The venue

The Venue

This year we are hosting the Canadian Festival at the Toronto Don Valley Hotel and Suites.

The hotel is designed to be a tranquil and serene ‘resort within the city‘.

Floor-to-ceiling windows open to picturesque views of the ravine and Don Valley.

Your room

The Traditional room

The hotel has some traditional and deluxe rooms. Some rooms have a balcony.

The Deluxe room

All the rooms have ensuite bathrooms and complimentary WiFi access.

You may choose between a King size bed or two double beds when you book. Oh, and did we mention the radiant floor heating in the bathrooms.

The Festival

The festival empowerment, teachings, pujas (chanted prayers) and retreat sessions will be held in the Commonwealth Ballroom.

All the teachings are in English but there is French translation available too.

There are also headphones available for the hard of hearing. Please indicate on your booking form if you require this assistance.

Most parts of the hotel are wheelchair accessible.

Other amenities

Meals are not included in your festival booking but you may book for lunches on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the festival when you book your ticket. Lunches have to be reserved before April 20th.

The hotel also has a restaurant as well as a pool, fitness facilities, sauna and steam room.

There will be a festival shop where you may purchase prayer booklets, statues, books, festival t-shirts and gifts.

Around the hotel

The Ontario Science Centre is also nearby and has many science based exhibitions to visit. It is also the location of our Public Talk on the 11th May 2022.

It doesn’t take very long before you’re on a nice walk from the hotel.

The Charles Sauriol Conservation area has many trails and a short car ride to Evergreen Brickworks brings you to many more trails, together with shops and a good place to have coffee.

The hotel is a short journey from Toronto’s downtown where you can eat from one of its many renowned restaurants.

Closer to the hotel there is a Pita Land, an Afghani, Chinese, Japanese and Pakistani restaurant in Flemingdon Park.