Social Program (ACE2023)

Section A: ACE2023 Events

Section B: Food & Fun

Section C: Local Activities

Section A: ACE2023 Events

ACE members who are not attending ACE2023 are also welcome to attend.

October 1: Toronto Blue Jays (sponsored by ACE Ontario)

Free tickets for ACE members & ACE2023 delegates! $20 for guests.

The new “Outfield District” is A-MAZ-ING and makes for a fun event even for non-baseball fans! It has created a much better social experience at the stadium. In the past, you had an assigned seat and didn’t really have a chance to talk to anyone except the people you were sitting next to. Now, you can spend the whole game in the “outfield district” if you like, where there is lots of space to grab a drink or bite to eat, mingle and explore.

Getting to the game

  • Game time is 3:07 PM but get there early to experience batting practice from Rogers Landing
  • The Rogers Centre, home of the Blue Jays, is a short walk from Union Station.
  • You can find your own way or there will be groups leaving from the GO train station near the hotel. The train ride is just over an hour. See Section 2 on the ACE2023 Accommodation & Travel page for the station location.
  • Details about meet up times will be provided after registration.

How to get your ticket

  • We need to limit our group size to 20, so please sign up early to reserve your spot.
  • You don’t have to attend ACE2023 to go to the game but ACE members & ACE2023 delegates will have priority access to tickets.
  • Last day to register is September 17 or when we sell out, whichever comes first.
  • $40 deposit required. You will receive a refund at the game as outlined below. YOU MUST ATTEND THE GAME TO GET YOUR REFUND.
    • ACE members & ACE2023 delegates: Deposit will be refunded in full at the game.
    • Guests: $20 of your deposit will be refunded at the game.
  • Click here to register (Registration closed)

October 2

  • Please join us in the hotel’s Atrium between 7 and 10 pm, for an informal get-together to catch up with old friends and colleagues and make new acquaintances. 
  • Early conference registration, cash bar, and concession stand (food) available.

October 3 & 4

  • ACE Conference, See Technical Program for more details via the link on the ACE2023 home page.
  • Exhibitor Reception (Oct 3, 4 to 6pm)
    • This will be in the Exhibit Hall at the Burlington Hotel
    • Visit with the exhibitors and chit chat with new and old acquaintances.
    • A ticket is included with Conference Registration.
    • If you are not attending the conference, contact the ACE2023 co-chair for how to purchase a ticket. Contact info is at the bottom of the ACE2023 home page.
  • We will be organizing group visits to nearby social establishments later in the evening on the 3rd and/or 4th.

Section B: Food & Fun

Due to ongoing renovations, the hotel’s restaurant is closed.

  • The kitchen is open though.
  • Breakfast & lunch will be served in the Atrium
  • Breakfast is NOT included with your ACE2023 registration, but lunch is.

For dinner and night life, there are lots of great options in the area.

The map below shows options just across the street from the hotel.

More food and fun that is a little further away

Options by the lake, about an hour walk or a short car drive.

Section C: Local Activities

TripAdvisor curated a list of 15 Best Things to do in Burlington, including:

  • Burlington Waterfront Trail
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Brant Street Pier
  • Mount Nemo Conservation Area
  • Cherry Hill Gate Nature and Wildlife Area
  • Paletta Lakefront Park and Mansion
  • Ireland House Museum 

ACE2023 Home Registration Accommodation & Travel Technical Program Social Program Sponsors & Exhibitors