A Field's Institute Sponsored Workshop

Smooth Structures in Logic, Category Theory, and Physics

Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics
University of Ottawa

May 1-3, 2009

Fields Registration Page

Local Information

Mathematics Department,          R. Blute 613-562-5800,  ext. 3535 (rblute@uottawa.ca)
University of Ottawa,                 P. Hofstra  613-562-5800,  ext. 3494   (phofstra@uottawa.ca)        
585 King Edward Ave               P. Scott 613-562-5800 ext. 3502  (phil@site.uottawa.ca)   
(#10 on the maps).                     M. Warren 613-562-5800, ext. 2103 (mwarren@uottawa.ca)                              

(Old) Area Map (click to enlarge)


Friday--Sunday,  May 1--3, 2009
Smooth Structures Meeting (see Area Map on right & Campus Map Below) ---------------------->   

NOTE: Talks (and location) SITE Building, 800 King Edward Ave. ,  Room A150 (on the right after
entering the front door).  It's #8 on the two maps of campus.

Registration Fees: go to     Fields Webpage for Smooth Structures Workshop

Restaurants & Accommodation

Please Note: It will be a busy weekend in Ottawa (Tulip Festival) during the workshop, so please book accommodation early.

We have reserved a certain number of hotel rooms in the Quality Inn and the Days Inn on Rideau Street. The price is $99/night and ($115/night), resp. Some may be suitable for double occupancy. Please contact Pieter Hofstra for the special booking numbers phofstra@uottawa.ca . We also have a limited number of B&B and Dorm-suite apartments ($80/night) on hold. Please contact Pieter right away if you are interested.

Information on Restaurants will be distributed at the meeting.

Campus Map
(click to enlarge)

Here is a campus map                     ------------------------------------------------------>

Hotels and B&B's (1 $ U.S. = 1.26 $ Can. (Dec 3, 2008)  

The Novotel Ottawa near the corner of Nicholas and Daly, close to Downtown and U. Ottawa. 3 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON K1N     (Phone)  613-230-3033).  web-page: http://www.novotelottawa.com/home/novotelottawahotels.shtm
Parking: Available at hotel (or see bottom of this page). Short walk (12 minutes) to math dept.

The Quality Hotel Downtown is on the Corner of King Edward and Rideau (several blocks north of Laurier): 290 Rideau Street,  Ottawa, ON K1N 5Y3     (Phone)  613-789-7511).  We have reserved some rooms there for $99/night.
Contact Pieter Hofstra phofstra@uottawa.ca
: Available at hotel (or see bottom of this page). Short walk (12 minutes) to math dept.

The Days Inn Ottawa (several blocks north of Laurier): 319 Rideau Street,  Ottawa, ON K1N 5Y4     (Phone)  613-789-5555).  We have reserved some rooms there for $115/night.
Contact Pieter Hofstra phofstra@uottawa.ca
: Available at hotel (or see bottom of this page). Short walk (12 minutes) to math dept.

Cartier Place Suite Hotel is across the Laurier Bridge (over the Canal), on Cooper and Elgin
(180 Cooper St)., Ph; 613-236-5000.  These are modern apartment suites, with all cooking facilities. We have not reserved anything, but you are welcome to ask for NO FRILLS RATE (e.g. $169/night 2 bedroom suites) http://www.suitedreams.com/english/ (Ask if these rates are still available...)
Parking At hotel (cheaper parking: see bottom of page). Short walk (over bridge) to campus.

B&B's   (Near Ottawa U, in Random order)

Radclyffe House B&B. 160 Waverly St. In centretown,
right over new pedestrian bridge over the canal, across from the University.
Recommended. 613-231-5355, 1-866-800-4235. Web: www.radclyffehouse.ca

Home Sweetland Home B&B:
62 Sweetland Avenue,
Ottawa, ON    K1N 7T6
Phone: (613) 234-1871 
Reservations: 1-877-299-3499 
(web: http://homesweetlandhome.ca )

Olde Bytown Bed & Breakfast,
459 Laurier Ave E
Ottawa, Ontario K1N6R4

Gasthaus Switzerland Inn
89 Daly Avenue
Ottawa ON K1N6E6

Ottawa Centre Bed and Breakfast
62 Stewart Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6J1
Phone:  613-237-9494
Tool Free: 866-240-4659

Transit Map
(click to enlarge)

Directions to the campus and Campus Parking:

From the airport, by taxi. The ride costs about $30.

From the airport, by bus. From the airport, take bus 97 to the "Laurier" bus stop. From there it is a short walk to campus (see the area map above)

 For your orientation, you can also consult the transitway map on the right.

From the train station, by bus. You take bus 95 from the train station to the "Laurier" bus stop (number 12 on the above area and campus maps). The ride takes only about 10 minutes. You can find the #95 bus schedules here.

By car. From highway 417 (Queensway), take exit 118 marked "Nicholas St". This will put you on the above area map.
If you come from the East (Montreal direction), keep to the right, go straight and you immediately are on King Edward and Mann, going North.
Coming from the West (Toronto direction), just follow Nicholas St. At Laurier, turn right and you will
come to King Edward in 2 blocks.

Parking around U. Ottawa can be difficult (although weekends are easier). We can obtain weekend parking stickers for the lot behind the Math Dept. (Friday--Sunday) outdoors for around $20.00. Write P.Scott in advance to order a parking sticker! Or the University has a Parking Garage at the south end of King Edward, corner of King Edward and Mann Ave. for reasonably cheap weekend rates: open 24 hours.

Last updated: April 10, 2009 by Phil Scott