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Montréal is a place where people from all around the globe come together to enjoy a Canadian city with a European life-style. An island set along the mighty St. Lawrence River, Montréal is known as the city built around a mountain, “Mont Real” meaning “Real Mountain”, which is dominating the city and from the top of which can be enjoyed a breathtaking view (local transportation, walking paths, and organised tours are available). Montréal has an international reputation for excellent dining. You can find anything you want and it's a great place to try something new! Montréal offers a restaurant for every budget and every taste. Each year, its infrastructure accommodates thousands of tourists enjoying the many international events, such as the Jazz Festival or the International Film Festival. Montréal has one of the lowest North American crime rates. No dangerous area exists and visitors can safely walk around the city at any time of day or night. In public places, restaurant or public transportation, the usual precautions suffice to make a period spent in Montréal enjoyable and safe.
Montréal is the largest city in the province of Québec and second largest in Canada but it is easy to navigate thanks to its bus and metro systems. The map below shows the main locations of interest for SANER'15.
The civic address of the building in which the conference will take place is:
Département de génie informatique et génie logiciel Pavillon McKay-Lassonde École Polytechnique de Montréal 2700, chemin de la Tour Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3T 1J4
Below is a metro map that shows the four main lines of metro in Montréal. Most likely, a change at “Station Snowdon” will be required if you stay at the Hyatt or elsewhere downtown. The metro stations are, in general, open from 6 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
(Image source: http://mapa-metro.com/it/Canada/Montreal/Montreal-Metro-Mappa.htm.)
As the largest engineering school in Canada, the École Polytechnique de Montréal (ÉPM) is recognized as a major research organisation with a significant commitment to graduate student training and innovative R&D. Fostering collaboration among researchers is a core part of the mission of the ÉPM.
The ÉPM is located on the campus of the UdeM and can be easily accessed via metro or bus from Montréal downtown. Public transportation is available between 5am to midnight and runs every five minutes during rush hours. The time of travel from downtown varies from 20 minutes to 45 minutes, depending on the starting location and of the selected public transportation (metro or bus). Taxis are also convenient, safe, and affordable. A hike through the Mont-Royal Mountain is also possible for the physically more fit participants.
The map below shows the campus of Université de Montréal in which the Pavillon McKay-Lassonde is located, in the red circle. The closest metro station is Université de Montréal, on Édouard-Montpetit Boulevard. The closest buses are routs number 51 and 165/365 on Côte-des-Neiges Road.
Montréal offers a variety of attractions, both at a close and further distance, see for example:
Both Ottawa and Québec City, the national and provincial capital respectively, can be reached by bus or train in two hours and offer the possibility of visiting museums and the parliaments.
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