Practical Information


All conference activities will take place at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, Ontario. The School features:

  • state-of-the-art learning technology
  • the 11-storey Executive Learning Centre hotel (ELC), which has been block-booked for the duration of the conference
  • the new Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study & Research Building, among the most environmentally sustainable academic buildings in North America
  • the Executive Learning Centre dining room
  • two coffee shops
  • a media recording studio

Included in Your Conference Fee

Your conference fee covers:

  • A welcome reception on Sunday, July 5th, where you can meet new critical accounting friends and reconnect with old ones from around the world
  • Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks from July 6th to 8th
  • Lunches from July 6th to 8th
  • The conference dinner on Tuesday, July 7th, featuring foods from Ontario’s vast and culturally diverse network of local and sustainable food growers
  • Monday and Wednesday evenings have been left open to allow you to partake of Toronto’s amazing restaurant scene with your colleagues
  • Free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the conference venue
  • Please note that if you choose to stay at the ELC, a continental breakfast is included in your room fee (see details below)


On Campus

Participants are welcome to stay at the Schulich School of Business’ ELC. The ELC’s self-contained 11-storey hotel is connected directly to the Schulich School of Business and offers the following amenities:

  • 60 executive rooms, including 3 wheelchair accessible rooms
  • Queen size bed, desk and bookshelf
  • TV, wired and wireless high-speed Internet access
  • hairdryer, iron and ironing board
  • bathrobe and bath products
  • coffee/tea maker
  • in-room dining, laundry and wake-up services
  • fitness centre with weight machines, free weights, elliptical training machines, treadmill, stationary bike, and showers
  • penthouse boardroom with panoramic view
  • business centre with computer stations and printing capability
  • private penthouse lounge with comfortable lounge chairs, microwave, ice machine, TV, books, washer and dryer.

Please note that in keeping with York University’s policies, smoking is not permitted within 30 feet of the perimeter of any building on Campus. The ELC facility does not permit smoking within any part of the building or guestrooms.

Participants can book accommodation directly with the ELC by contacting reservations at:

phone: 416.650.8300
fax: 416.650.8333

When making your reservation please quote block name: CPA Conference

Check In: Sunday, July 5, 2020
Check Out: Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Nightly Rate
$159 plus 13% HST inclusive of continental breakfast, based on single occupancy
Extra $40 plus 13% HST for double occupancy

Executive Learning Centre
Schulich School of Business
56 Fine Arts Road
York University, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

Alternative Accommodations

For those wishing to stay off campus (e.g., downtown Toronto), we would encourage you to find options along the TTC’s Line 1 (the University side, i.e. between Union and York University) to ensure easy, direct and quick arrival to York University.

Getting Here

The Schulich School of Business is connected to downtown Toronto by subway, with York University Subway station located directly outside the School. You can stay downtown for the arts and culture, while easily getting to the conference venue on public transit.

If you are arriving in Toronto by air, the Toronto Pearson Airport is about a 30-minute taxi ride from the School, depending on traffic. Those arriving on short-haul flights at the downtown Billy Bishop Airport can get to the School by public transit, via the Union subway station.

Public Transit

The TTC’s York University Subway Station is located steps away from the Schulich School of Business. For information about TTC schedules, operation hours and fares, please click here.

Other public transit options, including GO, Züm and YRT/Viva, offer convenient connections to the University.


Driving directions to the Schulich School of Business can be found on Google Maps. The Student Services Parking Garage is where you want to end up. It is directly across from the School’s south entrance. It features an underground link to the Schulich School of Business, in case of inclement weather.

If you are looking up the address on your phone, keep in mind that York University and the Schulich School of Business operate multiple campuses. The one you want is at 4700 Keele Street in Toronto, which shows up on some mapping apps as 4700 Keele Street, North York, ON.

By Air

Almost all international and domestic flights will arrive at the Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ). It’s about a 30-minute taxi ride, depending on traffic, to get to York University. All licensed taxis operate from Pearson Airport on an official distance-determined rate (i.e., the fare depends on your destination, not the travel time).

Some short-haul domestic and US flights will arrive at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ), in downtown Toronto. There is a free shuttle from YTZ that will take you to Union Station. Alternatively, you can take a short cab ride. From Union it is easy to get to York University campus by subway. Note that taxi rides directly from this airport to York University campus can vary widely in fare and time depending on traffic conditions.

What to Do in Toronto

Toronto is a vibrant city with lots of amazing things to do and see. You may wish to extend your stay around the conference to explore. For more information see Tourism Toronto.

The average temperature in July in Toronto is:

  • High 27°C / 81°F
  • Low 18°C / 65°F

While some people find that Toronto can be hot and humid in the summer, to create a comfortable working environment we suggest that dress for the conference be business casual. This includes the conference dinner.

Contact Information

Please contact the Conference Organizing Committee by e-mail at if you have any questions.