RushCon 16: November 3-5, Toronto:

RushCon is the largest North American gathering of fans celebrating the music of Canadian rock band, Rush.

Once a year, fans from all over the world gather for several days of activities such as games, a charity auction featuring rare and collectible band memorabilia, a tribute band concert, important guest speakers from inside the band's inner circle and much, much more!

RushCon is a by-the-fans, for-the-fans event where folks have an opportunity to raise money for an important charity whilst having an amazing time learning more about the band, getting to know each other and connecting with other fans from around the world. Over the past 15 years, RushCon members have formed life-long friendships and bonded over their fondness of this band.

It's a tremendously fun, informative and exciting series of events where fans are able to spend a weekend experiencing all the sites and sounds of Rush and simultaneously catch up with old friends who'll make you feel like you're not the only kid in the room who can recognize an odd time signature.

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RUSHCON 16, Toronto NOVEMBER 3 - 5, 2016

Official Hotel:
Chelsea Hotel Toronto
33 Gerrard Street West
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

Centrally located within walking distance to Toronto‘s subway, near the corner of Yonge St. and Gerrard St. W., Eaton Chelsea offers our angular mass of Rush fans contemporary and comfortable accommodations in the heart of streets of the city.

We are pleased to offer a group rate of $159.00 per night (based on single or double occupancy) for November 3-7, 2016. Reservations must be made by October 4, 2016 to receive the convention rate. Rooms always fill up quickly, so make your reservations early!

When booking over the phone, please use the group code " RushCon" by calling 1-800-CHELSEA (243-5732) or 416-595-1975, or online with the code " RushCon" via this link:


For reservations that extend beyond those dates, or other types of rooms (other than double), our special convention rate is very limited and based on availability, so book your room now!

From First to Last… Join us at RushCon 16, the convention for Rush fans! We will celebrate the decades-long history of Rush and their music in the crisp fall air of Toronto in November. From first to last, RushCon is the best three-day Rush party, with all of the fun and friendship that is our hallmark. There is no better time to be part of RushCon, as this year will most likely be the last convention for a while. This is the year to attend; don’t miss it!

7:00 pm: RushCon 16 presents the Canadian premier screening party for the new documentary Rush: Time Stand Still

With no Rush tour in sight, the best thing on the horizon is this new documentary, screening as a part of RushCon on November 3rd, at Cineplex in Dundas Square, Toronto. Doors open at 7:00 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm.

This two-hour film documents the R40 tour from the band's perspective, with behind-the-scenes footage, live performances and many fan interviews. RushCon is presenting the Canadian premier party, with the filmmakers in person for an after-show Q&A. RushCon attendees will end night at an exclusive VIP after-party. Movie ticket included in RushCon admission. Hope to see you there!

FRIDAY November 4
12:45 pm - 5:30 pm: "Between the Wheels" Toronto Sightseeing Tour
Check out all the famous Rush related landmarks. First, we’ll travel by bus north to Willowdale (14 km). As Rush fans know, this neighborhood is the old stomping ground of Geddy and Alex and the locale of the new Lee Lifeson Art Park! Geddy and Alex received the Key to the City at the opening of this urban art park in September 2016. Then we will stop at the Parliament Building (Moving Pictures cover) for photos, then swing past The Canadian Walk of Fame, and Massey Hall. Meet in Chelsea Hotel Lobby.

7:45 pm: "Making Memories" Welcome Party
Please join us for the Making Memories Welcome Party at the Monarch Pub in the Chelsea Hotel. Come spend the evening with a drink and a friend, trivia and door prizes.

As we come together for what might be our last RushCon, we can reflect upon 16 years of friendships that have become families and making new friends. When Rush fans get together fun will follow! So please join us, have fun and join the Rush family reunion!

Saturday November 5:
1:45 pm: Anthem / SRO Offices Tour
We’ll walk over to Rush’s record company offices (1.2 km) for tour through the memorabilia-laden lobby and outer offices. Bring your camera because you’ll want to share your memories with friends and family. Special thanks to the Anthem/SRO family for allowing us to visit “the home of Rush” for so many years! Meet in lobby of Chelsea Hotel.

4:30 pm: Charity Memorabilia Auction
Later in the afternoon, we will have our annual charity auction at the Hard Rock Cafe. Fast paced, and so fun to watch! Doors open at 4:30pm, event starts at 5:00pm.

8:30 pm : Lotus Land Tribute Show at the Hard Rock Cafe

RushCon is very proud to announce the return of Lotus Land, The American RUSH Tribute. An authentic 3 piece tribute, Lotus Land has been heralded as the ultimate celebration of RUSH’s musical craftsmanship and spirited performances. Enjoyed by die-hard Rush fans, musicians, and casual music listeners alike, Lotus Land delivers what Rush fans expect. With the true set up and sound of the Canadian power trio, they were chosen to perform live on AXS TV’s “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” earlier this year. We welcome Lotus Land back to RushCon on Saturday 5th November 2016 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Toronto. We’re thrilled they will rock our audience once more!

Don’t miss out on seeing this command performance; tickets to the show will be included in the price of the 3-day convention pass, Saturday Only pass, or you can buy tickets to the tribute show at the door. Doors open at 8:30pm, show starts at 9:00 pm.



All events subject to change.


All Contents ©2013 Rushcon. RushCon is a by-the-fans, for-the-fans event where folks have an opportunity to raise money for an important charity whilst having an amazing time learning more about the band, getting to know each other and connecting with other fans from around the world. RushCon has no official affiliation with Rush or Anthem Entertainment. As much as we wish we could, we have no way of getting anyone concert tickets or ways to meet the band.