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OAFC Hicks Morley 2018 Labour Relations Seminar

January 17 & 18, 2018 Hilton, Downtown Toronto

The labour relations seminar is an annual event held in partnership with Hicks Morley, a leading law firm in Canada who devote their practice exclusively to representing employers on human resource law and advocacy issues.  Over the course of two days, chief fire officers, senior municipal officials and human resource professionals hear from a team of legal experts from Hicks Morley, fire chiefs from across Ontario, and renowned international speakers that give insight, up-to-date knowledge and guidance into a wide range of labour relations issues that are currently impacting the fire service.

Throughout the seminar, attendees have many occasions to speak candidly with their colleagues and the Hicks Morley lawyers, providing immeasurable learning opportunities. The Labour Relations Seminar is the only event of it's kind in Canada.  No where else will you get this much detailed legal advice, for such a small fee.
 

Pre-Seminar Workshops

Labour Relations 101 Workshop - Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Whether Labour Relations is new to you or you are looking for a refresh, this workshop is a great opportunity for you to learn the basics when dealing with employment law, collective agreements, bargaining, arbitration and much more.  The workshop will be led by Michael Kennedy and John Saunders of Hicks Morley Law Firm. The cost to participate is in addition to the LRS registration fee.  For more information visit the LRS 101 event page.
 

Labour Relations 201 Workshop -  Mock Arbitration - Tuesday, January 16, 2018

In this interactive workshop, two of Hicks Morley labour lawyers, Julia Nanos and Stephanie Jeronimo will “face off” in a mock arbitration hearing before arbitrator George Monteith!
 
Attendees will be separated into two groups “management” and “association”, and will learn the arbitration process and proceedings, through the simulation and prep of a mock arbitration case.
 
The workshop will focus on grievance arbitration and examine both procedural and substantive issues, including the scope of arbitration, pre-arbitration and arbitration processes and handle a select issue in arbitration – discipline and discharge, contract interpretation, and human rights.  The cost to participate is in addition to the LRS registration fee.  For more information, visit the LRS 201 Mock Arbitration Event Page.
 

We look forward to welcoming you in Downtown Toronto!

 
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2018 Labour Relations Agenda - COMING SOON!

Agenda from Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Time Presentation Speaker(s) Room
7:00
Breakfast
Toronto Ballroom III
8:00
Part One: Fire, Police & Emergency Services Bargaining Trends 
John Saunders, Michael Kennedy, Mark Mason and Glenn Christie
Toronto Ballroom I & II
10:00
Coffee Break
Toronto Foyer
10:20
Part Two: Fire, Police & Emergency Services Bargaining Trends 
John Saunders, Michael Kennedy, Mark Mason and Glenn Christie
Toronto Ballroom I & II
11:20
The Need to Bargain Strategically
Mark Amorosi, Chair, ESSC’s Strategic Bargaining Committee &
OMHRA Board of Director
Louise Ann S. Riddell, ESSC Executive member
President, OMHRA
Toronto Ballroom I & II
12:20
Lunch
 
1:10
Understanding and responding to PTSD in a worker:  Preventing embers from becoming a conflagration
Dr. Hy Bloom 
Toronto Ballroom I & II
2:10
Discipline:  Preparing your case
John Saunders
Toronto Ballroom I & II
2:40
Bill 132 - Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act
Nadine Zacks
Toronto Ballroom I & II
3:10
Coffee Break
Toronto Foyer
3:30
Legal Update: Case Law, Legislative Changes & Recent Arbitrations 
Julia Nanos & Stephanie Jeronimo
Toronto Ballroom I & II
5:00
Reception at Hicks Morley
                                                                                        

Agenda from Thursday, January 19, 2017

Time Presentation Speaker(s) Room
7:00
Breakfast
Toronto Ballroom III
8:00
Meet the Arbitrator
Jules Bloch
Toronto Ballroom I & II
9:00
Urban Breakout
John Saunders, Stephanie Jeronimo,
Amanda Hunter,
Allison MacIsaac
Toronto Ballroom I & II
9:00
Suburban/Rural Breakout
Mark Mason & Julia Nanos
Toronto Ballroom III
10:00
Coffee Break
Toronto Foyer
10:20
Urban Breakout continued…..
John Saunders, Stephanie Jeronimo, 
Amanda Hunter, 
Allison MacIsaac
Toronto Ballroom I & II
10:20
Suburban/Rural Breakout continued…..
Mark Mason & Julia Nanos
Toronto Ballroom III
12:30
Lunch & Departures
Toronto Foyer
 
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2017 Speaker and Presentation Overviews

Understanding and responding to PTSD in a worker:  Preventing embers from becoming a conflagration
Presented by Dr. Hy Bloom
 
PTSD is a trauma-based condition that has received increasing attention - particularly in first responders and the military - over the last several decades. PTSD is a highly compensation-bound medical condition defined by psychological, emotional and behavioural symptoms that are generally not visible to the eye of the observer. Because of this,it has presented unique challenges to employers, insurers, and healthcare providers charged with safeguarding workers from it, compensating those debilitated by it, and treating those affected, respectively.
 
Dr. Bloom's talk will briefly review the history of PTSD, and discuss how it is diagnosed and managed, with special focus on the prevalence, manifestations, and complications of the condition in firefighters. Emphasis will also be placed on pitfalls in diagnosis and how to identify inauthentic presentations (ie., malingering). The talk will also touch on individual susceptibility to developing the condition, preventing and/or limiting its impact, and impediments (particularly stigma) to identifying and treating those afflicted.
 
Dr. Hy Bloom, BA, LLB, MD, FRCPC is a forensic psychiatrist and lawyer who assesses individuals whose psychological and emotional state, motivation, or behaviour are of potential relevance in a criminal, civil, professional regulatory, or employment matter. He is the CEO of workplace.calm inc., consultants in Workplace Conflict and Violence Prevention and Management, and a founding Associate of the PSILEX Group, Consultants in Behavioural Sciences and the Law. He is also a part-time staff member in the Complex Mental Illness (Forensic) Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University, and adjunct faculty at University of Toronto’s Law School.
 
His latest book (with Justice Richard Schneider), Law and Mental Disorder: A Comprehensive and Practical Approach (Toronto: Irwin Law), was released in May 2013. He and several colleagues published the first of their kind Structural Professional Judgement (SPJ) style workplace violence risk assessment tools: The Employee Risk Assessment (ERA-20, 2001) and The Workplace Risk Assessment (WRA-20, 2000).
 
He has spoken and published extensively on a number of topics in psychiatry and the law. Information about his other books and publications can be accessed at www.workplace.calm.to
 
 
The Need to Bargain Strategically
Presented by Mark Amorosi, Chair, ESSC’s Strategic Bargaining Committee, OMHRA Board of Director and Louise Ann S. Riddell, ESSC Executive member, President, OMHRA
 
This session will provide background information on the work of the Emergency Services Steering Committee and its subcommittee which has been tasked with developing a strategic approach to fire bargaining. There will be an opportunity to explore the history of strategic bargaining aimed at managing the rising cost of emergency services in the fire sector. There will also be an interactive component during this session.
 
Mark Amorosi currently holds the position of Deputy CAO, for the City of Guelph.  Mark holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and has almost 30 years municipal experience.  Mark is currently on the executive committee of the ESSC where he is the Chair, ESSC’s Strategic Bargaining Committee.  Mark is also a member of the OMHRA Board of Directors.
 
Louise Ann Riddell is the Sr. Manager of Healthy Workplace for the City of Mississauga responsible for Labour & Employee Relations, Corporate Health & Safety and Employee Health Services.  LA holds a Master’s of Public Administration and started her career in Local Government in 1983.  LA is currently on the executive committee of the ESSC and is the President of the Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association.
 

Part One & Two: Fire, Police & Emergency Services Bargaining Trends
Presented by John Saunders, Michael Kennedy, Mark Mason and Glenn Christie, Hicks Morley

This session will start with the latest in trends in the Police sector and discuss the “new” police settlement norm and what it means for fire sector.  The session will also canvas 24 hour shift settlements, changes in benefits and what’s happening in the EMS sector.

 

Legal Update: Case Law, Legislative Changes & Recent Arbitrations
Presented by Stephanie Jeronimo and Julia Nanos, Hicks Morley

The latest in legal trends in the fire sector will be canvassed including arbitration, interest arbitration, human rights and court decisions.

Meet the Arbitrator
Presented by Jules B. Bloch, Mediation/Arbitration Inc.
 
Jules B. Bloch is an experienced, bilingual, mediator, arbitrator, facilitator, fact-finder, lecturer and trainer.  Mr. Bloch graduated from University of Toronto with his B.A. (Honours) in Political Economy in 1980.  He received his L.L.B. from the University of Windsor in 1984 and was called to the Bar in 1986.  In 1994, he earned a certificate of Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law.  After his call, he practiced law primarily in the field of labour and employment law.  In 1990 Mr. Bloch was appointed full time Vice-Chair of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB).  The following year he was appointed full time Vice-Chair of the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) and in that capacity, as a Vice-Chair on the Construction Panel (November 7, 1991 to September 1, 1999).  He has been a Vice-Chair of the Grievance Settlement Board.  Since January 1994, he has accepted work as a facilitator, mediator and arbitrator on a consensual basis.  Between 1999 and 2004, Mr. Bloch participated in the Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program Toronto/Ottawa.  As well, he has lectured extensively and acted as a trainer in the fields of labour and employment law and alternate dispute resolution.  Mr. Bloch is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators. He is a co-author of Canadian Construction Labour and Employment Law (Butterworths: 1996). 
 
Urban Breakout: Proposed Topics:  Attendance Management, return to work policies, working past the 24 hour shift - what's the right number, maternity leave (on shift or modified duties and other staffing implications), association business leave and/or duty exchanges
 
Rural Breakout:  Proposed Topics:  WSIB Coverage - What is considered "on duty", Rates of pay/compensation for volunteers while on WSIB,accommodation of volunteers in a municipal fire department, over 60 or 65 - role of the volunteer firefighter, remuneration of volunteer firefighters, termination of volunteer firefighters, grievances
 
 
Your Hicks Morley Presenters:
 
John Saunders is a senior labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office.  He has over 29 years of experience advising public and private sector employers on a wide range of labour and employment issues.  John’s practice includes collective agreement negotiations, rights and interest arbitrations, human rights applications, and wrongful dismissal litigation.
 
John also has a particular expertise in municipal law with regard to fire and paramedic issues.  He provides ongoing negotiation advice to fire and paramedic departments on staffing, deployment, benefit issues, accommodation, mandatory retirement and presumptive disability legislation.  He has also represented numerous municipalities in Coroner’s Inquests, Judicial Inquiries into fatalities and interest arbitrations.
 
John also works with employers in the healthcare, manufacturing, waste disposal, forestry, nuclear, property assessment and call centre sectors.
 
John is the past Chairman of the Board of Elders of his local church.  He is an avid downhill skier and enjoys fixing things at his cottage.
 
 

Michael Kennedy is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. Michael is counsel to a wide variety of broader public sector employers, such as universities and municipalities, and large private sector employers.

Michael’s practice regularly takes him across the province. He is chair of the firm’s University practice group and is the former chair of the Municipal practice group.

Michael appears as counsel in labour and employment disputes involving the courts, arbitration, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.  Michael also has extensive experience in providing strategic bargaining advice and has unique experience as counsel in over 60 interest disputes.

 

Mark Mason is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. His practice includes arbitration advocacy, employment litigation, human rights proceedings and the entire spectrum of collective bargaining, including interest arbitrations and strike management. Mark advises a variety of public and private sector employers and brings a practical and solution-focused approach to the legal services he provides.

Mark is recognized as one of Ontario’s leading counsel in the emergency services sector through his work with municipalities in managing their relationships with both firefighters and paramedics. He works extensively in this area and keeps his clients current on existing and emerging sector trends. Mark also chairs the firm’s Municipal industry practice group.

A portion of Mark’s practice also involves day-to-day human resources and workplace consulting. He works closely with various employer groups, speaks extensively at conferences and seminars and conducts client training workshops, all on a wide variety of issues facing management in both labour and employment law.  He provides employers with the knowledge and tools they need to anticipate and manage their workplace issues.

 
Glenn Christie, a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Waterloo office, provides strategic advice and legal services to a wide range of clients and is known for his practical and proactive approaches to client problems.
 
Glenn’s advocacy practice places him before the courts, arbitrators, the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. A very experienced negotiator, he has acted as spokesperson in several rounds of high profile, politically sensitive collective bargaining. Governance and other types of organizational support are also an important part of his practice.
 
Glenn is a leader in providing advice to Police Services Boards on a wide variety of issues, including Police Services Act prosecutions.
 
Stephanie Jeronimo is a labour and employment lawyer at Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. Stephanie advises and represents both public and private sector employers on a wide range of labour and employment matters, including labour relations and collective bargaining, human rights matters, wrongful dismissal litigation, pay equity, employment standards and workplace safety and insurance issues.
 
Stephanie regularly works with municipal employers, and has developed a particular expertise in the emergency services and fire sectors. She advises municipalities, both in relation to fire fighter and paramedic matters and on general labour relations and accommodation issues. She has represented municipalities at the bargaining table, interest arbitrations and rights arbitrations. Stephanie has also negotiated reasonable settlements of wrongful dismissals on behalf of neighborhood improvement service providers, community legal clinics, municipalities and private companies.
 
Stephanie appears before labour arbitrators, the Superior Court of Justice, Small Claims Court, the Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. She is also a frequent speaker on human resources law.
 
Julia Nanos is a labour and employment lawyer at Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. She advises public and private sector employers on a wide-range of labour and employment issues, with particular focus on human rights and accommodation, wrongful dismissal defence litigation, grievance and interest arbitrations, collective bargaining, employment contracts and employment standards.
 
As an advocate, Julia has appeared as counsel for employers before labour arbitrators, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Superior Court of Justice, and the Small Claims Court.
Julia has particular experience advising municipalities with respect to their fire department labour and employment matters. She has represented municipal fire departments at grievance and interest arbitrations, and in collective bargaining negotiations with both volunteer and career fire unions. She also regularly speaks at fire services-related conferences.
 
In her spare time, Julia sits on the Board of Directors of Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter – an emergency shelter for women and children fleeing violence in Toronto.
 
 
Craig Rix is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office.  His practice is dedicated to a wide range of activities including collective bargaining, rights arbitration advocacy and strategic human resources and governance advice in both the public and private sector.
 
Craig is an advocate, negotiator, relationship-builder and problem-solver. Applying a broad skill base forged through experience at the bargaining table, the boardroom table and a three-year leave early in his career as a senior advisor with the provincial government, Craig has developed an ability to help his clients creatively solve a number of human resources problems.
 
Craig regularly conducts in-house training to help organizations avoid legal troubles in the first place.  Using his practical knowledge of the statutory, regulatory and public policy-making process, Craig’s work also includes representing employers with a wide range of legal, public policy advocacy and governance-related issues.
 
Nadine Zacks is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office.  She provides advice and representation to public and private sector employers on a wide range of labour and employment issues including grievance arbitrations, wrongful dismissals, employment standards, employment contracts, human rights and accommodation and occupational health and safety.
 
Nadine regularly appears before tribunals, arbitrators, mediators and courts to advocate for her clients.  When not litigating for her clients, Nadine provides proactive, practical solutions for employers, navigating them through the nuances of the laws applicable to their workplaces.  Nadine often advises on workplace policies and provides training sessions to clients.
 
Nadine is an active member of the firm’s Health and Safety Group and regularly assists clients with responding to and defending orders and charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
 

Allison MacIsaac is a labour and employment lawyer at Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. She provides advice and representation to both private and public sector employers and management on a wide range of labour and employment issues including human rights and accommodation, labour disputes, grievance arbitrations, wrongful dismissals, employment standards and employment contracts.
 
While in law school, Allison served as a senior caseworker with the Osgoode Business Clinic. Allison was an active member of the Osgoode Mooting Society and participated in multiple advocacy competitions, including the Arnup Cup and the Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark Labour Arbitration Moot, where she was a national finalist. Allison also received the Beard Winter Prize for the highest standing in Trial Advocacy, and the Goodmans LLP and the Charles Edward Woodrow Awards for academic excellence and extracurricular involvement.
 
Prior to law school, Allison graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from McGill University, where she directed a non-profit organization for special needs children.
 
 
Amanda Hunter is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office.  She advises clients in both the private and public sector on all
labour, employment and human rights issues. She has a particular expertise in the application of the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 and minimum standards legislation in other provinces, providing strategic advice on compliance issues including facilitating audits and mitigating non-compliance risks. She regularly appears as counsel on behalf of employers before the courts, labour arbitrators, the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
 
Amanda regularly represents a number of GTHA hospitals at arbitration and also advises on other issues relevant to hospitals including advice regarding the Public Sector Labour Relations Transition Act, the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act and the new Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act, 2014. 
 

Anna Karimian is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. She advises public and private sector employers on a wide-range of labour and employment issues, including human rights and accommodation, grievance and interest arbitrations, collective bargaining, occupational health and safety, employment standards and employment contracts.
 
While completing her Juris Doctor degree at the University of Ottawa, Anna acted as the co-chair for the Employment and Labour Law Student Society and she also acted as a representative of the Health Law Students’ Association. Prior to law school, Anna obtained her Master of Arts in International Relations from McMaster University and Honours Bachelor of Arts from Western University, majoring in International Relations. Anna articled with the firm before returning in 2016 as an associate.
 
 
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Labour Relations 101 Workshop - January 16, 2018, Hilton, Downtown Toronto

 
Whether Labour Relations is new to you or you are looking for a refresh, this workshop is a great opportunity for you to learn the basics when dealing with employment law, collective agreements, bargaining, arbitration and more. 
 
Throughout the workshop the following topic areas will be covered:
 
  • Employment related statues including the FPPA
  • Employment law principles
  • Operating under a collective agreement
  • How to deal with grievances
  • Bargaining: What you need to know
  • How to prepare for Arbitration
  • Interest Arbitration: How it works
  • Rights Arbitration: How it works
  • Management rights
  • Estoppel: What you need to know
The workshop is led by John Saunders, Anna Karimian & Allison MacIsaac the Hicks Morley Law Firm.  Hicks Morley is the leading firm in Canada that devotes their practice exclusively to representing employers on human resources law and advocacy issues. 
 
What our 2016 attendees had to say.....
 
"Open forum, knowledge of the presenters.  Answering all questions and giving good legal advice. Touched on a lot of "hot subjects" that we deal with on a daily basis. I like the availability of the lawyer for quick "one on one" questions"
 
"Found all the information valuable.  Particularly enjoyed discussion around performance and was able to pick up ideas for future use"
 
"When registering I thought it was costly, but found the workshop and information very helpful and a very good value!"
 
" Dedicated session with opportunity to freely discuss issues with legal and other municipalities."  
 
"Actual case descriptions with varied topics.  The small group enabled good participation"
 

Draft Agenda

8:00am
Breakfast
8:50am
Introductions
9:00am
Labour Relations 101 Workshop
10:30am
Break
10:45am
Labour Relations 101 Workshop
12:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm
Labour Relations 101 Workshop
3:00pm approx. Workshop Ends
 

This interactive workshop is limited to 40 registrants and is only open to those who are non-union, municipal management staff. Attendees will leave the workshop with course materials including useful checklists.  Your registration fee also includes breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks.  

Don't forget to tweet #LRS101, the official hashtag of the 
OAFC Hicks Morley Labour Relations 101 Workshop!     

Labour Relations 201 Workshop:  Mock Arbitration January 16, 2018, Hilton, Downtown Toronto

In this interactive workshop, two of Hicks Morley labour lawyers, Julia Nanos and Stephanie Jeronimo will “face off” in a mock arbitration hearing before arbitrator. 
 
Attendees will be separated into two groups “management” and “association” and will learn the arbitration process and proceedings, through the simulation and prep of a mock arbitration case.
 
The workshop will focus on grievance arbitration and examine both procedural and substantive issues, including the scope of arbitration, pre-arbitration and arbitration processes and handle a select issue in arbitration – discipline and discharge, contract interpretation, and human rights.
 
The format will be a combination of in-class discussion, break-out sessions, a mock arbitration and debrief.  The debriefing session will include an explanation of the arbitrator’s decision and reasoning, and the group will engage in an interactive discussion/question/answer session.
 
Who should attend:  Chief fire officers, directors and managers of labour relations, directors and managers of human resources.
 

Learning Outcomes:

 
By the end of the day, you will have a better understanding of the following:
 
  • Prepare effectively for a hearing and develop the theory of the case.
  • Assess your opponent’s case.
  • Opening and closing statements.
  • Examine and cross-examination.
  • Establish the facts at the hearing.
  • Evidence and object to evidence.
  • How an arbitration is prepared and presented before an experienced arbitrator.

Draft Agenda

8:00am
Breakfast
8:50am
Introductions
9:00am
Labour Relations 201 - Mock Arbitration
10:30am
Break
10:45am
Labour Relations 201 - Mock Arbitration
12:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm
Labour Relations 201 - Mock Arbitration
3:00pm approx.
Workshop Ends
 

This interactive workshop is limited to 40 registrants and is only open to those who are non-union, municipal management staff.  Included in your registration fee is breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks.  

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OAFC Hicks Morley Labour Relations 201 Mock Arbitration Workshop!

Hotel Accommodations

       

Hilton Downtown Toronto
145 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2L2
Tel:  1-416-869-3456  Fax: 1-416-869-3187


Hotel Overview 

Be at the center of the action when you stay at the Downtown Hilton Toronto hotel.
 
The Hilton Toronto is ideally located between the bustling financial district, vibrant entertainment and theatre quarters. The hotel is surrounded by the city's major attractions such as the CN Tower, Eaton's Centre, Air Canada Centre and Rogers Centre. Conveniently accessible to Toronto's Union Station and the local subway system, the hotel is about 30 minutes from Pearson International Airport and 10 minutes from Toronto Island Airport.
 
Several of the guest rooms feature spectacular CN Tower and waterfront-facing views. Spacious guest rooms and suites offer open floor plans and modern décor. Upgrade to an executive room and enjoy complimentary WiFi with deluxe continental breakfast and evening snacks in the Executive Lounge.  
 
Hotel amenities make traveling relaxing and easy with a heated indoor and outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, childcare services and access to the Adelaide Club for fitness classes. Rooms at the hotel feature stunning views and complimentary WiFi. Get work done in the business center and enjoy some of the finest Canadian cuisine at Tundra, the Hilton's on-site restaurant.
 
Adjacent to the hotel is the Four Seasons Center for Performing Arts, home to the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada. Walk a couple blocks to reach city hall and network while staying in the financial district.

For more information on the Hilton Toronto please visit: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ontario/hilton-toronto-TORHIHH/index.html
 

2018 Accommodation Information 

   

Coming Soon.
 
 

Reservations

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OAFC Hicks Morley Labour Relations Seminar - Destination Overview

Downtown Toronto

Located in the heart of downtown at the corner of Richmond Street and University Avenue, the Hilton Hotel is easily accessible from the highway, walking distance from Union Station, the CN Tower, the Rogers Center and many of the thriving theaters. Just outside the hotel's front door is the vibrant Toronto Entertainment District, offering the best in dining, attractions and nightlife. The Hilton is also connected to the Toronto PATH system, making getting around easy. The 17 miles of connecting tunnel not only ensures easy access around the city but is home to the world’s largest underground shopping space, offering over 1,200 outlets.
 

   

We encourage you to mix business with pleasure. Just steps from the hotel are countless attractions, restaurants and bars perfect to enjoy with your colleagues after a day of meetings. The neighbouring attractions can be found in the following map: 
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Travel to Downtown Toronto

The Hilton Toronto is conveniently close to the Gardiner Express Way and is just a few minutes from Union Station. We strongly encourage guests to take VIA Rail, the GO Train or the TTC for travel to the Labour Relations Seminar. It will save you a good deal of time and money. For more information on locations, scheduling and costs please visit the following links:

 

Driving Directions to the Hilton Toronto

From the Southwest (Niagara / Hamilton)
From ON-403 E, follow signs for Queen Elizabeth Way/ON-403. Continue on Queen Elizabeth Way, then merge onto Gardiner Expressway E. Take the York St Exit and go north on York (stay in right lane) then left onto Richmond St. Hotel is on the south side of Richmond St.
 
From the West (Windsor / London)
From ON-401 E, continue onto ON-403 E. Keep right at the fork and follow signs for Queen Elizabeth Way/ON-403. Continue onto Queen Elizabeth Way, then merge onto Gardiner Expressway E. Take the York St Exit and go north on York (stay in right lane) then left onto Richmond St. Hotel is on the south side of Richmond St.
 
From the East (Kingston)
From the Autoroute 20 W, continue onto ON-401 W. Exit ON-404. Keep right at the fork and follow signs for Don Valley Parkway S/Downtown. Continue and follow signs for Gardiner Expressway W. Merge onto Gardiner Expressway W. Take the York St Exit and go north on York (stay in right lane) then left onto Richmond St. Hotel is on the south side of Richmond St.
 

Parking at the Hilton Toronto

Parking is available from the hotels front entrance on Richmond Street. Please note, the parking lot clearance is only 6ft 4in. Self-parking is available at the rate of $66.00 per night and valet is available for $40.00 per night.
 
If you are driving a vehicle taller than 6ft 4in, the Sheraton Centre Hotel located one block east of the Hilton offers a parking garage with no height restriction at the rate of $50.00 per night.
 
Within close proximity of the Hilton Toronto, there are several pay-lots that offer parking options from the half hour to overnight. If you are interested in downtown Toronto parking lots within proximity of the hotel see the map below: 
 

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Contact Us

We are looking forward to welcoming you at our event!

If you have any questions regarding the Labour Relations Seminar, Labour Relations 101 or 201 Mock Arbitration Workshops, please contact Michelle O'Hara at 905-426-9865 x222 or by email to michelle.ohara@oafc.on.ca

 
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