Accommodation information


Please find below the confirmed arrangements that the CAAS has put together as accommodation options for interested conference participants.


All bookings are for the periods between May 26th, 2023 to 2nd of June, 2023.

Marriott Courtyard Vaughan

Individual Call-In: Please call Hotel's toll free Reservation Line, 1-866-449-7395 for Residence Inn 1-866-449-7396 for Courtyard. For individuals to receive the established Group rate, they must identify themselves as members of the ''Canadian Association of African Studies” group initially when making the reservation. All reservations must be received by the group’s cut-off date. Reservations made after the cut-off date will be subject to availability and the most available rate.

 Booking Link:

Cut off Date: 26th of April 2023.

Rate: $194 for Standard King Room and Standard Queen Room. The Hotel room rates are subject to applicable taxes in effect at the time of check-in.

Complimentary package:Room reservation includes parking and wifi. Breakfast and Room Refreshments not included.

All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one of the above methods. Please bear in mind that a non-refundable advance deposit will be required in order for the hotel to hold your arrangements on a definite basis.

Distance:10 minutes by driving; 38 minutes by TTC.

Link to hotel website:

Novotel Vaughan

Individual call-in: Please call Hotel's Reservations Department on 905-660-0212or toll free 1- 866-630-2680or email their reservation request to

Cut off date:April 28, 2023

Rate$169plus tax (13% HST4% MAT) for Superior 1-bed King Room and Superior 2-bed Queen Room.

Complimentary package: parking, high speed internet, local telephone call and 1-800 numbers

Subcharge:$15 per person for triple or quadruple occupancy.

Guaranty/cancellation policy:All individual call-in reservations must be guaranteed to an individual credit card; company credit card or by advance deposit. All deposits for individual reservations are fully refundable if the reservation is cancelled by 4:00pm on the date prior to arrival (24 Hours). Should an attendee of the group cancel their room reservation after 4:00pm on the date prior to arrival (24 Hours), one night’s room revenue will be non-refundable.

Link to hotel website:

Other Options for Graduate Students and Any other interested parties:

Student Accommodation at York University Residence:

Congress is making arrangements with York University for on-campus accommodation.

Rate:$50- 70 per night.

Link to york student housing:

Distance:Approximately 15 mins or less by walking depending on the location to be visited on campus

Booking:More details will follow when details are confirmed.

Smartying(student stay)


Village at York University


Rates:From $75CAD upwards per night with in-suite washrooms.

Liability:We are not liable for any stays with these providers, but the websites appear to be trusted vendors.

Other hotels close to York University (between 30 minutes to 50 minutes via driving)

Please Note: CAAS does not have any agreements with these hotels and any arrangements are the sole responsibility of the conference participant. These are provided for information purposes only.

  • Staybridge suites
  • Holiday Inn
  • Four Points by Sheraton Vaughan
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Toronto Vaughan
  • Montecassino Hotel & Suites
  • Best Western Plus Toronto North York Hotel & Suites
  • Hilton Garden Toronto/Vaughan
  • Aloft Vaughan Mills
  • Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites
  • Liberty Suites Hotel
  • Monte Carlo Inn- Vaughan Suites
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott Toronto Vaughan