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13th International Milton Symposium: Accommodations

The conference organizers are pleased to recommend the following hotel and residence accommodations at rates secured for the IMS. Note that rates are in Canadian dollars (CAD) per night and are subject to applicable taxes. An overview below is followed by further details farther down the page. Spaces at some locations are limited, and in some cases availability may change after 1 April 2023, so we encourage you to book well in advance of that date.

Please also note that if additional conference rates at alternate locations become available, they will be posted to this page as soon as possible.

Toronto Hotels (IMS rates)
Yorkville Royal Sonesta — king/queen room ($309.00)
Chelsea Hotel — standard room ($249.00)
The Rex Hotel — single / double ($150.00-$187.50)

Additional Hotels (see map; contact for rates)
Kimpton Saint George Hotel
Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown

Campus Residences
Victoria University — single ($75.00) / double ($92.00)
Massey College — junior fellow rooms ($85.00) / suites ($175.00)


1. Yorkville Royal Sonesta Hotel

The Royal Sonesta is a 4-star hotel along the Bloor St. corridor with a wide variety of amenities including air conditioning, restaurant, and indoor pool, located 6 minutes’ walk from Victoria College. For more information, visit the Royal Sonesta’s website here.

King/Queen Room ($309.00+tax CAD/night)
A well-appointed hotel room with large windows and elegant furnishings.

How to Book
A link to the hotel’s online booking portal is forthcoming; currently guests can book by e-mailing the hotel’s senior sales manager Eric Justo (link) or sales coordinator Grant Rodewijk (link, or phone 1-416-324-5875), and specify that you are booking as part of the Milton Symposium group.

Walking route from the Royal Sonesta Hotel to Victoria College

2. Chelsea Hotel Toronto

The Chelsea is a 3.5-star hotel in the downtown area with a wide variety of amenities including air conditioning, restaurant, and indoor pool, located 20 minutes’ walk from Victoria College. For more information, visit the Chelsea Hotel’s website here.

Chelsea Room Queen/Doubles ($249.00+tax CAD/night)
Well-appointed hotel rooms with either 1 Queen or 2 Double beds, standard amenities, and a view of the city.

How to Book
Book through the hotel’s online booking portal here, or call the hotel directly (toll-free 1-800-243-5732; local 416-595-1975) and specify that you are booking as part of the Milton Symposium Room Block (Res ID: MIL070923).

Walking route from the Chelsea Hotel to Victoria College

3. The Rex Hotel

The Rex is a no-frills boutique hotel which boasts Toronto’s longest-running jazz club, located 28 minutes’ walk or 12 minutes by subway from Victoria College. Enjoy pub-fare food and live jazz ($10-$20 cover charge) in the heart of the exciting and vibrant Queen West district.

Single / Double – Shared Washroom ($150.00-$162.50+tax CAD/night)

Single / Double – Private Washroom ($168.75-187.50+tax CAD/night)

How to Book
Contact Avi Ross at The Rex by phone (416-598-2475) or e-mail (avi@therex.ca), and specify that you are coming for the International Milton Symposium.

Walking (L) and subway (R) routes to from The Rex Hotel to Victoria College

4. Victoria University Residences

A variety of air-conditioned rooms will be available in the residences of Victoria University in the University of Toronto, ranging from the historic Burwash Hall (pictured) to the more modern Rowell Jackman Hall, all located a short walk across Victoria’s beautiful quad from the old Victoria College building (the Symposium’s principal venue in 2023).

Single ($75.00+tax CAD/night)
A simple room with single bed, desk, and shared washroom.

Double ($92.00+tax CAD/night)
A simple room with two single beds, desk, and shared washroom.

How to Book
The Victoria University Residence Services’ online booking portal is not yet open for summer reservations. This page will be updated as soon as that page is made available.

Walking route from Burwash Residence to Victoria College

5. Massey College

Massey College is a designated heritage building in the heart of the University of Toronto, located 10 minutes’ walk from Victoria College. Note that rooms at Massey are cooled by fans (no air conditioning), and are not wheelchair accessible. All rates include a full hot breakfast in Massey’s dining hall.

Junior Fellow Room ($85.00 CAD/night)
A single bedroom with a window onto the Massey quad and shared washroom.

Suite ($175.00 CAD/night)
A pleasant suite with a window onto the Massey quad, sitting area, and ensuite washroom.
** Only 8 suites available.

How to Book
Contact Catherine Fowler at Massey College by phone (416-978-8447) or email (cfowler@masseycollege.ca), and specify in the subject heading that you are coming for the International Milton Symposium. Massey College’s online booking system is expected to open for summer reservations in February.

Walking route from Massey College to Victoria College