JOYFUL REUNION OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY THAT I HAVEN'T SEEN FOR A VERY LONG TIME. FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH TO SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2018
City view of Toronto at night
City view of Toronto at night
Our Schedule for Jacs-Con

Friday September 28

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm (Hotel's Citrus Restaurant Lounge or the Event Room Foyer area): Welcome Cocktail Reception w/ passed hot/cold hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar. Meet & greet. Receive name badges + a little swag to commemorate the weekend.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Mt. Pleasant Room): Three-course plated dinner. Cash bar.

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm/Midnight: Chat & catch up. See how everyone else is connected to me. About 10:00 pm we'll have a fresh fruit mirror with chocolate dip, an assorted cheese board w/ crackers + coffee/tea.

Saturday September 29th

Buffet Breakfast (included in hotel room cost). 6:30am-10:30am on weekends (6:00am-10:00am on weekdays)

*Free day for exploring Toronto for those not going on the optional tour. Places I suggest: Metro Toronto Zoo, Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) or take a ferry over to one of the Toronto Islands

8:30 am - 4:30 pm - OPTIONAL 8-hour private customized escorted tour of T.O. Please be in the hotel lobby by 8:15 am so we can leave on time.

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm (approx.) - Group Dinner at Uncle Tony's, a local pizzeria. We're buying out the restaurant on that night. It sounds expensive but reality is it's more economical than going to a bigger restaurant. Plus I like the idea of just us being the only ones there :)

After dinner you may want to experience Toronto's annual NUIT BLANCHE which just happens to fall on this Saturday night. It's a free all-night contemporary art event that invites the adventurous to take to the streets from sunset to sunrise.

Sunday September 30th

(Again buffet breakfast is included w/ hotel room cost)

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Official farewell lunch at 360, the revolving restaurant at the CN Tower. After our three-course meal we'll get full access to the Lookout Level + Glass Floor Levels.

Afterwards you could go explore Ripley's Aquarium only a 5-7 minute walk from the base of the CN Tower.

Monday October 1

Post Jacs-Con: Optional Full Day Tour to see the Fall Colours. We will either be going to the Muskokas/Algonquin Park area or the Kawarthas.

More info in re to pricing/itinerary TBA. From the response I received will likely look into getting a bus for 20-30 people.
Grand Hotel & Suites - Our host hotel
Grand Hotel & Suites - Our host hotel

Our Host Hotel: The Grand Hotel & Suites, Toronto

What is our group rate?

Unless specified, all prices are in Canadian dollars

Single/Double room @$269/night + 34.97 (13% HST - Harmonized Sales Tax) =$303.97 per room/night based on single or double.

Triple room @$299/night + $38.87 (13% HST) = $337.87 per room per night based on three in the room

Quadruple room @$329/night + $42.77 (13% HST) = $371.77 per room per night based on four in the room

Room Type

The spacious and functional 350 square foot GRAND DELUXE room with city views, includes 1 King Bed or 1 Queen Bed and separate living space with a double pull-out sofa bed; Kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, cookware/dishware and coffee/tea maker; Private bathroom, shower/tub combination; 2 Plasma TVs, CD/DVD player and in-room safe. Free cribs/infant beds available on request.

FYI the room rates are based on the number of adults in the room. Kids under 16 years old stay free when staying with at least one adult over 21. The maximum in the room is 4.

This group rate will also be valid 3 days prior and 3 days post the "official" reunion dates of September 28-30, 2018.

How to Book

Like most hotel bookings you will need a credit card to guarantee the room but they will not charge the card. You can make your reservations one of two ways: either via phone or email (There is unfortunately no online option in order to receive the special group rate).

Group ID to quote: Jacqueline Anderson Family Reunion

Grand Hotel contact info: Phone: 416-863-9000 (or toll free 1-877-32-GRAND i.e. 1-877-324-7263) and ask for reservations. OR Email: bookings@grandhoteltoronto.com

When should we book?

These special rates will be valid until August 28, 2018 (30 day cut off), HOWEVER because The Grand is considered a small-midsized hotel (less than 200 rooms) my advice is to book your room ASAP especially as there is no charge until you arrive at the hotel (or you don't cancel before 4:00 pm Toronto time the first day of arrival). While we have this courtesy room block, which is great for our group, it also means it's not a firm hold and can sell out. This is convention season in Toronto. Even if you're on the fence about joining us, I still say book the room and then cancel it if you're certain you can't make it. I'd rather you have a room than cancel than decide that you'll be coming and then find out you can't get a room.

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    Jacs-Con 2018$ 133.63
    The deposit for this phenomenal reunion of friends and family is $133.63 CAD ($125.00+8.63 processing fees).
    Depending on the number people attending Jacs-Con, the balance due be $225.00+processing fees CAD per person. The final balance will be due on Tuesday April 3.

    Btw there will be the option to pay via PayPal if you do not wish to pay by credit card through the website. The deposit is $132 CAD which includes all PayPal processing fees ($7 CAD).

    Please contact me directly for the link either through FB messenger or my email, jacqw5(at)yahoo.com


    As a FYI the deposit will be refundable less the processing fee up until and including Wednesday February 28th.
    After that date tickets will be non-refundable unless the hotel/restaurants are willing to give refunds which likely will depend on the date of cancellation.

    To make this reunion a reality at least 25 tickets need to be sold. Hope to see you there!
    When:09/28/2018 5:00 p.m.
    Where:Grand Hotel & Suites, Toronto
    Number of Tickets:
    Final Balance for J-Con if registered before February 28$ 239.90
    For those of you that have registered and paid your deposit to attend Jacs-Con before February 28. Final balance due by Tuesday April 3 is $239.90 ($225+14.90 ticket/processing fees). Remember this is in CANADIAN DOLLARS.

    Btw there will be the option to pay via PayPal if you do not wish to pay by credit card through the website. The final due is $233 CAD which includes all PayPal processing fees ($8 CAD).

    Please contact me directly for the link either through FB messenger or my email, jacqw5(at)yahoo.com
    When:09/28/2018 5:00 p.m.
    Where:Grand Hotel and Suites
    Number of Tickets:
    Full payment if registering AFTER February 28$ 372.74
    For those of you registering to attend Jacs-Con after February 28.Full payment due is $372.74 ($350+22.74 ticket/processing fees). Remember this is in CANADIAN DOLLARS.

    Btw there will be the option to pay via PayPal if you do not wish to pay by credit card through the website. The full payment via PayPal is $359 CAD which includes all PayPal processing fees ($9 CAD).

    Please contact me directly for the link either through FB messenger or my email, jacqw5(at)yahoo.com
    When:09/28/2018 5:00 p.m.
    Where:Grand Hotel and Suites
    Number of Tickets:
    OPTIONAL Full Day City Tour of Toronto *note please register for the optional tour ONLY IF you've registered for Jacs-Con$ 27.36
    Deposit is $27.36 CAD ($25.00 + 2.36 processing fees).

    This is the optional city tour for Saturday that I've personally arranged for us. It is a private charter and therefore more expensive than a regular tour, I wanted to give everyone the option to go or not as I know some will be on a tight budget. I will need at least 22 people to go.


    The balance due will be $119 CAD + processing fees *BTW if I can't get the minimum number of tickets sold by Wednesday March 7, then this deposit will go towards your final balance for Jacs-Con.*

    This full day includes:

    Full Toronto City Tour by our own Private Guide

    Famous Peameal/Back Bacon sandwich @ Carousel Bakery in ST. LAWRENCE MARKET w/ pop or juice (can select another type of sandwich if you wish)

    Admission to the famous CASA LOMA

    Plus we'll see:

    CN TOWER/ROGERS CENTER
    YORKVILLE
    CHINA TOWN
    FINANCIAL DISTRICT
    EATON CENTRE
    FASHION DISTRICT
    QUEENS PARK
    HARBOURFRONT
    OLD/NEW CITY HALL
    DISTILLERY DISTRICT
    AND MUCH MUCH MORE...
    When:09/29/2018 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.
    Where:Grand Hotel and Suites, Toronto
    Number of Tickets:
    Final Payment for Optional Saturday City Tour$ 127.26
    Final due for this amazing day tour is $127.26 CAD ($119+8.26 processing/ticket fees)

    If you wish to pay by PayPal, the final will be $124 CAD which includes a $5 PayPal fees.

    Please contact me directly for the link either through FB messenger or my email, jacqw5(at)yahoo.com
    When:09/29/2018 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Where:Grand Hotel and Suites, Toronto
    Number of Tickets:
    OPTIONAL Full Day City Tour of Toronto *note please register for the optional tour ONLY IF you've registered for Jacs-Con$ 153.83
    For those wanting to join this private tour after February 28. Full payment of $153.83 ($144+9.83 processing/ticketing fees).
    If you wish to pay via PayPal the cost will be $150 (which includes $6.00 PayPal fees). Just contact me for the link.

    *note please register for this tour ONLY IF you've registered for Jacs-Con.

    Please see above FMI about this private, customized tour
    When:09/29/2018 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Where:Grand Hotel and Suites, Toronto
    Number of Tickets:
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