Travel & Accommodations

Brock University will be the primary setting for the 2019 Building Bridges conference. Located one hour from Toronto and even closer to Niagara Falls, Brock’s main campus sits in a peaceful and private setting on 500 acres in the heart of the beautiful Niagara region.

GETTING TO NIAGARA

Most of the conference sessions will be held at the Brock University St. Catharines Campus

Brock University
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way *
St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1

A discount has been arranged with Niagara Air Bus. A 15% discounted shuttle fare for Toronto Pearson, and a 15% discounted shuttle fare for Buffalo Airport. A 10% discount is available on all private exclusive services for all Airports, including, Hamilton, Billy Bishop Toronto Island, Toronto Pearson, Buffalo and Niagara Falls New York International Airports.

Discount Code is: 580 and this code is valid for travel from May 26 to June 13, 2019.

Guests can book online and manage their own bookings with this code, and can also call Niagara Air Bus reservations line at 905-374-8111 for further assistance.

Instructions for Booking

For all online AIRPORT reservations, please visit niagaraairbus.com and have the following ready:

  • Dates of travel
  • Airline and Flight number information—we require the Airline and flight number of the flight that arrives/departs
  • Name of the Hotel you are staying at in Niagara
  • Valid Credit card number and expiry date and CVV security code to at least guarantee the reservation.

In order to receive your special pricing, on the first page, make your choice in the service type called Airport Service, choose “shuttle shared ride”  or “exclusive private car”. Choose your origin and destination and click on one-way or round-trip, then enter your conference code assigned specific to your group  and click on “book now”. Pricing for this choice will automatically be discounted, based on the code you are using.

The next few screens gather information we require to provide you with the appropriate pickup times etc. The pickup and drop off information pages contain list boxes from which you can simply choose your hotel, our system will then fill in the address information.

On the payment screen, choose to pay for your reservation with a credit card. Simply ensure “credit card” is ticked off, and enter the information. If you would prefer to pay the driver, click on “cash to driver” and then you must fill out the credit card information. When this is the case, we do not charge your card, but we do pre-authorize the amount of the reservation, to ensure we have a valid credit card for guarantee purposes.

Please then click (only once) the “submit”  button. It will provide a confirmation number, which you can print as your receipt, or choose to receive an email confirmation of the reservation.

Should anyone require further assistance with the on-line system, they should contact our support desk at airsales@niagaraairbus.com  or call our reservations agents at 905-374-8111.

GETTING AROUND NIAGARA

Niagara Falls Transit

Bus terminal: 4555 Erie Avenue, Niagara Falls

Ticket price: $3/ticket, $7.00/day (Municipal Transit)

 

St. Catharines Transit

Bus terminal: 70 Carlisle Street, St. Catharines, ON, L2R 4H6

Ticket price: $3/ticket, $8.00/All Day Family Pass

 

Welland Transit

Bus terminal: 160 East Main St.

Ticket price: $3/ticket, $25/10-ride Pass

 

WeGo

Ride to Fun! This state-of-the-art bus system connects accommodations and tourism attractions throughout the city of Niagara Falls and Niagara Parks.

Ticket price: $3/ticket, $9/24-hour pass

 

Niagara Region Transit

Ticket price: $6.00/ticket, $45/10-ride Pass

Uber is available in the Niagara Region. Download the Uber app from the App Store or Google Play.

Niagara Falls:

Niagara Falls Taxi: 905-357-4000

Central Taxi: 905-358-3232

 

St. Catharines:

St. Catharines Taxi: 905-341-7811

Central Taxi: 905-685-7343

 

Welland:

Grand Taxi: (905) 246-2922

Trans-cab: (905) 735-4500

 

Niagara-on-the-lake:

Central Taxi: 905-685-7343

Enterprise Rent-a-car:

Address: 5590 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, ON, CA, L2G3X2
Phone: +1 905-357-5777

Price: C$36-$80/day (fees and taxes included) depend on types of car.

 

Budget car rental

Address: 5127 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON, L2E 4E4, Canada
Phone: 905-356-1431

STAYING IN NIAGARA

Brock’s Conference Centre offers conference guests a special rate for the Building Bridges conference in Earp Residence. Space is limited and early booking is essential.

All our residence buildings are air conditioned and provide complimentary access to the internet. For your convenience, complimentary parking can be arranged for overnight guests with vehicles. Earp Residence rooms are furnished with 1 single bed, desk, dresser and wardrobe. An elevator is in the residence lobby for convenient access to all floors.

Residence rates are as follows:

$63.00 per person per night for semi-private* accommodations; includes breakfast
$85.00 per person per night for private accommodations; includes breakfast

*semi-private accommodations include a private bedroom with a 4-piece washroom shared with an adjoining bedroom.

Residence Booking Procedure

If you wish to reserve a room please do so by contacting Conference & Event Services at 905-688-5550 extension 4491 or by emailing jpetrella@brocku.ca.  Please reference “Building Bridges” when calling to reserve your room.

A minimum 50% deposit is required at the time of reserving your room.  The balance to be paid at check in.  We accept Visa and Mastercard as form of payment.

TGAO Conference 2019: Building Bridges Niagara has negotiated reduced rates at several local hotels. Please contact the hotels directly to book your accommodations and mention the “Building Bridges 2019” to benefit from the reduced rate.


Four Points by Sheraton St. Catharines Niagara Suites

Located directly across the street from Brock University, the Four Points offers a convenient location for those looking to stay closer to campus.

3530 Schmon Pkwy
Thorold, ON L2V 4Y6
P: 905-984-8484

Standard Suite (1 King, 1 Queen or 2 Double) – $119.00/night
The above rates are quoted in Canadian funds per room, per night, based on single/double occupancy and are subject to 13% HST and a Facility Fee.

Guests can make reservations for the Building Bridges conference using the following link:

Book your group rate for Building Bridges Conference

Reservations at this rate must be made no later than Thursday, May 2, 2019

Best Western

For those looking to be more centrally located in St. Catharines, the Best Western is within a 10-minute drive of the downtown core – home to the Meridian Centre and FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.

2 North Service Road
St. Catharines, Ontario, L2N 4G9
P: 905-934-8000
F: 905-704-5655

Standard Room (1 King or 2 Queen) – $130.00/night
The above rates are quoted in Canadian funds per room, per night, based on single/double occupancy and are subject to 13% HST and 5% Facility Fee.

Guests to call the hotel to make their own reservation must quote Building Bridges 2019 Conference and give their credit card number (Toll free number 1-877-688-2324 ext 3) by Thursday, May 2, 2019

EXPLORE NIAGARA

We can’t wait to welcome you to the Niagara Region! Niagara boasts countless forms of entertainment, recreational and cultural activities. Explore the Region!

To learn even more about the sights and attractions that the Niagara Region can offer, please head to the Tourism Niagara website.

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Our street address has recently changed and some GPS devices are not yet picking it up.
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500 Glenridge Ave.
St. Catharines, Ontario, L2S 3A1