Venue + Travel

Conference Venue
Thomson House Ballroom
3650 rue McTavish, 2nd floor
Montréal, QC H3A 1Y2

Closest Metro Station: Peel

Montreal is served by the Pierre-Elliot Trudeau Airport (YUL), located about 30 minutes from downtown. Taxis charge a CAD $41 flat rate from the airport to the downtown area, which includes McGill.

You can also take the 747 Express bus, which makes several stops in the downtown area. The fare is CAD $10, which includes unlimited use of Montreal public transportation for 24 hours. The pass may be purchased at the airport (cash/credit/debit) or on the bus (coins only). More information about public transportation can be found below.

Several bus companies go to Montreal from both within Canada and the US, including Greyhound and Megabus. Intercity bus terminals include the Gare d’autocars de Montréal (Greyhound) and Place Bonaventure (Megabus).

Montreal’s Gare Centrale is in the heart of downtown, just 6 blocks away from the conference venue. It is serviced by Amtrak for US arrivals and ViaRail for Canadian ones.

Public Transportation
Montreal boasts a fairly extensive bus and metro system. The fare for single trips (unlimited transfers between the metro and buses within 2 hours from start of trip) is CAD $3.25. Discounted fares are available for multiple trips purchased in one transaction. Depending on how long you plan to stay in Montreal, you may want to consider a 3-day pass, which gives you unlimited trips for 3 consecutive calendar days from the date of purchase (e.g. purchase on Friday to use until 11:59pm on Sunday). The fare for this pass is CAD $19 and includes unlimited trips on the 747 Express bus to the airport.

For more information about fares or other public transportation inquiries, visit