Canada 150: Music and Belonging / Musique et appartenance

Canada 150: Music and Belonging / Musique et appartenance

25 – 27 May 2017  at the Faculty of Music in the University of Toronto

A joint meeting of the Canadian University Music Society, the Canadian Society for Traditional Music, the Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres, and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, Canada Branch.


Register online via click here 

The early registration fee (up to April 30th) is $150 regular, $50 for students/unwaged/retired.

The late registration fee (May 1st and after) is $200 regular, $75 for students/unwaged/retired.

Conference Program

Final schedule

Conference schedule; all details subject to change and confirmation.

Conference Abstracts

Conference abstracts


All conference events take place in the Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5.

The residences of Victoria University (right across the street from the Edward Johnson Building) have reserved a block of 50 rooms for the conference. A combination of single and double rooms in the three Vic residences (Margaret Addison Hall, Burwash Hall, and Annesley Hall) will be available at the following rates:

$72.00 per single room / per night (+ 13% HST)

$97.00 per double room / per night (+ 13% HST)

To book rooms in the Vic residences, please visit their online booking website ( and use the code Canada150MusicBelonging2017 when filling out the booking form.

A special conference rate (ca. $185 per night including taxes, single/double occupancy) is available at the Holiday Inn at 280 Bloor Street West; this rate will be in place (pending availability of rooms) until 23 April 2017. A booking form [a Microsoft Word file], which also contains information for how to book rooms online, is available here: Holiday Inn Canada 150 – Music and Belonging, May 24-27, 2017.

Other nearby hotel options, which can be booked either directly or via your chosen online hotel booking service, include:

Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville (89 Avenue Road), ca. $125 per night

Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre (89 Chestnut Street), ca. $130 per night

Pricier options nearby include the following two hotels:

Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville (220 Bloor Street West), ca. $315 per night and up

Park Hyatt Toronto (4 Avenue Road), ca. $315 per night and up

Financial Assistance

Students from outside the Greater Toronto Area who present a paper at the conference will be eligible for financial support to help defray the costs of travel and accommodation. Information here: Student financial support instructions

Local Arrangements

Information on travel to Toronto, along with some local information, is available in this PDF document:

Canada 150 Music and Belonging Welcome to Toronto

And here is a list of restaurants near the Faculty of Music (5 to 10 minute walk):

Canada 150 Music and Belonging Nearby Lunch Options

Music in Canada Wikipedia Project

The Music in Canada Wikipedia Project Summit and Workshop will be held Thursday, May 26th. For information and to register please go the workshop webpage.