Diasporic Joyce will take place in the heart of central Toronto, at the intersection of Bloor Street and Avenue road. The nearest subway station is Museum, a few minutes away, but you will also be very close to Saint George and Bay stations. Within a few blocks you will find the Royal Ontario Museum, the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Arts, the Bata Shoe Museum, shopping on Bloor Street and in Yorkville, the larger campus of the University of Toronto with its extensive library system (ranked in the top three with Harvard and Yale), and plenty of good restaurants and pubs.

There is a wide range of hotels in the area. We have arranged with a few of them for special conference rates. We have also reserved 100 rooms in the residences at Victoria College, where prices for bed and breakfast will be very reasonable. You may also want to consider Airbnb in Toronto. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to book your accommodation as soon as possible.

Please note that all hotels will add taxes (both 13% HST and 3% Destination Fees) to your bill.

Four Seasons Hotel, 60 Yorkville Avenue. Tel: 416 964 0411. Website. *Update 25/05/17: The Four Seasons Hotel no longer has rooms available at the preferred rate.*

Holiday Inn Hotel, 280 Bloor Street West. Tel: 416 968 0010. Website. A special group-rate of $175.00 – $180.00 will be offered for the James Joyce Conference 2017, but again, best to book early as there is no guarantee that the rooms set aside will be available. After May 20 pricing will revert to standard rates. The group booking code is JJC. Bookings can be made by phone or online. Download this document for more information.

Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville, 89 Avenue Road. Tel: 416 964 1220. Website. Fifteen rooms will held for us at the reduced rates of $129.00 – $149.00 (business suite) until May 30. To make your reservation call the hotel directly and quote Group Rate for James Joyce Conference June 20-26, 2017. Download this document for more information.

Intercontinental Hotel, 220 Bloor Street West. Website. Call Reservations directly at 1-800-267-0010 to request the special group rate of $225.00 (Superior room category). Quote the event as James Joyce 2017 Conference, or Block Code FU4. You will be asked to provide a valid credit card to guarantee the room, and to specify your arrival and departure dates.

Park Hyatt Hotel, 4 Avenue Road. Tel: 416 925 1234. Website. Good reductions are offered on various kinds of rooms (entry level to deluxe suites), with prices between $205.00 and $325.00. You can book them online with the hotel, subject to availability (code CR53262), or by phone (code: University of Toronto). The hotel has a particularly nice open air roof lounge, ideal for evening drinks and talk.

Windsor Arms Hotel, 18 St Thomas Street.  Tel: 416 971 9666. Website. This deluxe boutique hotel, just a few steps from Victoria College, is holding approximately 10 suites until April 20 at substantially reduced rates (starting at $325.00). To make your reservation call the reservations line at 416-971-9666 and ask for the “James Joyce Conference Block”. Alternatively, contact Karen Poppell directly at 778-228-1005 (cell) or via email:

Victoria College Residences, 73 Queen’s Park Crescent. Rooms here will be held for Diasporic Joyce until March 1, after which they will be released into a general pool with no guarantee that space will remain available. Applicable taxes here, 13%, are somewhat lower than at hotels.

Single room rate (including breakfast):  $72.00 + 13% HST

Double room rate (including breakfast): $97.00 + 13% HST

The reservation information and application can be found here. Available residences include Rowell Jackman Hall and Upper Burwash Hall.


We look forward to welcoming you to Toronto in June 2017!