2013 IIEMCA Conference

Waterloo, Ontario
Monday, August-05-13

Travel information to Laurier University

The main international airport is Toronto Pearson International Airport in Ontario, which has the IAFA airport code YYZ.  Pearson airport is approximately 100 kilometres from Waterloo, which takes approximately 1 hour to travel by car. 

There is also a smaller Region of Waterloo International Airport which has the IAFA airport code YKF. This airport is approximately 20 kilometres from the University of Waterloo. This currently has flights to and from Chicago O’Hare (American Airlines), Ottawa (Bearskin Airlines) and Calgary (West Jet). A taxi from Region of Waterloo International Airport to the University of Waterloo should cost about $30.

Airport Transportation
Airways Transit connects Toronto Pearson airport with the Waterloo area by providing 24-hour shared ride door-to-door service. For Toronto Pearson airport transfers we have obtained a reduced conference rate of $58.00 per person, one way, tax included. To receive the reduced fare you must book in advance and identify yourself as an IIEMCA 2013 delegate when making your reservation. Book online and enter the conference code IIEMCA 2013 exactly as shown. You can also make a reservation via phone 24-hours at 1-519-886-2121 and identify yourself as an IIEMCA 2013 delegate.

Rail & Go
Kitchener Via Rail and Go Station is approximately 4km from Wilfrid Laurier University.  The station is located at 126 Weber Street West in Kichener, Ontario.

Bus Services
Greyhound buses service Kitchener and Waterloo by stoppong at the Kitchener Charles Street Bus Terminal.  Charles Street Terminal is located at 15 Charles Street West in Kitchener and is appromiximately 4.7km from Wilfrid Laurier University

Taxi's and Grand River Transit City Bus System
If you arrive at the Via & Go Station or at the Charles Street Bus Terminal you can take a taxi to campus or utilize the city bus system (Grand River Transit).  Popular taxi companies include Waterloo Taxi (519-886-1200) and City Cabs (519-747-7777).

Travelling by Car
From each or west follow Highway 401 to Exit 278 - Highway 8 West and proceed as below.

  • Follow Highway 8 West to Highway 7 East (an expressway called the Conestoga Parkway).  Be sure to take the Exit fro 7 East and not 7 West
  • Keep left (do not exit on 7 East - Victoria Street and Guelph).  Expressway becomes 85 North (formerly 86)
  • Exit at University Avenue West
  • Follow Unviersity Avenue West until you reach Wilfrid Laurier University

For more travel information to Laurier, including maps and driving directions.

Visas for Canada
Please note that all United States citizens will require a passport in order to enter Canada.  For more information - http://traveltips.usatoday.com/documents-needed-american-citizen-travel-canada-60967.html.

If you are coming from another country please check out www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp to find out if you need a visa to enter Canada as a visitor.


On Cammpus Accommodation
On-campus accommodation is available for delegates attending the 2013 IIEMCA conference at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo.  Conveniently located close to IIEMCA sessions and activities, Hotel Laurier is the ideal choice.

Dormitory Style Residence
Waterloo College Hall Residence – just steps from the main campus, this air-conditioned residence offers single bedrooms with semi-private washrooms. A limited number of bedrooms with private washrooms are available. Common lounges with a fridge, stove, microwave and television are located on each floor.
Apartment Style Residence
Bricker Residence – located on the main campus, this residence offers air-conditioned, furnished apartments with 4 single bedrooms, 2 washrooms, a kitchen (with fridge and stove only), and a living room. 

For more information contact Laurier Conference Services online at https://accommodations.laurierconferences.ca/iiemca/, email at conferences@wlu.ca or call 519-884-0710, x3958. 

Off Campus Accommodation
Comfort Inn
190 Weber Street North, Waterloo
Distance from Campus:  1.1 km (10 minute walk)

Conference Rate - $109.00/night + tax for a traditional room
To make reservations call 519-747-9400.  Don’t forget to quote IIEMCA Conference when booking.  Book as soon as possible as rooms are limited.


Tourist information

Don't forget to check out the tourist information on the Waterloo Region . .


. . . and also the tourist information on Toronto

And don’t forget that the marvel of Niagara Falls is about 1 hour 40 minutes from Waterloo and only 1 hour 30 minutes from the centre of Toronto.


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • If you are paying via cheque please make the cheque payable to the University of Waterloo and mail it along with a copy of the registration form to:
    IIEMCA Conference
    University of Waterloo - Conference Centre
    200 University Avenue West
    Waterloo, ON N2J 4C1

    If you wish to pay via wire transfer please add an addtional $20.00 administration charge to your total. For banking information please send an email to Susanne Keppler at slkeppler@uwaterloo.ca.

    H.S.T. #11926 0685 RT001

University of Waterloo - Conference Centre

200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
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