The Request

I received the following request for help from a PDG of District 5550 yesterday:

I have a question re Toronto ….. we are going but do not have a Hotel booked yet … I guess I am too slow and cannot find any Convention Hotels, but I suppose none left …. most were very expensive!   We do not mind travelling to the site daily from wherever on the subway or whatever transportation as I am sure there are Hotels available further away… I know that you are in Toronto a lot and may know the availability and transport system so may I ask your advice about this?? We would rather stay even further and travel and pay a bit less for a room as we will not be in the room much! Can you refer me to some information about this?

 Pat Chernesky, Governor 2014-2015

 

The Reason for the Room Problem

Pat is correct; there is now a shortage of rooms available at a price under $600.00. The reason is that we already have nearly 25,000 members registered and there is a significant event occurring on the same weekend of June 23-24. June 24th is Toronto’s Gay Pride Parade which attracts a crowd estimated at 1,000,000 spectators.

Michele Guy told me the HOC is attempting to make arrangements with hotels in the Pearson Airport area, about 30 – 45 minutes from Downtown.

I will put my focus on the hotels close to the GO Train stations west of Toronto. It is important to know that the stations from Oakville to Burlington are much closer to the hotels because the QEW highway and train line are much closer to each other.

My focus will be on the morning run into Union Station.

GO Stations and Times West of Toronto on the Lakeshore Route.

Go Trains Arriving between 6:10 AM and 7:45 AM

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GO Trains Arriving between 7:50 and 10:16 AM

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This story will focus on hotels near the following GO Stations:

Go Toronto West Stations & Times

Note: the grey line is the QEW highway.

Port Credit GO Station (Updated March 19, 2018)

Address

30 Queen St. E., Mississauga, ON
Queen St. E. @ Ann St.
Hurontario St. (Hwy. 10) to Park St.; west to Ann St.; north to Queen St.
Google Maps

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Hotels with Ratings, Cost, Distance from Port Credit Go Station

PORT CREDIT HOTELS & GO BUS 600PX

Estimated Cost Range per day by GO Train: 

2 Adults Taxi $20.00-$40.00 GO $27.80 ≅ $50.00 to $70.00

2 Seniors Taxi $20.00-$40.00  GO $13.90 ≅ $34.00 to $54.00

Estimated Cost Range per day by GO BUS: (Super deal)

Walk to Station: 2 Adults $27.80; 2 Seniors $13.90

RATES PORT CREDIT

Synopsis: The main advantage of Port Credit is that it is the closest Station to Union Station hence the least expensive. The drawback is the hotels are further from the train station than further down the line. However, the GO bus provides a least expensive alternative. It does, however, take more time. The train is faster. The hidden advantage is hotels north on Hurontario Street such as the Novotel are next to Square One Mississauga’s major high-end shopping complex plus it is the city centre with major cinemas, theatre and the Palydium Entertainment complex.

Clarkson GO Station

Address:
1110 Southdown Rd., Mississauga, ON
Southdown Rd. & Royal Windsor Dr. (Lakeshore Rd.)
Exit QEW @ Southdown Rd.; south to the station
Google Maps

Pictures of Station and Garage

CLARKSON STATION & GARAGE 600PX

Hotels with Ratings, Cost, Distance from Clarkson GO Station

CLARKSON GO STATION WITH HOTELS 600 PX

Estimated Cost Range per day: 

2 Adults Taxi $10.00-$30.00 GO $32.60 ≅ $40.00 to $60.00

2 Seniors Taxi $10.00-$30.00  GO $16.30 ≅ $27.00 to $47.00

RATES CLARKSON

Synopsis: Going one GO Station further West can reduce the cost.

Oakville GO Station

Address:

214 Cross Ave., Oakville, ON L6J 2W6
Cross Ave. @ Argus Rd.
Exit QEW @ Trafalgar Rd.; south to Cross Ave.; west to the station.
Google Maps

Picture:

OAKVILLE GO-VIA STATION 600PX

Hotels with Ratings, Cost, Distance from Oakville GO Station

OAKVILLE GO STATION HOTELS 600PX

Estimated Cost Range per day: 

2 Adults Taxi $10.00-                GO $35.60 ≅ $35.60 to $45.00

2 Seniors Taxi $10.00-             GO $17.80 ≅ $17.80 to $30.00

RATES OAKVILLE

Synopsis: The presence of two hotels within walking distance makes Oakville a prime choice.

Bronte GO Station

Address:

2104 Wyecroft Rd., Oakville, ON L6L 5V6
Wyecroft Rd. @ South Service Rd. W.
Exit QEW @ Third Line Rd.; south to Wyecroft Rd.; west to the station
Google Maps

Picture:

BRONTE STATION 600PX

Hotels with Ratings, Cost, Distance from Bronte GO Station

BRONTE GO STATION HOTELS 600PX

Estimated Cost Range per day: 

2 Adults Taxi $10.00              GO $40.60 ≅ $60.60

2 Seniors Taxi $10.00             GO $20.30 ≅ $40.30

RATES BRONTE

Appleby GO Station

Location:

5111 Fairview Street, Burlington, ON L7L 4W8
Fairview St. & Appleby Line
Exit QEW @ Appleby Line; south to Fairview St.; east to the station
Google Maps

Picture:

APPLEBY GO STATION 600PX

Hotels with Ratings, Cost, Distance from Appleby GO Station

APPLEBY GO AREA HOTELS

Estimated Cost Range per day: 

2 Adults Taxi $12.63-$16.04            GO $44.00 ≅ $57.00 to $60.00

2 Seniors Taxi $12.63-16.04            GO $22.00 ≅ $35.00 to $38.00

RATES APPLEBY

Burlington GO Station

Address:

2101 Fairview St., Burlington, ON
Fairview St. & Brant St.

Google Maps

Picture:

BURLINGTON GO TRAIN STAION 600PX

Hotels with Ratings, Cost, Distance from Burlington GO Station

BURLINGTON GO STATION AREA HOTELS 600PX

Estimated Cost Range per day: 

2 Adults Taxi $12.63-$14.34           GO $45.00 ≅ $70.00 to $75.00

2 Seniors Taxi $12.63-$14.34            GO $22.50 ≅ $48.00to $53.00

RATES BURLINGTON