Getting Here


All day events will take place in Council Chambers which is located in Gilmour Hall room 111. Please see this map marked with locations specific to our conference.

If you are not staying in residence but have pre-paid for parking, your parking pass will be available for pick up at the registration desk in Council Chambers. Go ahead and park in any lot near MUSC (McMaster University Student Centre). You will need the prepaid pass to exit, but not to enter.

For attendees staying in residence: when arriving on campus, please check in at the Commons Building service desk. All rooms will be in Les Prince Hall. If you are staying in residence and need to park on campus, temporary 15 minute parking is available outside the Commons Service Centre for use during check in. Alternatively, you can go ahead and park in Lot H, I, or Stadium (these are the only lots that also allow overnight parking). Entrance to the above mentioned lots is possible without a pre-paid pass. However, a pre-paid pass will be required to exit. If you have not pre-arranged parking, and wish to purchase it when you arrive, you may do so at the Commons Service Centre. Regular campus rates will apply.

Parking passes will be valid for the number of days paid and will provide in and out privileges for that time period.

Directions to Campus:

Driving Directions to campus, with additional information about parking as well as McMaster resources, is located here:

Those needing parking will find particularly useful the detailed instructions and maps for the North Quad (page 2 of the pdf guide).

By Car From Toronto, Oakville, Burlington (Central Campus)

For South Campus, Science & Engineering buildings, or the McMaster University Medical Centre continue along Main Street West to Emerson Street and turn right at the Main Street West entrance onto the McMaster campus.

For West Campus, Alumni offices, West Quad student residences, or the Campus Services Buildings continue along Main Street West and turn right onto Cootes Drive. Take the off ramp on your right onto the McMaster campus.

For Central Campus, the McMaster University Student Centre, or North Quad student residences, after turning left onto Main Street West, turn immediately right on Newton Avenue. As this street crosses King Street it becomes Sterling Street. Proceed up Sterling Street onto the McMaster campus.

Registrants are eligible for a parking discount of $10 a day.

Transit Options

GO Transit provides direct transit service to McMaster's GO Terminal on west campus, from Sunday to Friday, along two GO Transit corridors:

Those traveling by transit can find further information at For parking rates and information visit

Aerofleet Car Service From Toronto Pearson International Airport

Aerofleet airport taxi in Toronto provides fast and reliable airport limousine pick up services from Pearson International Airport or the Island Airport. The flat rate, per car, to go to and from Pearson Airport and Hamilton is $89.00 including tax. Save money by carpooling with other conference attendees. For pickups at Pearson Airport (after you clear customs and collect your bags), call Aerofleet at any of the following numbers: 1-800-268-0905, 905-678-7077, or 416-449-4990. Any of these numbers will connect you with our phone operator, who will provide you with a post number to stand by and a car number to look out for. An Aerofleet car will arrive within 5 minutes. We have cars stationed at Pearson Airport 24 hours daily. If you pick up a car from the line up in front of the airport, even if it is an Aerofleet car, you will have to pay a GTA surcharge that is out of our control, thus, giving us a call first will ensure that you pay the flat rate to McMaster University.

If you are interested in sharing a limo, please visit our Facebook page and post on our timeline to attract the attention of someone who is landing around the same time you are on June 22. Agree to meet at Aerofleet's location (don't forget to say what terminal you land in - Pearson has three), because sharing is the cheapest way to get to Hamilton.

Taxi From Toronto Pearson International Airport

Aeroport Taxi & Limo provide clients with excellent airport transportation solutions for those arriving at Pearson International Airport. They offer a wide range of vehicles to choose from, including limousine, executive taxi, or spacious minivan, and can pick you up and take you to your destination. You can either book your pickup ahead of time, or you can choose to call upon arrival for quick and easy transportation to your destination. For further details please visit their website directly.

Map of McMaster University

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