2023 Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario

2023 Annual Meeting General Information

We look forward to welcoming you this August to Toronto, Ontario, for CSG East’s 62nd Annual Meeting and Regional Policy Forum! Toronto is Canada’s largest city, and a truly cosmopolitan capitol. This is reflected in cuisine, cultural offerings, and in its neighborhoods. We promise you an authentic taste of Toronto, Ontario, and Canada. Use this link to learn more about the many things to see and do in Toronto to help plan your trip! Please note:

  • All registration fees are in US$. The meeting hotel, and all restaurants and shops in Canada charge in CA$, and early,  discounted registration fees now end July 31!
  • Canadian law requires that all persons entering Canada who are U.S. citizens carry proof of citizenship and identity. A valid U.S. passport, passport card, or NEXUS card satisfies these requirements for U.S. citizens. Children under 16 only need proof of U.S. citizenship.

Kindly review the information below and if you have any questions please contact us at ercannualmeeting@csg.org. We look forward to seeing you this summer in Toronto, Ontario.


Overall Agenda

Please go to the meeting’s agenda page for the agenda and check regularly for updates!


Hotel Accommodations

The 2023 Annual Meeting business sessions will be held at the Hilton Toronto Hotel, located at 145 Richmond Street, West in Toronto. Centrally located, the hotel is a 10-minute walk from Union Station, the CN Tower, the Royal Ontario Museum, and a great variety of shopping. Using public transit, the St. Lawrence Market, Rogers Centre, and the Distillery District are 15 to 20 minutes away.

Please make your own hotel reservations no later than AUGUST 4 by using this exclusive reservation portal.

Please note:

      • The hotel room rate for the conference is $236 (CA$) per night, for up to two guests, plus 17% combined taxes. (Currency conversion rates change regularly, check with your trusted currency site for current conversion rates to US$.) Additional guests will be charged $25 per person, per night.
      • Accepted credit cards include American Express, Bankamericard, Diner’s Club, Discover, Duet Card, MasterCard, and Visa.
      • Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 a.m.
      • There is an early check-out fee of $100. Please refer to the hotel website and your reservation confirmation to verify the hotel’s cancellation policy. If you need further assistance, call the hotel directly or contact customer service.
      • All rooms are non-smoking.
      • The hotel has a variety of accessible rooms. Please contact AR Braver if you have any issues securing the room you need.
      • There is NO airport shuttle to and from the Hilton Toronto
      • Amenities include
        • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
        • Pet-friendly policy (maximum size is “medium,” and weight is 80lbs; and there is a $75 non-refundable pet deposit)
        • EV charging and valet parking only for $45 a day, and the clearance 6.4′
        • Business and fitness centers


Guests - bring the family!

CSG East’s Annual Meeting continues to be family friendly. Adult, and Junior/Teen guests (ages 6 to 17) at the Annual Meeting are invited to attend fun and exciting activities, selected just for them, on Monday and Tuesday, August 21 and 22. Sign your guests up for these exciting activities when you register for the meeting. Adult guests will enjoy:

Monday, August 21, 2023

Toronto Sightseeing Excursions – Get to know Toronto!  Sightseeing day includes an opportunity to enjoy some of city’s top attractions and most iconic landmarks. Hop on board a double decker bus for a trip to the CN (Canadian National) Tower – one of the world’s tallest towers at a height of 1,815.5 feet (553.3 m). Upon arrival, you’ll take the high-speed glass-fronted elevators to the revolving 360 The Restaurant for lunch. A relaxing harbor boat cruise follows, providing an opportunity to take in one of North America’s fastest growing skylines, contrasted by a trip past the Toronto Island Park – a green oasis located just across from the busy downtown.

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Art & Shop ExcursionsThe McMichael Canadian Art Collection in nearby Kleinburg, Ontario, features some of Canada’s best-known painters along with First Nations and Inuit artworks housed in a gallery surrounded by a beautiful, natural setting. Upon arrival at the McMichael, you will be divided into smaller groups for a 1½ hour guided tour. Following the visit, it’s off to nearby Vaughan Mills to “shop ‘til you drop” at one of the largest shopping complexes in the Toronto area, featuring over 200 retail stores, restaurants and entertainment outlets. En route, you will be provided with a voucher that can be redeemed at any food location at Vaughan Mills.


Junior/Teen delegate registrations are complimentary, and their activities are fully escorted. If you have any questions about the Junior/Teen program please contact AR Braver.  Junior/Teen delegate activities will delight and excite:

Saturday, August 19, 2023

For those Junior/Teen delegates whose parents are attending the Executive Committee Dinner: You Shoot, You Score! – The world’s largest hockey collection awaits you in Toronto! The Hockey Hall of Fame is a celebration of all things ice hockey, both Canadian, American, and international. Go one-on-one against life-size, animated versions of today’s greatest goalies or take the host seat as a television anchorperson and call the play-by-play of a hockey game. You will explore themed exhibits dedicated to the game’s greatest players, teams, and achievements, and you will even visit a replica NHL dressing room!

Sunday, August 20, 2023 (kids don’t need to register in advance)

Whodunit Parliament Style – We have a great mystery on our hands and none other than the Junior/Teen Delegates can solve it.  Get to know other kids during a fun and interactive whodunit mystery challenge, where you will learn more about the Ghosts of Queen’s Park and explore the Legislature by night.  Youth should accompany their parents/guardians on the bus to/from the Opening Event at the Ontario Legislative Building.

Monday, August 21, 2023

Activity 1 – Daytime Program

Thrilling Adventures – Experience thrills and chills at Canada’s Wonderland – Canada’s largest and grandest amusement park and a must-do on this conference for youth! Here, thrill seekers can enjoy over 70 rides including 17 roller coasters. Ride the Yukon Striker, the world’s fastest, tallest and longest dive roller coaster, or try the Tundra Twister – new for 2023, it’s a giant 360-degree spinning swing ride! Children’s areas are available for younger guests, and there are daily shows and live events – something for everyone. Participants will be divided into smaller groups based on age and interests upon arrival at the park, and parents need not worry – there will be plenty of adult supervisors to accompany and assist!

Activity 2 – Evening Program

 Trivia Eh?  – After a busy day, unwind at the Youth Club with a delicious, Canadian-themed buffet and fun activities, including minute-to-win-it games and trivia challenges. The evening will also offer a visit to the must-see Toronto sign located in front of Toronto City Hall across the street from the hotel. Since its installation in 2015 for the Pan Am Games, the colorfully illuminated sign is one of the city’s top photo-op stops!

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Activity 1 – Daytime Program

Mission:  Explore Toronto – Discover Canada’s biggest city during a fun-packed day, starting with an opportunity to take in Toronto’s best views from its highest vantage point – the 1,815.5 feet (553.3 m) tall CN (Canadian National) Tower! You’ll hop on a glass elevator and be whisked up to an observation level offering breathtaking inside and outside vantage points of the surrounding area. Will you be brave enough to walk across the famous glass floor? Afterwards, lunch takes place at the Rec Room – a fun arcade space featuring over 80 games. In the afternoon, kids 6 to 12 will join the crew and search for treasure on a Pirate Life cruise, while teens will visit the Museum of Illusions for an intriguing, entertaining – and of course highly Instagrammable – visual experience like none other.

Activity 2 – Evening Program

 The Great Toronto Scavenger Hunt – What better way to explore and learn about a new place and have lots of fun with your new friends than on a scavenger hunt? That’s exactly what this evening’s all about as you take part in the Great Toronto Scavenger Hunt! The night starts with a delicious meal at the Youth Club before the quest begins! Can you gather everything needed to successfully complete the tasks? The quest ends at the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, where you’ll have a chance to make some discoveries of the aquatic kind before the close of this adventurous day!

To make the most of your trip to Toronto, use this link to discover everything Toronto, Ontario has to offer!


Travel and Travel Advisories

To make the most of your trip to Toronto, use this link to discover everything Toronto, Ontario has to offer! Toronto is easily reached from the CSG East region by plane, train, and car! Flights land at either Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Mississauga; or Billy Bishop/Toronto City Airport (YTZ) in Toronto. You can conveniently reach Toronto from Toronto Pearson International Airport via commuter train that stops a 10-minute walk away from the Hilton Toronto. The Union Pearson Express takes only 25 minutes. Taxis can be found at both airports.

Amtrak from the United States also stops at Union Station. Check Amtrak’s website for more information and travel requirements.

If you plan to drive to Toronto, use this link for information to find your best route to cross the Canada-U.S. border throughout our region. Please also review Canada’s rules of the road.


As you plan your trip to Toronto, please review Canada’s current health travel policy carefully and regularly as you make your travel arrangements, and plan accordingly.


If you would like to sponsor the Annual Meeting, please contact AR Braver, and you may download our 2023 sponsorship fact sheet.