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Southwestern Ontario

Arcing around Lake Ontario is a heavily populated industrialized zone encompassing a number of the GTA’s ‘satellite’ cities. Highway 403 will get you to Hamilton and Brantford, but most will take the 401 for Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo and beyond: it’s an impenetrable concrete artery linking Toronto to the US border at Windsor, and the Québec border to the east.

Niagara Peninsula

Jutting east from Hamilton and forming a natural divide between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, the Niagara Peninsula is a legitimate tourist hot spot. Though many only see the falls and Clifton Hill on a day tour from Toronto, there is lots to explore here. Consider a several-day visit to fully experience the delights of the peninsula



Descriptions of Ottawa read like an appealing dating profile: dynamic, gregarious, bilingual, likes kids and long walks on the river. In person, the attractive capital fits the bill. Canada’s gargantuan Gothic Parliament buildings regally anchor the downtown core, an inspiring jumble of pulsing districts at the confluence of three rivers



Ontario’s third-most populous city (after the GTA and Ottawa), midway between Toronto and Detroit is London, aka the ‘forest city.’ It bears little resemblance to its namesake, short of its substantial collection of fine Victorian homes, River Thames and a plethora of leafy parks and gardens.

St Thomas

St Thomas is a low-key farming community 20km south of London, en route to Lake Erie. It has a well-maintained Victorian downtown and was once the center of rail travel in southern Canada. At its peak, over a hundred trains a day passed through: hard to imagine today.


Modern-day Canada’s first capital, albeit for a short time (three years), Kingston was stripped of the title when Queen Victoria worried that it was too close to the American border and could not be properly defended. Today, the pretty city finds itself strategically placed as the perfect pit stop between Montréal or Ottawa and Toronto.

Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay is about as comfortably isolated as you can get – it’s 692km west of Sault Ste-Marie and 703km east of Winnipeg (Manitoba). If you’re arriving by road, it’s a welcome and obligatory return to civilization: no matter how beautiful those forests and that shoreline, it starts to blur together after a while.

Georgian Bay

A vast realm of blues and greens, Georgian Bay is a land of infinite dreaming. Summer breezes blow gently along sandy shores. Maples ignite in the fall and thick pines quiver at winter’s frosty kiss. These ethereal landscapes inspired Canada’s best-known painters and today the bay remains home to scores of thriving artistic communities.

Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario encompasses the countryside east of Toronto as far as the Québec border. Not too far past the suburban sprawl of Oshawa, the GTA’s easternmost extent, the fertile pastures of Prince Edward County support a rich farming tradition.

Northern Ontario

‘Big’ is a theme in Northern Ontario. The area is so big that it could fit six Englands and still have room for a Scotland or two. Big industry has made its home here: most of the world’s silver and nickel ore comes from massive local mines and vast forests have made the region a key producer of timber. Even the mosquitoes are big. Really big.



One of the best-preserved 19th-century towns in North America, affluent N-o-t-L is an undeniably gorgeous place, with tree-lined streets, lush parks and impeccably restored houses. Originally a neutral First Nations village, the town was founded by Loyalists from New York State after the American Revolution and later became the first capital of the colony of Upper Canada.

Lake Erie Shoreline

From the Welland Canal near Niagara to the Detroit River at Windsor, the Lake Erie shoreline is a scenic, thinly populated strip of sandy beaches, small towns and peaceful parks. Many Ontarians have cottages here. Recent environmental efforts are such that you can swm in Lake Erie (the shallowest and warmest of the Great Lakes): but do check with the locals before you go in.


The adjacent cities of Kitchener (formely called Berlin, due to its Germanic origins) and Waterloo, like Siamese twins, are as different as they are connected. ‘Downtown’ Kitchener lacks appeal and although prettier ‘uptown’ Waterloo has some nice sandstone architecture, two universities and the largest community museum in Ontario, neither city is particularly exciting.


Stratford is a success story, a wonderful country town that refuses to surrender to the depopulization syndrome plaguing rural centers worldwide.

Hamilton & Brantford

En route to the Niagara Peninsula, blue-collar Hamilton – center of Canada’s iron and steel industries – isn’t famed for tourism, although cleanup efforts and downtown revitalization have improved things for visitors.

Lake Huron Shoreline

Lake Huron has some of the cleanest waters of the Great Lakes and is wide enough that the sun sets on the waterline of its western shore: expect wonderful sunsets. If you’ve been lingering around Toronto and Lake Ontario, Lake Huron’s ‘blueness’ will be both surprising and refreshing, as will its whitish sandy beaches. Highway 21 hugs the underpopulated shoreline, in parts.


Sudbury gets props for making something out of nothing. In the 1880s, it was but a desolate lumber camp called Ste-Anne-des-Pins. Then, when the Canadian Pacific Railway plowed through in 1883, the discovery of a motherlode of nickel-copper ore transformed the dreary region into the biggest nickel producer worldwide.

 Sault Ste Marie

Sudbury gets props for making something out of nothing. In the 1880s, it was but a desolate lumber camp called Ste-Anne-des-Pins. Then, when the Canadian Pacific Railway plowed through in 1883, the discovery of a motherlode of nickel-copper ore transformed the dreary region into the biggest nickel producer worldwide.

 Midland & Penetanguishene

The native Huron-Ouendat people first settled the region and developed a confederacy to encourage cooperation among neighboring Aboriginal tribes. This alliance attracted French explorers and Jesuit missionaries eager to save their souls. Much of Midland’s fascinating history focuses on the bloody altercations between the Huron and the Christian stalwarts.


At the end of the highway on the southwestern tip of Ontario (across the river from Detroit, USA) this once booming center for trade and manufacturing has seen better days. Recent approval to commence work on the New International Trade Crossing, a bridge that will increase the volume of trade and speed of passage over the border, may change all that.

 Bruce Peninsula

The Bruce is a 100km limestone outcrop of craggy shorelines and green woodlands at the northern end of the Niagara Escarpment. The fingerlike protrusion separates the cooler crystal waters of Georgian Bay from warmer Lake Huron. Owen Sound is the largest regional center, while delightful Tobermory is the reward at the tip of the peninsula. Visit www.explorethebruce.

 Algonquin Provincial Park

Established in 1893, Ontario’s oldest and largest park is a sight for sore eyes, with 7800 sq km of thick pine forests, jagged cliffs, trickling crystal streams, mossy bogs and thousands (thousands!) of lakes. An easily accessible outdoor gem, this rugged expanse is a must-see for canoeists and hikers.  Hwy 60 intersects a small portion of the park near its southern edge.


Founded in 1827 by a Scottish novelist who planned the town’s footprint in a European style, Guelph is best known for its popular university and…beer! Sleeman Breweries and two microbreweries call Guelph home.

 Elora & Fergus

No longer one of Ontario’s best-kept secrets, the delightful Wellington County riverside towns of Elora and Fergus, straddling the banks of the twisty Grand River, await your visit. Both have done a magnificent job preserving their heritage facades and streetscapes.

 Prince Edward County

Photographers will delight in the sweeping expanses of dappled branches, undulating pastoral hills, rugged bluffs and windswept shorelines of Prince Edward County. Golden fields yield bountiful harvests in this region rich in farm-to-table cuisine, peppered with providors of the finest foods, inviting B&Bs and up-and-coming wineries.

 Leamington & Pelee Island

Lakeside Leamington is the ‘Tomato Capital of Ontario,’ though most people come here just to get the ferry to Pelee Island. Southeast of town, Point Pelee National Park (the southernmost point of mainland Canada) is a pit stop for thousands of migratory birds during spring and fall.

 Manitoulin Island

Manitoulin (meaning ‘Spirit Island’ in the Ojibwe language) is a magical and remote place. There’s a real sense of being ‘away’ up here.

 Owen Sound to Tobermory

The 100km stretch of highway from Owen Sound to Tobermory is monotonous at best. Consider taking a side road or two to get a taste of the scenery that makes the Bruce so special.   From Owen Sound, follow Grey County Rd 1 which winds along the scenic shoreline of staggering pines between Owen Sound and the quaint village of Wiarton.

 Owen Sound

Owen Sound has a sordid past as a port rife with booze and prostitution. Things got so out of hand that alcohol was banned here for over 60 years – hard to believe, today. By the time the embargo was lifted in 1972, the town had transformed into a thriving artists’ colony and remains so today: check out the Owen Sound Artist’s Co-op when you’re in town.

 Collingwood & Blue Mountain

Pretty lakeside Collingwood and neighboring Blue Mountain, a handsome ski resort and summer playground, have become a year-round mecca for those who enjoy activity with their scenery. The area is called Blue Mountains, the resort is called Blue Mountain. If healthy outdoorsy pursuits aren’t your thang, why not sink your teeth into the Apple Pie Trail: www.applepietrail.

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This page will answer many of the questions you may have about DigiMarCon Canada 2020.


When and where is the DigiMarCon Canada 2020 Conference?

DigiMarCon Canada 2020 takes place from May 13th to 14th, 2020 at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, Toronto, ON. Click here for travel details.

Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel Address:
525 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M5G 2L2


  • 2.5 km from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ)
  • 25 km from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
  • 85 km from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM)
  • Nearest Subway Station: Dundas Subway Station (0.1 km)
  • Nearest Train Station: Union Station (1 km)
  • One of the most convenient choices among Toronto Downtown hotels with parking.


From Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ):

  • Take the Gardiner Expressway East and exit at York/Bay Streets.
  • Follow Bay Street north and the hotel will be on the right just north of Queen Street.
  • Arrive at Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel
  • Estimated taxi fare: 20 CAD (one way)

From Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ):

  • Take Highway 427 South to the QEW-Queen Elizabeth Way East to the Gardiner Expressway East and exit at York/Bay Streets.
  • Follow Bay Street north and the hotel will be on the right just north of Queen Street.
  • Arrive at Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel
  • Estimated taxi fare: 65 CAD (one way)

From John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM):

  • Take Highway 403 East to the QEW-Queen Elizabeth Way East to Gardiner Expressway and exit at York/Bay Streets.
  • Follow Bay Street north and the hotel will be on the right just north of Queen Street.
  • Arrive at Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel
  • Estimated taxi fare: 100 CAD (one way)

Parking Information:
On-site parking, fee: 7 CAD hourly, 35 CAD daily
Valet parking, fee: 45 CAD daily (subject to change).

What’s the Schedule?

Here’s the high-level schedule (note: all times are Eastern Daylight Time):

Wednesday, May 16, 2019
9:00am - 9:45am: Registration Check-in, Welcome Refreshments & Networking
9:45am - 12:00pm: General Session
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Networking Luncheon
1:00pm – 3:00pm: General Session
3:00pm – 3:40pm: Refreshments & Networking
3:40pm – 5:00pm: General Session
5:00pm – 5:30pm: Charter Bus to Distillery District
5:00pm – 9:00pm: Welcome Dinner Reception
7:30pm – 9:00pm: Charter Bus to Toronto Marriott Downtown Hotel

Thursday, May 17, 2019
9:00am - 9:45am: Registration Check-in, Welcome Refreshments & Networking
9:45am – 12:30pm: Master Classes
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Networking Luncheon
1:30pm – 3:30pm: Master Classes
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Farewell Cocktail Reception

How much does it cost to attend DigiMarCon Canada 2020?

Regular price is $797 (CAD) for a main conference access. We are also offering an All Access Pass, which includes the main conference, all Master Classes, Welcome and Farewell Cocktail Receptions and Video on Demand, for $1,097 (CAD). Last but not least we have a Virtual Pass/Video On Demand (VOD) option for those who can’t make the conference for $347 (CAD). For more information about pricing and the different passes available please click here.

What is included in the Main Conference Pass registration fee?

Your completed Main Conference Pass registration provides you the following:

  • Conference Bag
  • All General Sessions – Wednesday, May 13th, 2019
  • TECHSPO Hall (Unlimited Access) – Wednesday, May 13th, 2019
  • AM/PM Refreshments, Networking Luncheon – Wednesday, May 13th, 2019
  • Welcome Dinner Reception – Wednesday, May 13th, 2019

What is included in the All Access Pass registration fee?

Your completed All Access Pass registration provides you everything included in the Main Conference Pass plus the following:

  • All Master Classes – Thursday, May 14th, 2019
  • TECHSPO Hall (Unlimited Access) – Thursday, May 14th, 2019
  • AM Refreshments, Networking Luncheon – Thursday, May 14th, 2019
  • Farewell Cocktail Reception – Thursday, May 14th, 2019
  • On Demand – Available online approximately 2 weeks after conference concludes

What is included in the VIP Pass registration fee?

Your completed VIP Pass registration provides you everything included in the All Access Pass plus the following:

  • VIP Priority Registration Check-In – Wednesday, May 13th, 2019
  • VIP Seating on General Session Day – Wednesday, May 13th, 2019
  • VIP Seating on Master Class Day – Thursday, May 14th, 2019

How do I register? Register now!

Full registration information is available here.

What forms of payment are accepted?

The following forms of payment are accepted: American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal. Payment is required to complete your registration.

Is there a group discount?

Absolutely! Bring as many colleagues as you’d like! Register FOUR or more people from the same company simultaneously to receive $200 discount off the prevailing registration price for each member of your group.

There are just a few simple Group Registration rules:

  • All registrants must be employed by the same company.
  • All members of the group must be registered at the same time. Discounts will not be applied retroactively.
  • You must pre-register to take advantage of these rates, which will not be offered on site.
  • Group Registration Rates cannot be combined with any other offers.

More details about Group Rates here.

Are there academic, government, nonprofit or military discounts?

Academic, Government, Military & Non-Profit discount rates at DigiMarCon Canada 2020 apply to current full-time employees of academic institutions, federal, state or local government agencies, international government agencies, active military and non-profit organization employees only.

More details about Discount Rates here.

What is the dress code?

Conference attire is business casual for all events, including the evening events. We do recommend bringing a sweater or light jacket with you since personal preferences vary regarding room temperature.

Can I bring a guest to the conference and networking events?

All attendees at the conference and networking events must be registered attendees who purchased tickets.

Can I send a substitute in my place?

You may send a substitute in your place at any time. All such requests must be submitted by email to registration[at] (replace at with @). Only requests made by the original registrant will be honored.

What is the refund policy?

You may cancel your participation in DigiMarCon Canada 2020 at any time, but please be aware of the following cancellation policy listed below.

Registration cancellations received 90 days prior to the Conference incur a 25% processing/administrative fee. Refunds will be issued within 30 days after event. If you must cancel for any reason, notify our registration department by 90 days prior to the Conference. Cancellations less than 90 days prior to the Conference are non-refundable. Substitutions allowed prior to 90 days prior to the Conference with written or Faxed authorization only. No substitutions less than 90 days prior to the Conference. Cancellations less than 90 days prior to the Conference are non-refundable for any reason, including, but not limited to, failure to use DigiMarCon credentials due to illness, acts of God, travel-related problems, acts of terrorism, loss of employment and duplicate purchase. DigiMarCon will not issue refunds for badges that have been revoked.

Unused registrations/applications have no monetary value and cannot be credited to future years or events. DigiMarCon will not issue refunds or credits due to failure to redeem a discount coupon during the registration process. Discounted prices are based on the date payment is received in the DigiMarCon office. Reselling DigiMarCon Canada 2020 registrations is not permitted.

I live outside of Canada, do you accept attendees from other countries?

Yes, international attendees are welcome at each of our conferences.

I live outside of Canada and my country requires a Visa to visit Canada, can DigiMarCon prepare an invitation letter for me to attend the conference for Visa Processing purposes?

Yes, this is often requested for International Attendees. After you have registered, send a letter request email to and provide your address, company name, company title and passport information to be included in the invitation letter.

I live outside of Canada and my country requires a Visa to visit Canada, if my Visa Application is declined will I get a refund?

You can request a cancellation at any time. Refer to our refund policy for refund eligibility criteria.

Where should I stay in Toronto?

The official conference hotel to stay in Toronto is;

Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel
525 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M5G 2L2

Hotel Booking Instructions

To book a room at Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel follow the instructions below;

By Phone:
Call 1-800-228-9290, ask for reservations, give group name ‘DigiMarCon Canada 2020’ and arrival date and book.

What networking activities are associated with DigiMarCon Canada 2020?

A full list of the official conference networking functions are available here.

Will I receive event updates?

Yes, DigiMarCon will send emails periodically to update you on the agenda, event happenings and logistics. Please make sure that the email address registration[at] (replace at with @) is in your safe senders list to ensure you are receiving all important event information.

How can I submit to speak at DigiMarCon Canada 2020?

There are a limited number of sponsored keynote speaking spots still available during the conference. Please contact Aaron Polmeer, aaron[at] (replace at with @), if you are interested in this opportunity.

Can I record what is presented at DigiMarCon Canada 2020?

Sessions may be audio recorded without special permission for personal use only. They cannot be placed online or transmitted to others without permission.

Sessions may be videoed only with special permission for personal use and also cannot be placed online or transmitted to others. Short audio and video clips may be used for blogging and press coverage of sessions. As a general guide, non-contiguous clips of one minute or less should be used. Contact us if you need guidance about longer clips.

How can we sponsor DigiMarCon Canada 2020?

Complete the sponsorship inquiry form here for more details on sponsorship, exhibiting and advertising opportunities at DigiMarCon Canada 2020.

Do you have an affiliate program?

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