Practical Information

FORUM 2016 Location

Perez Building, University of Ottawa
610 Cumberland St
Ottawa, ON
K1N 1K5

Check-in

Please pick up your nametag (aka pass) at the registration desk Thursday 6pm, or Friday and Saturday morning. The desk will be in the foyer of the Perez Building at the University of Ottawa. The pass gets you in to all FORUM activities and grants you free admission to the concert on Saturday night (Pauline Oliveros performing with Canadian and international musicians).

WIFI at the FORUM:

  • Choose network: “uottawa-WPA
  • Open browser (and you should be re-directed to the uOttawa page).
  • Login: uo-guest3403
  • Conference password: jfn518vp! (case sensitive).

FORUM Hotel

LORD ELGIN HOTEL – More info
100 Elgin Street

Map

Find all the places mentioned below on this Google map.

Zoom in to see the Ottawa University Campus (in particular, the locations of the Perez and Desmarais Buildings) a little closer!

Getting Around

From the airport (YOW) to Lord Elgin Hotel

The FORUM is not responsible for airport pickups.

Taxi: In good traffic, total trip time is approximately 20 minutes and will cost, on average, $35. Please be aware that traffic levels can greatly fluctuate and affect the total cost of your trip. Find the taxi stands outside Arrivals level. All taxis should accept major credit cards.

Ottawa Transit: Ottawa Transit costs $3.55 per ride or $8.50 for a day pass. In good traffic, total trip time is approximately 45 minutes. Please note that there is a 5 min. walk from the appropriate bus stop to the hotel.
Transit trip planner from Ottawa International Airport to Lord Elgin Hotel

Driving:

From Ottawa International Airport to Lord Elgin Hotel

From east of the city

From west and south of the city

From the Ottawa train station to Lord Elgin Hotel

Taxi : In good traffic, total trip time is approximately 10 minutes and will cost, on average, $16. Please be aware that traffic levels can greatly fluctuate and affect the total cost of your trip. Find the taxi stands outside the front door of the train station. All taxis should accept major credit cards.

Ottawa Transi: Ottawa Transit costs $3.55 per ride or $8.50 for a day pass. In good traffic, total trip time is approximately 25 minutes. Please note that there is a 5 min. walk from the appropriate bus stop to the hotel.

From Lord Elgin to the FORUM

Walking : Walking time is approximately 15 minutes.

Ottawa Transit: Ottawa Transit costs $3.55 per ride or $8.50 for a day pass. In good traffic, total trip time is approximately 13 minutes.

Parking

See this link for information on visitor parking at uOttawa. Closest to the Perez Building are Brooks, Desmarais, Lots B, C and K, as well as some of the street parking mentioned on the site.

Coffee & Eating

Coffee shop across the street from the FORUM: Café Nostalgica

Restaurants: Byward Market and Elgin

University of Ottawa Food Services

Alternative Accommodations

Extended Stay Canada – Ottawa

141 rue Cooper Ottawa ON K2P 0E8

More Resources

University of Ottawa directions

City of Ottawa Visitor Information

Ottawa public transportation

Campus Recreation