Where is TEC 2010? Where to go and stay…

Where is TEC 2010?

The 2-day conference on April 27-28 is being held at York University’s Keele Street campus. This is a central GTA (Greater Toronto Area) location, which makes it easily  accessible to most GTA residents by public transit or car. The optional third day,  featuring open hands-on IBM product labs, is being held April 29 at the IBM Canada Laboratory in Markham, on Warden Ave.

Where do I go?

York University is bound to the north by Steeles Ave., to the south by Finch Ave, to the east by Keele Street and to the west by Jane Street. 

The conference spans 4 buildings on the east side of campus: therefore the York Boulevard Entrance, off Keele Street is the preferred entrance. Alternately, you can take Sentinel (midway between Jane & Keele) north from Finch, straight to The Pond Road.

Here are the campus buildings involved:

Stephen E Quinlan building (SEQ): This is home to TEC2010 and Seneca@York.  This is where you’ll find: Registration, our hospitality suite (Kaleidoscope), vendor showcase, the cafeteria for breakfast and lunch, and the amphitheatre room (1206) hosting our main track.

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) building is immediately next to (west of) the SEQ building.   All of the TEC breakout sessions will be held here:  T2016-2110 and T3131-3133. By following the showcase corridor (WHERE THE VENDOR BOOTHS ARE SET UP), the very next building is TEL, where you go up the stairwell either one OR two floors. Directions will be posted.

Bennet Center for Student Services . This is the new, covered, multi-level parking garage on the south east side of campus. You will receive a ticket when you enter. All paying TEC Conference attendees will receive a voucher to use upon exit. Without the voucher, you will need to use cash or credit card to for parking. There are automated kiosks set up on the second floor. For those who know York U, feel free to park wherever you are comfortable. First time visitors may find it easiest to use “The Pond Road” entrance which leads directly to the garage.

Easiest direction to Parking garage: The ‘Pond Rd‘  gives direct access

Seymour Schulich School of Business– Executive Learning Center. Directly to the North of the Bennet Services/Garage is the Schulich School of Business. It is diagonally (North East) across from the SEQ building. This building contains the hotel accommodation and will also host our Executive Breakfast. Schulich is one of Canada’s very TOP MBA schools and has residence accommodations for their programs. TUG has formed a partnership to facilitate your stay there.

Where should I stay?

For convenience, we recommend staying at the SCHULICH School of Business Executive Leaning Center. See http://www.schulich.yorku.ca/SSB-Extra/elc.nsf/docs/About

Phone: (416) 650-8300
Fax: (416) 650-8333
Website: www.elc.schulich.yorku.ca
E-mail: reservations@schulich.yorku.ca

TEC has reserved a large block of rooms at Schulich, but we’re told they will be sold out shortly.

For overflow, and if you do NOT wish to stay on campus, we recommend staying at the intersection of Hwy 7 and 400. There are three suitable hotels:

1. Courtyard Marriott  http://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/yyzvn-courtyard-toronto-vaughan/  

2. Hilton Garden Inn http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=YYZVAGI

3. Marriott Residence Inn http://www.marriott.com/hotels/fact-sheet/travel/YYZTV

Any one of these is fine. This area is a very busy part of the GTA and traffic can be heavy. In mild traffic, the travel time to York is 5 minutes. (Head east to Keele, then head South to York Boulevard)

Near to the hotels are many large entertainment and retail outlets (and a very large number of restaurants and establishments, all with jumbo parking lots). A rental car is recommended.


5 Responses

  1. The York U map PDF (http://www.yorku.ca/web/futurestudents/map/keele_map.html) does not show the SEQ (Stephen E Quinlan) building location?…
    Is the Label#84 (Student Service Parking Garage SSP) the same thing as “Bennet Centre For Student Services”. Is #84 where we are to park?

  2. Bldg 40 is the SEQ building.
    41 is the parking…. its the north part of #84. But yes, that is the parking garage.

    I’m looking at the pdf.

    We will provide a voucher so you can exit the garage without having to pay.

  3. Thanks….Yes Building 40 is the SEQ build & it is on the map…my oversite…thanks again.

  4. 41 is on the map as well….I was looking for it under the “Parking Garages”, but it’s listed in the “Academic, admin & Comm” section….

    Thanks again 🙂

  5. I’ll look forward to seeing you there!

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