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Essentials

Student IDs

Your McGill Identification Card is an absolute necessity. You will need it to write exams, take out library books, use student services on campus, and even get student discounts at local retailers. You can get an ID on both the Downtown and Macdonald campuses, and must wait 24 hours after registering for at least one course to be eligible. Replacements for lost or stolen ID cards are available as well.

Where to shop

Several malls along Ste. Catherine St. are within walking distance of the Downtown campus, but for some less expensive options, consult our mini-list.


Second-hand shops

Acte 2
Used designer clothes for women.
4967 Queen Mary Rd. (Métro Snowdon)
Tel: 514-739-4162

Village des valeurs
Huge selection of used clothing.
4906 Jean Talon Ave.

Food

McGill's annual Farmer's Market provides students, employees, and neighbourhood residents the opportunity to buy fresh, healthy, organic food directly from the farmers who produce it.

Montrealers love their food!

Montreal Essentials

Thousands of fans cheer on the Montreal Alouettes at McGill's Molson Stadium.