TQC 2013
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Information for Foreign Nationals Regarding Visas

Some countries and territories must apply for a travel visa before traveling to Canada. To see if your country is on this list, please click here. If you are traveling from one of the countries on this list it is strongly advised that you begin your visa application process as soon as possible.

Please email to tqc2013@gmail.com to contact the Conference Coordinator for more information and to request an invitation letter. For security reasons invitation letters can only be issued to authors or registered attendees of the conference.

Please be sure to include all of the following information in your original email: 1. Your name as it appears on your passport; 2. Your current postal mailing address; 3. If you have any papers accepted for the conference, please provide the title.

All these information are necessary, and omitting any of them will delay the issuing of the support letter. You will receive a PDF letter by email within 4-5 business days.


Room 1200, Albert A. Thornbrough Building, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1 Canada

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Dining information

The University Centre Food Court is located inside the University Centre (next door to the conference venue) and offers a wide variety of dining options that include: Subway, Starbucks, Tim Horton's, Made in Japan - Teriyaki Experience, Pastabilities, Nature's Best Vegetarian, Pizza Pizza and Wok-a-thon.


The conference banquet will be hold May 22nd at 18:30 in the University Club on the 5th level of University Centre. Please bring your NAME TAG to the banquet, as proof of admission.


We do not have a dedicated conference hotel. We recommend booking early if you want to stay in a hotel near the conference venue.

Below are some links to hotels around the conference venue. We'd like to request you to contact one of these hotels and make a reservation by yourself. Hotels are listed in proximity to the conference venue.

Time to venue Hotel name Price per night
(single room)
5 minutes walk Delta Hotels & Resorts about CAD$ 140
5 minutes walk Best Western about CAD$ 120


By Air

Those travelling by air may fly into Pearson International Airport, Hamilton International Airport, Kitchener-Waterloo International Airport, Toronto City Airport or Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Red Car Service provides airport transportation to and from each of these airports.

Pearson International Airport (YYZ) 

Hamilton International Airport (YHM)

Kitchener-Waterloo International Airport (YKF): 

Toronto City Airport (YTZ): 

  • 90 km (75 minutes) to Guelph
  • Car rental service is not directly available at Toronto City Airport. To rent a vehicle, please contact your favourite downtown rental service.
  • ground transportation  

Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF):    

  • 104 miles (2.5 hours) to Guelph.  You must cross the Canada/US border.
  • car rental  

Airport Tansportation: Red Car Service provides airport transportation to Guelph from all of these airports. 

By Rail

Via Rail offers two or three times daily service in each direction, between Toronto and London, with connections to points east and west.    

Go Transit now offers both train and bus service to Guelph. Schedules are available here - select the Kitchener (formerly Georgetown) corridor.

By Bus

Greyhound and Aboutown Northlink (to and from Hamilton) offer service to Guelph.


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