Conference Meeting Venue
The Dance Hall is located in the Churchill Recreation Centre (345 Richmond Rd) in the West end of Ottawa in a neighborhood called Westboro. The main entrance of the Dance Hall can be accessed from the small parking lot on Churchill Avenue just North of Richmond Road or from a laneway on Richmond Road – though it is important to note that the Centre is not actually on the corner of Richmond and Churchill.
Traveling by Car
Traveling by Air, Train or Intercity Bus
Ottawa currently has a dedicated bus route through town*. The Dance Hall is conveniently located a short walk from this transit route. The name for the stop closest to the recreation centre on this transit route is called Westboro. Buses run most frequently along the central section of the Transitway and many buses going West along the Transitway will take you to the Westboro Transit Station.
Cash fares are currently just under $3.50 per ride and although they may increase by March 2015 we expect they will likely be around $3.75. Unless you have a pass you must enter the at the front of the bus to pay the cash fare and collect a receipt. They check receipts periodically and there is a fine if you don’t have one.
The airport is located at one end of this transit route, while the train station is pretty centrally located along the transit route so traveling to Ottawa by these modes of transport will involve transfering between fewer city buses. If your only option is to travel by bus you should inquire if there is a drop off point somewhere along Ottawa’s Transitway.
Walking directions from Westboro Transit Station to the Dance Hall (710 yards / 650 metres):
Airport Bus Service to the Westboro Transit Station. The 97 bus runs roughly every 15 minutes until 11:30PM and then every 30 minutes until 2:30AM.
Train Station Bus Service to the Westboro Transit Station. There are many buses that will take you from the train station to Westboro station though the most frequent would be the 95 bus.
City Bus Service from the Intercity Bus Station to the Westboro Transit Station
*The only caveat with directions involving the transitway is that it is being upgraded to light rail over the next few years so these directions may need to be revised in late February 2015.