Transportation

The Ron Joyce Centre is conveniently located at 4350 South Service Road off the Queen Elizabeth Way west of Appleby Line, less than 2 km from the Appleby GO station.

The closest intersections are Walkers Line and Harvester Rd, and Appleby Line and Harvester Rd.

The RJC is approximately 20 minutes by car from the main McMaster University campus and approximately 40 minutes by car from downtown Toronto. This location offers a high level of visibility, easy accessibility and close proximity to hotels, services and other businesses.

Driving Directions

Driving Instructions from Toronto, Oakville, Burlington

  • Travel westbound on the QEW or Highway 407.
  • In Burlington, take the Appleby Line exit and turn left and head south (toward Lake Ontario).
  • At the traffic signal turn right onto Harvester Road.
  • Turn right onto South Service Road (street after Zelco Drive).
  • The Ron Joyce Centre is on your left at 4350 South Service Road.
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Driving Instructions from Hamilton, Brantford, London

  • Head eastbound on the 403.
  • Take the QEW ramp and merge.
  • In Burlington, take the Walkers Line exit and turn right and head south (toward Lake Ontario).
  • At the traffic signal turn left onto Harvester Road.
  • At the next traffic signal turn left onto South Service Road.
  • The Ron Joyce Centre is on your right at 4350 South Service Road.
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Driving Instructions from Niagara

  • Head westbound on the QEW.
  • Remain on the QEW (follow the Toronto bound QEW sign).
  • In Burlington, take the Walkers Line exit and turn right and head south (toward Lake Ontario).
  • At the traffic signal turn left onto Harvester Road.
  • At the next traffic signal turn left onto South Service Road.
  • The Ron Joyce Centre is on your right at 4350 South Service Road.
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Public Transit

The Ron Joyce Centre is conveniently located less than 2 km from the Appleby GO station. The RJC is not currently on a Burlington Transit route, although there are a number of buses that stop near the RJC. The closest Burlington Transit stop is at Appleby and Harvester. McMaster is continuing to negotiate with the City of Burlington to have a route change for a Burlington Transit connection to RJC.

Shuttle Service

Large Shuttle Pickup Shot 2-Stop 1A shuttle bus is available for students, staff and faculty traveling between the main McMaster campus in Hamilton and the Ron Joyce Centre in Burlington. The schedule for the shuttle is included below. The shuttle bus stop on the main campus is in the pick-up/drop-off area between parking lots B and C, just to the southeast of the front entrance of the DeGroote School of Business. All regular shuttles also make an additional quick stop at the side of the McMaster Children’s Hospital facing University Avenue on their arrival & departure from the main campus. Please note this is a convenience drop off/pick up point only with no wait time allocated within the shuttle schedules.The stop at the RJC is on the north side of the building. The shuttle is a 34 seat white bus.Small Shuttle Pickup Shot 1

There is also a shuttle connection between the Appleby GO Transit station and the Ron Joyce Centre. The schedule can be found below. The shuttle bus stop at the GO station is on the south side of the Appleby Go Station where the bus loop is (see map). There is a sign indicating “McMaster Ron Joyce Centre Shuttle.” The shuttle is a 11 person (plus driver) van.

Please note that due to safety reasons the shuttle drivers are not allowed to stop for passengers anywhere other than the designated pickup/drop off points.

When boarding the shuttles please be prepared to present your McMaster student or staff card.

Shuttle schedule additions required to support special events and classes/workshops will be posted at the RJC Front Desk a week prior to the event. All inquiries concerning shuttle service should be directed to the RJC concierge desk 525-9140 ext. 20536.

Note: There will be no shuttle service on statutory holidays unless otherwise posted.

Shuttle Schedules

DSB-RJC Shuttle Bus Schedule (Large shuttle – effective September 6, 2016)

Departures from Main Campus Comments Departures from Ron Joyce Centre
MONDAY TO THURSDAY
Foundations – September 6th to October 6th
7:20am September 12th to 23rd – Free small coffee/tea for students travelling on the 7:20am shuttle
7:30am   8:40am
9:20am   10:10am
10:55am   11:45am
12:20pm   1:05pm
1:45pm   2:30pm
  4:00pm
  4:25pm
5:10pm   5:40pm
6:15pm   7:00pm
7:45pm 10:10pm
Core – October 11th to December 22nd
7:20am  
7:30am   8:40am
9:20am   10:10am
10:55am   11:45am
12:20pm   1:05pm
1:45pm   2:30pm
  4:00pm
  4:45pm
5:10pm   6:00pm
6:15pm   7:15pm
7:45pm   10:10pm

FRIDAY – effective from Sept 2nd to Dec 22nd

Departures from Main Campus Comments Departures from Ron Joyce Centre
7:30am 44 max per bus 8:40am
9:30am 11:50am
12:30pm 4:30pm
5:15pm 6:00pm

GO-RJC Shuttle Bus Schedule (Small shuttle – effective September 6, 2016)

Small Shuttle (Monday to Friday)

(All Appleby GO station pickups are on the south side where the bus loop is.) For safety reasons, no other stops will be made between the designated stop and the Ron Joyce Centre.
Depart RJC Details Depart Appleby GO
7:35 am 7:50 am
8:05 am Students taking the 8:03 GO from Aldershot arriving at 8:16am may not make this shuttle departure (if the train arrives late).  Take the 7:53am Aldershot train to ensure arrival for your 8:30am class. 8:20 am
8:30 am 8:47 am
10:00am 10:20am
10:45am 11:20am
12:35pm 12:50pm
 1:45pm 2:15pm
2:45pm 3:15pm
4:05pm 4:20pm
5:35pm 5:50pm
6:30pm Students taking the 6:00pm Express GO from Toronto arriving at 6:44pm will not make this shuttle departure from Appleby GO. 6:42pm
7:10pm Please Note:

6:30pm is the final departure shuttle from the RJC on Fridays.

  • 6:42pm
  • 7:10pm
  • 7:25pm
  • 10:05pm
  • 10:25pm

are not available on Fridays.

7:25pm
10:05pm   10:25pm
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