McMaster Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Workshops

Guide to Hamilton

Welcome to Hamilton

Photo of Tew's Falls
Tew's Falls, a 41 metre ribbon waterfall,
is only a few metres shorter than Niagara Falls.

We hope that you are stimulated by your participation in the Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Workshop. After workshop hours we encourage you to explore our city and neighbourhoods. Here are some links that may entice you off the campus:

Other links to make your stay enjoyable and convenient

Expenses for services (except for registration fees) are subject to change.

Local Restaurants

Beasleys 96 Locke Street 905-527-1440
Ancaster Old Mill 548 Old Dundas Road, Ancaster 905-648-1828
Sarcoa Restaurant and Bar 57 Discovery Drive 905-528-5757
Maccheroni 1560 Main Street West 905-527-6422
The following restaurants are within a 10 minute walking distance located in quaint "Westdale Village"
Montfort Mediterranean 1019 King Street West 905-523-4949
Bean Bar 1012 King Street West 905-524-2326
Valentinos 824 King Street West 905-523-4240
1010 Bistro 1010 King Street West 905-526-6642
Saigon Asian 1024 King Street West 905-528-1096
Koosh Bistro 1047 King Street West 289-389-4662
Snooty Fox 1011 King Street West 905-546-0000
Basilique 1065 King Street West 905-524-3444


Athletic & recreational facilities

Located in the Northeast corner of the McMaster campus, the Athletic Complex contains many first-rate facilities. At the heart of the David Braley Athletic Centre is the Ivor Wynne Centre. The Athletic Complex consists of outdoor playing fields and facilities. The outdoor facilities can be found to the North and West of the Ivor Wynne Centre.

Fitness and Recreation Facilities:

Activity Centre Squash & Racquetball Courts Alumni Field
Swimming Pool Burridge Gymnasium Tennis Courts
Fitness Gallery Track The Pulse Fitness Centre

You may obtain a guest pass at $10.00 per day or a pass for 3 days at $26.00 including tax.
This is not covered by the workshop and is an added expense for those wishes to use the facilities. Passes are obtained at the Customer Services Desk just inside the front entrance of the Facility.
Hours of operation are 6 am - 10 pm week days.

The campus borders on an area of The Royal Botanical Gardens which is criss-crossed with paths and trails which are very popular with joggers and cyclists. There is also a running track near the residence.

Local Weather Conditions

June through August are the summer months where the days are warm with an average temperature of 25.2C (80F). Although the nights can be cool, the temperature rarely dips below 13.8C (58F). As we tend to have some rain during this time, it may be wise to pack an umbrella.

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