Ontario & Montreal-Urbana18 Bus Service (IVCF Canada)

Hamilton, Cambridge, Ontario
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Ontario & Montreal-Urbana18 Bus Service (IVCF Canada)
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Departure & Return Cities:
Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, GTA
GTA (East, Central and West),
Hamilton, Cambridge, Ontario M9W 6H3
Canada

Announcements and Updates:
 

Overview of St. Louis Departure for Passengers

Dec 31 (morning)
  • Check out of your hotel before attending morning session
  • Ensure your luggage is tagged and placed in designated luggage holding area in your hotel between 7:00-8:15AM.
  • **Some passengers may be loading luggage directly onto the same coach in which you arrived in St. Louis.**
  • Attend final day of conference
Jan 1 (after final session)
  • Assemble at departure staging area
  • Check in with your Bus Captain before boarding the bus

Non-Urbana Housing Passengers
  • Place your luggage at any Urbana hotel (page xx in handbook) between 7:00-8:15AM
  • Make sure your luggage is tagged

NOTES regarding luggage tags

*Passengers registered as "1-way passenger FROM Urbana" or "Non-Urbana Housing" must pick up their luggage tags at the Transport Desk at City Services, 2nd Floor America's Center (directly above Washington Avenue entrance)
*Passengers registered with RETURN location different from DEPARTURE location must pick up correct luggage tags upon arrival
 

Cross-Border Travel

  • Passengers are responsible for all passport, visa or other travel documents required for entry into the U.S.A and return to Canada.
  • Bus drivers are NOT obliged to wait at departure location OR the border for passengers due to forgotten documentation.

Bus Journey Suggestions Ontario passengers only - click for more info re: 56 passenger coach model you will be riding

  • Luggage: One backpack and one luggage (size #1 or #2 suggested - see diagram below)
  • Food: You may bring food and drinks on-board
Cancellations and Substitutions

    CANCELLATIONS will be honoured via web or email request if time-stamped by Dec 20, 11:59pm only.
    No exceptions
    Although a reminder E-mail will be sent to you prior to December 26, no-show passengers cannot be refunded unless cancellation arrangements have been made with the registrar. Cancellation for refund can be made up until Dec 20 at 11:59 pm.
    A cancellation fee applies: $25 for two way passengers and $15 for one-way passengers



Departure / Return Locations and Times (all EST):

Duration of travel (one-way) is approximately 13-15 hoursActual travel time is dependent on departure/return locations and possible delays at the US-Canada border or due to weather conditions.

**All buses will be crossing at Sarnia/Blue-water Crossing, with the exception of one bus leaving from GTA which will cross in Windsor


Montreal (1500 Ave Atwater, Montréal, QC)
Departure: Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 2:00 PM
Return: Tuesday, January 1, 2016, 10:00 PM (estimate--subject to weather, border crossing, traffic delays)
NOTE: Please look for two "Autocar" motorcoaches


Ottawa (St Paul's Presbyterian Church)

Departure: Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 4:30 PM
Return: Tuesday, January 1, 2016, 8:00 PM (estimate--subject to weather, border crossing, traffic delays)
Details: 971 Woodroffe Ave. (near Carlingwood Mall)

GTA East1 (Toronto Jaffray Chinese Alliance Church, Scarborough)
Departure: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 8:00 PM
Return: Tuesday, January 1, 2016, 4:00 PM (estimated--subject to weather, border crossing, traffic delays)
Details: 9950 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough
NOTE: Toronto Jaffray parking lot has limited parking space.  Please consider being dropped off nearby the church to avoid congestion due to buses, cars and passengers.

GTA Central (Knox Presbyterian Church)

Departure: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 8:00 PM 
Return: Tuesday, January 1, 2016, 4:00 PM (estimated--subject to weather, border crossing, traffic delays)
Location: 630 Spadina (south of Bloor), Toronto

GTA West (Mississauga Chinese Baptist Church)

Departure: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 8:00 PM
Return: Tuesday, January 1, 2016, 4:00 PM (estimated--subject to weather, border crossing, traffic delays)
Location: 5220 Creekbank Road, Mississauga

Hamilton (McMaster Divinity School)

Departure: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 10:00 PM
Return: Tuesday, January 1, 2016, 3:00 PM (estimated--subject to weather, border crossing, traffic delays)
Location: 1280 Main St W, Hamilton

Cambridge (Heritage College & Seminary) - (arrives from Toronto)

Departure: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 9:00 PM
Return: Tuesday, January 1, 2016, 3:00 PM (estimated--subject to weather, border crossing, traffic delays)
Location: 175 Holiday Inn Dr., Cambridge (Hespeler Rd. & 401)

London (Ramada Inn) - (arrives from Toronto)

Departure: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 10:00 PM
Return: Tuesday, January 1, 2016, 2:00 PM (estimated--subject to weather, border crossing, traffic delays)
Location: 817 Exeter Rd., London (near Wellington Rd & 401)

Windsor (Huron Church Rd. McDonald's) - (arrives from Toronto)

Departure: Thursday, December 27, 2018 00:30AM  (30 minutes past midnight)
Return: Tuesday, January 1, 2016, 11:59 AM (estimated--subject to weather, border crossing, traffic delays)
Location: 883 Huron Church Rd., Windsor (near College)

 

Contact Information

  • Bus Coordinator:  Julie Linden (temporary) I am hiring!
    Email: urbanabus@ivcf.ca
    Phone:  416-316-3275

    We will be checking emails during the conference, if you have questions regarding your journey home.

    IVCF Canada: 1-800-668-9766

    Urbana: https://urbana.org

    Urbana infoline contact:
    Phone: 608-443-3700
    Web: https://urbana.org/contact-urbana

Payment Instructions

    • 2-Way passenger: CDN$240.00 (GTA and west), CDN$255.00 (Kingston & Ottawa), CDN$285.00 (Montreal)
    • 1-Way passenger to or from Urbana (GTA and west ONLY): CDN$160.00

    Registrations are paid online for individuals and small groups (less than 15). (See "Group Registrations" section about groups of 15 or more.)  Payments are made by credit card for online registrations (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club). The first person registered in the group is the one who pays by credit card for the entire group.

    For groups of more than 15 registrants payment can be made by credit card or cheque.  Please contact registrar for a spreadsheet registration template and payment arrangements.
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