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COM 2012 - 51st Annual Conference of Metallurgists, held with Pressure Hydrometallugy 2012
Getting There

The host hotel is Sheraton on the Falls. Getting to Niagara Falls is easy!

Driving Directions

Shuttle from Pearson Airport
Airport Shuttles
& Parking

See important details when travelling from the USA to Niagara Falls, Canada and view visa details for International Delegates


GPS CoordinatesGPS coordinates for the Sheraton Hotel are:

Latitude:     43.090662
Longitude: -79.073061

Sheraton on the Falls Hotel
5875 Falls Avenue
Niagara Falls, ON
L2G 3K7, Canada
Tel: (905) 374-4445

You can also get turn-by-turn direction generated by Mapquest here!


The City of Niagara offers you the option of (3) three Airports:

1. Toronto Pearson International Airport (Toronto, ON, Canada - 90 min. away)
2. Buffalo International Airport (Buffalo, NY, USA - 30 min. away)
3. Hamilton International Airport (Hamilton, ON, Canada - 60 min. away)

Shuttle service has been arranged and is available (for a fee) from all three airports directly to the Sheraton hotel.

We have appointed Air Canada as the official Canadian Airline for our event. Enter promotion code NCRHA3G1 while booking to get discounted rates.

Book ticket now!


Airport Shuttles

Niagara AirbusNiagara Airbus is our partner in providing shuttle transfers to/from the following airports: Pearson Toronto International, Hamilton airport, Buffalo (NY) airport. COM 2012 Delegates and their Guests receive a reduced rate of 20% on Niagara Airbus.

Book shuttle now!
*Be sure to have your flight details in hand!

The cost for ALL shuttles: $75 Return (approximately). One-way rates varies; visit Niagara Airbus website for exact prices. Promotion code 590 valid during the dates of the conference only (promo code 590).

1. Toronto Pearson International Airport (Toronto, ON, Canada - 90 min. trip)
2. Buffalo International Airport (Buffalo, NY, USA - 30 min. trip)
3. Hamilton International Airport (Hamilton, ON, Canada - 60 min. trip)

*Are you arriving via Buffalo International Airport - USA?

Travelers to Niagara Falls may want to consider flying into Buffalo International Airport and crossing into Canada by land. By car, the Buffalo Airport in only 30 minutes from the Canadian border/Niagara Falls.

Passports are required. There are alternative such as Nexus ID and Enhanced Drivers Licenses. The Canada Border Services Agency offers a complete list of all requirements and regulations needed to travel to Canada. The toll-free number in Canada 1-800-461-9999 or outside of Canada you may call 1-204-983-3500.

When crossing the border on public transportation such as trains and buses, you will if necessary be reunited with your luggage in order to take it across yourself.  Driving a rental car across the US-Canadian border is usually not a problem, so long as you have made this arrangement with the car rental company.  Make sure you have a copy of the the rental agreement with you, and that is states you have permission to take the vehicle across the border. 



The Sheraton on the Falls offers both valet parking ($30 per night) and self parking ($19 per night).

Delegates parking at Toronto Pearson International Airport - can query rate by visiting http://torontopearson.com/en/Parking/#

Hamilton International Airport offers parking. Parking details can be found at http://www.flyhi.ca/passengerservices/parking/

Buffalo New York International Airport also has parking options http://www.buffaloairport.com/TransPark.asp



Travelling by train is convenient and hassle free. Delegates preferring to travel by train can depart or connect at from Toronto's Union Square and enjoy a 2 hour leisure trip into the heart of the City of Niagara. Niagara's Train Station is a short 10 minute taxi ride (approximate cost $10) to the Sheraton Hotel.

VIA Rail is also proud to be our major ground transportation company for our convention.

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The following are the details pertaining to the conference fare:

  • Valid: September 28 to October 5, 2012
  • Territory: From all stations throughout the VIA system to Niagara Falls, Ontario and return
  • Restrictions: Fare applies to a maximum of 2 passengers per booking. One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge. For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montreal or Ottawa only.
  • Discount: 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Business, Sleeper or Sleeper Touring class.
  • Exception: Discount does not apply in Economy - special fare or Business -; supersaver fare.
  • Identification: Participants must reference the event's VIA confirmation number: 12321

Online booking tips: You have to log in to your profile, or create one prior to booking. On the Passenger information screen, select 'Convention fare'; from the 'Discount Type' drop-down menu, and enter the discount code for your convention in the 'Discount Code' field.

Delegates travelling via Buffalo New York's train station can book on AMTRACK http://www.amtrak.com



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