Document #: WG14 N2084
Date: 2016-09-16
Reply to: Rajan Bhakta,

Invitation to Markham, Ontario, Canada Spring 2017 WG14/PL22.11 Meetings from 2017/04/03 – 2017/04/07


Rajan Bhakta
8200 Warden Ave.
Markham, ON, L6G 1C7, Canada.
Phone: +1 361 462 4484

The venue:

If you plan on attending this event please notify email: with your name at least 1 week before the meeting.

We will be meeting at the IBM Canada Software Lab - Toronto, located at 8200 Warden Ave., Markham, ON, Canada, L6G 1C7, in the Elm/Willow room in the training center.

To get to the meeting location from the closest hotel (Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa) takes about 10 minutes walking or 1-2 minutes driving.

You will have to sign in at the front desk and provide a valid form of government identification (such as a driver’s license or passport). You then will be provided a badge and then can proceed to the Elm/Willow room in the training center found on your left after you turn right from the main lobby. The room will be open each day, Monday through Friday, from 08:30 to 17:30.

Information regarding Markham weather in April: Usually the weather is chilly and there has been snow in the past, though normally it has melted by this time.


(Rates are subject to change)

IBM Canada Software Lab – Toronto

$10 per day (in/out privileges), $16 per day for valet (CAD)
If you are a guest, give your license plate value at the desk (don’t use the machine)

Hotels nearby:

Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa
8500 Warden Avenue, Markham, Ontario, L6G 1A5, Canada

Monte Carlo Inn & Suites
7255 Warden Ave, Markham, ON L3R 1B4

Bridgestreet Bamburgh Gate
1881 McNicoll Ave, Scarborough, ON, M1V 5M2 Canada

Places to eat nearby:

King Edward's Arms (wings, bar)

8505 Warden Ave, Unionville, ON L3R 0N2

Cora (Breakfast and Brunch)
3760 Highway 7 East Markham Town Square, Markham, ON L3R 0N2

8601 Warden Ave #22, Markham, ON L3R 0B5

Gal's Sushi
3621 Hwy 7, Markham, ON L3R

A La Kitchen (Asian fusion)
Unit 18, 11 Fairburn Dr, Markham, ON L6G 0A5


By Air

Pearson International Airport – IATA code YYZ is about 40 kilometers away from the meeting site (approximately 30 minutes drive with no traffic).

There is also the Island Airport, however flights there are usually much more limited and expensive.

Ground Transportation

Once you arrive at the Airport there are several transportation options to bring you to the lab or to your hotel:

Things to do:

CN Tower
Approximately 30-50 minutes drive from the lab.

Niagara Falls
Approximately 1.5-2 hours drive from the lab.
One of the best sites to visit, and a must see.

Please send any suggestions and/or corrections to