Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre


You can reserve a room at our venue, Marriott Downtown.
Please note, discounted hotel rates expire on Monday, May 25, 2020.
To make a reservation, please use the "Hotel Registration" button below. Alternatively, you may make a reservation using the hotels toll-free number, 1-800-905-0667, and use reference code “ACM” to book under the conference room block.

Other hotels

There are a number of nearby hotels. Below are just a few within walking distance.



Toronto has two airports, Billy Bishop (YTZ) and Toronto Pearson (YYZ). Billy Bishop is right by downtown so it's close to the conference venue, but only has flights from a few cities in the eastern United States and Canada. Toronto Pearson is an international airport and has flights from all over the world.

Getting to the hotel

Public Transit (TTC)

  • If coming from Billy Bishop, you can take the free shuttle bus to Union Station. See below for directions from Union to Hotel.
  • If coming from Toronto Pearson, you have two public transit options:
    • You can take the UP Express from Terminal 1 to Union Station. This costs just over $12 and takes about 30 minutes. See below for directions from Union to Hotel.
    • You can take the TTC. The 900 bus will take you to Kipling station and from there you can take the Line 2 train and get off at St George station. From St George you have to take the southbound Line 1 train and get off at St Patrick Station, which is a 5 minute walk from the hotel. This takes about an hour and costs $3.25
Union To Hotel
From Union Station you can take the "Line 1 towards Finch" train to get to Dundas station from where the hotel is a 5 minute walk (see map below). Alternatively, from Union you can take a "Line 1 towards Vaughn" train to get to St Patrick station and walk to the hotel from there.

Ride sharing/Taxi

Uber and Lyft are both available in Toronto and can be taken from either Billy Bishop or Toronto Pearson to the hotel. You could also take a taxi from the airport to the hotel which should cost about $65.

Restaurants and Local Interest

Toronto is well known for its international flavor. Some restaurant recommendations and local attractions are listed here. This list is borrowed and adapted from ICER 2019

Restaurant Recommendations


  • Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot – All You Can Eat hot pot dining, great for groups.
  • Asian Legend – Northern chinese cuisine, great quality and variety.
  • GB Hand-Pulled Noodles – Like the name says, you can watch them make the noodles that they serve you.
  • Sansotei Ramen – High-quality ramen joint. Try the black tonkotsu bowl!
  • Swatow – Mainstay Cantonese restaurant, open super late!
  • Rol San – The area’s most popular dim sum restaurant.
  • Rolltation – Customizable sushi burritos and poke bowls
  • Mihito Sushi Laboratory – More customizable sushi and poke bowls!
  • Omai – Higher- end Japanese hand rolls and other dishes.
  • KAKA Izakaya – All You Can Eat sushi, with good quality and great selection.
  • Pho Hung – Tried and true Vietnamese food (excellent pho & vermicelli)
  • Banh Mi Ba Le – Excellent Vietnames sandwiches, quick and cheap and tasty.
  • Bangkok Garden – Authentic Thai restaurant that’s been around forever.


  • Bannock – Canadian comfort food (much more affordable than others on this list)
  • Canis – Very cool examples of Canadiana in tasty dishes.
  • Osgoode Hall Restaurant – Eat where the law school professors eat!
  • Edulis – Cross-country ingredients and cuisine, pricey but worth it. Need to get reservations early!
  • Woodlot – Canadian comfort food made from local ingredients.
  • Canoe – Top floor of TD towers, also pricey but great for treating somebody special.
  • Richmond Station – A bit pricey too, but totally worth it. Get the tasting menu, if you can.


Latin American

Casual Eats

  • Big Trouble Pizza – Tasty pizza, with some unusual flavour options.
  • Bacon Nation – Everything on the menu has bacon in it!
  • Hemispheres – The restaurant in the Metropolitan Hotel. Good if you need a convenient breakfast before attending your sessions.



  • Poke Guys – Lots of poke restaurants in Toronto. This one is the closest.
  • Me Va Me Kitchen Express – Mideastern meat skewers, with the smoothest hummus, creamiest baba ghanouj and fluffiest pitas you’ve ever had.
  • Queen and Beaver Public House – More than just a pub, its drinks and food are a cut above.
  • Bonafide – Tapas, cocktails and buck-a-shuck oysters on Wednesdays.
  • Bodega – French food in Baldwin Village, always reliable for lunch or dinner.
  • Barberian’s Steak House – If you want the full steakhouse experience.



  • Alo – Incredibly cool and innovative cuisine. Might be impossible to get a reservation though.
  • Aloette – Alo’s more casual cousin, first-come first-served diner-style sharing plates. Come when they open at 5pm if you want to snag a spot.
  • Lai Wah Heen – Probably the most upscale Chinese restaurants in Toronto, located on the top floor of the Metropolitan Hotel.
  • The Elm Tree Restaurant – Slightly fancy Mediterranean food, if you don’t mind dressing up a bit. Not as pricey as the others


  • Wafels and More – Belgian waffle bar in Kensington Market
  • Little Pebbles – Artisanal Japanese baked goods, coffee & tea.
  • Light Cafe – Cool Asian coffee & dessert (try the cotton candy latte)
  • Sweet O’Clock – Bubble tea and asian dessert bowls.
  • Crimson Teas – Takes you on a deep dive into Chinese tea drinking.
  • Jimmy’s Coffee – Good coffee in Kensington Market
  • Tim Horton’s – A Canadian institution for coffee and donuts. The main reason for going there is so you can tell other Canadians that you’ve tried it.



In addition to local attractions, the Niagara region, which is home to Niagara Falls as well as a numerous wineries, is about 65 km from Toronto. The easiest way to visit the region is by car (1.5 hours each way from downtown Toronto), but you can also take regional transit (2 hours each way from Union Station) or look into a guided winery tour from Toronto.