Travel and Accommodations

Workshop applicants are encouraged to apply for support through the Larry Calvert Travel Fund.


This year, CPDW is set to unfold at the University of Windsor, situated in the southern reaches of Ontario, near the vibrant cityscape of Detroit. For those traveling, the journey can be made by car, following the convenient 401 highway from GTA. Alternatively, attendees can opt for the train ( departing from Toronto Union Station. Air travel is another option, considering Windsor’s accessibility.

For those travelling from United States, please consider an option to fly to Detroit and cross the border using Ambassador bridge (by car), or a tunnel (by car or bus).  Given the early morning start on May 3rd, participants are encouraged to plan their arrival a day in advance to ensure a smooth and relaxed beginning of the workshop.

Accommodations and Meals 

Workshop attendees are responsible for obtaining their own accommodation. 

Suggestions for accommodations:

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Windsor Hotel & Suites 333 Riverside Dr W.
  • Holiday Inn Express Windsor Waterfront 33 Riverside Dr E.
  • Best Western Plus Waterfront Hotel 277 Riverside Dr W.
  • Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Windsor 1840 Huron Church Rd.

NOTE! Most of the locations would require commuting to the workshop venue.

Suggestions for lunch and dinner:

Whamburg offers the best local burgers, fries, and shakes in Windsor. Featuring both smashed burger, fried chicken sandwiches and vegetarian options, this restaurant stands out as the premier destination for burger lovers. Whamburg is located on campus and the order can also be made online.

  • Giglio’s Market 2268 Wyandotte St. W.

Giglio’s is a local grocery store famous among students and faculty members for their monster sandwiches (≈10CAD) which will leave you full for the rest of the day. Wide selection of deli, cheese and variety of sauces will strike a deal even with the pickiest eater.

Green Bean is a perfect place to start the day with a cup of fresh coffee. However, there is a selection of sandwiches, muffins, and pastries as well.