Travelling to Hamilton
Overlooking the waters of Lake Ontario and extending up over the protective circle of the Niagara Escarpment. With a population of 507,000, Hamilton sits in the middle of Canada’s largest tourism region, half-way between legendary Niagara Falls and Toronto, Canada’s largest city. In total, seven million Canadians live within 150 kilometer radius of Hamilton, representing a quarter of the country’s population.
The city is centrally located in Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe with easy access to major highways and the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. Lester B. Pearson Toronto International Airport is just 45 minutes away.
John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport
Coach Canada, Greyhound and Go Transit all operate from one central terminal, conveniently located in downtown Hamilton. Bus services offered by any one of these three companies can be accessed from virtually anywhere in Canada. After arriving in Hamilton, public transit is available with the TransitHamilton Street Railway. The HSR offers bus service through out the community while providing access to local hotels and attractions along with entertainment and convention venues.
Getting to Hamilton by car has been made quite easy with improved access via Ontario’s 400 series and QEW highways. The recent completion of the Red Hill Valley Parkway has created a link between the 403 and the QEW Niagara highways, making access to the Hamilton International Airport easier than ever before. Known as the city of one way streets, Hamilton can be confusing to people unfamiliar with the city. If you are planning to drive in the city we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the routes you will be traveling in order to get to your destination.
Direct train service to Hamilton is only available from the Toronto area in the evenings from Monday to Friday with Go Transit. Via Rail offers daily service to Aldershot (Burlington) from various locations throughout the province and all of Canada. Go Transit also offers numerous trains from Toronto to Aldershot (Burlington) daily. If using Via Rail or Go Transit train service to Aldershot (Burlington), a transfer to a Go Bus is required to complete the trip to Hamilton.
Reduced campus parking rates have been arranged for conference delegates. Parking passes
may be purchased at the registration desk (1-day to 5-day pass) for a rate of $10 per day,
cash only. Metered economy parking is available in Lot "M" for $5.00 per day, with shuttle bus service to main campus.
Free (sponsored) parking is available at the parking lot of URBAN Advertising and Design (940 Main Street West).
Please, consult with the organizers at the registration desk for the most convinient parking option.