61st ANNUAL CIRCLE K INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION – TORONTO, CANADA
CKIx June 22-26, 2016- TORONTO
CKIx 2016 will take place in Toronto June 22-26, 2016. Exact arrival and departure dates will be announced in October 2015 after the schedules for the Large Scale Service Project and convention activities are finalized.
CKI members will be housed at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel (123 Queen Street West, Toronto) for US$169 per night plus the current 16% sales and room tax. This downtown hotel is located near all of Toronto’s attractions and connected to the financial and entertainment districts by way of the PATH, a 16-mile underground network of shops and services. Learn more about the hotel at www.sheratontoronto.com. Online reservations will be available for CKI members beginning in January 2016.
Why you must visit Toronto
Toronto: the New York City of Canada. The city is a diverse and historical metropolis with a lot of great hidden treasures. You can visit Casa Loma, a real castle right in the heart of downtown, or check out the Historic Distillery District which is filled with shops and restaurants. Definitely don’t miss exploring Kensington Avenue and it’s Market where you can find awesome vintage shops and tons of cafes.
If you don’t feel like driving or catching the bus there’s plenty to see and do right on and off of Queen’s Street. There’s the Toronto Eaton Centre mall, Trinity Square park, Kops Records (which is a local treasure for music lovers), and Black Market Vintage Clothing.
If you feel brave enough and have a little extra cash take a bus or train ride to the CN Tower or some other attractions (Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Toronto Zoo, Art Gallery of Ontario, The Second City, Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, Royal Ontario Museum, and Graffiti Alley). If you’re feelings really adventurous look for BATL Headquarters where they have axe throwing competitions and classes, or if you’re really fearless go to the Haunted Walk and learn about some great, but gruesome, tales from Toronto’s history. There’s a lot to do in Toronto, but don’t forget to eat dinner.
It’s said that you can travel the world in one day right inside of Toronto. It’s home to a number of delicious restaurants and bars serving food from all different cultures. Whether you’re hungry for Thai, Greek, Indian, Jamaican, Mexican, American or something else, Toronto has it. Here’s a list of some of the locals’ favorite places: Little India, Cafe Crepe, The Jerk Joint, Meli Baklava & Chocolate Bar, HoSu Bistro, New York Subs & Burritos, and The Grilled Cheese.
Have fun, make friends, explore, and take pictures. This week will be amazing.
Passports are needed to enter Canada from the U.S. or other nations. For those from the U.S., it can take 4-6 weeks to obtain your passport. Do not wait until the last minute to apply. You should apply for a U.S. Passport no later than May 1, 2016.
Do you already have a passport? Check the expiration date.
Remember to apply for a passport and/or visa early depending on which country you are from, and check with your cell phone provider about phone rates and special calling plans when calling from Canada.
Want to know more about Toronto? Check out the links below!
Future International Conventions:
2017: San Antonio, Texas- July 5-8, 2017
Past International Conventions:
CKIx 2015 – Indianapolis, Indiana
CKIx 2014 – Nashville, Tennessee