Hotel & Travel Information

The Westin Harbour Castle


The Westin Harbour Castle
1 Harbour Square
Toronto, ON, M5J 1A6

Online: Group Reservation Link
Telephone: 1 (888) 627-8559

Room Rate:    
$259+/$279+ CAD single/double occupancy
($202+/$218+ USD* single/double occupancy)

Hotel Reservation Deadline:
Thursday, May 12, 2022

Please mention “Shock Society Conference” to obtain the group rate. Hotel reservations are first-come, first-served based until Thursday, May 12, 2022, or until the block has sold out. Shock Society cannot guarantee the group rate if rooms are still available in the Shock Society’s block after Thursday, May 12, 2022. Please do not book through a third-party site (e.g. Expedia, Kayak).

The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, is a harbour front hotel brimming with sophisticated style and premium amenities. Located in the revived waterfront district, the hotel offers direct access to some of Toronto’s most noteworthy sites, including the Rogers Centre, Scotiabank Arena, CN Tower, high-end shopping, and delicious restaurants. The hotel is located near local subway stations and bus stops for easy travel throughout downtown Toronto.

Check-in Time: 3:00 pm
Checkout Time: Noon


Passport & Entry Into Canada

All attendees flying in to Canada MUST have a passport. The date of expiration must be after September 7, 2022. If you don’t have a passport or need to renew, be sure to apply now, as wait times are currently longer than normal.

Fully vaccinated travelers must submit all required COVID-19 information into ArriveCAN prior to travel. If arriving by air, information must be submitted before boarding a flight. Learn more about entering Canada here.

All air passengers age two and older traveling to the U.S. must be tested for COVID-19 before their flight. This rule includes U.S. citizens and everyone who has already been vaccinated. Travelers must show proof of their negative results before boarding their plane. Testing centers in Toronto can be found here.

Find out if you need a visa to travel to Canada here. If you are in need of a visa letter, please contact Serena Weisman.

Toronto Pearson International Airport (YTZ)
6301 Silver Dart Drive, Mississauga, ON L5P 1B2, Canada

Distance from Hotel: 20 miles (28 minutes)

Ground Transportation from Toronto Pearson International:
Taxi (est.): $60 CAD ($46.80 USD*)
Uber (est.): $70+ CAD ($54.60 USD*)
Train: $12.35 CAD   Union Pearson Express Train to Union Station
         ($9.64 USD*)
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (CYTZ)
2 Eireann Quay, Toronto, ON M5V 1A1, Canada
Distance from Hotel: 2.2 miles (6 minutes)
Please note that you will have to take a ferry from the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport before accessing any ground transportation.

Ground transportation from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport: 
Taxi (est.): $6–$8 CAD ($4.68–$6.24 USD*)
Uber (est.): $7–$9 CAD ($5.46–$7.02 USD*)
Union Station Toronto
65 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5J 1E6, Canada
Distance from hotel: .6 miles (5 mins)
Taxi (est.): $5–$7 CAD ($3.90–$5.46 USD*)
Uber (est.): $8+ CAD ($6.24+ USD*)
Walk: 8 minutes
Self-Parking: $35 CAD/day ($27.30 USD*)
Valet Parking: $45 CAD/day ($35.10 USD*)
Off-Site Parking: There are several public lots on both sides of the hotel.
Prices subject to change.

Dress Code
The dress code for Shock Society’s Conference on Shock is business casual.

The average temperature in June in Toronto is a high of 74 degrees F/low of 58 degrees F.

*CAD to USD conversion is based on current exchange rate on March 8, 2022, which is subject to change.