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Our conference venue, the TIFF Bell Lightbox, is located within the centre of Toronto. The area is known for its variety of restaurants, cafés, and its thriving night life. Parking is limited, so we recommend coming with the public transport, Cabify, or Lyft. For any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Amanda — she’ll be happy to assist you with any questions.

Possibly the coolest workshop room ever - @philhawksworth talking about @Netlify inside @lsostlukes at #SmashingConf

TIFF Bell Lightbox



Our conference venue, the TIFF Bell Lightbox, is located within the centre of Toronto, and is well-known as the location where the Toronto Film Festival takes place — needles to say that it’s one of the most iconic cinemas in the world. We are thrilled to be hosted at the venue!


350 King Street West

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Ivey Donald K. Johnson Centre



Toronto’s premier meeting centre, the Ivey Donald K. Johnson Centre, will play home to our workshop series. Located in the Exchange Tower in the heart of downtown Toronto’s Financial District, this centre offers a unique experience, coupled with onsite catering and attentive staff to make sure everyone is well taken care of during these immersive days.


130 King Street West

Located on the Ground Floor in First Canadian Place / Exchange Tower.

There are many entrances to Exchange Tower, the venue is in the middle of the building, but is easiest accessed from King Street.

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Toronto is a global center for business, tech, finance, arts and culture, and the leading tourism destination in Canada. With so many hotels to choose from, we thought we would help narrow things down for you. Smashing has teamed up with Le Germain Mercer and Hotel Bisha for all of your accommodation needs.

Le Germain

Le Germain is an urban oasis packed with an in-house restaurant, complimentary breakfast, a terrace, a putting green, and even a complimentary car! (Make sure to ask the concierge for details.)

The lobby of the Le Germain Toronto

Just a 3 min walk from our conference venue, TIFF Bell Lightbox, you are guaranteed all the luxury and convenience Toronto has to offer. Room prices start at 400 CAD which is a discounted Smashing price, you can book through this link.

Bisha Hotel

Bisha Hotel provides a casual cool ambiance of a boutique hotel combined with the quality & sophistication of a luxury hotel. They are located in the epicenter of Toronto’s Entertainment District, and only a 3 minute walk from TIFF Bell Lightbox.

The rooftop of the Bisha hotel with a pool and the CN tower in the back

When you're not attending the conference or one of our workshops you can relax at the beautiful rooftop pool or dine at one of their four on-site restaurants.

We managed to secure a Smashing discount from 22nd to the 28th. Discounted prices start at 399 CAD, and you can book directly with Bisha Hotel.

Our Toronto 2019 Partners

  • Tito
  • Netlify
  • Cloudinary
  • Deque Systems
  • Mozilla
  • Shopify
  • Balsamiq
  • Stickermule
  • Microsoft Edge
  • SpeedCurve