Accommodation and Logistics

Conference Location and Maps


Driving Directions

Campus Parking


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Conference Location and Maps
  Desmarais Building, University of Ottawa
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, ON

•  Printable map. The conference location is marked with a red oval
•  Interactive map. DMS (Desmarais) is on the western edge of the campus
  By Bus. The University of Ottawa is located in downtown Ottawa. There is a major bus stop right beside the Desmarais Building. Travel Planner is useful for finding routes and schedules. Note that this is a holiday weekend and services may be reduced.

By Taxi. Taxi fare is approximately $20-$40 each way to or from the airport, bus station, or train station.

Driving Directions
  From Highway 417 East or West, Take the Nicholas exit, continue on Nicholas until Laurier - the new 12-story building on the right, on the northeast corner, is Desmarais. Continue on Nicholas just past the building and turn right into the driveway. The basement parking garage is to your right.
Campus Parking
  Parking garage passes are available. Please notify the registration desk, or in advance.
Parking is also available, some of it metered, behind the Tabaret building and on the streets to the east and north.
Note that there are blocked streets and one-ways, occasionally making navigation complicated. There is also some metered parking on campus, across Laurier to the southeast of Desmarais.
There should be little difficulty in finding parking this weekend.
Recommended hotel

Novotel Ottawa Hotel
33 Nicholas Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 9M7
Tel: (613) 230-3033 Fax: (613) 760-4766
Booking Code: 17216

This hotel is closest to the conference location, and is holding a limited number of Superior Double and Superior King rooms for us at a guaranted rate $115/night + tax(13%).

For reservations, please go to the book online system using booking code 17216 and booking name RECOMB Satellite Workshop on Comparative Genomics. Please refer to the booking code when making reservations.

The reservation cutoff date at this rate is September 21, 2010, which is 6 days after the poster acceptance date and 4 days after the early conference registration deadline of September 17, 2010. Note that poster submitted early may be accepted (or rejected) early.

Other nearby hotels

Les Suites Hotel Ottawa
130 Besserer Steet
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 9M9
Tel. (613) 232-2000 Fax. (613) 232-1242 Toll Free: 1-866-682-0879

Extended Stay Hotels (mention RECOMB or University of Ottawa to get a discount)
141 Cooper Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 0E8
Tel: (613) 236-7500 Fax: (613) 563-2836

Cartier Place Suite Hotel
180 Cooper Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2L5
Tel:(613) 236-5000

Lord Elgin Hotel
100 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5K8
Tel: (613) 235-3333 Fax: (613) 235-3223 Toll Free: 1-800-267-4298

Fairmont Château Laurier
1 Rideau Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 8S7
Tel: (613) 241-1414 Fax: (613) 562-7030

Quality Hotel Downtown
290 Rideau Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 5Y3
Tel: (613) 789-7511 Fax: (613) 789-2434

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