1. Workshop Venue
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
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.
3. Access to town from airport
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.
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.
4. Visa information for Canada
Directions from the airport to the hotel can be found on the hotel's web
Visa requirements vary on a country-per-country basis. If you need and
invitation letter for visa application, please contact TSB Registration (firstname.lastname@example.org)
with the following information:
5. General information
The appropriate invitation letter will be sent to the Canadian
Embassy/Consulate given in point 11 above and copied to the applicant.
- First Name as on the Passport
- Last Name as on the Passport
- Gender (Male/Female)
- Company name
- Date and place of birth
- Passport number and photocopy of passport
- Date and place of issue
- Date of expiration
- Email address
- Intended length of stay in Canada
- Place where visa will be issued (with fax number)
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.
July Weather in Montreal:
5.3 Time Difference
- 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.
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.
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 www.tourisme-montreal.org.
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 http://www.cdc.gov/travel.
For information about outbreaks of infectious diseases abroad consult the
World Health Organization’s (WHO) website at http://www.who.int/en. Further
health information for travelers is available at http://www.who.int/ith.
The address of The Montreal General Hospital is:
Montreal General Hospital
1650 Cedar Avenue
Telephone: (514) 934-1934
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).