The conference will be held on the campus of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.  Nestled on the edge of the lush Cootes Paradise Sanctuary, McMaster is a campus that offers both breathtaking traditional architectural and innovative modern structures.  Hamilton offers visitors an ideal blend of history, culture and outdoor adventure. Less than a one-hour drive from Toronto and Niagara Falls, the city boasts a strong arts scene, award-winning dining and a vast outdoor playground for nature enthusiasts.

View this campus map for workshop location.

View this MDCL floorplan for room locations.

Welcome Reception

Sunday, June 2 – 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Please join us for a patio BBQ at the Phoenix Bar & Grill on the McMaster University campus.

Niagara Falls Excursion & Conference Banquet

Tuesday, June 4

The banquet will be held at Queen Victoria Place Restaurant overlooking the spectacular Niagara Falls. You will have free time before and after dinner to explore the area. Bus transportation will be provided.  We have put together some suggested activities for you to do that are close to the dinner venue.

Buses will depart McMaster University at 4:00 pm and return at 9:30 and 10:30 pm.

Travelling to Hamilton

From Downtown Toronto (Union Station): GO Transit offers frequent bus service direct to McMaster University. Use the GO Transit trip planner to find a schedule.

By rail: GO Trains and Via Rail services are available direct to Hamilton.

By air: Hamilton International Airport (10 km from McMaster University) and Toronto Pearson International Airport (50 km from McMaster University) connect Hamilton to the world. An express train is available from Pearson airport to Union Station in downtown Toronto, where you can take a GO bus to McMaster University; taxi services are available from both airports.


Blocks of rooms have been arranged at the following hotels:

Homewood Suites by Hilton

Downtown location, approximately 5 km from McMaster
Studio suite: $144 per night
One-bedroom suite: $159 per night

Rooms include a fully equipped kitchen and complimentary WiFi, complimentary hot full breakfast seven days a week, and complimentary evening social from Monday through Thursday.

To reserve by phone, call 1-800-225-4663 and quote group code CWIT2019Reserve online here and select “Have a special code?” under “Rate Types” then use group code CWI.

Visitors Inn

Approximately 2 km from McMaster
Rooms $119 Sunday to Thursday and $139 Friday/Saturday

To reserve by phone, call 1-800-387-4620 and quote group code CWIT2019.  Reserve online here and enter CWIT2019 for Group Code.