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The Association for Computing Machinery
Microsoft Research
IBM Research
University of Waterloo
University of Toronto


The conference will be held at the Hilton in downtown Toronto (map and driving directions).

The hotel is adjacent to shopping, restaurants, and the theater district. All guestrooms include high-speed internet access, work station, voicemail, and coffee-makers.

We have re-negotiated our block room rate with the hotel. Our new block rate is $179 (approx. US$130, Euro112) per night, single or double. If you booked under our old block rate, your rate will be reduced automatically. This rate will remain available until the date of conference. To book rooms from the SIGIR room block, please call 1-800-267-2281 or 1-416-869-3456, and indicate block code: ASSA072803.

Hotel prices in Toronto are fluctuating. Currently, the Hilton is offering its best available rate through its website, and we suggest that you try the website before booking under our block rate. While the web rates may change from day to day, our block rate is guaranteed until the date of the conference.

Alternative Accommodation

Below is a list of University of Toronto colleges that offer summer accommodations at their residences. Some have restrictions, so please read the pages carefully before booking. The University of Toronto is a 15 minute walk (two subway stops) from the Hilton.