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Travel and hotel discounts for exam candidates

The Royal College has negotiated travel discounts and other special offers for all exam candidates. For more information and to access these exclusive discounts, please follow the links below:

Royal College Corporate Partners

Novotel Hotel
  • Discounted hot breakfast buffet rate of 12.50 (regular price is $19.50) in hotel restaurant
  • Double “Le Club” points
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access in all guest rooms (wireless and wired).
  • Complimentary access to 24 hour fitness area
  • The hotel is in the downtown core and is only 4.8 km from the Royal College and 9.1 km from La Cité.
Ottawa Marriott Hotel
  • 25% food and beverage discount card for registered delegates (can be used in SPIN Kitchen and Bar, and Starbucks)
  • Room rate includes high-speed Internet throughout the hotel (guest rooms and public areas)
  • The hotel is in the downtown core and is only 3.5 km from the Royal College and 9.9 km from La Cité.

Additional Hotel Options

Holiday Inn Ottawa East
  • 1199 Joseph Cyr St., Gloucester, ON K1J 7T4
  • The hotel is located in the east end and is 6.7 km from the Royal College and 3.3 km from La Cité.
Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa
  • 200 Coventry Rd., Ottawa, ON K1K 4S3
  • The hotel is located in the east end and is 6.2 km from the Royal College and 5.6 km from La Cité.

Toronto Hotels

Novotel Toronto Centre
  • 45 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario, M5E 1W2
  • Complimentary new Business class Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary use of newly renovated Fitness Centre, Indoor Pool, Sauna/Whirlpool
  • LeClub loyalty program-earn points towards stays at 4,000 + hotels worldwide, including Fairmont properties
  • Key Feature of hotel – newly renovated in 2018 – all guestrooms
  • 400m (10 min walk) to Touchstone Institute
  • To make a reservation:
    2 codes will be required to book special rate (Jan-April & December: $175, May – November: $205)
    • SC number: SCP1953734
    • Folder number: RO461CA777
  • Hotel’s direct phone number to make reservations is 416-367-8900

The Strathcona Hotel

  • 60 York St, Toronto, ON M5J 1S8
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 200m (5 min walk) to Touchstone Institute
  • To make a reservation:
    • when you land on the page – X out of “Ready to unlock exclusive low rates”
    • go to top of page and click on black box Dates of Stay – SELECT
    • the rates you see on the calendar is the discounted rates you will receive
    • proceed with booking
  • Hotel’s direct phone number to make reservations is 416-363-3321

Car Rental Options

Budget Car Rental
  • Thirteen locations in Ottawa, including at the Ottawa International Airport.
  • Earn Air Miles reward miles
  • 100% non-smoking car fleet

Park’N Fly

  • Corporate Discount Code available to all travellers. Please click here for more information on how to access the code.
  • Corporate Discount Code for Toronto Valet Park’N Fly Service. Please click here for more information on how to access the code.
  • For more information on Park’N Fly Locations in Canada, please click here.

Via Rail

  • 8.5% Corporate Discount available to all travellers. Please click here for more information on how to access the code.

Save time and money while in Toronto

When in you’re in Toronto, there’s no need to wait for a taxi or Uber only to get stuck in downtown traffic.

  • If you fly Porter into the Billy Bishop Toronto City (Island) Airport, you can take the free shuttle.
  • If you fly into the Toronto Pearson International Airport, the UP Express is the fastest way between Pearson and Union Station (often 25 minutes one way). Tickets are only $12.35 each way and trains leave every 15 minutes.
  • For examiners staying at the InterContinental Toronto Centre hotel (225 Front St. W.), it is a five-minute walk (about 400m) from Union Station (65 Front St. W.) and a five- or six-minute walk (about 500m) to Touchstone Institute (145 Wellington St. W.).
  • There are many other hotel options in the heart of downtown Toronto, within walking distance of Touchstone.

For more information about the exam sites, contact credentials@royalcollege.ca