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U21 Educational Innovation Symposium Hospitality Information

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Breakfast options will be available each day of the Symposium and will include some hot and cold options, as well as coffee, tea, etc. 

Wednesday 9:00-10:00am AMH – Great Hall
Thursday 9:00-10:00am LRW – Waller Lobby
Friday 8:30-9:30am AMH – Great Hall 

lunch with a variety of choices including vegetarian/vegan options.

Wednesday 12:00-1:30pm AMH – Great Hall
Thursday 11:45am-1:00pm LRW – Waller Lobby
Friday 12:00-1:00pm AMH – Great Hall 

A r
eception will be held on Wednesday in the Great Hall from 4:30pm until 6:30pm.
A selection of hors d’oeurves will be served, as well as a selection of local Ontario wines and beers.

A dinner, hosted by David Farrar, President of McMaster University, will be held Thursday evening 6:15pm-9:00pm in The Buttery, downstairs in Alumni Memorial Hall. Plated service with poultry, fish or vegan options along with a selection of local Ontario wines and beers.

La Piazza 
Open 8:00am-4:00pm (closed weekends)
A small food court which includes a diverse range of food and beverage selections. 

Tim Hortons 
Open 7:30am-4:00pm (closed weekends)
Iconic Canadian coffee shop with small selection of bakery and other hot and cold beverage options. 

Phoenix Crafthouse & Grill 
Open 11:30am — 11pm (closed weekends)
A pub with scenic patio serving a bar & grill menu options. Housed in our historical Old Refectory Building and operated through the McMaster Graduate Student Association. 

The Westdale Village neighbourhood has a variety of food and drink options, including a range of fast food, coffee and bubble teas shops. Below are few recommended options. 

Bean Bar
– casual modern eatery and bar, with patio 

Nannaa Persian Eatery
– fast casual Persian eatery, with patio 

Saigon Asian Restaurant
– a low-key Asian eatery serving a range of classics, from pho & pad Thai to udon, fried rice & dim sum 

The Burnt Tongue
– casual restaurant known for tasty and hearty soups, as well as a good selection of gourmet burgers and sandwiches. 

The Snooty Fox
– Westdale’s neighbourhood pub!

– closest location to McMaster, 10-minute walk across from campus on Main Street West

Downtown Hamilton has a lively foodie scene with many notable restaurants and bars in a relatively small area centered around James Street North and King William Street. This area is a 10-minute walk from the Sheraton Hotel, through the Jackson Square mall. 

Bread Bar
14 James Street North 

244 James St North 

Cowabunga+ Pizza
30 Vine Street (123 James Street North) 

Electric Diner
28 James Street North 

49 King William Street 

298 James Street North 

255 James Street North 

178 James Street North 

Saltlick Smokehouse
282 James Street North 

The Diplomat
43 King William Street 

The French
37 King William Street 

The Mule
41 King William Street 

35 King William Street