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Welcome to Montréal

street corner in Montreal
La Grande roue de Montréal

This year’s Annual Meeting will take place in Montréal, Canada at our excellent facilities across three campuses (Concordia University, Dawson College and McGill University) with ample space for academic and social gatherings. Montréal itself is a wonderful city for a summer event, as a city of festivals including the international Jazz festival, Just-for-Laughs, Formula One Grand Prix, and more. The city has many attractions such as Old Montréal, the Riverfront, the Plateau, St. Catherine Street, and many lovely neighbourhoods with cafes, restaurants, micro-breweries, live music venues and shopping. There is excellent public transportation, airport and train access, and plenty of hotel space.


Transportation within Montréal

STM Transportation | Bus & Métro tickets

STM logo Montréal is a very accessible city to get around via walking or public transit. Fares can be purchased from the automated dispensers at any Metro stations and there is often an STM information kiosk for any questions.

BIXI Montréal | Montreal bike rental

bixi logo BIXI is a public self-service bicycle sharing system that’s both economical and ecological, allowing you to visit the city’s many attractions without hassle. The system allows you to borrow a bicycle from a station and return it to any other station in the network.

Travelling in & out of Montréal

Easy access to Montréal via Montréal Pierre-Elliott Trudeau Airport with all National carriers. From the airport is easy using STM public transit ($10) with the 747 or taxi ($41) centre-ville airport downtown. Ground transportation also available with VIA RAIL trains stopping at la Gare Bonaventure station. https://www.viarail.ca/en

Montréal Food & Restaurants

Things to know about finding food in Montréal.

Montréal patio


Montreal is renowned for its restaurants and features a wide variety at a wide price range. For a full list and recommendations, we refer conference goers to the Open Table website.

Important things to know related to food:

Alcohol, beer & wine

You must be 18+ years of age to purchase alcohol.


Montréal Accommodations

The main venue for the ISLS Annual meeting is Concordia University’s downtown campus [ view map ].
Here are some of accommodations that are within a few minutes walk to the campus:

*Note: the Grey Nuns student residences are ideal for economical stays but do not have air conditioning. Rates starting at 65$ per bed and shared facilities. 10% discount on lowest rate is offered using the promo code ICLS23.

Montréal Attractions

Montréal is host to many attractions and activities throughout the year.

    Passeport MTL

    Passeport MTL provides savings on many of Montréal’s top attractions – from museum visits to exciting adventures.