Travel & Venue Locations

Accommodation and Travel

Ellison Travel & Tours Ltd

Ellison Travel and Tours has been contracted as the official Housing and Transportation Bureau for MusicFest to ensure adequate accommodation for the thousands of students, adjudicators, suppliers and support staff attending the festival. By utilizing the services of Ellison Travel and Tours, MusicFest Canada is able to supply you, the participants, with a convenient, valuable and simple procedure for all of your booking, accommodation and travel needs.

Due to the large number of groups that attend MusicFest Canada, it is necessary for the festival to contract accommodation space early. This ensures that rooms are available for the festival at competitive rates and close to the MusicFest site.

Groups attending MusicFest Canada who require accommodation are required to use properties contracted by MusicFest. As our exclusive agent for these properties, Ellison Travel and Tours can find the best fit solution to your accommodation requirements.

Note: If you are a local ensemble and will not require overnight accommodations, please complete the Travel Waiver and fax it to 403 717-1768.

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2018 Venue Locations

WALTER HALL, EDWARD JOHNSON BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, 80 Queens Park, Toronto:

  • Stage A: Instrumental Jazz adjudicated performances
  • Educoncerts
  • Evening Concert:  Humber Pat Metheny Project

MacMILLAN THEATRE, EDWARD JOHNSON BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, 80 Queens Park, Toronto:

  • Stage B: Concert Band/Chamber Ensembles/Orchestra adjudicated performances
  • Evening Concert:  University of Toronto Festival Winds

ISABEL BADER THEATRE, 93 Charles St W, Toronto:

  • Evening Concert:  University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra
  • Awards Presentation
  • Honour Ensemble Concerts: National Youth Jazz Combo, Conn-Selmer Centerstage Jazz Band, Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra, Woodshed Canadian Percussion Ensemble

GOLDRING STUDENT CENTRE, 150 Charles Street West, Toronto:

  • Registration/Executive Office/Production Office
  • Ellison Travel & Tours Booth
  • Scholarship Auditions:  Concert Band, Orchestra, Instrumental Jazz

TRINITY-ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH, 427 Bloor Street West, Toronto:

  • Evening Concert: Illumini Hamilton Children’s Choir

VICTORIA COLLEGE, 91 Charles Street West, Toronto:

  • Stages C & D: Choral/Vocal Jazz adjudicated performances
  • Scholarship Auditions:  Choral/Vocal Jazz

CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER, 162 Bloor Street West, Toronto:

  • Honour Ensemble Concerts:  Thomastik-Infeld Canadian String Orchestra. Ellison Canadian Honour Choir

Coach Drop Off Procedure

Adjudicated performances are open to the public

All adjudicated ensemble performances (Stages A, B, C & D) are open to the general public, free of charge. Spectators are encouraged to come and hear the finest young musicians in Canada. Headline Concerts and Educoncerts are for participants only. There are a limited number of paid passes available to the general public.

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