Accommodations and transit recommendations for the DTS Education Centre located at 573 King Street East in Toronto.
We understand that when you’re traveling out of town, it can be a daunting task figuring out your accommodations. The good news is Toronto has many hotel options.
Below is a list of hotels that are within close proximity of the workshop location and are reasonably priced. Please note that other hotels are in the area so you are not limited to these options. These are just suggestions so shop around! Students may also choose to look at condo/apartment rentals privately through sites such as: www.airbnb.ca This choice often gives you an option of having a kitchen but please do your diligence in checking references.
Holiday Inn Express Toronto (3 star hotel)
111 Lombard Street, Toronto
Located 1.6km away, 20 minute walk, 5 minute drive, 10 minute transit ride
TripAdvisor Rating: 4 out of 5
Tel: 1-800-660-8550 or direct at 416-367-5555
Novotel Toronto Centre (3 star hotel)
45 The Esplanade, Toronto
Located 2 kms away, 25 minute walk, 5 minute drive, 15 minute transit ride
Tripadvisor rating: 4 out of 5
Cambridge Suites Hotel (4 star hotel)
15 Richmond Street, Toronto
Located 2kms away, 25 minute walk, 5 minute drive, 15 minute transit ride
Trip Advisor Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Hotel Victoria (3 star hotel)
56 Yonge Street, Toronto
Located 2 kms away, 25 minute walk, 5 minute drive, 13 minute transit ride
Trip Advisor Rating: 4 out of 5
The Fairmont Royal York (4 star hotel)
100 Front Street, Toronto
Located 2.4 kms away, 7 minute drive, 13 minute transit ride
Trip Advisor Rating: 4.5 out of 5
* all walking, driving and transit times estimated from googlemaps.ca
Please note that there are also other options for accommodations such as Hostels and Bed & Breakfasts if that suits your budget more. A really useful site to find accommodations is www.hotels.ca which allows you to enter the street address and offers you a map view to see how close your accommodations are to 573 King Street East. We do not recommend you stay at the Royal Oak Inn even though the rates may seem attractive. We have had reports from our past students that they did not feel safe there.
Disclaimer: The above information is provided only as a guide to help you plan your travel. DTS Fitness Education does not endorse the following businesses, nor do we have control over the quality of their services. Due to privacy laws, we will not be informed should you encounter any issues with your hotel. Should you have any concerns or complaints please contact your hotel customer service for assistance.
HELPFUL HINTS ON HOW TO GET TO US:
We encourage you to walk if that is an option for you. Please read the following information, especially if you are planning on driving to the location.
Our facility is easily accessible by using the TTC street car system. Simply make your way to King Street and travel East on the 504 Street Car (which runs every 10 minutes or better in regular weather conditions)
If you are traveling eastbound, exit the street car at stops:
#4148 at Sumach Street (walk east once off the street car) OR
#15351 at River Street (walk west once off the street car)
If you are traveling westbound, exit the street car at stops:
#4142 at River Street (walk west once off the street car) OR
#4149 at Sumach Street (walk east once off the street car)
If you are not familiar with city and you are traveling in by the GO system, you have 2 options to get to King Street to access the 504 Streetcar.
Option 1: Exit Union Station and Walk northbound on Bay Street to King Street. This is approximately a 7-minute walk
Option 2: Take the TTC Subway Northbound platform on the Yonge Line to King Street. (this is the first stop). Be sure to get a transfer out of the red transfer box once inside the subway gate to present to the Streetcar driver to avoid paying twice.
It is approximately a 20-25 minute commute to our facility from Union using transit)
For your convenience, here is a link to transit fares:
If you are inclined to walk to our facility from Union Station please give yourself approximately 30 minutes.
If you are driving, please be aware of the Parking Options as they are limited.
Below you will find several options for you to consider if you are driving. We suggest you give yourself extra time if you are driving:
- There is paid parking on St. Lawrence Street for a maximum of 4 hours at a time but please be aware that spots are extremely limited. The rate is $1.50 and you are permitted to be in these spots from 8AM to 6:00PM. You can not park on this street until 8AM! If you leave your car prior to 8AM you will get a parking ticket!
- There is also metered parking on Eastern Avenue Diversion which is just a few blocks south (see map) but once again these spots are extremely limited. Consider using the Green P App on your smart phone if using street these options.
BEST OPTION: If you want guaranteed parking, there is a paid parking lot underground at the George Brown Residence building at the corner of Cooperage and Palace Street at 80 Cooperage Street. This lot is approximately a 6-7 minute walk to our Education Centre. The garage is not marked publicly on the outside. The garage entrance is the very far right (north) entrance that is closest to the All City Storage building. It has a small sign on the right hand side of the garage door that says “20 Palace Street” (even though the actual address is 80 Cooperage Street). The rate to park here is $2.00 per hour for a daily maximum of $15.00. I have included a link showing you walking directions from the lot. Also attached is a photo of the building as the underground parking is not advertised on the outside of the building.
Palace Street Garage Walking directions Visual Map:
Parking Garage Directions
Palace Street Garage Verbal Directions:
Head east on Palace Street Toward Rolling Mills Road, Turn Left on Rolling Mills Road, Turn Right onto Eastern Ave Diversion, Turn left onto St. Lawrence Street, Turn left down the alley way “right before” you get to King Street. You will see our sign above the door on the right hand side
We do not recommend you park on King Street as there is a 3 hour maximum and you will get ticketed and or towed if you exceed this.
UBER or Regular Taxi Cab services are also an option.
City cabs can be waived down from most locations however we do recommend UBER as a more reliable source if you are calling a cab to pick you up.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (approximately 5kms)
Located on Toronto Island – Ferry or Tunnel required to get off the island
Toronto Pearson International Airport (27-29 kms depending on route)
Located at 6301 Silver Dart Dive, Mississauga, Ontario