FAQ

1. Where is Congress 2014?

Congress Venue

Congress 2014 ‘Borders without Boundaries’ will be held at Brock University in the heart of beautiful Niagara, Ontario.

Brock University
500 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
L2S 3A1

To learn more about the campus and surrounding area, review Brock’s Visitor Information Page and Interactive Campus Map.

NOTE: Brock University is committed to accessibility.

2. How to get to Congress 2014?

Arriving By Air

Brock University is located within an hour’s drive from three major airports:

Ground Transportation from the Airport

Transportation to and from airports can be arranged by delegates through Niagara Air Bus or local taxi and transportation organizations.

Car Rentals

Car rentals are available at airport locations for easy travel to and from Congress 2014, the airport, and around town.

By Bus

St. Catharines is serviced directly by bus service from Toronto and Buffalo through:

Local Transportation

Once in Niagara, a number of transportation options are available, including bus services, taxi and accessible taxi services.

city Bus

Brock University is a hub for city and Regional Transit bus service to most communities in Niagara.

Taxi

Local Accessible Transportation

city Bus

All city and Regional Transit buses are fully wheelchair and scooter accessible.

taxi

Provides wheelchair accessible transportation services

Accessible Tourism Information

Accessible Niagara provides information and sample itineraries for travellers with disabilities discover accessible attractions, restaurants, lodging and festivals within the Niagara Region.

3. Where to stay?

Accommodations

A variety of accommodation styles are available in St. Catharines and the surrounding vicinity.

Off-campus Accommodations

Please visit the Accommodations page for complete information on hotel accommodations, Congress specific rates, and booking details.

Bed & Breakfast

On-campus Accommodations

Our campus is located in the beautiful Niagara region overlooking the picturesque Niagara escarpment.

To accommodate your stay, a block of residence rooms has been reserved in four complexes on the Brock University campus. The university residences can accommodate close to 1,200 attendees nightly and are within a 5 to 10 minute walk to all campus buildings.

WIFI is available in most common areas in residence, however all residence rooms require an Ethernet cable connection to access the internet. Guests are responsible for bringing personal Ethernet cables. Complimentary, hot buffet breakfasts will be available for individuals staying in residence, as well as complimentary parking. Passes will be provided upon check-in. Parking lots S and M are reserved for residence parking.

4. Where to eat?

Brock University Dining Services provides eight unique venues and quality dining across campus from traditional favourites to exotic global cuisines using fresh and local ingredients.

Local restaurants offer a wide variety of menus to suit every taste and many are based around the Niagara area’s bounty of locally sources food and wine.

5. Where to park?

Brock University has ample visitor parking available at a daily rate of $7.00 (one permit required per day). Daily parking passes can be purchased in the Congress Expo during registration hours.

Residence Guest

Complimentary parking passes will be available upon check-in, for individuals staying in on-campus accommodations. Parking lots S and M are reserved for residence parking.

Short-term Parking

Numerous pay and display machines and meters are conveniently located around campus for short-term parking. Hourly rates apply. Cash and credit cards are accepted at most machines.

Accessible Parking

Guests with provincial or other government accessible permits may park in any Brock accessible parking spaces on campus with exception of Lot H, by displaying the accessible permit and a valid pay receipt.

6. Are there child-minding facilities?

Child-minding services information will be posted on the Local Amenities page as it becomes available.

7. What to do?

Niagara Region Tourism

Niagara Region is located in southern Ontario, Canada, between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Over 12 million visitors come to the area each year.

Niagara Region is home to many unique cultural and recreational resources, including natural heritage sites, cultural facilities, festivals and events.

Enjoy:

  • Natural wonders like Niagara Falls and the Niagara Escarpment
  • The Niagara Wine Route
  • Heritage districts, historical sites and museums
  • Visual and performing arts
  • Over 200 scenic trails and historical walks
  • Attractions like casinos, waterparks and the butterfly conservatory
  • Festivals and events
  • Fine dining, bed and breakfasts, farmer’s markets, local crafts, distinctive shopping
  • Golf courses and boating

Links

Maps

12 communities comprising the Niagara Region

Interactive Map

bICYCLE MAP

The Region’s Bike Map has details about multi-use trails, bike paths and information on all the back roads in the region. It is good for recreational, tourist or utilitarian bicyclists. The map includes information on road conditions (paved vs. unpaved), bicycle facilities (bike lanes), traffic conditions and location of hills is presented.

Culinary Experiences and the Niagara Culinary Trail

‘Bridging Niagara’s farm-to-table culinary experience’

Wine Country map

Visit Niagara-on-the-Lake, the birthplace of Ontario’s modern wine industry or the Bench and Twenty Valley wineries along the Niagara Escarpment with its distinctive microclimate that supports Ontario’s most active wine region.

Niagara Parks Commission Map

A comprehensive guide to Niagara Falls from the restored home of rebel publisher William Lyon Mackenzie to Laura Secord’s Homestead and Sir Isaac Brock Monument to Old Fort Erie and all historical points of interest between.