ISSA 2023

Location and Transportation


University of Ottawa downtown campus
Learning Crossroads (CRX) building at 100 Louis-Pasteur

(click on Buildings in the ‘Navigate’ tab, then click on ‘Learning Crossroads’

You can access the Congress venue by entering at 100 Louis-Pasteur Private or by entering through Lamoureaux Hall (LMX) at 145 Jean-Jacques Lussier Private. If you are coming from the Novotel, Lord Elgin, Byward Market or from the uOttawa O Train station, LMX is the closest entrance to the Congress site.

Please note – if you arrive by taxi or other vehicle, you may be dropped off at 100 Louis-Pasteur; vehicles are not allowed on Jean-Jacques Lussier Private.

About Ottawa

As Canada’s capital, Ottawa is the perfect place to experience some of the country’s best attractions, celebrations and flavours in one welcoming city. With its unique blend of urban and rural beauty, year-round outdoor activities, and vibrant neighbourhoods, the Ottawa region is best explored over three days or more.

Visit the Ottawa Tourism website to learn more about the city and about things to see and do.


While we hope the new public transportation rail line serving the Ottawa International Airport will be running by the summer 2023, it is not yet completed.

 At this point, the best ground transportation option from the airport to the University of Ottawa or to downtown hotels is a taxi (about CAD 35-40). For more information visit:

Public transportation is certainly a cheaper, but longer, option:

  • Take the # 97 from the Airport (between the pillars 13 to 16) to Hurdman Station
  • Get off at Hurdman Station and get on the O-Train line 1 going west (towards Tunneys’ Pasture).
      1. Get off at uOttawa Station (to go to the University of Ottawa ISSA Congress location or to campus residences)
      2. Get off at the Rideau Station for a short walk to the Novotel or to the Lord Elgin.

 For more information about public transportation options, visit: