Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday
8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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.
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.
A 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 43 seat white bus. When rider numbers warrant it, there may be more than one bus.
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.
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.
To take the shuttle, you need a shuttle sticker on your student or staff ID card. If you do not have a valid McMaster ID card and shuttle sticker, you won’t be able to board. Each time you board the shuttle please have your McMaster student or staff card ready to show the driver.
We have a dedicated, mobile-friendly shuttle schedule site. Find out when the next shuttle is scheduled to arrive or plan a future trip.