Hotel and Transportation Information


SIAM Conference on Financial Mathematics & Engineering (FM19)

Hotel & Transportation Information


Hotel Reservation Deadline


Hotel Reservation Deadline

May 6, 2019


Hotels


Hotels

Courtyard Toronto Downtown

475 Yonge Street, Toronto M4Y1X7, Canada
Phone: +1-416-924-0611
Toll free Reservations (USA and Canada): 800-847-5075


Student ID must be presented upon check-in. SIAM is able to negotiate a limited number of special student rate rooms. Please book early as these rooms sell out quickly!


Networking/Welcome Reception

When making your reservation, remember that the Networking/Welcome Reception and Poster Session is scheduled for Tuesday, June 4 at the Fields Atrium, Fields Institute, University of Toronto. This is an excellent networking opportunity!

Other Hotels

HOUSING ALERT


Conference Location

University of Toronto
Sessions will be held at the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship. June 4 Networking/Welcome Reception will be held at the Fields Institute. Housing is available at the Courtyard Toronto Downtown.

Parking

Posted rates apply.

Transportation Information


Additional Information

Hotel Location

The world's largest full-service Courtyard hotel is ready to make your visit to Downtown Toronto truly special. Courtyard Toronto Downtown welcomes guests with redesigned hotel rooms, inviting venues and superb service. Updated accommodations feature cozy reading chairs, mini-refrigerators, large windows, ample desks and free Wi-Fi. Many rooms benefit from sleeper sofas and balconies with views of Toronto. For extended stay or family travel, consider upgrading to one of the spacious suites. Guests can take advantage of the hotel's indoor lap pool, 24-hour fitness center and delicious American-style cuisine at The Bistro. The ideal downtown setting in the heart of Church & Wellesley, allows guests to easily explore city center destinations, including Yonge-Dundas Square, The Village, the CN Tower and Massey Hall, and the convention center is just a quick walk away.


Did You Know?

Your support in staying at the Courtyard Toronto Downtown helps keep the conference costs down, which directly affects your registration fees. SIAM guarantees the hotel that we will fill a certain number of “room nights” (rooms per night) during the conference. SIAM incurs penalties if too many attendees opt to stay in other hotels in the area or neglect to indicate to the hotel that they are with the SIAM conference. At this time, conference costs do not include meeting room rental. If SIAM fails to fill the contracted room block, SIAM is charged the cost for the meeting rooms on a daily basis, along with a hefty penalty. Future registration fees could increase to cover these additional risks.


Reservations

SIAM is holding a block of rooms at the Courtyard Toronto Downtown. These rooms are being held on a first-come, first-served basis at the following discounted rates. Please be aware the room block fills quickly, so we suggest you make your hotel and travel plans early.

The group rate is guaranteed until the cutoff date or until the room block is full. If rooms are available after the cutoff date, they will be offered at the best available rate.

Reservation Deadline – 5:00 p.m. local time on Monday, May 6, 2019 (or until the room block is filled)
Single/Double Room Rate: $230 CAD per night plus 17% tax
Student Rate: $200 CAD per night plus 17% tax 
Student ID must be presented upon check-in. SIAM is able to negotiate a limited number of special student rate rooms. Please book early as these rooms sell out quickly!
Room rates include complimentary internet access.
All rooms based on availability.
All rates are subject to state and local occupancy taxes.
* No additional fees apply to triple and quad occupancy.

In the event that you find a lower room rate, please make the reservation at the lower rate and notify SIAM via email immediately. By doing this you will receive the lower rate and be counted towards the SIAM room block.  However, please be aware by booking outside the SIAM room block at a lower rate, you may not receive the same benefits as rooms reserved in the SIAM room block (i.e complimentary internet access).

In order to receive the SIAM rate, please make your reservations using the appropriate online reservation link or by calling the hotel directly and identifying yourself as a SIAM attendee:
Toll Free Reservations (U.S. and Canada): 1-800-847-5075
Direct Telephone Number: +1 416-924-0611

Do not make your reservation online using the hotel’s general web site, as this will not allow you to obtain the SIAM group rate. Be sure to use the online reservation link above if making reservations online. Remember to get your confirmation number!

Reservations are not confirmed until acknowledged in writing by the hotel or verified by phone. Be sure to get a confirmation number from the hotel and be prepared to provide that number to the front desk clerk upon check-in at the hotel.


Cancellations

If you need to change or cancel your reservation, you must contact the hotel 48 hours prior to your scheduled arrival date to avoid a cancellation fee. You can contact the hotel at 1-800-847-5075 (U.S. and Canada) or +1-416-924-0611. Remember to get a cancellation number!


Check-In and Check-Out

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m.


Deposit

The Courtyard Toronto Downtown requires a credit card to confirm and guarantee your reservation. The hotel will send out email confirmations upon request.


Health Facilities

Hotel guests will have complimentary use of the fitness center, indoor pool, 24-hour business center and laundry facilities in the Courtyard Toronto Downtown.


Telephone Messages

The hotel operator can be reached at +1-416-924-0611. Telephone messages can be left in guest rooms for guests staying in the hotel.


Hotel Room Sharing Form

The hotel room sharing form is now available here.


Transportation

By Air

SIAM has selected Uniglobe Wings Travel to assist attendees in making travel arrangements. To book your reservations through Uniglobe Wings Travel, contact Amy Hueber at +1-215-628-3322 or toll free (U.S. and Canada) at 866-71-WINGS. Press two (2) when you hear the recording, and ask to be transferred to Amy. Be sure to mention you are attending the SIAM Conference on Financial Mathematics & Engineering (FM19). Uniglobe Wings Travel will issue your ticket and mail it to you. Please be aware there is a fee for this service.

You also have the choice of using your own travel agent or an internet service. There are many web sites available to allow you to search for and purchase airline tickets online. Expedia, Orbitz, and Travelocity are just a few.

Ground Transportation

Super Shuttle services the Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and offers a 10% discount to SIAM attendees. Conference attendees can also review the Super Shuttle website prior to traveling to determine if Super Shuttle is being offered in their respective city when making local transportation arrangements.

To make reservations and receive the discount, please visit the Super Shuttle website. When you are checking out, enter the code 4MGKB in the “DISCOUNT CODE” box on the first page of the website.

Public Transportation from Airport

Get a discount on your travel with UP Express!

Just visit UPexpress.com before June 5, 2019 and use promo code FM2019 to get your 25% discount on adult return tickets (round-trip) from Pearson Station to Union Station (regular price $24.70* CAD). Tickets are valid for 1 year.

  1. Select “From Pearson To Union”
  2. Select an adult return ticket for your round-trip
  3. Add to order then click the ‘Buy Now’ button and then Checkout to pay for ticket
  4. At checkout, apply the promo code FM2019 during purchase

UP Express connects Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station in the heart of downtown Toronto in just 25 stress-free minutes—less than half the time it often takes by car. Trains leave every 15 minutes with the first train departing Pearson Station at 05:27 and the last train departing at 00:57. There’s no easier or more convenient way to get to or from Toronto Pearson.

*Price subject to change.

Taxis are available at the airport for transportation to the hotel. Please visit the Courtyard Toronto Downtown website, and click on “Map” to find local directions. SIAM also suggests you contact the hotel directly for any information about sharing transportation. Additional ground transportation information is available on the Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) website.

By Train

Amtrak has a rail station in Toronto. To make train reservations through Amtrak, call (800) USA-RAIL, visit the Amtrak website, or contact Uniglobe Wings Travel. Taxis are available at the train station for transportation to the hotel.

Rental Cars

Many major car rental companies have offices inside the airport terminal. You can make your arrangements when you arrive at the airport or you can make them through Uniglobe Wings Travel or your own travel agent. Uniglobe Wings Travel can make your car rental reservations at the same time you make your flight reservations. See information above regarding how to reach Uniglobe Wings Travel.

Driving Directions

If renting a car, please obtain a map and directions from your rental car company. Another option is to visit Google Maps, or another similar web site. SIAM highly recommends you contact the hotel directly at +1-416-924-0611 or visit their web site for driving directions.


Hotel Room-Sharing Form

The hotel room sharing form is now available here.