McMaster University is located in the city of Hamilton, Ontario, approximately one hour South West of Toronto, along the coast of Lake Ontario. McMaster is situated in the West end of the city in the neighbourhood of Westdale. Maps of the campus are located here: http://www.mcmaster.ca/welcome/campusmap.cfm. The conference will take place in the Council Chambers in Gilmour Hall (Room 111) and in Kenneth Taylor Hall (Rooms 104, 106, and 109).
Toronto Pearson International Airport (Mississauga, approximately 45 minutes drive from downtown Toronto)
Billy Bishop Airport (Downtown Toronto) (there is an express bus that runs every 10 minutes from Billy Bishop to Union Station. A taxi will cost approximately $10)*
Hamilton International Airport (John C. Munro)*
*These airports serve predominantly Canadian cities.
Between downtown Toronto and Pearson Airport
To and from Pearson airport and downtown Toronto (Union Station): UP Express (easily the fastest and most painless route): upexpress.com ~$12 one-way, 25 minutes
TTC (Toronto Transit Commission): 192 Rocket from Kipling subway station ~$3.25 (bus + subway with multiple transfers), 1 hour
Taxi: approximately 60 dollars, ~45 minutes
Between Pearson Airport and downtown Hamilton
Go Transit: 40 Richmond Hill/Hamilton Bus, ~1-1.5 hours (Visit gotransit.com for schedule information)
Between downtown Toronto (Union Station) and Hamilton (Hamilton Bus Terminal)
GO Transit: 16 Hamilton/Toronto Express Bus, ~1 hour (Visit gotransit.com for schedule information)
Travelling within Hamilton
HSR: Hamilton Street Railway https://www.hamilton.ca/hsr-bus-schedules-fares ($3.00/fare)
From Pearson: https://www.torontopearson.com/en/toandfrom/carrentals/#
Parking at McMaster
Paid parking is available on campus. Information about parking rates can be found here: http://parking.mcmaster.ca/Rates.html. Information about the location of parking lots across campus can be found here: http://parking.mcmaster.ca/Map.html.
Lots C and D are closest to the buildings in which the conference will be held.
Getting to the Reading Event at The Staircase Theatre
The Staircase Theatre is located one block north of King and Dundurn Streets. There is parking available behind the theatre and on the side streets surrounding it. For more information, see the directions on The Staircase Theatre website.
If you are taking public transportation to The Staircase Theatre, from McMaster board the 1A King, 51 University, or 5C at the stop on the north side of the McMaster Divinity College, on Sterling St. heading toward Forsyth Ave. Disembark from the bus at the corner of King and Dundurn. Cross the street toward Fortinos grocery store and continue north on Dundurn toward the theatre.
You can find affordable on-campus accommodations through Hotel McMaster (see pictures below). Hotel McMaster reservations will open for the summer season at the beginning of March. Book early as spaces are limited.
The conference has a limited number of rooms available at the Sheraton Hotel at 116 King Street West. Reserve rooms online using this link: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/DouglasTaylorConference. Reservations can also be made by contacting the 24 hour, toll-free reservations line at 1-888-627-8161 and asking for the ‘Douglas Taylor Conference 2018’ group block. Please book early to receive conference rates.
For additional accommodations options, please see the map below listing hotels by area.