Parking & Shuttles

With more than 2,500 delegates expected at True North, consider the various transportation options that are available at no charge.

Parking Options

To ensure everyone has adequate parking, we have allocated specific parking locations to every delegate. Conference delegates will receive parking information in their True North emails starting the week of June 10.

Don’t know where to park?

Make your way to Conference Parking Lot 1 @ Kitchener Memorial Auditorium.
ADDRESS: 400 East Ave, Kitchener, ON, N2H 1Z6
LOTS: G & F. You can access these lots from Ottawa Street, East Avenue and Stirling Avenue. True North signs will be posted to help direct you to the lot.
DETAILS: This lot offers free parking in a paved lot. Shuttles run all day, every 10 minutes, between this lot and the conference venue. Hop on the Route C Shuttle.

Shuttle Information

Complimentary shuttles are available to and from LOT42 all day from two hotels and two conference parking lots. You can also take advantage of the festival shuttle that will be running between Downtown Kitchener and Uptown Waterloo on the evening of June 19.

Hop on a shuttle from the following locations:


Hotel Shuttles

Route A – Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo

Boarding Location:  Curbside on Benton Ave [In front of Hotel lobby entrance]

June 19 & June 20 Schedule:

Peak Service – 8:00 am -10:00 am
(runs every 30 minutes)
Midday Service – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
(runs every hour)
Peak Service – 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
(runs every 30 minutes)

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Crowne Plaza Departure → LOT42 Arrival

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

LOT42 Departure → Crowne Plaza Arrival

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
4:00 PM – 4:15 PM
4:30 PM – 4:45 PM
5:00 PM – 5:15 PM
5:30 PM – 5:45 PM
6:00 PM – 6:15 PM
6:30 PM – 6:45 PM

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Route B – The Walper Hotel 

Boarding Location: Curbside on Queen Ave [In front of Hotel lobby entrance]

June 19 & June 20 Schedule:

Peak Service – 8:15 am -10:15 am
(runs every 30 minutes)
Midday Service – 10:15 am – 3:15 pm
(runs every hour)
Peak Service – 3:15 pm – 6:45 pm
(runs every 30 minutes)

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Walper Departure → LOT42 Arrival

8:15 AM – 8:30 AM
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM
9:15 AM – 9:30 AM
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM
12:15 PM – 12:30 PM
1:15 PM – 1:30 PM
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

LOT42 Departure → Walper Arrival

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM
4:45 PM – 5:00 PM
5:15 PM – 5:30 PM
5:45 PM – 6:00 PM
6:15 PM – 6:30 PM
6:45 PM – 7:00 PM

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Route E – Festival Event Shuttle

The Festival shuttle route is a loop – departing from the Walper Hotel, stopping at the Crowne Plaza Hotel before heading to Uptown Waterloo. The shuttle then loops back to the Walper Hotel. 

Boarding Locations:
#1: The Walper Hotel [1 King Street West in front of Coffee Culture]
#2: Crowne Plaza Hotel [28 Benton St in front of Crepe Cafe]
#3: Uptown Waterloo [22 King Street South in front of Cafe 22]

June 19 ONLY Schedule:

Peak Service – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
(runs every 15 minutes)
Regular Service – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
(runs every 30 minutes)
Peak Service – 9:00 pm – 10:15 pm
(runs every 15 minutes)

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Walper Hotel → Crowne Plaza → Uptown Waterloo 
5:00 PM – 5:02 PM – 5:15 PM
5:15 PM – 5:17 PM – 5:30 PM
5:30 PM – 5:32 PM – 5:45 PM
5:45 PM – 5:47 PM – 5:00 PM
6:00 PM – 6:02 PM – 6:15 PM
6:15 PM – 6:17 PM – 6:30 PM
6:30 PM – 6:32 PM – 6:45 PM
6:45 PM – 6:47 PM – 7:00 PM
7:00 PM – 7:02 PM – 7:15 PM
7:30 PM – 7:32 PM – 7:45 PM
8:00 PM – 8:02 PM – 8:15 PM
8:30 PM – 8:32 PM – 8:45 PM
9:00 PM – 9:02 PM – 9:15 PM
9:15 PM – 9:17 PM – 9:30 PM
9:30 PM – 9:32 PM – 9:45 PM
9:45 PM – 9:47 PM – 10:00 PM
10:00 PM – 10:02 PM – 10:15 PM
10:15 PM – 10:17 PM – 10:30 PM

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Parking Lot Shuttles

Route C –  Parking Lot 1 @ Kitchener Memorial Auditorium

LOT: G & F
Boarding Location: Door #7 [Stirling Ave Entrance] 

June 19 & June 20 Schedule:

Peak Service – 8:00 am -11:00 am
(runs every 10 minutes)
Midday Service – 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
(runs every 30 minutes)
Peak Service – 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
(runs every 10 minutes)

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The Aud Departure → LOT42 Arrival

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM
8:10 AM – 8:25 AM
8:20 AM – 8:35 AM
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
8:40 AM – 8:55 AM
8:50 AM – 9:05 AM
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
9:10 AM – 9:25 AM
9:20 AM – 9:35 AM
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
9:40 AM – 9:55 AM
9:50 AM – 10:05 AM
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
10:10 AM – 10:25 AM
10:20 AM – 10:35 AM
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
10:40 AM – 10:55 AM
10:50 AM – 11:05 AM
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM
12:30 PM – 12:45 PM
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
1:30 PM – 1:45 PM
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

LOT42 Departure → The Aud Arrival

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
3:40 PM – 3:55 PM
3:50 PM – 4:05 PM
4:00 PM – 4:15 PM
4:10 PM – 4:25 PM
4:20 PM – 4:35 PM
4:30 PM – 4:45 PM
4:40 PM – 4:55 PM
4:50 PM – 5:05 PM
5:00 PM – 5:15 PM
5:10 PM – 5:25 PM
5:20 PM – 5:35 PM
5:30 PM – 5:45 PM
5:40 PM – 5:55 PM
5:50 PM – 6:05 PM
6:00 PM – 6:15 PM
6:10 PM – 6:25 PM
6:20 PM – 6:35 PM
6:30 PM – 6:45 PM

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Route D – Parking Lot 2 @ Laurentian Mall

LOT: A
Boarding Location: 245 Strasburg Road [Back parking lot to the left of Home Outfitters]

June 19 & June 20 Schedule:

Peak Service – 8:00 am -11:00 am
(runs every 7 minutes)
Midday Service – 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
(runs every 15 minutes)
Peak Service – 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
(runs every 7 minutes)

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Laurentian Departure → LOT42 Arrival

8:00 AM – 8:06 AM
8:07 AM – 8:13 AM
8:15 AM – 8:21 AM
8:22 AM – 8:28 AM
8:30 AM – 8:36 AM
8:37 AM – 8:43 AM
8:45 AM – 8:51 AM
8:52 AM – 8:58 AM
9:00 AM – 9:06 AM
9:07 AM – 8:13 AM
9:15 AM – 8:21 AM
9:22 AM – 8:28 AM
9:30 AM – 8:36 AM
9:37 AM – 8:43 AM
9:45 AM – 8:51 AM
9:52 AM – 9:58 AM
10:00 AM – 10:06 AM
10:07 AM – 10:13 AM
10:15 AM – 10:21 AM
10:22 AM – 10:28 AM
10:30 AM – 10:36 AM
10:37 AM – 10:43 AM
10:45 AM – 10:51 AM
10:52 AM – 10:58 AM
11:00 AM – 11:06 AM
11:15 AM – 11:21 AM
11:30 AM – 11:36 AM
11:45 AM – 11:51 AM
12:00 PM – 12:06 PM
12:15 PM – 12:21 PM
12:30 PM – 12:36 PM
12:45 PM – 12:51 PM
1:00 PM – 1:06 PM
1:15 PM – 1:21 PM
1:30 PM – 1:36 PM
1:45 PM – 1:51 PM
2:00 PM – 2:06 PM
2:15 PM – 2:21 PM
2:30 PM – 2:36 PM
2:45 PM – 2:51 PM

LOT42 Departure → Laurentian Arrival

3:00 PM – 3:06 PM
3:07 PM – 3:13 PM
3:15 PM – 3:21 PM
3:22 PM – 3:28 PM
3:30 PM – 3:36 PM
3:37 PM – 3:43 PM
3:45 PM – 3:51 PM
3:52 PM – 3:58 PM
4:00 PM – 4:06 PM
4:07 PM – 4:13 PM
4:15 PM – 4:21 PM
4:22 PM – 4:28 PM
4:30 PM – 4:36 PM
4:37 PM – 4:43 PM
4:45 PM – 4:51 PM
4:52 PM – 4:58 PM
5:00 PM – 5:06 PM
5:07 PM – 5:13 PM
5:15 PM – 5:21 PM
5:22 PM – 5:28 PM
5:30 PM – 5:36 PM
5:37 PM – 5:43 PM
5:45 PM – 5:51 PM
5:52 PM – 5:58 PM
6:00 PM – 6:06 PM
6:07 PM – 6:13 PM
6:15 PM – 6:21 PM
6:22 PM – 6:28 PM
6:30 PM – 6:36 PM
6:37 PM – 6:43 PM
6:45 PM – 6:51 PM
6:52 PM – 6:58 PM

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