Montreal

2016 IEEE Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP 2016)

21-23 September 2016, Montreal, Canada

Venue

Conference venue

The conference will be held at the Centre Mont-Royal convention centre, in the heart of Montreal's downtown area.

The conference centre address is

2200 Mansfield Street
Montreal QuebecH3A 3R8

Accommodation

Downtown Montreal offers a wide range of accommodations of all types and prices, with many options within walking distance of the venue.

The conference has not contracted any specific hotel. We are listing below two neighbouring hotels who have a special negotiated rate for McGill University, and have agreed to honour it for this conference. These rates as offered on an as-available basis.

Hotel Omni Mont-Royal: CAD $189 per night; to obtain this rate, call the hotel (+1 514 284-1110 ) and mention you are asking for the McGill rate. The hotel is next door to the conference venue.

Sofitel Golden Mile: CAD $209 per night (Superior room) or CAD $229 per night (Luxury room); to obtain this rate, call the hotel at +1 514-788-3043 or 1-877-285-9001, and mention you are asking for the McGill rate. The hotel is a 4-minute walk to the conference venue.

Local Transportation

The most convenient way to reach the conference venue and most downtown hotels from the airport is the 747 Express Shuttle bus. It is operated by the Montreal public transit authority (STM). It runs 24/7, with an average of 20 minutes between buses during peak hours. Travel times are between 45 and 60 minutes, depending on traffic.

The cost for one ticket is CAD 10; tickets are available form vending machines in the airport terminal (international arrivals area), with payment in cash, by debit card or with VISA or MasterCard credit cards. Tickets can also be purchased from the driver when boarding the shuttle bus but ONLY with exact change (no bills).

The Shuttle has a bus stop at the corner of René Levesque and Mansfield, which is one block or an 8-minute walk from the conference venue, Bonaventure hotel (see map below). You can simply ask your bus driver to drop you off at this stop, or let her/him know that you are going to Bonaventure Hotel.

 

More information: http://www.stm.info/en/info/networks/bus/shuttle/more-about-747-aeroport-p-e-trudeau-centre-ville-shuttle/a>

Detailed Schedule from the airport: http://www.stm.info/en/info/networks/bus/shuttle/line-747-east

 

Immigration and Visas

The following details are provided for information only; please double check official information on the Canada Immigration and Citizenship website.

As of March 2016, entry to Canada either requires:

OR

OR

The conference is happy to write a letter of support for all attendees of MMSP 2016, provided that a valid registration and full payment is received PRIOR to requesting a letter. Be sure to confirm that payment has been received before requesting a letter or the request will be denied. You will need the registration reference number and amount paid (both required). Registrants will receive a visa letter sent via email or FAX (when a fax number is supplied). A hard copy support letter can be requested from once the electronic copy has been issued. Visa letter requests will be processed until 15 August 2016. Please allow 5 working days for processing.

If you require a visa letter, please contact Jean-Charles Grégoire at gregoire@emt.inrs.ca

Travel Information

Montreal can be reached by air through the International PE Trudeau Airport (YUL). It offers direct links to many international hubs.

Reaching downtown Montreal from the airport: the two best options to reach downtown are:

Further information about Montreal 

For more information about Montreal and tourist attractions, please visit the Montreal Tourism website.