2015 Canadian Econometric Study Group Meetings

Directions and Travel

Travel to Guelph

Toronto Pearson is the nearest large airport, with direct flights from many locations. The Waterloo and Hamilton airports are also close by. They are smaller and easier to navigate, but have fewer direct flights.

Transportation to and from Toronto Pearson and other nearby airports can be arranged in advance through Red Car Service .

Detailed information on traveling to the University of Guelph is provided at https://www.uoguelph.ca/economics/visitor-information

Below we also provide the contact information for Merit Travel, an on-campus travel agency, who can handle flight and hotel arrangements for a fee:

Allyson McGinnis
Merit Travel

On-campus parking is free on on Friday after 4:30 PM and all weekend and all on campus parking lots are available over the weekend.

Conference Locations and Local Maps

With the exception of the conference dinner, all events will take place on the University campus, which is a short walk from the three conference hotels. Please see this map provided by the university conference services showing the main conference locations, but note that parking is not resricted to the indicated lots on weekends

The conference dinner will take place in downtown Guelph. A bus service will be arranged to pick us up outside Rozanski Hall after the end of Poster Session II and bring us to the conference dinner. There will also be a bus service back after dinner. However, we anticipate that many of you may want to stay downtown later, in which case you will need to arrange your own transportation back to the hotel. It is a pleasant walk but would take about 45 minutes by foot, so you may also want to jot down these taxi numbers just in case: 1-519-821-1700 (Red Top Taxi), 1 519-824-3110 (Canadian Cab), although they are not always easy to reach/schedule. There is also public transport by bus until 12:15AM (see http://guelph.ca/living/getting-around/bus/schedules/ , and this google maps link).

Below is a summary table of the conference locations. The maps show directions from the Delta Hotel, where there will be students volunteers to guide you Friday evening and Saturday and Sunday morning. The Best Western is right accross the street (cross Gordon St.) from the Delta and Days Inn is just down the street (walk northwest on Gordon St.). Here is a map showing the three hotels in relation to each other.

Event(s) Location Map(s) and notes
Friday Evening Welcome Reception and Poster Session I, University of Guelph Science Complex University map   google map directions from Delta Hotel
A student with a CESG sign will be at the Delta to guide participants. Another student will be positioned outside the science complex. The poster reception should include a fair amount of food, but if you want to go out of dinner afterwards here are some of the restaurants in Guelph
Saturday and Sunday: Breakfast and all Academic Sessions University of Guelph, Rozanski Hall University map   google map directions to Rozanski Hall from the Delta Hotel
From 7:00-8:15 a student with a CESG sign will be at the Delta and outside Rozanski Hall to help guide participants.
Saturday and Sunday: Lunch University Club, 5th Floor, University Center University Map
Note: This is very close to Rozanski Hall. Please use the north elevators, which are the ones closest to Rozanski Hall.
Saturday Dinner BollyWood Bistro, 51 Cork St E, Guelph, ON N1H 2W7 Note: Dinner starts at 8:15 pm. Red-car mini-buses will pick up from the parking lot off trent lane at the North-West exit of Rozanski from 7:10pm-7:30pm. A student will be there to help you find the location. Please be there by 7:10pm if you want to be sure not to miss the bus. Alternatively, red car min-buses will also pick up from the Delta hotel between 7:30pm-7:45pm. The last bus will not leave until 7:45pm. For those who do not plan to stay out longer in downtown Guelph, a red car mini-bus will take us back to the hotel between about 10pm-11pm. For those staying out longer, you will need to find your own way back, by bus (before 12:15AM), by taxi if you can reach them (1-519-821-1700 or 1 519-824-3110) or by foot (a pleasant 45 minute walk). This map may be helpful:   Google map directions back to Delta Hotel

Internet and Wireless

A guest wireless password will be provided with your name tag. The University of Guelph also participates in Eduroam .

Last modified: Wed Sep 23 15:53:42 EDT 2015