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Queen's University
 

Travel Tips for CAPPA Conference Attendees

The city of Kingston is conveniently located just 2.5 hours from Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa and can be accessed by train, plane and car.  

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Travelling By Rail - www.VIArail.ca

Kingston is easily accessible by VIA Rail with a station located just 15 minutes from Queen's University and the downtown area. Train schedules feature convenient arrival times from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal as well as convenient departure times to suit your schedule.  

To help in planning your visit to the 2014 CAPPA Research Conference, please note that the conference is scheduled to conclude at 4:45 pm on May 22.  

Post-conference departure times to Toronto are:

VIA Train # 55  17:14pm
VIA Train # 67  18:21pm
VIA Train # 59  20:25pm 

To Ottawa:

VIA Train # 46  17:52pm
VIA Train # 48  21:13pm

To Montreal:

VIA Train # 66  17:36pm
VIA Train # 46/56  17:52pm


Travelling by Air - www.aircanada.com

Kingston's Norman Rogers Airport (YGK) is just 20 minutes from the university.  All inbound/outbound flights connect in Toronto and are run by Air Canada.  

To help in planning your visit to the 2014 CAPPA Research Conference, please note that the conference is scheduled to conclude at 4:45 pm on May 22.  

Post-conference departure times are:

AC Flight 7261  17:20pm
AC Flight 7263  19:25pm 


Directions:

Whether you are coming from the West or from the East, getting to Kingston is easy. 

  • Driving to theFour Points by Sheraton  [PDF]
  • Driving to the Residence Inn by Marriott [PDF]

Getting to the Conference Venue
It is recommended that once at the hotel, conference attendees either walk or take/share a taxi to get to the conference venue as parking on campus is mostly by permit only.  Walking from either the Four Points by Sheraton or the Residence Inn by Marriott should normally take about 20 minutes.  

  • Walking from the Four Points by Sheraton [PDF]
  • Walking from the Residence Inn by Marriott [PDF]

Parking
Should driving be your preferred choice for getting to the conference venue, you should note that parking nearby is mostly by permit only, but that there are some "Pay-and-Display" areas as well as some "free" street parking nearby as well.  The "Pay-and-Display" parking tends to have a 2-hour time limit, and the "free" parking areas on the streets do not allow parking between 10 and 11am or 2 and 3pm.  The city of Kingston Parking By-Law officers are prompt to patrol these areas during those times, so if you do choose to park, please ensure that you abide by the time limits posted.  

One-Day Parking Permits may be purchased in advance and will allow you to take advantage of the surface lot located nearby at the corner of Albert and Union Streets.  The lot is located next to Robert Sutherland Hall, just on the other side of Tindall Football Field.  To purchase ONE-DAY PARKING PASSES please contact the Policy Studies Conference Coordinator Chris Cornish at 613-533-6217 or by email at chris.cornish@queensu.ca.  These may be purchased using a credit card.

  • Parking Directions from the Four Points by Sheraton [PDF]
  • Parking Directions from the Residence Inn by Marriott [PDF]

Taxi Information

The city of Kingston has three taxi companies to choose from.  All taxis are non-smoking vehicles, and all accept cash, Visa, Mastercard or interac Debit as payment methods.  If you need a taxi while staying in Kingston, you may call any of the numbers listed below:

  • Amey's Greenwood Taxi:  613-546-1111
  • Modern Taxi Cab: 613-546-2222
  • Kingston and Amherst Taxi: 613-544-9411

School of Policy Studies, Robert Sutherland Hall
Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.3020