Hotel Information

Hotel Scam Warning

This is the only place to book your housing for the ISHLT 2021 Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions. Contact by any company soliciting as the "official" ISHLT housing company, offering special non-refundable rates at ISHLT conference hotels, and requesting credit card information should be considered a scam. All attendees and exhibitors should be aware that no one from ISHLT or ConferenceDirect solicits directly by telephone for hotel bookings or special discounts. ConferenceDirect is the official housing company of the ISHLT 2021 Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions.

ISHLT has contracted guest rooms at several hotels within walking distance of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Online booking access will be available here in October. Rooms can be reserved at the ISHLT room rate through Friday, March 26, 2021, subject to availability. After March 26, all unreserved rooms will be released back to the hotels for public sale.
 

Corporate Group Hotel Reservations

Corporate group blocks may be made by exhibiting companies only. Any request for 10 or more rooms must be submitted in writing to Lisa Edwards, lisa.edwards@ishlt.org and approved by ISHLT. A sub-block contract with ISHLT will be required for group reservations of 10 or more rooms.
 
Delta Hotel Toronto
75 Lower Simcoe St.
Toronto, ON M5J 3A6, Canada
Guest Room Rate: Standard Room: $339 CAD per night, plus taxes and fees. / CN Tower King: $399, plus taxes and fees.

Fairmont Royal York
100 Front St. W.
Toronto, ON M5J 1E3, Canada
Guest Room Rate: $319 CAD per night, plus taxes and fees.

InterContinental Toronto Centre
225 Front St. W.
Toronto, ON M5V 2X3, Canada
Guest Room Rate: $319 CAD per night, plus taxes and fees.
  The Westin Harbour Castle Toronto
1 Harbour Square
Toronto, ON M5J 1A6, Canada
Guest Room Rate: $329 CAD per night, plus taxes and fees.

Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel
One Blue Jays Way
Toronto, ON M5V 1J4, Canada
Guest Room Rate: $339 CAD per night, plus taxes and fees.
 

Hotel Check-In and Check-out

The check-in and checkout times vary by hotel. Please review the confirmation you receive from the hotel for its check-in and check-out times.
 

Hotel/Airport Transportation

All hotels are located just over 8 miles from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). The airport is accessible via taxi (approximately $60 CAD) or the UP Express train that connects to Union Station, which is near the hotels and reasonably priced at just over $12 CAD, per person, each way. Prices subject to change.


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Travel

International Travel Information

Depending on where you live, you will need to meet certain entry requirements to visit Canada. Detailed information on travel to Canada, including Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) and Visa information, can be found on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.

Green card holders, students on Visas and travelers from all other countries will require an eTA. An eTA ($7 CAD) can be applied for on your smartphone or computer. Most applications are approved within minutes, but we recommend applying a few weeks before scheduled travel in case you need to provide additional documents (as is the case with some applicants).

U.S. citizens do not require an eTA to travel into Canada; they require a passport. If you do not possess a U.S. Passport, visit the U.S. Department of State's website. U.S. Passport application can take up to 6 weeks.
 

Currency

The Canadian dollar is Toronto’s currency. U.S. dollars are accepted in many Toronto establishments; however, you will receive change in Canadian funds and exchange rates differ from merchant to merchant. Cash ATM machines are available throughout the city. Currency exchange is available at kiosks in the city and at the airport.
 

Mobile Phone Roaming

If you plan to use your cellular phone frequently, you may want to consider options that keep heavy roaming costs at bay. Check with your service provider for international travel plans.
 

What to Wear and the Weather

Attire for the ISHLT Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions is business casual. The average daytime high temperature in Toronto in April is 54°F (12°C); the average low temperature is 34°F (1°C). Because meeting room temperatures sometimes fluctuate, we recommend bringing a light sweater or jacket.