About Montreal

The Hospitals Conference will be held near McGill University.There will not be a venue hotel selected for this conference. Montreal is a city with ample, diverse and reasonably priced accommodation options and we recommend participants make their own arrangements for accommodation. McGill does have recommended hotels in the vicinity, at which it is possible for participants to obtain the preferential McGill rate. For more information, please consult our Visitors Guide (below). Montreal has a buzzing, multicultural and culturally vibrant downtown core, all within easy reach of the conference venue. October is a particularly pleasant time to visit our city and you will find much to do in town over your visit. We hope you have an enjoyable stay.

Where to stay

Montreal is home to a wide variety of hotels and accomodations in diverse neighborhoods.

That said, McGill University has negotiated special arrangements with several hotels located in downtown Montreal, all within walking distance from the main campus and the McCord Museum. The ones included in this list also have accessible rooms available according to Kéroul.

For more information visit McGill’s Official Hotel Program page.

Delta Montreal Hotel
475 President Kennedy Avenue
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1J7
Tel.: 514-286-1986 / 1-877-286-1986
Fax: 514-284-4342
Website

Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile

1155 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC H3A 2N3
Tel: 514-285-9000
Fax: 514-289-1155
Toll Free Number in North America - 877-285-9001
Website

Meridien Versailles-Montréal

1808 Sherbrooke St. West (south side)
Montreal, QC H3A 1B4
Tel.: 514-933-8111 / 1-888-933-8111
Fax: 514-933-6867
Website

Hotel Omni Mont-Royal

1050 rue Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal, QC H3A 2R6
Tel.: 514-284-1110
Website

What to do

There are exciting things to do in Montreal all the time. Here are a few noteworthy attractions. For a full list of things to do in the city, see the Tourisme Montreal website!

Museums & Exhibits

Biôdome and Olympic Stadium

Part of Montréal’s iconic architecture, and home to the 1976 Olympic games – the Olympic stadium now hosts a variety of sports events, concerts, exhibitions and more. The biôdome is nestled next to the stadium, and houses recreations of America’s most splendid ecosystems.

4777, avenue Pierre-De Coubertin

Montréal  Quebec  H1V 1B3

(514) 868-3000

Biodôme accessibility info

Insectarium & Jardin Botanique

Located next to one another, the Insectarium and Botanical Gardens are definitely worth a visit. Spend some time visiting one of the world’s largest botanical gardens, and North America’s leading insect museum!

4581 (Insectarium), 4101 (Botanical Gardens) rue Sherbrooke Est

Montréal  Quebec  H1X 2B2

514 872-1400

Insectarium accessibility info

Montreal Science Center - IMAX Theater

The Montreal Science Center is located in the Old Port of Montreal. Starting April 16 their “Game On” exhibit will highlight the history of video games from their beginnings, in additional to their permanent interactive showcases. Be sure to grab a Beaver Tail treat while you’re there!

2 rue de la Commune O

Montreal Quebec H2Y 4B2

(514) 496-4724

Science centre accessibility info

McCord Museum

We are pleased to hold our Conference at the McCord Museum. This museum is dedicated to showcasing Montreal, Quebec and Canada’s social history and material culture. As of April 10th they will have a new exhibit, accompanying their permanent exhibits, which will be, “Camp Fires: the queer Baroque of Léopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu and Richard Milette”.

690 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec  H3A 1E9
(514) 398-7100

Museum accessibility info

Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts

Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts is the city’s largest museum, and until October 18, 2015 will be displaying "RODIN - Metamorphoses: In Rodin's Studio" the biggest exhibition devoted to Rodin ever presented in Canada.

1380 Rue Sherbrooke O

Montréal, QC H3G 1J5
(514) 285-2000

Museum accessibility info

Iconic Montreal

Montreal Casino

Montreal’s Casino is located on the site of Expo ‘67’s French Pavillion. Having expanded over the years, it is home to some exciting entertainment.

1 avenue du Casino,

Montréal, QC H3C 4W7

(514) 392-2746

Casino accessibility info

Saint-Joseph's Oratory

Perched on top of Mount Royal, Saint-Joseph’s Oratory offers a breathtaking view of the city, in addition to guided tours of the basilica, a museum and gift shop! One of their popular permanent displays highlights 200 nativities from more than 100 countries.

3800 Chemin Queen Mary

Montréal, QC H3V 1H6

(514) 733-8211

Oratory accessibility info

Old Montreal & Notre Dame Basilica

Are you a Celine Dion fan? The Notre Dame Basilica is where Celine Dion got married!

110 Notre-Dame Street West
Montréal (Québec) H2Y 1T2

(514) 842-2925 

Basilica accessibility info

Discover Montreal

Hop On, Hop Off Bus

Take a tour of Montreal’s neighbourhoods and tourist attractions at your leisure with a London-style double decker bus.

Departures from:

1001 Dorchester Square

Montreal, QC H3B 1N1

(514) 398-9769

Lachine Rapids Jet Boat Tours

For the more daring adventurer—what better way to immerse yourself in Montreal culture than jet-boating on the St-Lawrence river!

Boarding at:

Quai de l'horlogue
Vieux port de Montréal

H2L 5C1

Where to eat

Whether at a food truck or in a fine restaurant, every palate will be satisfied in Montreal!

Find restauants here.

Travel

Montreal is easily accessible by plane, train or by car. Discover your travel options here.

Getting from the airport to downtown Montreal

1) You can get to most places you need to go using public transit. The 747 shuttle bus runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It will bring you directly to Montreal’s Berri-UQAM metro station.

For detailed information such as fare, and map please visit the STM Info website. For information about the accessibility of Montréal’s public transit system, see STM Access

2) You can catch a taxi near the central exit on the Arrivals level.

Taxi rates are fixed at $40 to downtown, and meter to other destinations with a minimum charge of $17. Visa, MasterCard and America Express are often, but not always accepted.

Airport special needs assistance

Aéroports de Montréal has a reference guide on their website regarding the adapted services available at the YUL (Trudeau International) airport

Car Rental

There are multiple car rental companies stationed directly at the Trudeau airport. For more information, phone numbers and booking, please consult the airport car rental website.

Web-map tools [such as Google Maps or Yahoo Maps] will help you plan your drive to McGill University. Using " 805 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal" as the destination address will lead you directly to our campus gates, located on the corner of McGill College Avenue and Sherbrooke Street West.

Getting around the city

1) Public transit. You can easily get from one location to another using Montreal’s transit system: STM. Three-day fare passes for 18$, which allows unlimited access to the STM bus and metro system may be purchased. For more fare information, please see STM fare info. Individual tickets can also be purchased with coins directly on the bus.

2) Taxi. If the public transit routes or schedules do not suit your needs, taxis can be hailed on most major streets. Alternatively, pick-up can be arranged by phone. Major taxi services include:

Parking

Parking is not available on the McGill campus. While there are metered parking spaces available along Sherbrooke Street, as well as a limited number available along University Street, you are restricted to paying for two hours of parking at a time. Please be advised that time does not accumulate on these meters - the pay station treats each transaction as if it were dealing with a new customer.

If you will be spending a good portion of your day on campus, you may prefer to park in one of the commercial parking lots close by. Daily parking rates are relatively standard from one commercial lot to the next. Alternatively, as our campus is centrally located in downtown Montreal, you may favor leaving your car at your hotel and walking over.

 

For more information on accessible activities and accommodations in the city, please visit Kéroul or The Accessible Road website.