Toronto, Ontario Canada


The site chosen for the April 11-20, 2017 Toronto-based intensives for the Urban Ministry cohort is:

Ramada Plaza Hotel
300 Jarvis Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B2C5

 In order to get our special rate, you will need to make reservations directly with Diana Rimoni in the DMin office (1-269-471-6130).  A credit card is needed to secure the reservation, the hotel will charge your card when you check out.

Share a room and reduce your hotel costs by 50%.
If you share a room, your nightly rate with taxes is about $67 USD/$86.42 CAD; single occupancy is about $133 USD/$172.84 CAD. Please note the US amounts will change with the conversion rate at the time of your stay. Our rate is for Standard King or Queen/Queen (2 queens in room).  Wireless internet access is provided for free.

To secure your room, please reserve by January 10, 2017.   Please do the following to secure your room:

  1. Let Diana know if you want to share a room, or have a room to yourself.
  2. Call 269-471-6130 and leave me your credit card number, expiration date, the 3 digits in the back, and the full name on the card.  For security purposes, do not email me your credit card number.  

Check-in/Check-out procedure
The intensive starts early on April 11, so everyone should plan to check-in on April 10 and depart on April 20.  When you check in, you will need to show your credit card and ID to get your key.  If you share a room, you do not need to check in at the same time with your room-mate, but you will need to check out together to clear your portion of the bill. 


Parking in downtown Toronto is expensive so we encourage you to take a shuttle from the airport and use public transportation easily accessible in the downtown area.  The classroom is within walking distance from the hotel.  Parking at the hotel is $28 CAD plus tax per night. 

Please reserve your room as soon as possible – definitely by January 10, 2017.


Transportation from Pierson International Airport to the hotel (Canadian currency):

Taxi Service:
Aeroporte Taxi & Limousine Service, 800-465-3434
Cost:  $58 if you pre-book so they can monitor your flight and wait for you at the airport; $48 if you call upon approval and wait for them, subject to availability. These are flat rates for up to 3 people in the car, so if you may want to plan ahead to share a taxi if you’re arriving about the same time with a colleague. Taxi ride is about 30 minutes. 

Pacific Western – Airport Express, 800-387-6787
The shuttle will take you from the airport to Eden Chelsea, then you take a cab for about six blocks to your hotel. Cost:  $27.95 for shuttle and about $10 for the cab. Shuttle ride is about 1 hour plus taxi cab ride.

NOTE: Prices may have changed since transportation information was obtained.