pratical info

welcoming and access pass

Access pass recovery schedule:
Tuesday June 16 - 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm: CO-R700 - Boiler room at the heart of science
Wednesday June 17 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm: Entrance hall of the Sherbrooke Pavilion (SH) - 200, Sherbrooke Street West
Wednesday June 17 - 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm: CO-R700 – Chaufferie of Coeur des sciences
Thursday June 18 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm: Entrance hall of the Sherbrooke Pavilion (SH) - 200, Sherbrooke Street West

Transportation

Active transportation
We invite participants to choose an active mode of transport such as walking or cycling to get to the DR2020 summit. Spaces for parking bicycles are available in the garden located between the SH and PK pavilions.

Public transit
Metro: Place-des-Arts station on the green line
The site is also accessible by bus. For schedules and fares, visit the Société de Transport de Montréal website (stm.info).

Driving
The Pierre-Dansereau complex is located in the Montreal’s festivals district and some streets surrounding the summit venues are likely to be closed due to the holding of the Montreal FrancoFolies festival.
Indoor parking is available near our venue (St-Urbain). Please check the parking website for rates and location.

accomodation

Rooms are available specifically for summit participants in the following establishments:

Hôtel 10 (10 Sherbrooke Street W, Montreal, QC H2X 4C9, 1-855-390-6787)
Fees: 240$ - Walking distance : < 5 min. - Availability: 40 rooms
*reservation before May 16, 2020

Hôtel ZERO1 (1 René-Lévesque boulevard E, Montreal, QC H2X 3Z6, 1-514-871-9696)
Fees: 189$ - Walking distance: < 15 min. - Availability: 30 rooms
*reservation before April 16, 2020

Résidences de l’UQAM Ouest (2100 Saint-Urbain street, Montreal, QC H2X 3X8, 514-987-7747)
Fees: 85$ - Walking distance: < 5 min. - Availability: 250 rooms
*reservation before May 1, 2020

* The reservation must be made by the participant directly with the hotel or residence, mentioning their participation in the international disaster and resilience summit 2020 before the deadline specified in the table. Fees must be paid by the participant.

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Visas and additional documents

Visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Learn more here.

To find out whether you need a visa, please visit the Canada Immigration & Citizenship website. Need a Letter of Invitation? Email us at info@dr2020.ca.

additional information

  • Currency and taxes
  • The currency here is the Canadian dollar. A Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 5%, as well as a provincial sales tax (TVQ) of 9.975% are added to goods and services purchased in the province of Québec.
  • There is also a 3.5% Tax on Lodging for each accommodation unit rented in an establishment located in the Montréal tourism region.
  • Converting currency
  • You can convert money at the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport currency exchange (very high rates) or at your hotel (even less recommended), or simply by using your ATM card at any bank, which will charge a small fee. There are also numerous currency exchanges located throughout downtown that offer competitive rates.
  • Tipping at restaurants and elsewhere
  • Service is not included in your restaurant bill. It’s customary to add a 15% tip to the total before taxes (if you’re with a group, a 15-to-18% gratuity may be automatically added to your bill, depending on the establishment). Taxi drivers, delivery workers and hair stylists are also usually tipped 10% to 15%. Porters and doormen typically receive at least $1 per suitcase or service rendered.
  • For more information: Please visit Tourisme Montréal

Renonciation aux enregistrements sonores et visuels

  • UQAM and Disaster & Resilience summit reserves the right to broadcast and transmit recorded content via TV, satellite, cable, internet, and any other means of distribution. UQAM and the summit also reserves the right to capture photographic images during the event and use them for promotional purposes. By entering you agree to be filmed, photographed and recorded. You also agree that all material captured during the summit may be used by the organization for promotional purposes, worldwide.