Important Dates and Practical Information

Important Dates

1 March 2019: Registration opens (Early Bird Prices)
31 May 2019: Abstracts submission deadline
14 June 2019: Notification of acceptance deadline
15 June 2019: Funding application opens
28 June 2019: Funding application deadline
30 June 2019: Early Bird Prices deadline
30 July 2019: Notification of grant results
7 September 2019: Registration deadline
26-28 September 2019: Conference


Practical Information

The ‘Feminist Explorations of Urban Futures’ conference will be held at York University, where the GenUrb project is housed at the City Institute.

The address is: 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3. The conference will be located in the Banquet space of the Second Student Centre.

Directions to the Second Student Centre.



The conference will be held at York University’s Keele Campus, which is easily accessible via subway (York University Station, on Line 1 Yonge-University of the Toronto Subway). On-campus accommodation is limited so we encourage participants to find accommodation in downtown Toronto and take a Line 1 train (destination Vaughan Metropolitan Centre) to York University Station. It takes approximately 45 minutes to get to York University Station from downtown Toronto.

On-campus accommodation

Executive Learning Center (ELC) located behind the Schulich School of Business, Keele Campus (building #94 on the map)

Guest Apartments available to individual guests or visiting faculty members who are at least 21 years of age

Useful websites

– Airbnb

– Expedia

– Trivago

Hotels that are within walking distance of a subway station close to the York University Station

Hilton Garden Inn (close to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station)

Residence Inn by Marriot (close to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station)

Courtyard by Marriot (close to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station)

Holiday Inn Toronto-Yorkdale (close to Yorkdale Station)



In order to visit Canada, you must have a valid passport, and citizens of certain countries and territories need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). To find out if you need a visa or an ETA, visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website. Depending on your citizenship, you should allow approximately between 30 to 85 days for a visa delivery. Participants who need an official letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa will be able to request it through our conference email genurb[at]yorku[dot]ca. It is important to note that the letter does not constitute any financial commitment on behalf of the Organizing Committee or GenUrb.




Getting Here

City Transportation

TTC (Toronto Transit Commission)

TTC Subway Map

Getting to York University

– York University’s Transit and Driving Directions for Keele Campus

If you are driving to the campus from the airport:

  • Take 401 East to 400 North
  • Exit at Finch Avenue going east
  • Turn left on Sentinel Road
  • Follow Sentinel until the end where you will find Pond Road
  • You are now on campus.

– York University Keele Campus Map

The Second Student Centre is building #83 on the map.

– York University On-Campus Eateries

Useful applications