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 Workshop “Satellites in NGN?”
 Practical Information Contact: 
1. Workshop Venue
Delta Centre-Ville
777 University Street
Montréal, Québec H3C 3Z7
Tel: 800-268-1133 or +1 514-879-1370
Fax: 888-315-1515 or +1 514-879-1831
2. Accommodation
ATIS has reserved a room block at the Delta Centre-Ville, where the meeting itself will be held. Refer to "Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions-ATIS" when making reservations. Reservations can be made by calling the Delta Centre-Ville at Tel: 800-268-1133 or 514-879-1370.
The cut-off date is June 14, 2007. Please ensure you make your reservations by this date.

Room Rates for the Delta are $179 CAD (~$155 USD) for single or double occupancy plus applicable taxes.

*There is free internet access available in the sleeping rooms*
Please note that you will be asked to verify your check-out date upon check-in and a penalty will be assessed if you leave prior to that date.
3. Access to town from airport
The closest airport is Montreal's Dorval International Airport (YUL, also named Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport). Taxi service would be approximately $30.00-$35.00 CAD (~$25.00-$30.00 USD), each way, and bus service would be $15.00 CAD (~$12.00 USD). The airport is approximately 15 miles from the hotel.

Directions from the airport to the hotel can be found on the hotel's web page at

4. Visa information for Canada
Visa requirements vary on a country-per-country basis. If you need and invitation letter for visa application, please contact TSB Registration ( with the following information:
  1. First Name as on the Passport
  2. Last Name as on the Passport
  3. Gender (Male/Female)
  4. Company name
  5. Date and place of birth
  6. Passport number and photocopy of passport
  7. Date and place of issue
  8. Date of expiration
  9. Email address
  10. Intended length of stay in Canada
  11. Place where visa will be issued (with fax number)
  12. Nationality
The appropriate invitation letter will be sent to the Canadian Embassy/Consulate given in point 11 above and copied to the applicant.
5. General information
5.1 Currency
Commonly used small coins are the 1-cent ("penny"), 5-cent ("nickel"), 10-cent ("dime") and 25-cent ("quarter") pieces. The two main coins are the $1 gold-coloured coin, commonly called a "loonie" (the loon is the bird engraved on one side), and the $2 silver and gold-toned coin (the "toonie"). Paper bills come in $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, and $1,000 denominations. The Canadian dollar is not equal in value to the U.S. dollar. Note: A bank will give you a better exchange rate than stores or restaurants. For current exchange rates, visit the Bank of Canada’s website.
5.2 Climate
July Weather in Montreal:
  • Average July temperature: 21ºC / 68ºF
  • July average high: 24ºC / 80ºF
  • July average low: 16ºC / 60ºF
  • Visitors can expect rain about 10 days out of 31 in July.
5.3 Time Difference
Montreal is under the Eastern Time (ET) Zone, which is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). During Daylight Savings Time (DST), March to October, clocks are turned ahead one hour.
5.4 Electricity
The main power supplies in Canada are 110 volts - 60 Hz.
5.5 Information on Montreal
Please visit the Montreal Official Tourist Information Web Site, which is an online reference for Montreal, located at
5.6 Vaccination requirements and medical facilities
Generally, no medical examination is required for a visit to Canada with duration of less than 6 months. There are no vaccination requirements for humans, only for pets, to enter Canada.

Good medical care is widely available and the level of public health and sanitation in Canada is high. The largely state-run Canadian health care system is managed by each province (e.g. the province of Ontario has its own hospital insurance plan as does each of the other provinces and territories) and is funded by Canadian taxpayers. Tourists and temporary visitors do not qualify for this health care plan and are well advised to have their own insurance to cover any medical expenses. Some health care professionals in the province of Quebec might only speak French. Information on other health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions and insect bite protection, may be obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s hotline for international travelers at 1-877-FYI-TRIP (1-877-394-8747) or via the CDC’s Internet site at For information about outbreaks of infectious diseases abroad consult the World Health Organization’s (WHO) website at Further health information for travelers is available at

The address of The Montreal General Hospital is:

Montreal General Hospital
1650 Cedar Avenue
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 1A4
Telephone: (514) 934-1934
5.7 Taxes
Visitors to Montreal must pay a provincial sales tax (TVQ) of 7.5 per cent and a federal sales tax (GST) of 6 per cent on most goods purchased in the city. However, some exemptions are made for grocery food items (not including restaurant meals) and reading materials. That being said, visitors from out of town may be eligible for a tax rebate from the federal government by filling out an Application for Visitor Tax Refund (GST-176) form; GST-176 forms are available at the airport and at various tourist information centres around the city. You can also download the form here. The provincial government does not offer tourists a rebate on the TVQ.

Tax Refunds: Visitor Rebate Program 1-800-668-4748 (within Canada); (902) 432-5608 (international calls).


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