Accommodations & Attractions

We strongly encourage attendees to make their hotel reservations as early as possible. This is a holiday weekend and hotels in the Toronto area will be in great demand. We have reserved but a limited number of rooms at the different hotel venues. Book early!

When booking please ask for the Ivey Business School Rate rate.

Area Hotels

Intercontinental Hotel

BBR 2016 has negotiated a hotel rate for the Intercontinental ($138/night) which is about $100 less than one would expect to pay in downtown Toronto for a similar hotel.  It is one block from the train station, where the train shuttle from the airport arrives, so it’s fantastically easy to get to.  The location of conference itself is 3 blocks north.

Ritz Carlton

Fairmont Royal

Delta Hotel

Shangri-La Hotel


Trump Hotel

Area Attractions

CN Tower

Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 7.21.36 PMEdgeWalk is CN Tower’s most thrilling attraction in its history, and the first of its kind in North America. It is the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft (1.5 m) wide ledge encircling the top of the Tower’s main pod, 356m/1168ft (116 storeys) above the ground.

Ripley’s Aquarium

Canadian-Waters-Other-Special-FeaturesHave you ever wondered what lurks beneath the surface of the Great Lakes and Canada’s surrounding seas? Your underwater journey begins in the Canadian Waters Gallery with 17 curated habitats that spotlight the diversity of Canada’s treasures.

Roy Thomson Music Hall

Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 7.26.46 PMLocated in downtown Toronto, Roy Thomson Hall and Massey Hall are two of Canada’s most renowned concert halls. Both halls are managed by the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall, a not for profit charitable organization.

Toronto Hippo Tours

toronto-play-hippo-tour-3A Hippo is a unique 40 passenger vessel that offers land and water sightseeing tours of Toronto. Come splash into Lake Ontario on our “Bus that Floats!”. Experience one of Canada’s most beautiful cities with all its historical sites and its magnificent waterways.

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 7.32.14 PMThe Sony Centre for the Performing Arts is Canada’s largest soft-seat theatre. The Sony Centre opened as the O’Keefe Centre on October 1, 1960.

The Tall Ship Kajama

Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 7.34.40 PMThis is your chance to get on board one of Toronto’s best attractions and sail the Kajama, a traditional 165 foot three masted Schooner boat cruise. Toronto’s only Tall Ship boat cruise attraction sailing daily from downtown Toronto. Sit back and relax with a cold drink from our fully licensed bar, as you set sail on Toronto Harbour and beautiful Lake Ontario. The best Toronto attraction.

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

e20900_MG_7247The Power Plant is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary visual art. It is a vital forum for the advanced artistic culture of our time.

Second City Improv

second-cityjpg-09b89ac07ceb9508The Second City opened its doors on a snowy Chicago night in December of 1959. No one could have guessed that this small cabaret theatre would become the most influential and prolific comedy theatre in the world. With its roots in the improvisational games of Viola Spolin, The Second City developed an entirely unique way of creating and performing comedy.

Area Restaurants


Critically acclaimed to be among Canada’s best restaurants, Canoe’s unique location high atop the TD Bank Tower affords a breathtaking view of the city. The design is clean and simple, yet absolutely stylish—a brilliant reflection of this country’s rich, raw environment.

That same brilliance is captured through the flavours and textures of our inspired regional Canadian cuisine.

Canoe66 Wellington Street West Toronto, Canada
Hy’s Steakhouse

Hy’s Steakhouse strives to create an excellent dining experience for every guest. Please contact us with any questions or comments you may have.

Hy’s Steakhouse101-120 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, Canada

Mercatto seasonal produce, local and artisanal cheeses, salumi and breads, our approach has always been to go with the seasons, never against them.

Always happy never satisfied, our food reflects our on going journey towards simplified gastronomical perfection.

Mercatto330 Bay Street Toronto, Canada
The Keg

Service and food are always consistent, and this is why you choose The Keg

The Keg165 York Street Toronto, Canada

Earls had always looked outside of the box for inspiration, whether that was in faraway lands, new ingredients and cooking methods, or local and visiting chefs.

Earls150 King Street West Unit 100, Toronto, Canada

Blowfish has passion for our cuisine, sake and wine, coupled with a genuine pride of our venues collectively, is our inspiration for consistently providing warm, unpretentious and confidently flawless service.

Blowfish333 Bay Street, Totonto, Canada
John & Sons Oyster House

John & Sons Oyster House is a neighborhood oyster house that brings the ease of a maritime pub to the heart of Old Toronto we all care for and love. We offer a relaxed environment where you can come unwind, relish, and of course, eat the most delectable oysters.

John & Sons Oyster House56 Temperance St. Toronto, Canada