Our workshop will take place at 111 Sussex Drive–the former Ottawa City Hall building that in 2011 was renamed the John G. Diefenbaker Building, in honour of Canada’s 13th Prime Minister.

You can read more about the venue here.

The rooms being used for the workshop are located on the second floor of the Bytown Pavillion. If entering from the garage, you will want to enter from either the “C” (purple) or the “D” (turquoise) doors.


Parking is accessible from the Sussex entrance. Parking is quite limited and is on a first come, first serve basis. The cost is $12/day, no in and out privileges, and can be paid before leaving at the pay station on the Terrace level of the building.

We encourage attendees to use car pooling, taxi, bus, or other methods of transportation.

Public Transit

Public transit in Ottawa is operated by OCTranspo: The website provides information on all bus routes and schedules, and includes a trip planner and mobile app.

Bus fare can be paid by cash, tickets, or day pass. Cash fare is $3.40 per ride (exact change only). Tickets can be purchased at most convenience stores. Day passes are $10.25 and can be purchased from the bus driver.