Toronto is a popular summer destination; hotels and bed and breakfasts tend to fill up very quickly. We strongly advise you to secure your accommodations as early as possible.
Toronto is also a true "global city" and so accommodations of all sorts are also expensive. To make the conference as accessible as possible, we have reserved on-campus university housing for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, adjunct and contigent faculty, retired members, unwaged scholars, and secondary school teachers only. The rooms available are in the Residence Halls at Victoria University in the University of Toronto. Click on the link to book: reference "The New Chaucer Society" on the accommodation request form to get the special conference rates:
Single (breakfast included) $75 CAD
Double (breakfast included) $101 CAD
n.b. $1 CAD = $0.75-0.8 USD at time of writing. These rates are guaranteed until 9 April 2018 after which date any unbooked rooms will be released.
As at NCS 2016 in London, there is no official conference hotel. The small block of rooms reserved by the conference is now full. We encourage you to secure your accommodations at another local area hotel or bed & breakfast. The closest hotel to the conference venue is the Intercontinental Hotel (approx. $400 CAD/night + taxes, 220 Bloor Street West @ Avenue Road, a five minute walk from the conference venue) Further afield but less expensive (approx. $260 CAD/night + taxes at time of writing) is the Holiday Inn Downtown (30 Carlton Street @ Yonge Street, 25 minute walk, 20 minute subway - see Public Transit section of the Pre-Conference Information page).
Other area hotels we recommend are:
Airbnb will often be cheaper than a hotel. If choosing an Airbnb room, please note the distance between your accommodation and the conference venue at Victoria University, which is located at 73 Queen’s Park Crescent. The closest subway stations are Museum (Yonge Line/Line 1); and Bay (Bloor-Danforth Line/Line 2).
We have set up an informal "roommate finder" google sheet for those looking to defray accommodation costs by sharing, https://goo.gl/W54gYD. If you are still having trouble finding affordable accommodation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org: we will do all we can to help!