Western University (formerly known as the University of Western Ontario), is located in the city of London, Ontario, Canada.
Attendees can fly directly into London International Airport (YXU) using Air Canada, though it is often more affordable to fly to Toronto Pearson and either drive, bus or train to London from Toronto. Attendees can travel from Toronto Pearson by cab or bus/subway to downtown Toronto, where they can connect with either Greyhound or VIA Rail. Alternatively, Robert Q Travel and Air Bus will travel directly from the the Toronto Pearson airport into London.
London is about a 2-hour drive from from Toronto, a 3-hour drive from Buffalo, and a 2.5-hour drive from Detroit. There are a number of ride-share programs and groups from Toronto: To TO and Back and London – GTA Rides are two popular facebook groups where attendees can connect with drivers. Greyhound and VIA Rail travel through London from a number of locations, with Greyhound often offering the more affordable routes.
Directions to Western
There will be a free bus traveling from Toronto to London and back to Toronto on March 20th for the Western Open Studio event. For conference attendants who are wanting to come to Western’s Open Studios on March 20th but find yourself without a car and too broke for a greyhound or via rail, worry no more. The FREE BUS leaves Mercer Union at 1:30pm and returns at 9:30 that very same night.
RSVP here: http://westernopenstudios.rsvpify.com/
Unfortunately, due to the high number of conference participants and small organizing committee, we are unable to provide free accommodations for attendees. As such, we have sourced some economical accommodation options in London, Ontario:
There are also plenty of other options further away, so check those out too if you’re willing to pay for a cab in or take more time on the bus. www.Hotwire.com also offers affordable options, but we suggest you keep to hotels in “Central London” because London is a sprawling place and it can take an hour and a half via bus to get down to “South London” from Western University.