 feet 7 inches.

Conference Rates (excluding taxes)

Single or Double Room $229

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 Friday, January 31, 2020 to Monday, February 10, 2020.

Room Reservations

You may reserve, modify, or cancel your reservation online using the link EDCO 2020, OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser:  https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1565215373286&key=GRP&app=resvlink

You may also book your room directly by contacting the Reservation’s Centre toll free line at 1-800-905-0667 and give the group name “EDCO” and group code EDOEDOA.

The EDCO conference room rate will be available until Monday, January 13, 2020, 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 – www.viarail.com

EDCO is pleased to offer delegates the use of its corporate rate discount of 5% off the best fare available at time of booking. The 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 55% 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 Cindy Hick

WestJet – www.westjet.com

WestJet is proud to offer delegates of the 63rd Annual EDCO Conference and Showcase a 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border into and out of Toronto, Ontario. 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 28-February 13, 2020

Coupon code:
*Guest web/Travel Agent web
Promo code:
*Travel Agent GDS only

*Basic fare class 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. 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.

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 Economic Developers Council of Ontario Conference 2020. The discounted fares are available for booking from Aug 12, 2019 to Feb 07, 2020 and available for travel:

Location: Dates of Travel:
From: Anywhere in Canada or US To: Toronto From: 02/02/2020 To: 06/02/2020
From: Toronto To: Anywhere in Canada or US From: 04/02/2020 To: 07/02/2020

Please book online at https://www.flyporter.com/en-ca/?promocode=EDCO20 or through your travel agent using promo code “EDCO20”.

Porter offers complimentary in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer and wine), Gate Porter service for carry-on and access to the Porter Lounge in Toronto 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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