Banach Algebras 2011


Waterloo is located in southwestern Ontario, approximately 100 km southwest of Toronto and 280 km northeast of Detroit, and is easily accessible by car, bus, plane, and train. Please see the information below (adapted from the Wikitravel website) for further information.

By plane

The closest major airport is the Toronto Pearson International Airport. Airways Transit offers shuttle bus service between Toronto Pearson Airport and Kitchener/Waterloo. Pearson Airport provides flights to and from a large number of destinations, and is located approximately 1 hour away from Waterloo by car in good traffic conditions.

Travellers from Western Canada may find the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) as a convenient alternative to Toronto Pearson Airport. It is serviced by a limited number of airlines, including WestJet (with regular domestic service to Calgary, Alberta) and Bearskin Airlines (with daily flights to Ottawa, Ontario).

Ground transportation from Toronto Pearson Airport

Online booking


Use _Make Reservation_ on the top menu bar.

You will be asked to enter your name and contact information.

Under _Transportation Requirements_ select My first transfer is: "From Pearson International Airport". We recommend to book the round trip, in advance, to benefit from the conference rate for both directions of travel. Also select "Regular service (Shared ride)".

On the next page, fill in your information as asked. Under Conference/Event Name, enter "Banach Algebras 2011". FAILURE to do this will result in you paying the REGULAR FARE of about $90 each way. If staying at the UW Conference Centre, use UW's phone number 519-888-4567 as the _contact number at the drop off place_; otherwise use your hotel's phone number.

Document containing more reservation information


Airways Transit handles telephone booking 24 hours/day. Phone 519-886-2121. Again you must mention "Banach Algebras 2011" to get the conference rate.


From Highway 401, take exit 278 (if coming from the west) or 278A (if coming from the east). Take Highway 8 North to Highway 85 North. There are four exits in Waterloo:

  • For Uptown Waterloo, exit Bridgeport Rd.
  • For University of Waterloo, exit University Ave. E.
  • For destinations in north Waterloo, exit King St. N.
  • For destinations in north-west Waterloo, exit Northfield Dr. W.

By bus

Greyhound has express buses connecting the University of Waterloo with Toronto.

Greyhound and Coach Canada also stop regularly at the Charles St. Terminal in downtown Kitchener. From there it is a simple matter to take a Grand River Transit bus (city bus) to either Uptown Waterloo or the University of Waterloo.

By train

VIA Rail provides regular service to Kitchener. Regular rush hour service is available on weekdays between Kitchener and Toronto, with reduced service on weekends.



Last Modified:  Tuesday 9 August 2011