Catering services

MaRS is proud to work closely with a variety of Toronto’s best caterers. We are committed to supporting local purveyors and cuisine, and to reducing our environmental footprint. Our catering partners serve top-rated wines and sustainable food whenever possible.

Hotel accommodations

Visitors can take advantage of preferred rates for hotels and ground transportation services in the MaRS neighbourhood. Our partner hotels, located within walking distance of the MaRS centre, provide rooms that are comfortable and affordable. Group rates are quoted separately. Note that at certain times of the year, group rates could be lower or higher than the individually negotiated rates. Additionally, blackout dates may apply. Please contact each hotel for the latest applicable rates.

Preferred hotels:

  • Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre: Travellers and travel planners can make bookings at the special MaRS Discovery District rate here, or via email ( by quoting “MaRS Discovery District.”
  • Chelsea Hotel Toronto: Rates from $147 (January to April; November to December) to $159 (May to October) per room, per night. Bookings at the special MaRS Discovery District rate can be made here. Travellers and travel planners can also make reservations by phone (1-800-CHELSEA), email ( and fax (416-585-4302) by requesting the special MaRS Discovery District rate.