Chair Update

May 14, 2003
Good News! In the entire Province of Ontario between May 1st and September 30th, 2003 the provincial government has passed legislation so that the Five per cent hotel tax will not be charged and the Admission to places of amusement tax will not be charged. This means that for Canadian residents, only the GST will apply to their hotel rooms, and for non-Canadian residents, after the GST rebate has been applied for on their hotel rooms, no taxes (12% savings in total).

For the full text of the announcement visit,

Also, Air Canada this week launched another worldwide seat sale as it tries to stimulate travel that has been slowed by recent world events. The sale ends May 16. Travel to Canadian and U.S. destinations must be completed by Sept. 30. Unfortunately, international destinations must be completed by June 19th which is too early for Torcon. More details can be found at

If you have not reserved your Torcon 3 hotel room, do not overlook the Renaissance Toronto Hotel at Skydome. For information, visit and in the column at left, click A-Z Index ~> click Reserve Your Room ~> click. Sleep in a Toronto
landmark. Remember, for all Torcon members, a 10% discount at the Sky Dome's restaurants is offered.

Torcon 3 information telephone line. Call 416-657-4179 to access the Torcon 3 information line. By using the menu options, you can hear pre-recorded messages about Torcon and its events.


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