Venue

The FPS'2012 symposium will be held at ETS, in Montreal, QC, Canada.

Ecole de technologie superieure
1111, rue Notre-Dame Ouest (angle Peel)
Montreal (Quebec) H3C 1K3
+1 514 396-8800

Hotels and Tourism Information

About Montreal

Montreal is the second largest city of Canada and is located in the eastern part of the country. Look in the following map where Montreal is located.

Find also in the following link the FPS'2012 venue in the map.

Montreal Metro & Bus

You can take one of the four lanes of metro to travel all around the city. The lanes cover more than 69 km which are concentrated in the downtown. The passe is also valid for bus ride all around the city. You may find all important information here. As for bus, there is many ride to go everywhere in the city. You can find your bus stop code here. You can see on the map below that Ecole de technologie superieure is accessible by the orange lane from Bonaventure station which is in downtown of Montreal.

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Airport

For more information about the Montreal-Trudeau International Airport, please go to http://www.admtl.com. The cost of a taxi from the airport to downtown Montreal is about C$40. A bus shuttle service links Trudeau Airport to downtown Montreal. The 747-Express line is a daily, 24-hour service. The ride lasts between 20 and 35 minutes. The cost is only C$7 one way. Tickets are on sale at the airport. For more information, go to http://www.stm.info.

Currency

The official currency of Canada is the dollar (C$), which is made up of 100 cents. There are bills in denominations of C$5, C$10, C$20, C$50 and C$100 as well as coins of 1c, 5c, 10c, 25c and C$1 and C$2. There are many currency exchange offices in downtown Montreal.

Electricity

The voltage used in Canada is the same as in the United States, i.e. 110 V 60 Hz. If you are travelling from Europe, you will need an adapter to use small appliances designed for a different standard (220/240 V).

Banks

Banks are open from Monday to Friday, from 10am to 5 pm and sometimes on Saturdays. You will find automated teller machines almost everywhere. Please note that most automated tellers will charge a transaction fee of C$1.50.

Car Rental

Cars can be rented in Montreal from local or international companies. The average rental cost per day is C$85. All cars are left-hand drive. Most hotels in Montreal offer parking for approximately C$20 a day.

Health

Vaccinations are not required.

Health Insurance and Hospitals

Canadian hospitals and medical services are excellent. The vast majority of hospitals are publicly managed and rates are set by provincial and hospital authorities. Hospital care for non-residents of Canada is charged at a daily rate or on the basis of the medical condition and length of stay. Charges vary from province to province and from hospital to hospital, but generally range from C$1,000 to C$2,000 a day. It is therefore important to obtain travel health insurance before leaving home, since it is possible that your regular health insurance may not include coverage outside your country of residence. Check with your travel agent.

Passport and Visa (Visitors from the US and other countries)

If you are visiting Canada, a valid passport is necessary. It is the responsibility of visitors, before entering Canada, to ensure they have the necessary documents, including those for entry into another country or re-entry into their own country. Visit http://www.cic.gc.ca for more information.

Tipping

Service is not included in restaurants or bars and it is customary to add a 15% tip to the pre-tax total. If you are with a group, a tip may already have been added to your bill; if you are uncertain, just ask if a tip has been included. Taxi drivers, hairdressers, etc. are also normally tipped 15%. Bellhops, porters and doormen generally receive at least C$1 per suitcase or per service rendered. In restaurants where orders are placed at the counter, there is often a tip cup next to the cash register; spare change is always appreciated.