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