Harbourfront Centre is accessible by public transit, which means Book Summit 2018 is just a short trip away from many downtown and central Toronto hotels.

Book Summit 2018 does not have an official conference hotel. The closest hotels to the Harbourfront Centre are Westin Harbour Castle and Radisson Admiral Hotel.

If you`re looking for budget accommodation, consider summer accommodations at a university residence such as University of Toronto`s Chestnut Residence.

For other accommodation options, search for the best deals online with booking agents such as Expedia or Trivago, or explore options through Airbnb or the Toronto Bed and Breakfast Association.

Travel Savings Information

VIA Rail Discount

Please use the following VIA Rail convention discount code: 13678

Online booking tips – You have to log in to your profile, or create one prior to booking. On the Passenger information screen, select “Convention fare” from the “Discount Type” drop-down menu, and enter the discount code for your convention or event in the “Discount code” field. This code has been given to you by the conference organizer. The conference fare will be shown on the next page.

VALID: June 11th 2018 to June 19th 2018

TERRITORY: From all stations throughout the VIA system to Toronto, Ontario and return.

RESTRICTIONS: Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking. One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge. For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montreal or Ottawa only.

DISCOUNT: 10% OFF THE BEST AVAILABLE FARE IN Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. “Subject to the conditions and restrictions for the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied.”

EXCEPTION: Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class.


Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from the Book Summit/Canadian Writers’ Summit. The discounted fares are available for booking from February 6, 2018 to June 21, 2018 and available for travel:

Location Dates of Travel
From: Anywhere in Canada or US To: Toronto From: 11/06/2018 To: 17/06/2018
From: Toronto To: Anywhere in Canada or US From: 14/06/2018 To: 21/06/2018

Please book online at or through your travel agent using promo code “CWS2018”.

Porter offers complimentary in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer and wine), GatePorter service for carry-on and access to the Porter Lounge in Toronto and Ottawa, where free Wi-Fi and comfortable, leather seating is available.

The promo code is intended for use by conference attendees and organizers and is not meant for distribution outside of authorized channels. Porter’s fare rules and conditions apply. For any questions regarding Porter’s services or any pre-travel concerns, contact us at 1-888-619-8622.

Thank you to VIA Rail and Porter Airlines for these discounts.