Yet Another Perl Conference 2004
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June 27-29, 2005

89 Chestnut Street University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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YAPC 2005 has booked blocks of rooms at three locations very near to the conference. These rooms will be held for a set period of time before being released to the general public. Since demand for hotel rooms in Toronto is very high in the summer,

DO NOT DELAY IN BOOKING YOUR ROOM!

You may be thinking "Well if worst comes to worst I can always stay at a motel." However in reality it may be IMPOSSIBLE to find a room in Toronto (or even near Toronto) after a certain point. Our reserved blocks of rooms will start being released to the general public in late April, so book quickly.

YAPC 2005 has booked blocks of rooms at the following three locations:

There are also other accommodation facilities near the 89 Chestnut Residence and Conference Facility that provide an alternative to the above three locations. (Rooms at these locations have not been specially reserved for YAPC 2005 attendees):

NOTE: all prices below are listed in Canadian Dollars. The exchange rate as of April 7 2005 is $1 (US) == $1.22 (CDN). Check here for the current rate

89 Chestnut Hotel/Dorm/Conference Facility

The conference facility is 89 Chestnut street [map], which has both conference facilities and unique hotel/dorm hybrid rooms. (See their website -- http://89chestnut.com/) These are basically hotel rooms but without a TV. During the school year they are used as dorm rooms for University of Toronto students, and are used as hotel room throughout the summer months. They are only slightly more expensive than university dorm rooms and much less expensive than proper hotel rooms in downtown Toronto. This price/quality combination plus the extreme convenience of having your room in the same building as the conference leads us to believe that most of the attendees will opt for this option.

A block of rooms has been reserved for YAPC 2005 attendees for the arrival date of Sunday June 26th, 2005, departing the morning of June 29, 2005 (i.e. a 3 night stay: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday). (Some additional rooms are booked as part of the reservation for the evening of Wednesday 29 June, departing the morning of Thursday 30 June. This is for people for whom travel plans or touristing interests would be helped by staying another night.) Features of the reserved block of rooms at 89 Chestnut include:

  • A special rate of CDN $79 per single room per night, or CDN $89 per double-room per night. There is in addition a 5% PST and 7% GST tax on accommodation. (So, including tax, a room is CDN $79 * 1.12 = CDN $88.48 and a double is CDN $89 * 1.12 = CDN $99.68.)
  • 250 rooms have been reserved for June 26, June 27, and June 28. 60 rooms have been reserved for June 29.
  • Rooms will be Run of House (i.e. no specific floors or blocks of adjacent rooms in the building have been reserved for YAPC.)
  • Extend your stay in Toronto -- conference attendees may arrive or depart up to 3 days outside of the main group use dates at the same room rate. However, this must be booked in advance, at the original time of booking. 89 Chestnut is not obligated to provide you with a room if you decide during the course of the conference that you would like to stay later.
  • The above room rate includes a continental breakfast. You may upgrade to a full breakfast by paying CDN $6 plus tax to the cashier.
  • Remaining rooms in the block not booked by Monday June 6, 2005 will be released for general sale to the public. All requests after this date will be subject to availability.
  • Parking is based on availability. The rate for overnight guests is CDN $23 for a 24-hour period. This is a reasonable rate for parking in downtown Toronto. We don't recommend that people who come to Toronto by public transit (e.g. train, bus, airplane) rent a car while in Toronto, unless you want one for your own personal tourism purposes. Nothing about the conference requires one.
  • In-room high-speed internet access is available with a modem rental charge of CDN $5 per day.
  • Housekeeping is provided twice per 7-day stay, as opposed to daily housekeeping in most conventional hotel settings.
  • All rooms are non-smoking, and there are no smoking areas in the building.
  • You may cancel your reservation within 48 hours of your intended arrival without charge. Cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to arrival will be charged one nightís accommodation rate. You may substitute the person(s) in your reservation up to the date of arrival.
  • Safe Booking Deadline: Monday, June 6, 2005.
  • Booking Code: perl0626

To make a reservation at 89 Chestnut, call +1 (416) 977-0707, extension 0 and ask the reception for the YAPC 2005 conference room rate. The booking code is "perl0626". The accommodation may be settled by MasterCard, VISA, or cash, no cheques accepted.

For additional information on the facility, visit 89 Chestnutís website

Ryerson University Residences

We have booked blocks of rooms at two Ryerson University residences. They are across the street from one another and both are within walking distance of the conference.

International Living Learning Centre (ILLC) [map]

This residence features 252 single and double occupancy guest rooms and while a student residence during the school year, it also features hotel-style amenities and service, full-service restaurant, bar lounge, meeting rooms and banquet facilities. The Ryerson ILLC is located on 240 Jarvis Street, approximately 1.3 km (0.82 miles) east of 89 Chestnut.

A block of rooms has been reserved for YAPC 2005 attendees for the arrival date of June 26th, 2005, departing June 30, 2005. Features of the reserved block of rooms at ILLC include:

  • A special rate of CDN $79 per room per night. There is in addition a 5% PST and 7% GST tax on accommodation. (So, including tax, a room is CDN $79 * 1.12 = CDN $88.48). Each room features one queen-sized bed and one pull-out sofa beds; there are no guests rooms equipped with two beds.
  • 50 rooms have been reserved for Sunday June 26 to Thursday June 30. 2005.
  • There are no smoking floors, guest rooms, lobbies or other in-door areas
  • Breakfast is NOT included
  • WIRELESS Internet access is available for an additional charge (see below)

Pitman Hall Residence [map]

This residence features dorm-style accommodation rooms with shared washroom facilities, in-room telephones, 24-hour front desk and individual climate control. There are also common kitchenettes, laundry facilities and lounges on every floor. Free local calls and a complimentary Continental breakfast are included with each room. Pitman Hall Residence is located on 160 Mutual Street, approximately 1.3 km (0.82 miles) east of 89 Chestnut.

A block of rooms has been reserved for YAPC 2005 attendees for the arrival date of June 26th, 2005, departing June 30, 2005. Features of the reserved block of rooms at Pitman include:

  • A special rate of CDN $52.75 per room per night. There is in addition a 5% PST and 7% GST tax on accommodation. (So, including tax, a room is CDN $52.75 * 1.12 = CDN $59.06.) Each room features a single dorm-style bed with shared washroom facilities.
  • 100 rooms have been reserved for Sunday June 26 to Thursday June 30. 2005.
  • Pitman Hall Residence is a non-smoking facility (this includes rooms).
  • A continental breakfast is included
  • WIRED Internet access is available for an additional charge (see below)

Additional information for both Ryerson residences (ILLC and Pitman):

  • Our reserved block of rooms start being released back to the public on April 26. It is possible that there may be rooms available after that date, but there is no guarantee.
  • Parking is available CDN $12/day (spaces permitting). Parking passes may be purchased at the front desk, with a 24-hour in-and-out access card. A CDN $30 parking deposit is required for this access card.
  • Access to the Ryerson Recreation and Athletics Centre (RAC), is available at the rate of CDN $6 / day.
  • Internet access is available from Ryerson's ResNet at the cost of approximately CDN $35 (plus tax) total for the for the three days of the conference. ILLC has only wireless access; Pitman has only wired access. You can apply for access at the ResNet office (located in the Basement of Jorgenson Hall, room AB-48F). They are open from 8am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. When you apply, you will need the physical address (i.e. MAC address) of your wireless or ethernet card.
  • You may cancel your reservation within 48 hours of your intended arrival without charge.
  • Safe Booking Deadline: Tue Apr 26, 2005
  • Booking code: just tell them you're from YAPC
You may call in your reservation with the Conference Services Department at +1 (416) 979 5296 or toll-free within Canada at 1-866-592-8882 during regular business hours. Alternatively, if you wish you book online, you may complete the form at:

For additional information on the Ryerson facilities, visit the Ryerson University ILLC website and the Ryerson University Pitman Hall Residence website

Metropolitan Hotel Toronto

Metropolitan Hotel Toronto at 108 Chestnut Street, is located directly across Chestnut Street from 89 Chestnut Residence and Conference Facility. This is a 366-room three to four-star hotel. Rooms CDN $200 to CDN $300. For more information, view their website.

YAPC::NA 2005 has made no relationship with the hotel.

Sheraton Toronto at 123 Queen Street

Sheraton Toronto at 123 Queen Street, is located directly south of Toronto City Hall. The 89 Chestnut Conference Facility is located directly north of Toronto City Hall, so you need only traverse the public square to get to the conference. This is a four-star hotel. Rooms CDN $200 to CDN $350. For more information, view their website

YAPC::NA 2005 has made no relationship with the hotel.

Courtyard Marriott

The Courtyard Marriott is located at Yonge St. and College St. It is about a 1.15 km (0.73 mi) walk to the 89 Chestnut Conference Facility. Rooms range from CDN $225 to CDN $325. For more information, view their website

YAPC::NA 2005 has made no relationship with the hotel.


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