1. Conference Logistics

Conference Location

 The ClimaCon conference will take place October 10-11, 2018 at York University. More details on the venue will be shared soon!

Registration Desk

The conference registration desk will be located outside the plenary hall. There you'll be able to fill out a name tag, gather conference materials, and sign-up to hear about next steps.

Conference Badges 

You’ll fill out a conference badge when you arrive at the registration desk. Please wear it at all times during the conference, and bring it along to any offsite functions.

Pro tip: Remember to take off your badge when you step outside the meeting space. It identifies you as someone from away and broadcasts your name to passersby.

Speaker Check-In

If you’re a speaker, please plan to arrive at the conference at least 45 minutes before your session begins, and check in at the registration desk as soon as you arrive.

Pro tip: If you can, we recommend that you attend as much of the conference as you can (especially sessions that take place before yours), to get a better idea of what panelists and participants are talking about.


Climate Action Network Canada has zero-tolerance for any form of harassment or assault, including sexual harassment or assault. We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers. Any concerns should be flagged with Climate Action Network staff and we will deal with reports promptly.

Hashtags and Social Media Sites

If you’re on social media during the conference, you’ll find ClimaCon at these sites:

Climate Action Network - Réseau action climat Canada is @CANRacCanada on Twitter.

Please use these hashtags if you’re tweeting or posting about the conference:

  • #ClimaCon2018

  • #CANRac

  • #ClimateHero

2. Things to Do in and around York University

Coffee, Sandwiches and Snacks

Tim Horton’s - York University Campus Walk, York University Central Square

Starbucks - York University Central Square, Accolade Building - York University

Second Cup - York Lanes

La Prep - York Lanes


Underground Campus Kitchen – 416-736-5110 - 240m, York University, Old student centre

Shopsy’s Sports Grill – 416-736-5553 - 300m, York Lanes

Hoops Sports Bar & Grill – 416-661-4667 - 1km, 4207 Keele St

Aji Sushi – 416-630-6333 - 1.5km, 4207 Keele St

Montana’s BBQ & Bar – 416-661-9139 - 3km, 2011 Steeles Ave W

Boston Pizza – 416-636-6275 - 3.5km, 180 Rimrock Rd

Mandarin – 416-736-6000 - 4km, 1027 Finch Ave W

St. Louis Bar & Grill 416-663-2000 - 4.5km, A-4548 Dufferin St


Vegan and vegetarian options

Freshii - 200m, York University

Berries & Blooms - 300m, York University

Buddha Chay Vegetarian Restaurant – 647-346-5935 - 7.3km, 1784 Jane St

Local Weather

The average October temperature in Toronto can be fairly cool, averaging a low of around 4° C and a high of around 14°C. Snow is rare in October but not entirely impossible. October days have around a 30% chance of rain. 

What to Pack

Visitors should be prepared for a wide variety of weather and temperatures. Packing layered clothing ensures that you will be prepared for whatever the weather throws at you. Packing the following is a good start.

•  Long sleeve shirts, sweaters, jackets and long pants

•  Closed-toe shoes and boots

•  Gloves, hat and an umbrella

3. Local Resources


Durante’s No Frills – 1 866-987-6453 - 1.8km, Yorkgate Mall, 1 York Gate Blvd

FreshCo – 416-398-8260 - 2km, Jane Finch Mall, 3925 Jane St 

Vito’s No Frills – 1 866-987-6453 - 2.4km, 3685 Keele St

Walmart Super Centre Downsview – 416-633-0854 - 2.9km, 3757 Keele St

Real Canadian Superstore – 416-665-3209 - 3.1km, 51 Gerry Fitzgerald Dr



Shoppers Drug Mart – 416-514-0993 - York University, 350m, 4700 Keel St, York Lanes

Nor-Arm Pharmacy – 416-667-8430 - 1.6km, 1280 Finch Av W

Shoppers Drug Mart – 416-630-2553 - Jane Finch Mall, 2km, 3975 Jane St



Humber River Hospital – 416-242-1000 - 1235 Wilson Ave, Toronto, ON M3M 0B2

Directions from York University:

•  Take either the Pond Road, Steeles Ave or Finch St toward Keele St

•  Travel south on Keele St (5km)

•  Turn right onto Wilson Ave (550m)

•  Arrive at Humber River Hospital