MCLS 2019 will be held at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.


Carleton University is a 15 minute drive from downtown Ottawa. 

The conference will be held in the Richcraft Building (posters, presentations, registration, lunch) and in the Tory Building (Rooms 446 and 447; presentations). 

For a more detailed walking map click HERE


Suggested Locations to Continue the Conversation After Hours

Following the poster session on Sunday, attendees are encouraged to continue the discussion over food and drinks at the Cameron (176 Cameron Avenue), roughly a 15-minute walk from Richcraft Hall. We have reserved some space at the restaurant, but you will need to cover your own costs. Friends and family members are welcome!

  1. The Cameron (Old Ottawa South)
    • Casual restaurant in a tennis club
  2. Patty’s Pub (Old Ottawa South)
    • Irish-style pub
  3. Quinn’s Pub (Old Ottawa South)
  4. Black Squirrel Books (Old Ottawa South)
    • Excellent coffee
  5. Belmont (Old Ottawa South)
    • More upscale restaurant (Reservations recommended)
  6. Bridgehead Coffee (Old Ottawa South)
    • Fair-trade coffeehouse
  7. Craft Beer Market (Lansdowne)
    • Casual restaurant with over 100 beers on tap
  8. Kettleman’s Bagel Co. (Bank St. near Lansdowne)
    • Montreal style bagels. Open 24 hours!
  9. Local Lansdowne (Lansdowne)
    • A pub with games and a patio
  10. Clocktower Brewpub (The Glebe)
    • Ottawa’s original craft brewery
  11. Pub Italia (Little Italy)
    • Extensive beer list, the ‘Beer Bible




The area closest to the university (on the way to downtown) is Old Ottawa South. The area just north of there is the Glebe. The Byward Market area is downtown.

You can check out Tourism Ottawa's Visitor Guide!

Please note that on Sundays, many roads are closed to allow for car free running and cycling, including Colonel By which is right by Carleton:

Sightseeing and Other Activities

  • Visit Parliament

    • Take a free, guided tour of the new sites that will house Parliamentary Chambers while the Centre Block building undergoes important rehabilitations.


  • Grab a Beaver Tail

  • Gatineau Park

    • The Capital’s conservation and outdoor recreation park, just 15 minutes by car from downtown Ottawa–Gatineau. Year-round, enjoy a range of activities —swimming, hiking, biking, camping, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing


  • Rideau Canal Cruises

    • The most unique way to discover Ottawa! On board of our brand new 100% electric boat, you will sail on the Rideau Canal and have a novel view of downtown Ottawa. The National Arts Centre, Lansdowne Park, Dow’s Lake, and many more scenic views await you!


  • Catch a Comedy Show

    • Absolute Comedy has more than just hilarious shows, but they also offer delicious food at prices that will make your wallet laugh. Dinner, drinks and a show all in one place!



Ottawa is the capital of Canada so there are many museums and other cultural activities.

  • National Gallery of Canada

    • Considered one of Canada’s premier art gallery, The National Gallery of Canada has a large and varied collection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and photographs. Although its focus is on Canadian art, it holds works by many noted American and European artists.


  • Canadian Museum of Nature

    • Canada’s national natural history and natural sciences museum. Its four main collections featuring ca. 14.6 million specimens include Botany, Mineralogy, Paleontology, and Zoology.


  • Canadian War Museum

    • Incredible exhibitions that reveal Canada’s involvement in conflicts from the beginning of time until now. Tanks, artillery, combat gear, art and so many more artifacts and collections can be found on display.  


  • Canadian Museum of History

    • The Canadian Museum of History, formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization, is Canada's national museum of human history. It is located in the Hull area of Gatineau, Quebec, directly across the Ottawa River from Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario.  It is the best place to view the Parliament Buildings.



  • CF Rideau Centre

    • CF Rideau Centre is Ottawa's leading shopping destination and home to the biggest names in fashion and beauty.

  • Local Shops

    • Byward Market

      • Local shops such as Milk, Roadtrip, Zone, and Paper Papier are unique to Ottawa and can be found in the Byward Market.

    • The Glebe

      • Shops such as The Papery, Glebe Trotters, and many more local favourites can be found along Bank Street in the Glebe.

    • Elgin Street

      • Elgin Street is home to many local shops such as Boogie and Birdie the Gifted Type.

Public Transportation

  • OC Transpo

    • Ottawa’s public bus transportation system. A single ride costs $3.50, or full-day packages can be purchased.

      • 1 day = $10.50

      • 3 days = $25.75

      • 5 days = $41.25


    • The bus “7 Carleton” stops at Rideau 3A,  one block away from Novotel and The Westin. This bus will bring you right to Carleton campus! The bus ride will be approximately 30 minutes.  

    • The “7 Carleton” also stops at Bank and Slater, only half a block from the Alt Hotel. The “10 Rideau” stops at Parliament B, about one block from the Alt Hotel. Both of these buses will bring you to Carleton campus. The bus ride will be approximately 20-25 minutes.

  • Uber and Lyft

    • Convenient and inexpensive taxi services linked to the respective app on any smartphone device.

  • Taxi Services

    • Capital Taxi Ottawa: (613) 744-3333

    • Blue Line Taxi: (613) 238-1111

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