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Directions, Maps and Parking

The Big Data Forum will be held at the McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) , located at 175 Longwood Road South, approximately 2 kilometres from McMaster University's main campus.



Oakville and Burlington

Take Highway 403 to the Highway 8 West Main St. Exit. At the traffic lights at the top of the ramp turn right. Proceed on Main St. West and then turn right onto Longwood Road South. MIP is on your left (red brick building) and parking

St. Catharines and the Niagara Peninsula

Follow the Queen Elizabeth Way Eastbound over the Burlington Skyway Bridge. Take Highway 403 West towards Hamilton, and exit as described above in the directions coming from Toronto.


Take Highway 401East to Highway 6 South to Highway 403 West, and exit at Highway 8 Main Street Exit as described in the directions coming from Toronto. Or take Highway 8 to the Town of Dundas; proceed along King Street straight through the town – this will become Highway 12 (Cootes Drive). Turn left onto Main Street, continue 1.5 kilometres and turn right onto Longwood Road South. MIP is on your left (red brick building)

Brantford and London

From Brantford, take Highway 403 East to the Aberdeen Street exit, and turn left onto Longwood Road South.

McMaster University's Main Campus

If you're parked near the Sterling Street entrance, take Sterling Street to the first 4-way stop at Dalewood. Turn right onto Dalewood then left at the lights onto Main Street West. Turn right at Longwood Street South. MIP (red brick building) and parking are on your left.

If you're parked on the West Campus, exit Cootes Drive to Main Street West, turn left at the lights and travel 1.5 kilometres along Main until Longwood Road. Turn right onto Longwood and MIP is on your left.




MIP parking map
(Click on image for larger map)


Parking Hours & Rates  
Visitor Main Lot (pay & display)  
Hourly $0.75/hour
Full Day (8:00am - 5:00pm) $6.00/day
Visitor Overflow Lot (gated)  
Hourly $0.50/hour
Full Day (8:00am - 5:00pm) $4.00/day
Evenings, Weekends, Holidays Complimentary


Note* The overflow parking area does not accept cash.  The pay station accepts Visa, Mastercard and Debit. 

All other MIP parking areas during the timeframe of 7a.m.-5p.m. are "Authorized Parking Only". Any vehicle parked within the "Authorized Parking Only" area without a permit is at risk of receiving a parking violation.