Housing

 
THE OFFICIAL CONFERENCE HOTEL

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



Telephone: 1(888) 627-8559
Book Online: Group Rate
Room Rate:  Single: CAD $249
                      Double: CAD $269
Triple: CAD $289
Quad: CAD $309

Reservation Deadline: Monday, May 4, 2020

When calling to make your reservation, please remember to identify yourself as an attendee of the 43rd Annual Conference on Shock June 2020 or mention our Group Code: 431665.

Hotel reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis until Monday, May 4, or until the block has sold out. Shock cannot guarantee the group rate if rooms are still available in the Shock block after Monday, May 

Check-in Time: 3:00 pm

 

Checkout Time: Noon

 

 

All guests arriving before 3:00 pm will be accommodated as rooms become available. Bell staff can arrange to check baggage for those arriving early when rooms are unavailable and for guests attending sessions/functions on departure day.

Onsite Parking: $15 CAD per hour, $50 CAD per day

Valet Parking: $50 per day

Why Should I Stay at the Official Conference Hotel?
The success of the Shock Society Annual Conference depends on registrants using the contracted Shock hotel to offset the sizable cost of executing the meeting. In general, hotels require groups like Shock to fill a minimum of 90% of the contracted number of hotel rooms at their property. If we do not meet that minimum, we are required to pay for empty rooms at the standing nightly hotel rate. This is called an attrition fee. Unfilled rooms can cost the meeting thousands of dollars. Not only do these financial penalties hurt the current year’s conference, but future meetings cannot negotiate as beneficial a hotel contract. In both cases, the registration fee is then under pressure to increase.

 

What if we don’t contract for sleeping rooms?
Attendees will pay more to stay at the conference hotel. The hotel will not hold a block of rooms for attendees, which may leave some people quite a distance from the conference venue.

 

Please support the meeting and the Shock Society by staying at the Official Conference Hotel!

Benefits of Staying at the Westin Harbour Castle
• Opportunities to network with conference attendees.
• Complimentary internet in guest rooms for the duration of your reservation.
• Complimentary access to Westin WORKOUT Fitness Studio.
• Direct access to some of Toronto's most noteworthy points of interest, including the Rogers Centre, Scotiabank Arena, and the CN Tower.
• Close proximity to subway stations and bus stops for easy travel around downtown Toronto. 
• Both formal and casual dining options at the hotel.