Travel & Accommodations
How to get here... and stay here!
TCAF IS FREE
All TCAF events are free to attend and do not require tickets or charges unless otherwise specified. General exceptions to this rule have been related musical events and our Friday night launch, which have required tickets and/or admission charges. We want to break down the barriers between comics and the general public, and ensure any money that our attendees spend goes into the pockets of the hardworking authors, artists, and publishers exhibiting at TCAF. If you don’t see a prominently-listed price on a TCAF event, there isn’t one.
MAIN FESTIVAL VENUE
While TCAF is a multi-venue event, the main Festival Venue is Toronto Reference Library.
Toronto Reference Library (TRL)
789 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The closest major intersection is Yonge & Bloor. The closest subway station is TTC Yonge/Bloor Station.
OFFICIAL HOTEL: MARRIOTT BLOOR/YORKVILLE
Please Note: The TCAF Hotel Block is sold out for most nights as of 2/22. Please see additional options below.
The official hotel of TCAF will be The Marriott Bloor/Yorkville, located less than a block away from our main Festival venue at Toronto Reference Library.
This year TCAF has secured a rate of $259 per night at this hotel, based on a double booking. Bookings available May 8th to May 14th.
Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel
90 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
PLEASE NOTE: Due to a problem with Marriott’s online booking, you must select “2 people” to have the 2 queen beds option appear. You can have up to 4 people in a room, but they must be added after booking. You can also book directly via the phone number and ask for the TCAF rate.
Room block booking closes April 8th, 2019.
THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO HOUSING
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival has secured an agreement with The University of Toronto’s Victoria University to reserve a block of residence rooms at an inexpensive rate for Festival attendees. From their description:
Victoria University Residences provide comfortable and affordable lodging for up to 800 budget-minded travellers. We offer convenient accommodation for your stay in downtown Toronto. Although close to the hustle and bustle, Victoria’s beautifully kept grounds and park-like setting suit a more casual pace. The university is located on the campus of the University of Toronto, which is also a beautiful place to explore.
The Victoria University Residences are only a 15 minute walk from the Toronto Reference Library.
To book a room, please visit their Online Reservation Application. When booking, be sure to include the conference name:
Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2019 CONF
OFFICIAL AIRLINE: AIR CANADA
Air Canada is the official airline of The Toronto Comic Arts Festival.
Some flights and flight classes on Air Canada are eligible for a 5%-12% discount to and from Toronto, Canada (YYZ) for The Toronto Comic Arts Festival.
Air Canada Discount Code: FTXQGFP1
- Flight must be booked through AirCanada.com
- Valid for flights between April 29 and May 20
- The booking is to be made to the following city: Toronto, YYZ (ON)
- Travel is valid 7 days a week.