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.

    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