Global Solidarity Conference

Poster for conference - click to enlarge. 9-11 July 2010

McMaster University

School of Labour Studies

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Directions & Map

How to get to the conference

Here's the latest advice we've received from our friends at McMaster University:

"The easiest way to get from Toronto International Airport to Hamilton is by booking a ride on Airways Transit who run an airport terminal to door service. It costs approximately $79. A little expensive, but the quickest, most direct and most comfortable transit option. People can book their trip here. A driver will be waiting for them at their arrivals terminal and will drive them directly to McMaster or their hotel in Hamilton."

If you are looking to share rides with others who might be coming in at the same time, we suggest you use Twitter with this tag: #lsconf2010 Post your arrival times or any other conference-related information there.

"Unfortunately, public transit from Toronto Airport is poor, especially on weekends. In all cases, people would need to take a bus to Downtown Toronto and from there a bus to Hamilton. Once in Hamilton downtown, a municipal bus or taxi would be required to get to campus. I’m not sure it would be any cheaper in the end, and it would certainly be a torturous trip."

"If people are inclined, they can rent a vehicle at Toronto Airport. This McMaster web page gives driving directions to campus."

If you are travelling by air, John C Munro Hamilton International Airport will come as a very pleasant surprise. It’s one of the easiest airports to navigate, with ample and affordable parking, short walking distances and quick exit times. Getting to Hamilton and other Southern Ontario destinations are handled by transportation services ranging from on-site taxi services, Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) and car rental agencies.

If you are flying in from international destination visitors Pearson International Airport in Toronto is the major gateway. Getting to Hamilton from the Pearson International is no problem with the many car rental and land transportation options available upon arrival via their Land Transportation Desks located in each terminal. Hamilton is only 45 minutes away from Toronto and it’s an easy drive along Highway 403.

By road, travellers from Niagara Falls, Fort Erie and Buffalo can take the QEW over the Skyway Bridge to Highway 403.

If you are coming from the Detroit-Windsor London area along Highway 401, you can take the Highway 430 exit near Woodstock which will get you to downtown Hamilton.

Hamilton is accessible by Bus and Train too. GO Train and GO Bus Services make regular trips from Toronto Union Station to Hamilton. Bus lines offer regular service to Hamilton from many different locations offering great comfort and convenience. Via Rail brings train travelers from across Canada to the station in Aldershot, a short distance outside the city in neighbouring Burlington.

You can zoom in or out of this map to see where the university is in relation to the rest of Hamilton and Ontario.

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