Dining

Breakfast is included with accommodation at the budget-to-mid-range hotels suggested in our Accommodations section. It must be purchased separately at the Lord Elgin or Les Suites.

Lunch is included with registration for all speakers, participants, staff and vendors. It's a boxed lunch style to enable you to stay in the conference building (the River building) and take advantage of the demos and exhibitions being put on by our Vendors.

Dinner can be obtained either on campus or off campus. The hotels recommended on our Accommodation page are all located within easy walking distance of dozens of restautants to suit all tastes and budgets in Ottawa's convivial and historic Byward Market. For a full list, click here.

If you elect to stay on or near campus over the dinner hour until the Media Festival begins, there's a full list of on-campus dining options here.

Here are a few of the closest ones to the River buiding:

Mike's Place: 2nd Floor University Centre
- Serves pub-style food, curries, roti, pakoras, and other Indian-style foods
- Licensed venue
- Open until midnight on weekdays, occasionally open on weekends

Oliver's Pub: 1st Floor University Centre
- Serves pub-style food
- Licensed venue
- Open until midnight on weekdays, closed on Sunday

Residence Commons Cafeteria: 3rd Floor Residence Commons
- All-you-care-to-eat style cafe (Supper price: $13.54)
- Has halal, vegetarian and vegan options
- Open until 10 p.m. 7 days a week
- View weekly menu here

Food Court: 2nd Floor University Centre
- Serves Pizza Pizza, Spring Rolls and Subway
- Open until 8:00 p.m. weekdays and 6:00 p.m. on Sundays

Tim Hortons: 1st Floor University Centre
- Serves coffee, muffins, bagels and doughnuts, but not soup or sandwiches
- Open until 8:30 p.m. on weekdays, and until 6:00 p.m. on Sundays

Tim Hortons: 1st Floor River Building
- Full-service (soup, sandwiches, muffins, doughnuts)
- Open until 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, closed on weekends

Starbucks: 4th Floor University Centre
Open until 7:00 p.m. on weekdays, closed Sunday

Starbucks: 2nd Floor MacOdrum Library
Open until 10:30 p.m. Sunday to Thursday

Loeb Cafe: 1st Floor Loeb Building
- Serves Pizza Pizza, Customizable pasta and salad bar, sandwiches
- Open until 7:00 p.m. on weekdays, closed on weekends

Oasis: 1st Floor Residence Commons
- Serves Pizza Pizza, Hot Dogs, Poutine, Pre-packaged sandwiches and salads
- Open 7:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

Here are a few off-campus options within 2 kilometres of the River building:

Burrito Shack: 437 Sunnyside Ave. Ottawa, ON K1S 0S8 (1.4 km walk from River Building)
- Serves burritos and Mexican-style cuisine, small seating area inside
- Open until 11 p.m.
- OC Transpo: take the 7 St. Laurent and get off at Bank / Seneca (approx. 5 mins away)

Milano Pizzeria: 44 Seneca St. Ottawa, ON K1S 0S8 (1.4 km walk from River Building)
- Pizza takeout counter
- Open until midnight
- OC Transpo: take the 7 St. Laurent and get off at Bank / Seneca (approx. 5 mins away)

Quinn's: 1070 Bank St. Ottawa, ON K1S 3W9 (2.1 km from River Building)
- Sit-down restaurant that serves pub-style food
- Open until 2 a.m.
- OC Transpo: take the 7 St. Laurent and get off at Bank / Aylmer (approx. 8 mins away)

The Barley Mow: 1060 Bank St. Ottawa, ON K1S 3W9 (2.2 km from River Building)
- Sit-down restaurant that serves pub-style food
- Open until 2 a.m.
- OC Transpo: take the 7 St. Laurent and get off at Bank / Aylmer (approx. 8 mins away)

Siam Kitchen: 1050 Bank St. Ottawa, ON K1S 3W9 (2.2 km from River Building)
- Sit-down restaurant that serves Thai food
- Open until 10:00 p.m on weekdays, 9:30 p.m. on Sundays
- OC Transpo: take the 7 St. Laurent and get off at Bank / Aylmer (approx. 8 mins away)