Travel Info

GETTING to THE AG

The AG takes place at the Casablanca Hotel, 4 Windward Drive, Grimsby, Ontario. (Approximately 20km SE of Hamilton, 45km NE of Niagara Falls.)

Local Driving

For personalized driving instructions, click the “Directions” button in the map shown at right.

Not Local

There are flights to Toronto, Hamilton (right next door to Grimsby), Buffalo and Niagara Falls NY.

From Toronto

From Toronto travel

Car: QEW takes 45 minutes from Toronto. Take the QEW Niagara towards Hamilton, turn left onto QEW Niagara towards Niagara, exit at Casablanca Blvd., turn left onto Casablanca Blvd and head across highway towards Lake Ontario, turn left onto North Service Road, turn left onto Windward Drive and follow to hotel.

GO Train: From Union Station to West Harbour GO it costs $16 and takes 1 hour and 17 minutes.

GO Bus: From Union Station to West Harbour GO it costs $14 and takes 1 hour and 5 minutes. From West Harbour GO you can catch a GO transit bus #12 to Casablanca Blvd. Tickets cost $6 – $9 and the journey takes 30 minutes.

or take GO bus #40 to Hwy 7 / Dundas Park & Ride, then take GO bus #12 to Casablanca Blvd. at the Casablanca Blvd, @QEW Park & Ride. This will take two approximately one-hour bus rides.

VIA Train: Alternatively, you can take a train from Union to Grimsby Station  which takes around 1h 20m and costs $23 each way.

From Hamilton

Car: Take the QEW towards Niagara, exit at Casablanca Blvd., turn left onto Casablanca Blvd and head across highway towards Lake Ontario, turn left onto North Service Road, turn left onto Windward Drive and follow to the hotel. It will take about 30 minutes.

Bus: The best way to get from Hamilton to Grimsby without a car is to take line 18 bus which takes 38 minutes and costs $30 – $45.

Taxi: An Uber or taxi from Hamilton to Grimsby will take about 30 minutes and cost $85.  Grimsby taxi is at 905-945-8294.

From Niagara Falls, Ontario

From-Niagara-Falls-to-AG

Car: After crossing the border into Canada, take the QEW Toronto towards Toronto & Hamilton, exit at Casablanca Blvd. exit, turn right onto Casablanca Blvd and head towards Lake Ontario, turn left onto North Service Road, turn left onto Windward Drive and follow to Hotel. It will take about 40 minutes.

Bus: Take the Megabus route 2708 bus which stops at 4 stops between Niagara Falls and Grimsby. The bus sets off from the Bus Terminal and drops you off at Main St. at Christie. It will take about an hour and cost $10.

From Buffalo

Car:  After crossing the border into Canada, take the QEW towards Toronto & Hamilton, exit at Casablanca Blvd. exit, turn right onto Casablanca Blvd and head towards Lake Ontario, turn left onto North Service Road, turn left onto Windward Drive and follow to Hotel. It will take about 55 minutes.

Bus: There is no direct bus from Buffalo to Grimsby. However, there are services departing from Buffalo and arriving at Grimsby, ON via Niagara Falls, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 15m.

FLYING VIA TORONTO PEARSON

Terminals 1 and 3 both have car rental companies onsite including Avis/Budget, Dollar/Thrifty, Enterprise, Hertz, and National/Alamo.

Public transit can also be used to travel from Pearson to the AG. This will involve two one-hour bus rides via GO Transit, and a 1 km car ride from the GO drop-off point to the hotel.

Please see the GO Transit section below for more information.

GO Transit

The nearest access point for GO Transit is a bus stop called Casablanca Blvd. @ QEW Park & Ride. It is located 1.6km from the Casablanca Hotel.

Transportation from the bus stop to the AG is available from Uber or Grimsby Taxi 905-945-8294.

VIA Rail

The nearest VIA Rail station is the Grimsby Train Station at 99 Ontario Street. This is 4.5km southeast of the AG.

Transportation from the train station to the AG is available from Uber or Grimsby Taxi 905-945-8294.

Toronto Pearson International Airport is the primary airport serving Grimsby. VIA Rail provides national train service to Grimsby. GO Transit provides regional public transit (bus and train) between Niagara Falls and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Uber and Grimsby Taxi 905-945-8294 provide local transportation near the AG.