JSBTC 2017



If you are bringing a guest, please have them fill in a registration form.

If you would prefer to download, print and mail your registration, please download the registration form here.


Welcome to Novotel North York!

Located in the heart of North York, just off Yonge Street, with direct indoor access to North York Centre subway stop. The hotel is surrounded by an array of dining and entertainment options such as Toronto Performing Arts, Downsview Park, Canada’s Wonderland and much more! Staying for business or pleasure a variety of services are available, including complimentary WIFI, restaurant and bar, fitness center, indoor saltwater pool, sauna and underground parking. It’s a lot better at Novotel!

Toronto JSBTC AGM Committee secured a special group rate for your stay.  This rate is available one day before and after the conference, so if you have time, stay a few extra days and explore the city of Toronto.

The details and contact information for the hotel are outlined below.



Block ID: 582608
Block Date: APRIL 19-23, 2017
STANDARD Double bed guest ROOM: $129/night

Discounted parking: $10 per car * complimentary shuttle service available through the Temple // breakfast: $15.95++/ * complimentary breakfast also available at the Temple : 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Rate valid until March 20, 2017

Please call the hotel directly and dial “2” for group reservations.


For your convenience, here is a map of the surrounding area close to Novotel, North York.  If you want to make dinner plans, pick up some snacks or go for drinks there are so many places to choose from all in walking distance from your hotel.  We also included a list of phone numbers in case you want to call for reservations or check hours of operation.

If you would like to venture further downtown to do some shopping you can take the Yonge Street Subway line (southbound) at the North York Subway stop, and it will take you to the Eaton Center (Toronto’s largest shopping mall).  Just get off at the Dundas St. stop and follow the signs.

If you plan to stay a few extra days to explore Toronto, you can go to the website below to get more information on what to see and do in Toronto.





Contact Information for the Businesses in the Area


Agra 416-222-7500
Ajisen Ramen 416-223-0618
Barburrito 416-733-2424
Baton Rouge 416-218-0074
Boston Pizza 416-733-3172
Fresh Slice Pizza 647-346-8931
Goi 416-223-3465
Hooralya Sushi 416-221-7764
Ichiban Sushi 416-222-4646
Jack Astors 416-585-2121
Jetsun’s Burger 647-350-5387
Joon’s 416-840-0589
Kenzo 647-345-1871
Lee Town 416-730-9398
Mama’s Pizza 416-222-0122
Memphis Smoke House 416-225-4343
Mezza Notte 416-222-2888
Mirage Grill 416-250-9422
McDonalds 416-221-3363
Milestones 416-225-2552
Moxie’s 416-226-3217
Mr. Greek 416-226-1212
Nawab Grill 416-221-4255
Oh Geul Boh Geul 416-733-3385
The Owl of Minerva 416-221-7275
Ottoogi 647-748-1472
Pho 88 416-225-8899
Pho Spring Garden 416-250-5959
Pizza Hut 416-225-2679
Pizzaville 416-736-3636
Sapporo Sushi 416-229-6191
Shawarma Max 416-224-2423
Smokey Joe’s 416-229-2262
Southstreet Burger
Spring Rolls 416-250-7655
St. Louis 416-226-5988
Subway 416-225-0619
Sushi Moto 416-224-0741
Sushi One 416-222-0303
Thai Bistro 416-222-4653
Wendy’s 416-221-4866

Café & Desserts

Aries Café 416-226-5434
Dairy Queen 416-222-0579
Le Prep 416-733-8827
L’Opera 416-733-8830
Second Cup 416-226-6968
Starbucks 416-223-9903
Tea Shop 168 416-224-9168
Tim Hortons 416-221-6755
Timothy’s 416-221-7842


Loblaws 416-512-9430
Metro 416-224-2600


BMO 416-250-2950
CIBC 416-512-4600
HSBC 416-733-1228
KEB 416-222-6500
RBC 416-512-4600
Shinhan 416-250-3500
Scotia Bank 416-590-7320
TD Canada Trust 416-223-0030

Movie Theatres & Others

Cineplex Odeon Theatres 416-590-9974
Empire Theatres (IMAX) 416-223-9550
Future Shop 416-642-7980
LCBO 416-226-3949
Mac’s 416-229-4397
North York Central Library 416-395-5535
Pharma Plus 416-226-6442
Staples 416-226-2294
Shoppers Drug Mart 416-222-1174
Seven Eleven 416-221-0381
Toronto Center for the Arts 416-733-9388


Our closing banquet will be held on Saturday April 22, 2017 at Casa Imperial Fine Chinese Cuisine.

Casa Imprial is located at the southeast corner of Warden & Steeles Ave, and is situated in a historic Victorian style house, surrounded by a beautiful garden. The restaurant features elegant European decor throughout their dining halls and private VIP rooms. Guest are treated to first class dining experience in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Since 2006, Casa Imperial has offered top quality culinary experience and outstanding customer service. Highly acclaimed politicians and personalities from around the world have enjoyed the exquisite food and luxurious ambiance. Winner of numerous industry awards and named as one of the city’s top Chinese restaurants by Toronto Life magazine, Casa-Imperial has established itself as Toronto’s premier destination for fine Chinese Cuisine.

The banquet will begin at 6:30 pm.  The last meeting at the Temple will end at 4:30 pm so there is an opportunity for delegates to be transferred to the hotel for a quick change and then on to the restaurant for an evening of socializing and fun with friends.

We have a great menu planned for this special event so we hope you enjoy it! Also, on this evening we will  celebrate the Women’s Federation 35th Anniversary with cake and awards at the end of of the meal.

The dress code is casual to formal.

Here is an outline of the Set Menu:

(A set menu will be provided for those who are vegetarian).


Barbecued Suckling Pig with Jelly Fish

Flank Steak & Cashew Nut with Maggie Sauce in Crispy Nest

Baked Jumbo Black Tiger Shrimp with Salted Egg Yolk

Deep Fried Crispy Chicken

Snow Pea Leaf with Black Mushroom

Sauteed Double Lobster in Maggie Sauce

Steamed Double Green Bass with Soy Sauce

Braised E-Fu Noodles in Abalone Sauce

Fried Rice with Compoy & Egg White

Dessert Soup / Chinese Petite Fours


Tentative AGM 2017 Schedule

Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada

Ministers’ Association, LDC, Women’s Federation and JSBTC Annual General Meetings.

April 20-23, 2017

Wednesday, April 19 Agenda Item Room Location
Ministers and Board Directors Arrive
Ministers: Dinner on their own
Directors: Dinner on their own
Thursday, April 20 Agenda Item Room Location
7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast served at the Temple Social Hall
8:30 am – 9:00 am Morning Service Hondo
9:00 am- 10:00 am LDC Meeting (Ministers, Directors, LDC Committee) Mezzanine
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Ministerial Association Meeting LDC Room
10:00 am – 12:00 pm JSBTC Board Meeting EKO Room
10:30 am Break
12:00 pm -1:30 pm Joint MA, Board Lunch & LDC Social Hall
1:30 pm- 6:00 pm Ministers’ Association Meeting (cont’d) LDC Room
1:30 pm- 6:00 pm JSBTC Board Meeting (cont’d) EKO Room
2:30 pm Break
7:00 pm- 10:00 pm Dinner (Ministers and Directors & LDC) TBD
Tentative AGM 2017 Schedule
Friday, April 21 Agenda Item Room Location
7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast served at the Temple Social Hall
8:30 am – 9:00 am Morning Service Hondo
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Joint MA and JSBTC Board Meeting Mezzanine
10:30 am Break
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Joint MA & Board Lunch Social Hall
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm JSBTC Board Meeting EKO Room
1:30 pm Break
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner on Your Own
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Delegate Registration Temple Lobby
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm JSBTC Women’s Federation Meeting Mezzanine
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm JSBTC AGM Hondo
9:00 pm – 9:30 pm Late Registration Temple Lobby
9:00pm – 11:00pm Hospitality Time Social Hall
Saturday, April 22 Agenda Item Room Location
7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast at the Temple Social Hall
8:30 am – 9:00 am Morning Service Hondo
9:00 am – 12:00 pm JSBTC Women’s Federation Meeting (cont’d) Mezzanine
9:30 am – 12:00 pm JSBTC AGM (cont’d) Hondo
10:30 am Break
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch Social Hall
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Sharing Temple Successes Hondo
2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Dharma Session Hondo
6:30 pm Banquet Casa Imperial
Following Banquet Hospitality Suite – City View Suite 19th Floor Novotel Hotel
Sunday, April 23 Agenda Item Room Location
8:30 am – 9:30 am Breakfast at the Temple Social Hall
10:00 am – 11:30 am JSBTC Tsuito Hoyo, Closing Service Hondo
11:30 am – 2:00 pm Lunch Social Hall