March  4, 2024

June 15-27, 2009 Summer School
June 28-July 3, 2009 Conference
in Geometric Representation Theory and Extended Affine Lie Algebras
at the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Housing Resources in Ottawa


Participants are asked to make their own accommodation reservations. We are happy to provide the information below to assist in your selection. In some cases, special rates have been granted for the Fields Workshop Series. In all cases, to ensure that you get the best possible rate, please mention that you are a university professor/student visiting the University of Ottawa, Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

When making your reservation, please clarify payment and cancellation policies as these vary from hotel to hotel. You should get a confirmation number for future reference. Rates quoted below are in Canadian dollars, are per night, and are subject to applicable taxes.

Unfortunately, we are not able to match participants with roommates. However, we have set up a Facebook group which participants may use to connect with each other (and potentially find roommates). To join this group, login at and search for the group 'GRT&EALA' (to get to the groups page on Facebook, click on the small icon in the bottom left corner of the page).

It seems that the block of rooms we booked at the university dormitories have now all been reserved. For those of you planning to attend the summer school and/or conference that have not yet booked a room and are looking for an option that is less expensive than a hotel, we would like to recommend the following.

Algonquin Hotel Apartments
225 Lisgar St
Ottawa, ON
(613) 238-1616

There are bachelor and 1-bedroom apartments available. Each has either a double or two twin beds in addition to a pull-out sofa and so can easily be shared by two people. The rates (per room) are $340/week (plus tax) for the bachelor apartments and $375/week (plus tax) for the 1-bedroom apartments.

Bed & Breakfast:

  Gasthaus Switzerland Inn
89 Daly Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1N 6E6
Tel: 613-237-0335, toll-free 1-888-663-0000
Fax: 613-594-3327
Deluxe rooms and suites are also available.

Youth Hostels:

  Ottawa Jail Youth Hostel
(located in a former prison)
75 Nicholas Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B9
Phone: 613-235-2595 Fax: 613-235-9202
Rates: $ 59.85, single occupancy
$ 26.25, shared occupancy, per person

Hostel Ottawa/Laurier Guest House
329-323 Laurier Ave. East
Accommodation Type: Hostel
Come and live in Canada's capital right next to 2 Canadian Prime Ministers, next to the famous Laurier House at the corner of Laurier Avenue East and Chapel Street. We have shared accommodation with bunk-beds and as well personal rooms for couples - these come mostly with bath-rooms and kitchenettes. Check-in time for visitors is between 12 noon to 6 p.m.


  Quality Hotel
290 Rideau st
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 5Y3
Tel : 1-800-4CHOICE (1-800-424 6423)
Please request the CAUBO rate when reserving.
  Delta Ottawa
361 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 7S9
Tel: 613-238-6000, toll-free: 1-800-268-1133
Fax: 613-238-2290

Les Suites Hotel Ottawa
130 Besserer Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 9M9
Tel: 613-232-2000, toll-free: 1-800-267-1989
Fax: 613-232-1242

  Crowne Plaza Ottawa
101 Lyon Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 5T9
Tel: 613-237-3600, toll-free: 1-1-800-227-6963
Fax: 613-237-2351
  The Westin Ottawa
11 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9H4
Tel: 613-560-7000, toll-free: 1-800-937-8461
Fax: 613-560-2707
  Extended Stay Deluxe Hotel
141 Cooper St (East of Elgin St, Downtown)
Phone 800/563-5634, 613/236-7500
Fax 613/563-2836
210 units
Credit Cards AE, DC, MC, V
In Room Amenities A/C, TV w/pay movies, dataport, kitchen
facilities, coffeemaker, hair dryer, iron
  Lord Elgin Hotel
100 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5K8
Tel: 613-235-3333, toll-free: 1-800-267-4298
Fax: 613-235-3223

University of Ottawa Residences:

90 University Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5
Tel : 613-564-5400

We recommend that students attending the summer school and conference stay in the university residences (dormitory style rooms). A block of rooms has been reserved until the end of April. The rates are approximately as follows:
CAN$162.50/week for a double room with single occupancy (i.e. a double room to yourself)
CAN$262.50/week for a double room with double occupancy (i.e. CAN$131.25 per person)
CAN$210/week for a small apartment with single occupancy

A 10% tax will be added to all the above amounts. To reserve a room, please contact the university residences by email at or by a toll free call to 1-888-564-4545. You should mention the conference name “Summer School Mathematics” and reservation number 192650. More information on the residences can be found online at

Also available are two-room suites with double beds, a private washroom, a kitchenette and a TV. Suites must be reserved in advance, and a deposit equal to one night's stay is required.
Information about the suites in the new residences may be found at

The registration office of the Residence is located at 90 University Dr. (Residential complex on the campus map .

Most of the following hotels are listed on the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) website. Special hotel rates are negotiated for CAUBO/AUCC through the University of British Columbia. The current rates, available to all faculty and staff for Regular Members and College and University Subscriber Members are listed below. More information (and direct links to the websites with CAUBO-negotiated rates) is available at the CAUBO web site (under Procurement - Arrangements). Blackout dates indicate periods during which special rates do not apply.

(this listing is a resource only for a more up to date listing please see Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association

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From the airport:

1.1. By Public Transit ( the cheapest and fastest way )

See: for fare information.
You can get general information on :Public Transit (OC Transpo) Information (613) 741-4390

Use City bus Route 97 (it is the only one at the airport!) Bus # 97 departs from post 14 outside the level 1 Arrivals area . You can leave the bus either at the bus stop Campus or Laurier on the edge of the campus.
Cash Fares (exact change only) : $3* (*subject to change)
Bus tickets are available at the Ground Transportation Desk located on Level 1 at the centre door of the Arrivals area.

Route 97 uses low-floor, fully accessible buses that accommodate wheelchairs. The schedule for bus # 97 is available at the OCTranspo web site along with complete transit way maps. Please note that schedules change on the weekend, so you'll want to check that out by clicking on the "Saturday" or "Sunday" buttons.

1.2. by Taxi
Fare: $25-30 average to downtown

From the train station:

2.1. By Public Transit ( the cheapest and fastest way )
Use City bus Route 95 (direction Fallowfield ) or 95 X (direction Baseline) .
You can leave the bus either at the bus stop Campus or Laurier on the edge of the campus.

See: for fare information.
You can get general information on :Public Transit (OC Transpo) Information (613) 741-4390
Cash Fares (exact change only) : $3* (*subject to change)

The schedule for bus # 95 is available at the OCTranspo web site along with complete transit way maps. Please note that schedules change on the weekend, so you'll want to check that out by clicking on the "Saturday" or "Sunday" buttons.

2.2 By taxi, the trip to the University takes about 5 minutes and costs about $10.

From the bus station:

The Bus Terminal is located at 265 Catherine Street between Lyon and Kent St.
Information on Schedules and Fares is available at or by calling 613-238-5900 or toll-free at 1-800-668-4438.

3.1. By taxi, the trip from the Terminal to the University takes about 5 minutes and costs about $10.

3.2. To travel by local bus, check the OCTranspo web site for route information (there is no direct route to the University Campus. Cash Fares (exact change only) : $3* (*subject to change)

Travelling by car: If travelling by car, you'll be on highway 417 (the Queensway). Take exit Nicholas Street exit. The edge of campus is at Nicholas and the Queensway. The University of Ottawa and the hotel locations are indicated on the maps section of this web site.


Check with your hotel or other accommodation choice regarding parking. If hotel parking is not available, there are several municipal parking lots available near campus.

For those staying at the University of Ottawa dormitories, parking is offered at an additional charge. Day occassinal parking is available on campus in covered garages, parking meters, and pay and display lots. For more complete information about the location and cost of these options, visit the website of the University of Ottawa's Parking and traffic division.

Additional information regarding parking will be posted to this web site as it becomes available.


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